Photoshop Oil Paint Filter Sketch Effect for Portraits, Part 2

I wrote recently about my adventures trying to apply a Photoshop sketch technique from a tutorial on Jesus Ramirez’s most excellent Photoshop Training Channel.

Here’s the updated dance photo (actually, a slightly different version). I may crop it tightly for my design gallery. You can click the photo for a larger view. I think the Oil Paint effect looks groovy in closeup. (See below.)

Okay, these pages are supposed to be about spiritual stuff — and, yes, there is a story behind the story. I’ll talk here about the mechanical stuff and save the spiritual backstory for a future post. For now, suffice it to say that it’s about artists and their “gear and tackle and trim,” and their ongoing working relationship with divine forces.

The ground-level nitty-gritty is that after upgrading my computer’s video card to an MSI Nvidia GTX 980 with 4GB of memory, I was able to return to this pic and apply the Photoshop Oil Paint filter which wasn’t working with my former anaemic GTX 210 card. More later…


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