How can I create a smoothing effect like this?:

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It's clearer in his hairs and face.

  • Look through the painting style plugins. It's basically blurring or smudging but likely done via a plugin.
    – DA01
    Jan 11, 2013 at 16:25
  • Is there any such plugin / script-fu ? Jan 12, 2013 at 6:42
  • This seems to be done with Oil Painting Effect in Photoshop With Pixel Bender. Is there a way to do this in GIMP.link Jan 14, 2013 at 11:39
  • If you google "GIMP Oil Painting" there are several results, a few of which mention plugins.
    – DA01
    Jan 14, 2013 at 15:17

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Got it :) its done with G'MIC plugin for GIMP .

'G'MIC => Enhancement => (Anisotropic) Smoothing'

This filter could do a similar job with several iterations, a big tensor and gradient smoothness and big amplitude.

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