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Postworkshop: is this for real?

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Old 11-25-2010, 10:24 PM
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Re: Postworkshop: is this for real?

So...what do you guys think so far? Worth the investment? Difference from Pro and Artist version. Keep the examples coming.
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:11 PM
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Re: Postworkshop: is this for real?

I got Pro since it can go up to 4000px long instead of 2000px long. No regrets; really like my new toy skydog. Only you know your workflow so that will determine which one you get, but I got the best since I did not want to have any regrets. Some presets do take quite a long time to run though on large px images, but my system is 3 years old and it was a barebones at that (did upgrade for a total of 6MBytes RAM; don't have the money to go to 16MBytes which is my MBs limit). The program does like memory, so be aware of that. Still, the type of renders this gem can do I see no equal. DAP really does well too, but for it's niche. Together, they really can do wonders. Just posted this one of my cat Socks as a submission to another forum that I frequent (a DAP Emo, PostworkShop Colored Pen blend using G'MIC's Edge merge preset).

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Old 11-26-2010, 12:41 AM
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Re: Postworkshop: is this for real?

I understand version 2 (a free upgrade coming early next year) will be more memory efficient, etc.
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:56 AM
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Re: Postworkshop: is this for real?

I really haven't read the specs of version 2 other then it will be a free upgrade to current registered users. That would be great if they could speed up the process and make it more memory efficient. Still, I do have to say, even currently, it's worth it if you are serious about photo-artophy (my name for photo to art rendering) like I am. As a side note, when is the new version of your ezine coming out Plugs?
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:00 AM
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Re: Postworkshop: is this for real?

I like your new term, even if it sounds like "atrophy"! But creative atrophy, that's what we're trying to avoid here... ;-)

Maybe "artography"? Though I see it's not original.
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:06 AM
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Maybe so Plugs, but below's my FM profile that I created in 2004; not sure if the term existed prior to that, but it might have. lol

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Old 11-26-2010, 02:31 AM
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"plugsnpixels" was the third choice for my URL; the other two names that I thought I had made up were already taken (!). It's just like ebay: Whatever rare or hard-to-find item you try to sell, somebody is already selling it.

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Old 11-26-2010, 03:16 AM
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Re: Postworkshop: is this for real?

Here's a late-night go with PostworkShop Pro. The original pic was taken in San Diego (Gaslamp Quarter) and it always bothered me that my timing was a bit off (ie, the modern Coca Cola truck was off-center to the 1888 building since it was pretty much a grab shot). But after making selections, sliding and pushing/pulling (plus cropping) and messing with various PWSP presets, the more balanced composition and effects remind me of '70s New York-type street art.
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:12 AM
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Re: Postworkshop: is this for real?

Improved centered composition (what I was after in the first place) with various PWSP effects.

What helped with improving this image was that the Coca Cola truck was different enough from the building that it could be edited on its own (marquee selection, slide to left; invert selection and distort/scale/crop the building as needed.

Come to think of it, I didn't need to stress in the first place; in post-processing I could have added any truck or object I wanted in front of the building! But being trained in photojournalism years ago makes me keep it (somewhat) real... ;-) Plus I probably never would have thought of this particular combination of antique and modern elements anyway.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:23 AM
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Re: Postworkshop: is this for real?

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Originally Posted by Gwynhale View Post
Steve, your question about keeping open the blending modes list: if you don't click anywhere else after the first selection you can move through the blending modes with the up and down arrow keys of your keyboard. Very handy for trying out different blending modes.
Great! Thanks for noticing that.

Yeah, I like to run through the list and having to open it on each was a pain in the........finger...

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