Thread: Amazing Photoshop Filter
08-16-2009, 05:47 AM #1
Amazing Photoshop Filter
What do you do with your "bad" pictures?? If you want to try and redeem them, use Photoshop effects filters!! Turn it into some kind of art.
Here's a picture I took of a flower out in Colorado. The flower was in the shade but there wasn't any kind of 'pop' to the final image. The original picture had a centered flower and it just needed to have something added. So here are my basic steps in photoshop:
1) mask out the flower and copy that into a new layer.
2) use a large Gaussian blur to the original image
3) Add a layer on top of the background but make sure the top flower is still on top. Paint using dark green. Then adjust the layer opacity to 30-40%
4) Add a curves layer in between the top layer and the darkened and adjust until only the brighter parts of the leaves are visible. Set opacity to 80-90%
5) Sharpen the top flower layer
6) merge all layers together
7) increase saturation of overall image
8) apply Fractalius Filter
9) Sharpen image one last time using unsharp mask.
10) choose an interesting crop. If it's centered, make the middle of the flower at one of the "camera thirds". Or you can even chop off a good portion of the flower like I did.
For a more detailed version of how I did this....send me a message!
08-16-2009, 05:50 AM #2
08-16-2009, 12:43 PM #3dPS Forum Member
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Real Nice filter
This is one of the best filters, you may see my photo with same effect Here
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08-19-2009, 08:31 PM #4
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I got a lot of very nice feedback on a fractalius-processed photo I posed here a few weeks ago: Electric Fuzz
However, I'll caution that it's really easy to go overboard with such filters, especially this one. It took a while playing around with it until the shot looked "cool" rather than "silly".
Fun plug-in nonetheless and certainly worth getting.
08-29-2009, 06:30 PM #7dPS Forum Member
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Nice. Very interesting. Looks like something a computer would spit out!