Welcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!
Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Oil Painting Effect
Traditional art requires amazing patience and lots of time to create incredible works of art. But if you're short on time you can still achieve a remarkable effect by downloading a Photoshop Action from Envato Market.
Create an Oil Painting Effect in Photoshop
First load your Photoshop action by going to Window > Actions, and selecting Load Actions from the drop down menu within the Actions panel.
Open your favorite photo into Photoshop, then select the Action and press Play.
Customize your photo by experimenting with the layers in the new HDR Oil Retouch Group. Hide the High Pass Filter and adjust the Opacity of the Exposure Layer.
You can also play around with colors by adding a New Adjustment Layer of Color Balance for more experimentation.
Want to see this in action? Check out the video above to see this lesson at work.
A Bit More Detail
Create more amazing photo effects in Photoshop by checking out these tutorials below.
- Adobe Photoshop Actions, Explained in 60 SecondsHarry Guinness14 Apr 2016
- How to Create a Dark Photo Effect Action for Beginners in Adobe PhotoshopMarko Kožokar26 Feb 2018
- How to Relight Portraits in Post With These 6 Dramatic Photoshop ActionsMarie Gardiner29 Apr 2016
- 46 Best Photoshop Actions With Creative Photo EffectsSean Hodge31 Oct 2022
This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you'd like to see explained in 60 seconds!