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Old 04-22-2009, 01:20 PM
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Re: Favourite photo-based art Plug ins

Hate to answer a question but I need some help. What is meant by "getting working?"
You just do the usual install and then it works. Of course it helps to have Photoshop or some other program that it works with. Don't think it'll work without them. Just my IMHO.
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How the heck did you "get it working?"

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I wonder, too...especially on lineart and/or sketches....for me a "no-go". Hardly ever use it...
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:43 PM
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When using it with Photoshop I just activate the plug-in. then when it is loaded I adjust the size using the magnifying glass and adjust up or down as needed. Then I go up to the menu bar in Photoshop and choose filter then select the type of filet effect I want and let it do it's thing automatically. If I don't like what I get I adjust the sliders until I get something I do like. I'll enclose an original and one I did using the "Pencil Sketch" filter.

Of course I got them backwards but you catch the drift of which is the original. D'oh!
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:46 PM
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Re: Favourite photo-based art Plug ins

hey gholmes, thats a nice sketch....just out of interest do you prefer photoshop or painter for your photo based art?
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:55 PM
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Re: Favourite photo-based art Plug ins

Neither, but having said that I do most of my work in PS and add-on's like AlienSkin's Snap-Art, and Topaz-Labs Simplify, etc.
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Old 04-22-2009, 03:05 PM
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Re: Favourite photo-based art Plug ins

have you tried Painters AUTO PAINT feature?

I've just been trying Da Painter, really good to use, just wondering how it compares with auto paint in painter?
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:59 PM
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Yes, and I am never "quite" satisfied with it until I've done additional things with PS and such. But then I am not experienced with it as some folks are.
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:33 PM
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Would some of you Snap Art enthusiasts reveal your secrets for getting decent things with the program.

I use maybe two or three of the filters and then I only get decent stuff on about 2 out of 10 images I try them on.

Seems really hit and miss. And I shouldn't always have to combine Snap Art with other software to get nice effects, or should I?

I don't have or use Photoshop. Maybe that's my problem.

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I've found that when you use the Oil Painting settings if you run Other-Custom on that layer to bring out the highlights then put a copy of the background layer on top and change the blend to Lighten you can play with the opacity of the Oil layer to get a oil look without losing all the detail. The same thing usually works with the Color Pencil one to.

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Old 04-23-2009, 10:38 AM
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I've found that when you use the Oil Painting settings if you run Other-Custom on that layer to bring out the highlights then put a copy of the background layer on top and change the blend to Lighten you can play with the opacity of the Oil layer to get a oil look without losing all the detail. The same thing usually works with the Color Pencil one to.

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Sounds plausable Joe. I'll certainly give it a try.

And....thanks!

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When using it with Photoshop I just activate the plug-in. then when it is loaded I adjust the size using the magnifying glass and adjust up or down as needed. Then I go up to the menu bar in Photoshop and choose filter then select the type of filet effect I want and let it do it's thing automatically. If I don't like what I get I adjust the sliders until I get something I do like. I'll enclose an original and one I did using the "Pencil Sketch" filter.

Of course I got them backwards but you catch the drift of which is the original. D'oh!
I forgot to include this one image with the controls for the image that I wound up showing here. It illustrates my settings as well as the image.
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