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Old 02-09-2006, 03:30 PM
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...... A good example of the latter was getting a good visualization of the behaviors of multiply, screen, burn, and dodge by plotting their transfer curves.
That's the photoshop geek test.

"How you ever made a couple of gradients and applied the different blending modes to understand what's happening?"

You did?

You, sir, are a Geek!

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Serious now. I had asked on another thread how to break into C++ world to follow what the guys are doing there - meanwhile I'll be playing with FilterMeister.

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Old 02-09-2006, 04:20 PM
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Yep! That's what I did. Basically plot color-in versus color-out.

Paintshop scripts use the Python scripting language, so a script can do literally anything--even generate a custom UI or launch other programs. It's not limited to simply recording actions. So you can take a stand-alone program and effectively convert it into a plugin--you just run the script, the script exports the layer or image to the stand-alone program, waits for the program to complete, then brings that result back into Paintshop. Heck, I might even be able to make Photoshop behave like a plugin for Paintshop! It's nerd-vana. Somebody stop meeee....

Bart
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Old 02-09-2006, 04:26 PM
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FilterMeister is great.

It’s so easy to make simple filters. It deserves a thread of its own.

Thanks for the code Stroker. I much prefer code in this format rather than a .8fb file.

But I guess that makes me a geek as well

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Old 02-10-2006, 07:35 AM
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It deserves a thread of its own.
Go ahead and start one. If you do, I'll give ya'll a real taste of Stroker Lightyear of Borg (check the avatar, it feels good to be wearing it again).
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Old 02-10-2006, 08:33 AM
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OK Stroker. No sooner said than done

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/software/12807-filtermeister-color-theory-conversions.html

I look forward to your contributions.

Ken
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Old 02-10-2006, 12:50 PM
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This could very well be the geekiest tool ever (it's certainly one of the most intimidating):

http://www.mathworks.com/products/image/
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Old 02-10-2006, 01:03 PM
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Digital Dream Studio:
http://ddsv2.xhost.ro
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Old 02-10-2006, 01:31 PM
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Hey, slow down you guys! - I was planning on doing some sleeping this weekend!

Stroker: All your filter are belong to us!

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Old 02-10-2006, 02:02 PM
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I'm sure all photoshop/paintshop developers have a copy of that. There is a GNU alternative to matlab called Octave which you can get here:

http://www.octave.org/

It's not completely compatible with matlab, but it's close enough that you'll spend very little time coming up to speed if you happen to know matlab (doesn't everybody? )

Then you need the Imagemagick package which gives you the commands in octave that allow you to (among many others) read and write image files to and from a matrix:

http://www.imagemagick.com/

Like most GNU stuff, it's a pain to install and rough around the edges, but it does work. Imagemagick also has command-line tools that are handy sometimes--geeks have a natural affinity for command-line tools.

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Old 02-10-2006, 06:01 PM
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stroker,

only a true geek would ever come up with 'Stroker LIghtyear of Borg'....rofl. i love it

and thanks for the DDSv2 link

craig
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