Vector Sketch turns your photo into a Vector composition. Action contains 10 color FX. Save hours of work with this action. After action finish the work you get a well-organized and structured file with the many layers, folders and settings to improve the final result. Action perfectly work on Mac and PC.
Watch detailed video tutorial for this action HERE
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IMPORTANT NOTE! The COMPATIBLE versions of Photoshop is CS6, CC, CC 2015.5+, CC 2017+ and only computers with available OIL PAINT FILTER inside a Photoshop.
If Oil Paint is grayed out for you, try these steps:
- Make sure Photoshop is up-to-date
- Make sure that your document is RGB. Oil Paint won’t work on color spaces other than RGB (e.g. CMYK, Lab, etc.)
- If you’re on Windows, make sure you’re running a 64-bit OS with the 64-bit version of Photoshop. OpenCL requires 64-bit
- Make sure Use Graphics Processor is checked under Preferences > Performance
- Make sure that your video card driver is up to date with the latest from the vendor website.
Note: If your video card does not support OpenCL v1.1 or higher, you may need to purchase an upgraded video card that supports OpenCL v1.1 or higher to gain access to the Oil Paint filter.
Information about your graphics card can be found in Photoshop’s Help > System Info dialog.
Tested in Photoshop CS6, CC, CC 2015.5+ and CC 2017+.
ONLY FOR THE ENGLISH VERSION OF PHOTOSHOP. Need to change the language of your version? WATCH HERE
If you have any problems with this action please visit the help page, where you will find answers to FAQs and recommendations for getting the most out of my actions. If you can’t find the answer to your question, and you’re still having trouble, please contact me by e-mail: [email protected]
1. Make sure you are using the English version of Photoshop. Each action has been created and optimized to work only with the English version of Photoshop, so please make sure that you are using this version. If not, don’t worry: you can change the language of your version of Photoshop to English (and switch back again) using this method
By the way, my best selling Double Exposure Action has recently been updated, and you can now use it with the English, German, French, Italian and Spanish versions of Photoshop.
2. Use the RGB Mode and 8 Bits color. To check these settings, go to Image->Mode and check the “RGB color” and “8 Bits/Channel”.
3. Make sure that the option “Add ‘copy’ to Copied Layers and Groups” is turned on. This option applies only to CS5 and later versions of Photoshop. On the “LAYERS” panel, click on the menu icon, go to “Panel Options…”, and check that the “Add ‘copy’ to Copied Layers and Groups” is turned on.
4. Use a photo with 72dpi or higher. If you are using a photo with less than 72dpi, the action will not function correctly. To fix this, go to Image->Image Size and increase the resolution value.
5. Set the Opacity of brush to 100%. Set the Opacity of the brush to 100%. Select the “Brush Tool” and move the opacity slider to 100%.
1. Open your photo
2. Play the first action
3. Save the result as an image
4. Open the previously saved image
5. Play the second action
Photos used in preview are not included.
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I love your PS actions in general, but this one is on a completely another level! My favorite so far! Keep up the great work!
Many thanks! :) Great feedback ;)
Hi, ran it once, everything seemed fine. Ran it again though and it stalled out on selecting layer 5. Any idea what I need to do?
Hello! Can you send me a fullscreen screenshot with your first error? Please note that I need to see a full workspace of your Photoshop. My e-mail adress: [email protected] Also probably the problem is that the pattern file is not loaded. Please make this step again: https://youtu.be/kovzcKAES98?t=262 Thanks!
Fantastic! 5 stars!
Many thanks! :)
Hi! I just bought this action and I was so excited to use it! Then I found out that my graphic card does not support the "Use OpenCL" option, ugh! I am so sad because I was so excited to use this! :( Anyway, the action still works but it is very choppy looking and the lines are not smooth.. (it does not like a smooth drawing, like in your examples) is the missing OpenCL causing the problem? I am looking at buying a new computer anyway.. so, should the "choppiness" go away if I am able to enable the OpenCL? Thank you so much!
Hello! Yes, the reason of these problems is that the Oil Paint filter can't worked on your computer, because the OpenCL is turned off. Please try these steps to fix it: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/oil-paint-greyed-out.html Don't forget to update your graphic card drivers. It was helped in many cases. Thanks!
Thank you so much for the quick response. I already, previously, tried to update my driver and it said that I am fully updated. I tried a few other things that haven't worked either. I have contacted a computer specialist to see if they can help me! I cannot wait to use this action! The anticipation is killing me! I will keep you updated on my progress! Thanks again for your help! :)
Wow, looks really good! Wish you lot’s of sales :) :D 8)
Thank you so much :)
I try running the action but it stops before it is complete, with the error message: "Could not complete the command because the selected area is empty" How do I fix this so I can run the complete action? I have Photoshop CC 2018, on a Mac, Version 10.11.6 Photo I am working on is a dng (raw) file, 8 bits, rgb. thx.
Hello! There are two possible reasons of this error. 1. Try to save your image like a JPEG file and play the action again but now with JPEG image. 2. Try to load a patterns file again. After that please play the action again. Please let me know about results. Thanks!
I reloaded the patterns file and now the action works great. Thx
Hey, glad to see that all works good :)
I have the latest download CC2017 and I keep getting layer 5 not currently available, as it is not there. I have tried making the layer and it carries on, only for other layers to be missing.
Hello! Looks like the problem is that the patterns file is not loaded. Please make this step again: https://youtu.be/kovzcKAES98?t=264 Thanks!
Great and stylish work! ;)
Hello, the action is very great but I wanted to say 2 things: a) is that the final result is not just like the preview image of the product in the store: have you a little 'touched up? b) action continue to give error: "The command SELECT is not currenlty available!" I can not every turn delete the action and install it. Thank you
Hi, Some of the final results was changed and improved using only included tools for showing the possibilities of this action. You can see the real final result and how to change and improve that in this video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kovzcKAES98 Also here is the most popular reasons of “select” error: 1. Please check the name of created layer. The right name “area”. 2. Make sure that your background layer has a “Background” view. 3. Also please make sure that you have loaded the patterns file and brushes file. If any of these recommendations will not solve the problem, please send me a fullscreen screenshot with your first error. And please pay attention that the screenshot must contains a full workspace of Photoshop right at the moment when the first error shows. My email address: [email protected] Thanks!
Having the same "layer 5" issue. I can send you an mp4 showing the error.
I increased the size of the image and now it works fine. It could be a "minimum size" issue.
Hello! Thanks for update update! Glad to see that your problem was fixed.
Can't wait for cs6 or cc version, looking and watching.
Hello! I will create a version for Photoshop CS6 in the next few days. Thanks!
Hello! The version for CS6 and CC is added. Best regards, Eugene.
Purchased soon as I saw the cs6 version was available. Thanks.
I am having a issue un-zipping the file after downloading. Once I download the file and try opneing the zip file I get another zip file. Any Idea what I am doing wrong or not doing first?
dude, you are like the best author in here! great job...
Many thanks! :)
Hello. Great action! Do you have any suggestions for preparing images to get the best effect possible? For example - should I make any brightness/contrast changes, color changes, blur/sharpen?
Hello! The main thing which needs to attention it's a resolution of your photo. The photos with big resolution will have a better detailing of final result. Also I recommend to use a normal balanced photos. For example look at the preview image. Also you can increase a contast of your images. It will adds more light and shadows on the finale result and the image will looks better. Thanks!
super frustrate with layer 5 error. patter/brush load check, image size everything else check. still have error.
Hi! Actually this error shows when if you use a dark photo or when the resolution of your photo is too small. Please open your photo and go to: Image->Adjustments->Brightness/Contrast and try to increase a brightness of your photo. After that please play the action again. Also please increase the resolution to 3500px. For that please go to: Image->Image Size and increase width value to 3500px. If it will not resolve the problem, please send me your PSD file with Background and "area" layer for testing on my computer. My email address: [email protected] Thanks!
Did not work with PS CC 2018. Kept getting error messages saying "select" not available; "make" not available; and "set" not available.
Hello! Here is the most popular reasons of “select” error: 1. Please check the name of created layer. The right name “area”. 2. Make sure that your background layer has a “Background” view. 3. Also please make sure that you loaded patterns file and brushes file. 4. Make sure that you use version of action for your version of Photoshop. If my recommendations will not help you, please send me a fullscreen screenshot with your first error. Please note that I need to see a full workspace of your Photoshop in the moment when the error shows. My email address: [email protected] Thanks!
Quick question, does this action create a real vector file or a "vector look" effect? thanks!!!!
Hi, The second one :)
Wow. Impressive action/s.
Hi Eugene! I'm using a HP Probook 4410s core 2 dual, 2GB ram. Photoshop cs6 portable Can I use your action file? If not, what is the solution, do you have any idea? Thanks,
Hello! The main requirement is that your Photoshop must works with Oil Paint filter. Just open any image and go to Filter->Oil paint. If this filter will works fine with your image it's means that Vector Sketch action also will work fine. If the Oil paint filter is grayed out for you, please look at this recommendations: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/oil-paint-greyed-out.html Thanks!
Hi, With all informations above, I think that can can’t use your action file, what a pity! :( So what else action file you can recommend for me, I love your job much by the way! Thanks
Hello! Only Vector Sketch and Van Gogh Art actions used an Oil paint filter, so you can use all other actions. You can see all my actions here: https://graphicriver.net/user/eugene-design/portfolio Thanks!
Dear buyers! This action was tested and works fine in latest Photoshop CC 2018. If you use the latest Photoshop CC 2018, please use the action file from the “CC 2015.5+ version” folder. If a “CC 2015.5+ version” folder contains few versions of the action, please use a version for CC 2017. If you don’t have a “CC 2015.5+ version” folder into an archive with the action, it’s means that the basic action file works good in all versions of Photoshop. Many thanks and good luck! :)