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7 Messages

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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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4 Messages

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90 Points

7 years ago

Yes, and specify the directory that contains the Pixel Bender filters.
(You will be required to specify for the first time. Or select from Menu button shown in the movie.)

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406 Points

7 years ago

So - it's allowed to post advertisements here for commercial products not created by Adobe, and that in fact compete with it? Interesting.

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1.1K Points

7 years ago

I just installed it - and am very disappointed. First of all, where's the oil paint filter that was in the previous version? (The one that Photoshop added in CS6 is no where near as good as the previous Pixel Bender paint filter).
And secondly, none of the parameter controls shown on your video appear when I chose one of the filters. the side panel is just blank. And none of the keyboard keys (S, R, F, etc.) work either. I don't know if it's a compatibility issue with my Mac, or what, but the PB filter I downloaded is pretty much useless. If there's something I can do to correct the problems, please let me know. Otherwise I'll just uninstall it.

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90 Points

7 years ago

>where's the oil paint filter
This plugin just supports loading Pixel Bender filters.
So you need to prepare Pixel Bender file yourself.

>And secondly ...
It seems some problem with Pixel Bender filter.
Could you send me (koizumim83@gmail.com) the Pixel Bender files?
Then let me know your OS version.

9 Messages

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184 Points

Where does the oilpaint .pbk or .pbg file reside from CS5?

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60 Points

7 years ago

The oil paint filter that comes with CS6 is no where near the same filter. Pixel Bender was smooth and glossy. It had depth and life to it. I used it on almost everything to liven up. Even if just to accent edges on top layer and leave the rest of the image without. There is no comparison. The life is gone. I am almost depressed. Definitely extremely disappointed. We pay too much money and give way too much loyalty to be facing this issue. Please do something!

Adobe Administrator

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15.5K Messages

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291.6K Points

7 years ago

FYI – It looks like a 3rd party has released a full PixelBender-esque plug-in that will work in CC. Haven’t tried it myself, but may interest those who liked Oil Paint and PixelBender: http://aescripts.com/pixel-bender-acc...

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

9 Messages

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184 Points

This product does not include the oil paint! i bought it hoping it did...There must be some way to import the filter from CS5 Pixel bender to the 3rd client plug-in.

If anyone figures this out please let me know and i will do the same...

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122 Points

6 years ago

just adding my two bits. I am new to PS, joined with cc last year. I have never used pixel bender, but really enjoyed the oil filter for certain photos. when the update for 2014 cc came along I soon realized that it was missing, but 2014 had side installed next to cs6 which still had the oil paint filter. I thought it was odd, but was workable.

now that I have a new computer I have lost cs6 with the oil paint filter, and have to transfer the files to my old computer to use the filter. not so smooth a work flow.

I am now using the greycstoration plugin to get a similar effect found here

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thr...

it's better than nothing, but I prefer the oil paint filter.

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220 Points

6 years ago

why not install CS6 on the new computer or Just add the plugin from CS6 to the new CC.

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122 Points

Buko as a cc customer how can I load cs6? I do not see that option anywhere. how can the oil paint filter in cs6 be copied and applied in 2014 cc? from what I've read there is no way to have the oil paint filter in 2014 cc.

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220 Points

6 years ago

Install it from the downloaded installer you got when you first bought CS6 or the install DVD. I have CS4 CS6 CC and the new CC2014 all installed on my Mac.

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122 Points

Buko I am a cc customer, so I dont have a dvd. I will try download cs6 itself and see if I can install beside 2014 cc, like it is on my old computer. thanks for the advice.

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220 Points

6 years ago

How did you get CS6? Did you buy it? if so you must have an installer for it. Also there is the option of moving the pixelbnder plugin from your old computer to the new one.

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122 Points

I am a cc customer, so I downloaded and update through cc. cc does not have the download option for cs6 so I am downloading seperately, and I can look into the pb plugin move later, as I am heading out right now. thanks again for your advice.

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122 Points

thanks Boko, I installed cs6 separately, and now have it along side my 2014 cc. not ideal, but better than not having it at all.

have a good day

7 Messages

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122 Points

so now that I have the oil paint filter in CS6, but it doesn't have the ACR filter. yes it opens raw images in ACR, but ACR cannot be applied as a filter. before the update to 2014 cc, it had both the ACR filter and the oil paint filter. I find I use the ACR filter frequently after applying the oil paint filter. this is annoying.

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92 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Hey Adobe, put the oil painting filter in CC 2014 as it is in CC. Thanks..

17 Messages

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220 Points

6 years ago

I have CS4 installed on my Mac just so I can use the peel off white plugin made by berg design.

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60 Points

6 years ago

well, after reading this topic I'm starting to think the people behind Adobe must be the same people that are behind google. The same sort of spin has been handed out here for this plugin as is being handed out for why Chrome disables extensions that Google finds threatening.

Bottom line is, regardless of what Adobe says, people want a plugin that Adobe isn't making money off of and can't figure out how to make money off of... so it's been disabled.

Too bad. there are a lot of other plugins out there that depend on this plugin... and that is forcing users to use older versions of Photoshop.

Sounds to me like a: there's plenty of interest and b: adobe is losing themselves customers because people that want this plugin will not be upgrading.

Bad business decision Adobe. Maybe you should consider implementing the plugin as written, not the poor imitation you made of one of its functions, into the latest version of Photoshop.

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220 Points

6 years ago

Or maybe the people who wrote the plugin initially should rewrite it for the new software. the bad business decision is made by the plugin manufacture not Adobe.

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222 Points

The people who wrote it are/were at Adobe. If you go back to the beginning of this "rant," you'll see it was developed in Adobe Labs. Adobe is the reason it no longer exists.

17 Messages

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220 Points

So Adobe probably has a clause in their employee handbooks, that says, whatever you invent here, you leave with us. So the guys would have to start afresh with new code, and give it a different name? Make an app? Im sure they would make a lot of dough if they could do that?

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220 Points

6 years ago

Indeed!
The people who wrote it, could easily rewrite it, or make an app, and we all would GLADLY purchase it.

Sell it as a stand-alone filter, an app, and advertise it.
I, (and my PS classmates), would all go for it.