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Photo-Based Art Emulating natural-media painting techniques

PLUGIN: Buzz (aka: BuzzPro Buzz Pro)

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Old 07-17-2003, 08:44 PM
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Buzz simplifier with a sketch overlay
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Old 07-17-2003, 08:46 PM
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Straight buzz simplifier.

I have to say--I love this filter. I have the pro version and since finding the tutorial link Danny shared I'm glad I have the whole thing. If I hadn't found the tutorials, I'd probably never have used anything besides the simplfier.
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Old 07-17-2003, 09:40 PM
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Re: Buzz tutorials

DannyRaphael said:
>Thank you, Cheryl [/b]
>... this is a great find.

I'll second that! I love the way the site has the tips so condensed, but still so clear.
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Old 07-18-2003, 10:48 AM
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Cheryl: love the spider.

Buzz Simplifier is my favorite 3rd party PhotoShop plugin without exception. I use it a lot. I don't use the rest of BuzzPro - prefer PS for that work - but the Simplifier is pure GOLD.

Hint: For those who are short on cash - Simplifier is available separately and is much cheaper.

Only problem with Buzz that I encounter is the RAM requirement. If you are working with a large base file - say 10 MB or better (I get these all the time with scanned images) - Buzz can have real problems (and I have half a GB of RAM in my PC).

Sorry - no posted pic right now - just Buzz feedback.
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Old 07-18-2003, 08:07 PM
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There is another problem with buZZPro. Sometimes the preview is completely blank. It gives the impression that the setting washed things out, but if you zoom way out you see the effect.

If you want to see this in action, load a picture of a flower or something with large areas of color. Then load the preset called "Soft Color Wash."

I wrote to fo2pix about this, and they said the preview is only supposed to be an approximation. Which, of course, doesn't respond to the problem because a blank preview doesn't approximate anything.

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Old 07-30-2003, 10:16 PM
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Photo Art Master

I have Photo Art Master and did not know it contained spyware. I had bought it last year. Just wanted to warn you all of spyware.
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Old 09-19-2003, 10:55 PM
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Hi guys and gals.

I love your Buzz-y works. There's one small thing - not a critisism, but a critique - most buzz-y pictures look very similar (buzz-ed LOL).
I feel that buzz should be a *step* in a process, not THE process.

As an example - that first yellow rose piccy, try dupe layer, chalk & charcoal, then set to overlay or softlight - voila, sketchy effects.

The spider (GOOD pic BTW) how about an overlay or screen layer using an embossing effect - that spider will jump out at you..

Also, try using buzz in a middle of three layers, back is untouched, buzz is screen 80%, next is eg watercolour/paintengine/ etc overlay 40%.

I doo like those pix tho. And thanks for the stack settings - we need more of these.

ADMINS - how about a depository wehere we can drop these buzz settings and paint engine presets, etc, and then refer to them inline in the forum?

That way we don't have to wade through forums posts to find any bunch of things? Maybe a silly idea - part of the fun is wading thru the forums.. haha
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Old 12-30-2003, 03:09 PM
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The Simplifier filters are unique--you can't replicate them in PS. You can buy the Simplifier filters on their own at a much lower price than BuZZPro or PhotoArtMaster. Most of the other filters in BuZZPro can be duplicated in PS. The filters have the advantage over PhotoArtMaster in that you can utilize layers and layer blending modes that provide an endless number of unique effects.
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Old 01-04-2004, 11:46 AM
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Free Buzz Simplifier Plugin

If you can lay your hands on a copy of Computer Arts Projects magazine, issue #52, there is a FREE Buzz Simplifier Plugin on the accompanying CD. This is NOT a demo! After installation, you email the company for the serial. This will allow you to upgrade to other Buzz products and also receive a 25% discount!

Happy Buzzing!

Linda V.
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Old 07-07-2004, 01:26 AM
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Beautful work!
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