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Oil Paint Crackle 2

By dSparks June 25, 2011

Rating = 44 votes

Oil Paint Crackle 2

This is like the previous crackle with the difference that it follows the lights and darks of the image to make it more realistic of how aging works on layers of paint. The darks and shadows will have more detailed and denser cracks while the lights and highlights will be less and more open.

PLEASE SAVE COPY OF YOUR WORK BEFORE USING! WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST LAYERS OR HISTORY STATES. Image file will be flattened for CRACKLE to work. To go back to your original layered file, a snapshot will be taken in your history palette before proceeding.


License: Freeware
Cost: Free
Platform: Win | Mac
File format: ATN | 17.2 KB

Additional extension information

Author: dSparks
Author website:
Date published: June 25, 2011
Approval: None
Compatible product(s): Photoshop CS5, CS4, CS3


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ivan napolitano 15-Apr-13 Rating = 4

To use; Click de window tab, them select actions. There you click in the two arrows who display diferent opcion, you select load action. Locate the file, when is loaded in the list that shows the window action open crackle 2, and select "PLAY THIS BUTTON" and hit de play button that is below this window.

And enjoy de result.

cyrus villanueva 29-May-12 Rating = 5

Hello Gene Poole 2012, I figured out how to use this plugin. All you have to do is go to the windows tab, drop down the menu and select actions. From there you look for the "Crackle" folder and press the arrow drop down menu then select one of those folders and hit the play button. BUT... Be sure to save your PSD before you do this because you will lose your history. I hope this helps!

Gene Poole 2012 09-Feb-12 Rating = 1

How about a little help on how to use this? Not everyone is a "power user".

HillsandValley 04-Jul-11 Rating = 5

Awesome stuff

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