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1.1K Points

Sun, May 27, 2012 9:07 PM

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Photoshop: Please support PixelBender in CS6/CC

Why pn earth would Adobe drop this hugely successful and uniqe set of plug-ins/filters! I know a lot of people are very unhappy about this. I really hope Adobe changes its mind and comes out with an upgrade/patch to fix this problem.

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17 Messages

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220 Points

8 years ago

Egads, Ive spent this whole day trying to install PixelBender into my PS5, and my classmates are awaiting why I cant, and want an answer from Adobe.
It just plain wont install on either of my new Macs.

Finally, yes, finally, I found this forum.
Ive lost one day of my life trying to deal with this, what is Adobe thinking of when they abandon us like this?
I have an older version of PS, 3, and I am certainly not going to buy PS6 till Adobe fixes Oil Paint the way it should be.

So let us know, can we install PixelBender into PS3?

Lets get this pathetic thing clarified and written out what we are to do if we want to get PixelBender and how to do it, and if we cannot get it, for heavens sake TELL US!

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220 Points

8 years ago

OK, my classmates and I are waiting,,,,,,
Can we install pixelbender into PS3, we know PS5 wont do it.

Yes or no for PS3.

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184 Points

yes you can. just not PS6

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220 Points

If your class is using Photoshop 3 or 6 That is what is pathetic. Photoshop is now at version 13. Do you actually know what it is you are using or what you need to use?

9 Messages

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184 Points

Did you me an CS3 or CS5?

17 Messages

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220 Points

8 years ago

Our class is using PS5 (v.12.04x32), but some of the students are using 6(v13).
I still have PS3, thats why I asked about it.
I do know what Im using, but would love to know how to get this Oil Paint plug in.

Today I will ask the other people who have PS6, if they have tried Oil Paint, and how they like it. I did read that its not what it used to be, but if it would fill my needs, then I shall upgrade to PS6.
The Flikr albums sure are impressive.
Thank you for the help and info, if I cant get PixelBender into CS3, I will come back and ask more.

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84 Points

8 years ago

Pixel Bender is superior. It has more potential effects results acheivable at the finte level than Oil Paint, some of which cannot be accomplished with ease using combined effects from off standard filters. Oil Pain(t) is a step backward.

P.B. is better at adjusting paint effects for varied image resolutions. Oil Paint's focus is too much on texturing and does not have the same finite control over other aspects of emulating not just the effect of a real world painting but how such would look as a "photographed" image presented in 2D. If you turn down the angular lighting inn O.P., the paint effect almost disappears and all you have is a blurry image.

I use P.B. extensively in various pursuits, and the loss of it put a big hole in my work flow. I have had to reinstall PS5 in order to use it. I make sure anything I save in PS6 is set to maximum compatibility, but sometimes I have to redo an image in CS5 because certain work in PS6 still doesn't show the same in PS5 to continue work flow mid stream. I have to constantly think through what I want for a finished product and then guess whether I need to start in PS5 or PS6... the latter of which is one of the biggest mem-hogs I've even seen in a new program.

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220 Points

8 years ago

Solved, or at least somewhat solved, I just upgraded to PS6 and used the OilPaint filter in there, its OK. But as you say, its not what the old PB one was.
But it will have to be good enough for me for the time being.
Thank you for all your help and information!
I shall sign off for now.

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224 Points

8 years ago

That was very nice of them Jeffrey, however when I downloaded and installed it in my CS4 it doesn't contain Oil Paint which was the best part of PB, IMHO.. Too bad Adobe has chosen not to give us the original....

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3.5K Points

I don't think that oil paint was added till cs5:

http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2010/06/...

Adobe Administrator

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291.6K Points

Dan, that's correct.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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220 Points

8 years ago

For some reason, I still couldnt get it to install, many error messages, tried both my Macs with different versions of PS on them. Nothing,,,,,,
But I did buy PS6, and it has Oil Paint filter built into it.
I wonder why Pixel Bender is so elusive, I think they are just teasing us.
Maybe to get us all to buy PS6? Anyway thats what I did.
Jane

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426 Points

Jane, if you read the entire chain of comments on this post, you will see they are not teasing us. It's not even a bad joke. It's just bad form :-/

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220 Points

8 years ago

Its indeed sad, Im thinking of all the things that Adobe does perfectly, and they can't really make us happy with Pixel Bender.

In the meantime, we all can use PS6.

So come on Adobe, fix PB, we all know you can do it.

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60 Points

7 years ago

Went to PS CC and no pixel Bender. I am hugely disappointed!
A little angry too.

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62 Points

7 years ago

Hope Adobe RETHINKS!!! their policy and continue supporting Artists and Creatives around the World!

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92 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Pixelbender Toolkit in Photoshop CC?.


Hi Guys, I'm trying to get Pixelbender on Photoshop CC, but it doesn't seem to be working. The oil paint filter on CC doesn't cut it in comparison to the original Pixelbender oil paint. Cheers , Steve J.

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220 Points

7 years ago

if you have access to CS5 or CS4 use PB there and then bring that into CC

I realize this is not the answer you were looking for but since PB is not going to be updated this is the only solution.

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92 Points

7 years ago

No worries, thanks for your prompt answer. Cheers!

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90 Points

7 years ago

Hi

Now a Plug-in to execute Pixel Bender in Photoshop CS6 or CC is released:

Pixel Bender Accelerator for Photoshop
.

Please try it.

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60 Points

i am able to partially install but when i open the plugin PBAccl... there is no further sub menus. I double click the Menu icon and "select directory" but am not sure where i'm supposed to go. Under the filters icon there are no options. I have tried with both my graphics processor on and off- neither works it seems, any suggestions? i have an i-7 64 bit 8gb toshiba notebook with NVIDA Ge Force GT540m

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90 Points

At first, make a directory, and put pixel bender filters in the directory, manually.
And, select that directory.
Then, the filters in the directory appear in filter menu.

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1.1K Points

7 years ago

I'm extremely happy to see that I'll be able to use Pixel Bender again. But the installation documents are rather intimidating for someone like me. There are instructions for downloading a toolkit and running some kind of check before using the PB filter, and another download for a fix it kit. I want to make sure I'm not downloading anything that is going to mess with system. I've got a brand new iMac with an i7 processor and Nvidea GTX. graphics card. Can I simply drop the plug-in file into the PS CC plug-in folder and start using it?