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A LucisArt contender has arisen!

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Old 06-23-2008, 10:41 PM
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Arrow A LucisArt contender has arisen!

As you know a lot of people are trying to reproduce the infamous LucisArt effects using convoluted actions, HDR tricks, manual dodging and burning, etc. But an inexpensive plug-in was just released that comes closer than anything I've seen so far: Adjust.

It not only gets pretty close to LucisArt's sought-after chiseled look, it also makes a decent go at its soft effects. Plus Adjust does noise-reduction, color effects, exposure adjustment and more.

There's a free 30-day trial.
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:13 PM
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Re: A LucisArt contender has arisen!

Here's a quick sample comparison (original, Adjust).
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:28 AM
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Re: A LucisArt contender has arisen!

Very nice find...I wonder where this leaves Lucis?
I still can't understand why Lucis Art was discontinued...do you think the market for the product was saturated. I'd probably pay $200 for the upgrade..but $500+? I'd like to see the marketing research that determined that price!
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:50 AM
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Re: A LucisArt contender has arisen!

why would you want to do those affects? that adjust thing looks like anti-aliasing seen in video games, which does not even compare to real smoothing techniques yet.
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:52 AM
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Re: A LucisArt contender has arisen!

skydog, I think for the home user, Adjust presents a useful alternative. It's still no LucisArt–having used both, I feel LucisArt is still quicker, easier and has a wider range of effects. But Adjust can get in the neighborhood enough to be a poor man's LucisArt.

It was time for LucisArt to get upgraded (it's several years old), and the developer chose to cater to the high end of the market where they have the need and wherewithal to purchase it.

synth, my screenshot and examples (if you are referring to them) are greatly reduced in size, but if you look at the original treated images, they hold up better. I'll try to post the full-size before-and-afters for download later today.
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Old 06-24-2008, 05:53 PM
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Re: A LucisArt contender has arisen!

I've posted a 983k 100% cropped view of an image with different Adjust effects that mimic LusicArt (top to bottom: Original 6mp JPEG shot at the Venetian, Las Vegas; Topaz Adjust Detail; Topaz Adjust Simplify). I think this will give you a better idea than the reduced-size samples on my website.

I checked Adjust again and the jaggies in the preview (at all settings except 100%) do not apply to the finished image.

Like I said, it's not quite LucisArt, but almost!

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Old 06-24-2008, 10:06 PM
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Re: A LucisArt contender has arisen!

For those who wish to experiment I just created a couple of different treatments of an image using genuine LucisArt (the standalone Pro demo, as yet unreleased).

This zipped file* (5.33 megs) also includes the original unedited image so you can compare the results with Topaz Adjust or other methods on your own computer.

In LucisArt I could have gotten thousands of additional and totally different effects, but the two in the zipped file represent different points along its wide range.

BTW: The LucisArt demo also shows jaggies in its preview, as will Photoshop itself if you zoom to an odd percentage other than 25/50/100.

Note: I see on this forum if you use the initials P-S together, it gets translated as "Photoshop".

*Made on a Mac, so no virus worries!
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:44 PM
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Re: A LucisArt contender has arisen!

I've got Lucas and I'm not that impressed with it be honest.
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:38 AM
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Re: A LucisArt contender has arisen!

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Here's a quick sample comparison (original, Adjust).
Hm, from this example it doesn't seem to be any better than my stuff from

http://photoshop.msk.ru/aspd/

(which is even less expensive)

but well, may be I'm just missing something.
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Old 07-11-2008, 01:06 PM
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Re: A LucisArt contender has arisen!

Do you know if either one of these works with PS 7?
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