Photoshop: Oil Paint filter suddenly stopped working

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Hi there,

I have been having trouble getting the Oil Paint filter to work on my computer.  It is an Aspire V,  with an HD Graphics 4000 and I have OpenCL installed.

When I updated my operating system to Windows 10, Lo and behold the Oil Paint filter started working - yay!!!!  Now, suddenly it has stopped.  Why?  dear god, why?  And more importantly is there anything I can do to fix it?  

I haven't changed any preferences... although I'm not able to check the open CL box under Advanced Graphics Processor settings.  

I am a starving artist and this is a really big bummer.  Please help!
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Mariko

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Posted 1 year ago

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Gary Corken

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Make sure you are on 8 Bits/Channel otherwise the filter will be grayed out.

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Todd Shaner, Champion

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The Oil Paint filter will work with 8bit or 16bit/channel images, but they must be RGB and not CMYK, Lab, etc. More help available at this link:

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/photoshop-cc-2015-1-oil-filter-greyed-out?top...
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Thank you both so much for your replies!

I have looked at what feels like every tutorial and I'm thinking it might be a computer bug or something in the end.  If I restart my computer, and start up right away, it will work just fine.  But often (not always)  If I've been working on something else it will not.  The filter isn't greyed out but I get the message that it has been disable because of my driver.  
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"disable because of my driver."?  (tech nerd :( ) 
check you video drivers are up to date and double check make sher win 10 has updated itself (tell it to check for updates)

also i don't use this filter but IF its a addon see if you have the latest update on the add on.

"If I restart my computer, and start up right away, it will work just fine"
if its a add-on i would heck for a version up date or my try reinstalling the add-on.
Also check the version and if OpenCL need a update.

ok i know this is the basics, but you would not believe how many times i fix something on the ABCs, i once called tech support , was move to hi level support and after and hour he asks .... is it plugged in... and sher end the USB cord was loess.  sometimes its something easy you just did not think of.

(Sorry about spelling dyslexic)
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I suggest downloading and updating your Intel HD Graphics 4000 drivers directly from Intel's website. Restart your system and make sure Use OpenCL is checked in PS Edit> Preferences> Performance tab.

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26813/Intel-Graphics-Driver-for-Windows-15-33-?product=814...