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Postworkshop: is this for real?

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Old 11-20-2010, 03:35 PM
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Postworkshop: is this for real?

Sam B at DPR introduced me to what appears to be an extremely powerful photo to art standalone program. There is a free version, but quite limited. I am so tempted to buy it ($39 after rebate), but poor bloke I am. Before taking the plunge, I want to know if anyone else here has some experience with it. I just finished viewing some videos, but still would like to hear more thoughts on this program. The more advance packages (the afore mentioned and the Pro version) allows for node editing; how cool is that.

http://www.postworkshop.net/
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:37 PM
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Re: Postworkshop: is this for real?

Lyle, this looks to be a great photo-art program. I have decided to buy the Artist Edition and give it a try but I dont see the $10 rebate you mentioned. It does appear on the Pro Edition however.

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Old 11-20-2010, 06:00 PM
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Re: Postworkshop: is this for real?

If you put the discount coupon supposedly it will take $10 off your purchase so it will be $39. The Pro will allow you to create bigger canvases (4000px), but I rarely need anything bigger then 2000px most of the time; figure I can always resize if necessary. Anyway, let me know what you think about it Dak. I actually downloaded and installed the Demo (put the code in and it becomes full fledge). I do believe I will be getting this one too, but, I have to watch my expenses right now and this one definitely qualifies as a luxury right now. Sam did post this cool result and jaw just about dropped (http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=36969710). First time I've ever heard about this program and I thought I pretty much have seen them all. I would like Filter Factory too, but it's just too expensive for me to consider right now; this one I almost can have my arm twisted to buy. lol

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Old 11-20-2010, 06:49 PM
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Re: Postworkshop: is this for real?

good... I downloaded it and I am now about to give it a try. I will let you know
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:33 PM
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Re: Postworkshop: is this for real?

Well; broke down and got Pro (no discount code unfortunately; lol). Rendering my first render right now. Will play more with it over time. The node editing sold me on this one. Looks like the next version (2.x) will be a free upgrade too. All that combined made me jump. Anyway, guess I won't be buying a car any time soon. lol

Will add that it takes longer then you would think to render (this one took around 40 seconds; I did the full rez (high pix) and it took over 5 minutes). Still the results getting very close to hand draw look. I have a lot to learn to figure out all that I need to know about this one.
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:54 AM
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Re: Postworkshop: is this for real?

Thanks for the heads-up, Lyle! Me likee.
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Old 11-21-2010, 02:47 PM
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Re: Postworkshop: is this for real?

Don't buy that often as many here you may know. The last thing that I purchased w.r.t. retouching was DAP over a year and half ago. This one definitely is worth the download. You can actually get the registered basic version for free with their coupon. Unfortunaly, the Coupon only works for the Basic and the Artist version. I went Pro. lol

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Old 11-22-2010, 12:56 AM
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Re: Postworkshop: is this for real?

Can I say that my jaw's still dropping. This is one of the best programs I've seen. Feel a little guilty now that many family members won't have such a big Christmas from me this year. lol



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Old 11-22-2010, 02:33 AM
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Re: Postworkshop: is this for real?

are there any 'pre-sets'? Because at first glance it appears that you have to build your own node-based filters?
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:04 AM
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Re: Postworkshop: is this for real?

Nasturtium, I have not had an oppty to try it yet but according to one of the tour pages it say there are over 300 1-click styles with every edition of the program.
http://www.postworkshop.net/tour/apply-styles-one-click
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