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alternative to buzz simplifiers?

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Old 01-03-2004, 01:21 PM
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alternative to buzz simplifiers?

Anyone have an alternative fliteror setting for PSP8 that comes even close to doing what Buzz simplifiers do? Don't have the $$ right now to purchase it.

If you use VP gouache as a simplifier you get a decent result, but nothing nearly as cool as with the buzz simplifiers.

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Old 01-03-2004, 01:39 PM
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Amy:

These combinations will get you in the ballpark depending on image characteristics. Not as good as the genuine article, but much less expensive if you already own Photoshop:
* Dry Brush -or- Cutout -or- Image > Adjustments > Posterize
* Smart Blur, Normal, radius and threshold to taste
* Diffuse > Anisotropic to soften the edges a bit
* Edit > Fade Diffuse (to tone down the softing some)

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Old 01-03-2004, 01:40 PM
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I recently bought a copy of a magazine called Compuer Arts Projects for $13.99, and it comes with a CD that has a free copies of Buzz Simplifier and PhotoArtMaster Classic. I got it at Barnes & Noble.
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Old 01-04-2004, 01:52 PM
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The issue with Buzz is the project issue 52, I got mine at Borders and have seen it at Tower Books also (in CA). Bought mine just before Christmas, so hopefully that issue is still in the stores.

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Old 01-06-2004, 12:15 PM
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FOUND ALTERNATIVE-FREE

Spent the weekend trying to fin an alternative to the buzz simplifiers, and finally found one.

Fantastic Machines' Free Paint Engine has always been one of my favorites. Do a standard Poster7 and voila! Really nice effect.

It also has poster 1-4 filters, but the 7 does just what I want.

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Old 01-07-2004, 01:54 AM
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Thanks for the software (the URL for anyone interested). Another one worth trying is Amphisoft's simplifier - also freeware.
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Old 08-12-2004, 03:39 PM
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Fantastic Machines' Free Paint Engine

>>Fantastic Machines' Free Paint Engine has always been one of my favorites. Do a standard Poster7 and voila! Really nice effect.<<

I downloaded the Free Paint engine...but I do not see anything related to Poster 7. What am I doing wrong? The program does work for me...there just aren't any effects called poster,or poster 7.

Thanks if anyone can help with my ignorance here. MJ
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Old 08-12-2004, 04:45 PM
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>>Fantastic Machines' Free Paint Engine has always been one of my favorites. Do a standard Poster7 and voila! Really nice effect.<<

I downloaded the Free Paint engine...but I do not see anything related to Poster 7. What am I doing wrong? The program does work for me...there just aren't any effects called poster,or poster 7.

Thanks if anyone can help with my ignorance here. MJ
MJ:

The PC I'm using at the moment does not have PE installed, so I cannot check my PE settings file.

Can you list the built-in PE standard settings from the dropdown menu?

~Danny~
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Old 08-13-2004, 01:40 AM
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re :Free Paint engine

The drop down menu is under "stroke".
Uphill
downhill
random
selected
intensity 1
intensity 2
slope
uphill intensity 1
uphill intensity 2
Saturation 1
Saturation 2
hue 1
hue 2
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Old 08-13-2004, 03:42 AM
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Below the randomize button there is a drop down list - you should find poster 7 here along with a whole load of others.

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