Are you using the Custom Filter for Art?
This is the first thread posted about the custom filter for a long time and I just thought this may be a good place for anyone with custom setting to share them.
The best info I found at RP was written in 2002 by Chris Russ and Stephen March.
and a tutorial on Squint Blur here
Stephen Marsh has a page about the Custom Filter
Stephen also posted Links to Kernels. But they are now broken
Chris has a larger custom filter available for free here.
I just wondered if anyone has any more Filter Kernels? Or if anyone who downloaded the files could repost them. I can’t find any *.acf files on the web except for these
The attached picture was done with the ‘Static Waves’ Filter in the link above.
Thanks Nancy and Palms for the great pictures of the girls. I really appreciate them, my wife thinks they're gorgeous.
Hi Flora, with your lifestyle I can see why you can't have dogs, they do tie you down quite a lot. I've just had to cancel this years skiing holiday, because the guy who usually house sits for us, and looks after them when we're away, can't do it this year. Its the first time in 16 years I haven't skied, so I expect to have severe withdrawal symptoms for the next few months.
Know what you mean about small dogs being more aggressive. Sasha regularly gets bullied by a small Bedlington Terrier on a morning where we go walking. It tried the same with Susie, but she just showed him her teeth, and he thought twice about it.
But Sasha's such a softy that she just rolls over and gives in. The only dog she'll stand up to is Susie. She often gets the better of her when the play fights get a little serious, so its not that she can't defend herself, just that she won't.
Any time you want a Doberman fix, just let me know, and I'll post a few pictures, I've got lots, from puppy to adult.
Sometimes i use the custom setting on art work as i like the effect i sometimes get !
But i have no idea what it is or what it does, The first tutorial that you mentioned was the one that sort of caused me my problem, i had seen it in the "similar threads " and had a look, but it all went over my head a bit that's when i thought if i fiddled around a bit i might understand it more
i did find that if i changed the 5 to 6 it gave me the lighter look i achieved here
But thanks for all the other links i will go through them all over the weekend and see what i come up with.
And i do like to know what things do and why so hopefully will enjoy finding out , and up until yesterday had never seen the custom filter mentioned anywhere
always thirsty for knowledge
To add to the list kindly supplied by Cameraken here are a few more i found
this is a photoshop based tutorial and not to hard to follow
I think this one is a general one with more by the way of explanation ( gimp based but explanation is good)
general tutorial, found this one a bit harder to follow
I will go and have a mess around again with this filter at some time and see if i get any further in understanding it
psp 10 has an excellent 'user defined filter' tool. it's a big improvement over what was in version 9 and i believe it's probably better than photoshop's similar system.
attached is a screenshot of just one of my presets for this and another attachment of how i used that image. notice in the screenshot the little image of a die (plural dice). this is used to randomize the filter settings. this makes for some great hunt and peck on setting filters. hit the die, a new set of random numbers and settings comes up and if you like it, you just save it as a preset. very cool. the other nice improvement is that all the number value boxes can be individually rolled up or down. you dont have to select each box and type in a value. there are also settings for whether you want the filter in color or black and white and you can also remove the various color channels or combine them how you want.
on the lower left is a 'divisor' for dividing the tabulations of the main filter box values. this is also adjustable and can change things greatly. thus, if you find something you sort of like in the main grid, you can alter the whole by changing the divisor. this is a good way of tweaking the grid to something you might like a bit more or to give you a number of variations on the same preset. below that is the 'bias'. this is mostly a gamma setting option to brighten or darken your overall effect.
all in all, it's a pretty handy tool. i've got presets for high pass sharpen, moonlight, colored pencil, colored foil, emboss and so on. and, most of those were found with the randomize die, or tweaked after finding something close.
the 2nd image was done by taking the image in the screenshot, setting the blend mode to soft light, duplicating that layer and adding an adjustment layer of contrast/lighten. very simple, very fast, and lots of fun
i've never tried to export any of these presets. so, i dont know if it can be done or not. i would suspect that it can be, even if you had to go into windows explorer to do it.
Thanks for the Links Palms. Your last link to ImageJ reminded me that I had missed my favorite one. Image Analyzer, available here.
The custom filter (Called User Defined) comes with loads of kernels which can be loaded from the filters folder.
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