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Sketchy Painting

Sketchy Painting (Effect)Original Image

This filter requires Filter Forge 2.0

This filter does not support seamless tiling.


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This is one of over 5959 effects generated by Filter Forge, a Photoshop plugin that allows you to create your own filters.

This effect:

  • can be easily altered;
  • offers up to 30,000 variations;
  • can be applied to any source image in Photoshop.

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Author: emme

Filter Details

  • Editor's Pick
  • Downloads: 31135
  • Requires Filter Forge 2.0
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2011
  • Usage Rank: High
  • Comments (50)


Turns your images into sketchy oil / acrylic / watercolor paintings.


oil, painting, sketchy, sketch, paint, painter, painterly, artistic, art, acrylic, brush, stroke, natural, canvas, watercolor


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Filter Controls

  • Main Repeat
  • Main Density
  • Highlight Repeat
  • Highlight Density
  • Shadow Density
  • Shadow Repeat
  • Lowest Details
  • Highest Details
  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Main Details
  • Highlight Area
  • Shadow Area
  • Highlight Details
  • Shadow Details
  • Vibrance
  • Brush Curviness
  • Brush Curve Scale
  • Brush Hardness
  • Brush Hair Scale
  • Main Opacity
  • Gain Red
  • Highlight Opacity
  • Shadow Opacity
  • Rotation Smooth
  • Gain Blue
  • Gain Green
  • Paper Texture