I have the CS 5 Suite instaled on 2 of my Macs (per Adobe licensing). I upgraded (aftwrward, in 2012) just the Photoshop CS 5 app to Photoshop CS 6. There is a GREAT filter [then new] with PS CS 6 called "Oil Paint". I hope to be able to find out from anyone if there a free and compatible: filter, filter set, or plug-in(s) set, so I can add the filter "OIL PAINT" - to download & add to Photoshop CS 5 (Mac OSX 10.8) ?
PS - I downloaded Pixel Bender - but that does not seem to provide what I am looking for..! In fact - after I installed it - it is NOT embedded in Photoshop CS 5, contrary to Adobe's claim that once you install it - it will be there in CS 5. Pixel Bender opens separately; and looks to be [only] a-user-definable add-on for PS CS 5+ [and done via custom user progamming changes - which on first glance did NOT seem easy to figure out. And I AM a programmer, beside being a highly creative person (for decades), and with all forms of digital media).
Please advise: I have the [circa 2010] 64-bit v.CS 5 Photoshop (et.al) - that has been updated by Adobe a few times, by my choice- or by their automatic update method (which I try NOT to utilize, automatically: I like to know what it is that is being installed BEFOEit happens. Think the now unstoppable Google Chrome v32 for Macs. Unbelievable gall from Google; and it breaks anything that is supposed to run /stream from the web in Apple Inc's QUICKTIME). Anyway: When I clicked on your provided link (above), it brought meto the PIXEL BENDER page, including numerous archived PLUG-IN downloads; Neither of the URIs (for a plug-in that enables OIL PAINT filter in PS CS 5) - for any of the offered 64-bit Mac OXS plug-ins /downloads. Nothing happens. Can you please explain more; or perhaps what it is I am doing wrong? NOTE: I did not "sign in" at the time, to the Adobe site with my Adobe account ID /pwd; but then - I did not think I HAVE to sign in download a freely available plug-in.
Thanks very much.