Photoshop CC 2014: What happend to the Oil Paint filter?

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I'd like the oil paint filter back. When I'm shooting models in the fields, this filter ads a van Gogh'ian touch to the background, if not overdone. It needs to be strokes, so just a soft filter wouldn't cut it.
And no, running two installations on the same machine to feature a single plugin is not a solution, it's not even a propter workaround.
I liked the idea you had a couple of versions back, where you were able to download the filter as a separate plugin from adobe labs or Adobe marketplace, I'm not sure.
And I truly would appreciate a splash screen *before* the update to notify of any plugin dismissal beforehand - I'm sure this was notified in some Adobe forum beforehand, but since I, for one belong to the working world, I can't afford to spend all of my time in all forums for all the software that I own.
Cheers,
Michael.
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Robin Yonis

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Did you get it back? Mine has vanished from my drop down. Why? Did they do something new?
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Chris Cox

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Oil Paint was removed from CC 2014, because the team that wrote it went away and could no longer support it.
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David Pickles

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So are you saying there is no one else at Adobe to pick up the support of this filter? Is there no documentation? You need to be committed to supporting the product features through its lifecycle
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Chris Cox

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Yes, and the life cycle of the oil paint filter ended when the supporting team went away.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
where is the filter oil painting in photoshop 2014 CC?.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Bring back the Oil Paint Filter in PS CC 2014!.


I just took an Adobe Creative Live course in digital painting in which the use of the Oil Paint filter was used to create the paintings. All the actions from the instructor included the use of the Oil Paint filter. I know I could use PS CC to paint with, but I don't want to run 2 versions of Photoshop on my computer. Please bring it back. It makes no sense to give us ways to use the filter, then take it away.
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I had to uninstall the free trial of CC 2014 to get oil paint back on P'S cs6
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Nancy Speaker

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I am one that loved this filter. It added so much when not overdone. Please bring it back.
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Nancy Speaker

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It looks like I will need to run both cs cc and 2014 to be able to use this filter.
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I absolutely love the oil paint filter ! I have sold so many photos using it. Please bring it back, it's important for my business !!!
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David Burgess

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Mine too..... I spent a huge amount of time promoting my work featuring this filter.
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Robin Yonis

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I want it back. Will it come back when I get rid of the free trial of cc 2014?
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Chris Cox

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No, the Oil Paint plugin is not in CC 2014, trial or not.
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Sam Curcio

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You guys at Adobe are tearing apart what were good apps at one time. Remove this, remove that. What's up?
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I thought the issue was it was flash based and they removed flash support. Probably a move to improve compatibility with IOS. Just guessing, of course.
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Chris Cox

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No, the plugin had nothing to do with Flash.
And what does iOS have to do with anything here?
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Oh, I saw the flash panels mentioned in this blog, and thought it was connected. My mistake: http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotco....
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@Robin: as I understand it, if you are a member of cc, you can get a parallell instalation of an oder version, which still supports the filter.
Kind of sucks, to have two full photoshop versions RAM- hogging side by side just to keep a filter up and running.
Not happy with the situation, either.
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I agree wholeheartedly. Oil Paint was my most used filter ! I need it back !
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I'm not either. But if I only have the trial and I don't buy CO 2014 will CS6 go back to the way it was or even if I re install CS6?
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CS6 isn't affected by CC or CC 2014.
Whatever you have in CS6 will remain.
Whatever you have in CC will remain.
CC 2014 is a new version that installs separately from previous versions.
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On my Mac, I when the update came. I no longer have CC, only CC 2014. I have been wanting to use that filter, just didn't have the photos to use it. Now that I have the photos I can't use the filter anymore. And If there is a way to revert back, I just don't know how to.
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Ed, You can download PS CC through the CC desktop application still -- http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud... and install apps
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Thanks for your help.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Oilpaint effect missing in Photoshop CC 2014.


Dear Adobe development: with Photoshop CC 2014 you have kicked out the oilpaint filter without any replacement. I miss this filter and I know I am not alone. Please give it back!
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My vote for a new version of this filter.
Please give it back to paying users.
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I used this filter a lot and I really want it back!
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It was my favorite filter in Photoshop. I use it for my work as a photographer and it gives my pictures that special soft but sharp look. It is kind of my signature for my clients.

It is really not a good idea to run different versions of photoshop on my computer. It makes everything slow and it is not convenient either.

So I really want this filter back. !!!
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Back to CC where i can use the oil filter... :-((((
for editing hair it was a perfect filter!!!
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I am pissed that you did not warn us! I want the oil paint filter back! I had a series going that you pretty much wrecked!!!
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Kel Allen

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It isnt even an option to purchase as a filter! Just gone! They left all of the filters exactly the same, and only took out the Oil Paint. Why?!
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Here is a fix:
Launch the creative cloud desktop app,
Click on Apps tab,
You will be able to locate the Option Find New apps on the right hand side.
Click on that you get the drop download, in the drop down select the Previous version.
You do not have to keep the new 2014 version to run it.
I have already paid for it, so there isnt a need to redo anything so far. It is just a matter of downloading the old, and uninstalling the new....
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I did the same. Uninstalled CC2014 trial that was running and my oil paint works now. Im still using CS6 but that is fine for now until Adobe figures it out.
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Ok I must be a dummy, Im a Mac and I can't seem to be able to un-install PS 2014. I go into launchpad, and it doesn't let me delete it or pull it to trash. In my CC panel it doesn't let me un-install either. Help!!!
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Why would you try to uninstall from Launchpad?

Go to the Photoshop CC 2014 app folder, run the uninstaller from that folder.
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Probably because I can't find it. Mavrick seems to have hidden access to the applications, or I just don't know where they are.
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Ed Rzewnicki

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Found it, 2014 is gone. CC is back, Oil paint is back . All is right in the world again.
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Edit: Sorry, just saw Bill posted this 8 days ago, i didnt see it in time. i ́ll let this reply here in case it helps someone.

Hy there.
I found a alternative way to get to a effect very simmilar to the oil one.
heres the link with a free plugin:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thr...

i tryed it myself a few minutes ago and it doesnt look bad.
enclosed is the pic i tryed it with.

i still hope the oil paint filter comes back but if someone is in need, it works.

greetings, martin

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Nice...but for Windows-User, only. Mac users are still f****d...
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Dan, I am a Mac user. Read my post above. Just go into your Adobe file manager and download the previous version. I am a 'pay as you go' member, and just re-installed the previous version and uninstalled the 2014 version. There arent enough reasons for me (personally) to keep the new one, when I primarily use that filter. I finished the process an hour after you posted your comment. All is well.
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Hi, thanks for finding this alternative.

I have downloaded it and placed it in the Photoshop Plugins folder but Photoshop cannot find it or it does not work because it is not amongst my Photoshop Filters.

Help please what have I done wrong?
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Are you on a Windows-Machine or on a Mac? If the latter is the case, you will not be able to use it. It's Windows only as stated in the posts above.
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Hi I am Windows & 64bit Pro so it should work. I jut have to put it in the right folder - yes!
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Not Good!!! I love that filter... Lucky I haven't updated my CC PS for a while, so I still have it. But I noticed in a screen shot from a tutorial on one of the new blur filters that my beloved 'Oil Paint' filter was missing! After a quick google I found this thread and am VERY disappointed!!! Eventually I will need to update PS... but I never want to lose the oil paint filter :(
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Me too. I was lucky I had a trial version of CC 2014 and I uninstall ed it and my oil paint works again. They should inform people of changes like this.
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What's next, removing the Crop Tool because the management can't MANAGE a team of developers? I was told by Customer Service that the developers chose to drop it because of a technical glitch. Really. I'm a software developer, we don't have that kind of decision-making power for commercial software, those above them make those decisions. And a technical glitch cause you to REMOVE and entire feature that worked for 2 or 3 previous versions? Sorry, I don't buy it. This is classic headcount reduction because the 14 billion made the previous year wasn't enough (exaggerating, but whatever the amount was), so by removing one feature they get to cut N number of developers off the payroll. "If they want that they can retain the CC version" is basically the answer. So Adobe is OK with CC users having the tool but they couldn't dare copy the code and place it in CC 2014, unchanged That's because if a problem arises with the Oil Paint Filter, they can easily state it's a deprecated feature. If it was in 2014 they'd have to support it and they can't do that because they got rid of the developers. All-too-common scenario in companies, and the customer gets the whack. SO HERE'S MY QUESTION ADOBE: If I have to run both PS CC and PS CC 2014 on my two PCs that I am licensed for, that's 4 copies of Photoshop. Will Nik Effects and Perfect Tools and all other third party plugins be running in compliance, or even let me? I'd like to know that answer.

BRING THE OIL PAINT FILTER BACK PLEASE.
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I hope the Adobe Development team read these posts. I had really got to grips with that filter and was using it to great effect. It was and should still be the best adobe Photoshop Filter.

Bring it on back by popular demand.
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I upgraded to Photoshop 2014 today and was dismayed to find The Oil Paint filter missing. It provides a signature look for my large format fine art prints. Please bring it back.

If you Google "oil paint filter photoshop" you get about 231,000 results. That indicates substantial support and interest and is a strong enough showing to restore it or at least create a replacement.

By comparison "adaptive wide angle filter photoshop" only gets About 43,900 results. And "lens correction photoshop", which many Photoshop users rely upon, gets about 330,000 results, only 42 per cent more than for oil paint. Hopefully, these are not on the chopping block also.

If I uninstall Photoshop 2014, will my updated version of Bridge open into the old Photoshop CC, which is still installed?

Chris, I still recall your filters from many years ago. They were some of my favorites.
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I uninstall ed CC 2014 and my CS6 oil paint came back.
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But can this be the right way? I don't think so.
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YES!!!
Please restore the "Oil Paint filter" to Photoshop as quickly as possible. This filter has enabled me to create some great images and is the filter for me of choice a head of every other Photoshop filter. It adds a touch of class for me.

I've yet to find a use for the likes of "adaptive wide angle filter" and "lens correction" has limited use for me.

Why take "Oil Paint Filter" out of Photoshop we've yet to hear an explanation to my knowledge. Someone just have nothing better to do!

I cannot go back to Photoshop CC otherwise I would.