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Software Photoshop, Lightroom, Paintshop Pro, Painter, etc., and all their various plugins. Of course, you can also discuss all other programs, as well.

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Old 09-29-2005, 01:29 PM
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If it has an .abr file suffix, as I recall the .abr suffix can be renamed to whatever PSP uses for its brush files and PSP will recognize it.
danny, i dont think this is true. i've tried this and a simple re-name doesnt work to get it to work in psp, at least not in version 7. not sure i tried in 9. havent tried with 10. someone else hinted at being able to do it, but dont think it was as simple as a re-naming of the extension.

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Old 09-29-2005, 01:32 PM
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danny, i dont think this is true. i've tried this and a simple re-name doesnt work to get it to work in psp, at least not in version 7. not sure i tried in 9. havent tried with 10. someone else hinted at being able to do it, but dont think it was as simple as a re-naming of the extension.

Craig
Thanks for clarifying that, Craig.

Maybe it was the other direction... Rename a PSP brush.xxx to brush.abr and Photoshop can use it.
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:31 PM
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thanks for the explanation Danny now i understand lol would hate to miss out on a brush
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Old 10-01-2005, 06:50 PM
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Question watercolor

I hope I am on the right form. Danny I have your action ket 7a but the watercolor actions are very harsh I am looking for something to make me photos into something that really looks like watercolor. I work with artist everyday and I love the look. They have told me to get some of my pics ready to sell next year.

I also downloaded Immpressionist but I am having a time finding just the right thing.
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Old 10-01-2005, 08:25 PM
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I hope I am on the right form. Danny I have your action ket 7a but the watercolor actions are very harsh I am looking for something to make me photos into something that really looks like watercolor. I work with artist everyday and I love the look. They have told me to get some of my pics ready to sell next year.

I also downloaded Impressionist but I am having a time finding just the right thing.
Bottom line: Achieving a realistic watercolor look with Photoshop actions just isn't doable, assuming you're going for that wet-on-wet look where colors kind of fade together and/or have that dried unevenly look on paper. In fact I don't recall ever seeing any decent watercolor out of Photoshop, regardless of method.

Impressionist isn't going to be of much help watercolor-wise, either. It does some styles OK, e.g., oils, charcoal, chalk, dry brush -- but not WC.

The best WC effect I've seen in quite a while was created by Retouch member Goldcoin. She said she used Painter 6.0, not to be confused with Painter IX which is the current version as of 10/05.

Here are a few examples by Goldcoin, who does some great work:
* http://www.pbase.com/goldcoin/image/35809599
* http://www.pbase.com/goldcoin/image/46086979

Note: These were "hand (tablet) rendered" strokes, not generated from a plugin.

On the right photo, the Buzz plugin can yield a semi-decent watercolor look, so you might want to give that a look: www.Fo2pix.com.

I wish I had better news for ya...

~Danny~

Last edited by DannyRaphael; 10-01-2005 at 08:36 PM. Reason: added note regarding Buzz
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Old 10-01-2005, 11:27 PM
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Post watercolor

Too bad there isn't one because I can't draw but I can take a good photograph
I downloaded the vincent zip but now I forgot where to put it. what forum was it on.
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Old 10-02-2005, 02:20 PM
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FYI: The Vincent style has kind of an Impressionist-look.

re: I downloaded the vincent zip but now I forgot where to put it.

After unzipping the .zip, file "Vincent.set" needs to be placed inside \Impressionist\Impressionist accessories\User Settings. Once the .set file is in \User Settings and you've shutdown/restarted Photoshop, when you click the Styles button on in the Impressionist dialog, the (new) Vincent category will appear just above Watercolor.
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Actions

Hi, I am a newbie and I think you people are very talented. I can only hope that someday, I can be half as good. Now for my question. Once you download the actions here, How do you put them into photoshop? I am interested in the decrack action. I downloaded it, then I didnt know where to put it, or how to get to it once I do get it. Please give me directios to do this, because I have a real need for it. Thank you.
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Old 01-31-2006, 07:47 PM
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Hi, I am a newbie and I think you people are very talented. I can only hope that someday, I can be half as good. Now for my question. Once you download the actions here, How do you put them into photoshop? I am interested in the decrack action. I downloaded it, then I didnt know where to put it, or how to get to it once I do get it. Please give me directios to do this, because I have a real need for it. Thank you.
Welcome H(for Harley?)roadhog to RetouchPRO.

Regarding where to put the .atn file on your hard disk many people create a folder in a convenient location (your call on where) and name it something like \my actions or \actions from the net or whatever... and use this folder as a repository for actions they acquire.

After downloading/unzipping/saving the .atn file...
* Open Photoshop
* Press F9 to show the Actions Palette if it's not yet visible
* From the Actions Palette menu (arrow/top right) choose Load Actions...
* Navigate to the just unzipped .atn file and click Load. This copies the contents of the .atn file into Photoshop.

Here's a good intro tutorial to check out by Sonia Coleman. (Scroll down to the Photoshop section.) It's a 3-part series, and will get you acquainted with the Actions Palette, playing actions, etc:

http://www.soniacoleman.com/Tutorials/tutorials.htm

Hope this gets you moving.

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Old 01-31-2006, 08:55 PM
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Thanks Danny, I will give it a try.
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