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  • Chain
    started a topic Plug-In: Ft Pattern Suppressor

    Ft Pattern Suppressor

    This is a brand new re-made version of the "FFT" plugin for Photoshop from this thread. Now with a proper action to automate the procedure and get better results than manual painting. Due to the major changes we decided this deserved a new thread.

    This is a set of FREE plugins and actions for Adobe Photoshop that will let you easily remove repeating patterns from images.


    Moved it to a separate site, just in case forum thread goes down (and so I can keep track of number of downloads). But you can keep the discussion in this thread. If you have any problematic images, don't hesitate to post them!
    Download the tools here

    View video tutorial


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    We highly recommend using the actions for processing images to remove the patterns versus using the old way of using the Ft-plugins and painting manually. View/read the tutorial before using!

    Files included
    • libfftwx64_3-3.dll – FFTW library. Required by the Windows plugins.
    • .8bf – Windows plugins for doing Fourier transformations(used by the actions).
    • .plugin – Mac plugins for doing Fourier transformations (used by the actions).
    • Pattern Suppressor v2.atn – Photoshop Actions for doing pattern suppression.
    • Readme.pdf – Detailed readme, and written tutorial.


    Requirements and compatibility
    • Requires Adobe Photoshop (64-bit).
    • Tested on CS5-CC2018 and Windows 10 and CC2017-18 on macOS 10.12-13. But should work on more versions.
    • Requires basic knowledge of how to use the Brush Tool, layers, masks and the Actions Panel. Tutorial provided.


    Installation (Windows)
    • Copy libfftwx64_3-3.dll to your Photoshop installation folder. Usually this is
      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop [version]\
    • Copy the .8bf-files to the Photoshop Plug-ins-folder. By default this is
      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop [version]\Plug-ins\
    • Restart Photoshop if it was running.
    • Double-click FT Pattern Suppressor v2.atn to install the actions.
      (You could also choose “Load Actions…” in your Actions Panel Menu).

    The action set will be shown in your Actions Panel (can be found under Window > Actions).
    The Plug-ins will be available under Filter > RONC 2018, but normally you should not need to run them manually.

    Installation (Mac)
    • Copy the .plugin-files to the Photoshop Plug-ins-folder. By default this is
    • /Applications/Adobe Photoshop [version]/Plug-Ins
    • Restart Photoshop if it was running.
    • Double-click FT Pattern Suppressor v2.atn to install the actions.
      (You could also choose “Load Actions…” in your Actions Panel Menu).
    The action set will be shown in your Actions Panel (can be found under Window > Actions).
    The Plug-ins will be available under Filter > RONC 2018, but normally you should not need to run them manually.

    Copyright

    The filters were made by the Fourier transform guru Ron Chambers based on the original source code by Alex Chirikov. Mac plugins (and further optimization of Windows-plugins) was done by Francesco Pierfederici.
    The actions were created by me, Jonas M. Rogne - a guy that has used Photoshop too much.
    FFT library is from http://www.fftw.org/

    Everything is free for personal and commercial use.
    Detailed copyright/license information is in the Readme.pdf-file.


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    Changelog

    v2.5 - Mac support
    • With the expertise of Francesco Pierfederici, we now officially have Mac support! Place in plugins-folder. No dll needed.
    • From now on we will also publish the Pattern Suppressor on the Adobe Exchange (with a bit delay due to Adobe's approval process). It is limited to CC, but for older versions like CS6 you can still use the manual install from ft.rognemedia.no.

    v2 - Major update.
    • Now supports color images!
    • New naming scheme for plug-in files.
    • Reworked the automatic suppression. It is now a lot more accurate.
    v1 - First full release.
    • Ron has re-written the plugins/filters, and the previous "white red channel" bug that happened with certain image sizes has been eliminated.
    • Filters now work with 8, 16, and 32-bit files. 8-bit is not recommended though as the limited bit depth is insufficient for accurate results.
    • Chain has created a new action set automating most of the process.
    • The action set automatically suppresses bright spots in the red channel. A layer mask is used as you must then remove the suppression from the central star manually (that part cannot be fully automated).
    • The actions perform Nyquist filtering as part of the process to avoid "moiré"-like artifacts and "hot" pixels.


    To-do/feature requests/known issues
    • Per-channel masking option? Is this needed?

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    I will update this main post with the latest versions when/if we make improvements to the actions/plugins.
    Please try it out, and post your feedback below.
    Here is a test file for you to download if you want to try it.
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    Last edited by Chain; 08-20-2018, 10:33 AM.

  • Chain
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    As Ron said; it is for Photoshop only.

    It is not compatible with any other image editor. So you can not use it in Paintshop Pro.

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  • Ron Chambers
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    Originally posted by somogyiandras View Post
    I have Paintshop Pro 2019. Where can I copy the dll file?
    The Photoshop Action and the Photoshop Ft Plugins are not designed to work with Paintshop. There is no intention to make them work with anything but Adobe PhotoShop in the future.

    RONC

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  • somogyiandras
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    I have Paintshop Pro 2019. Where can I copy the dll file?

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  • Chain
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    Originally posted by BenTheArtist View Post
    Hi Chain!
    I use an older Mac (late 2013) with CS3. Having trouble loading action. It looks like a necessary file is missing?
    Hi Ben.

    CS3 is a very old version and it is likely not compatible with the plugins. CS4 is untested, but I know they work in CS5.

    Anyway, loading the action should work fine, and happen automatically when you double-click the action file. It's just a single file (.atn). If it does not appear in the actions panel when you doubleclick the atn-file, just load it through the panel menu (top right corner of the actions panel).
    To run the actions successfully, you need the filters (plugins) installed. Otherwise the action will fail when it tries to use it (likely saying something like "the command 'filter' is not available").

    If the plugins/filters don't appear in CS3 after you put them in the plugins-folder and restart Ps then it would mean they are not compatible. The only solution would be to update to a Ps-version from the last decade – or volunteer to code a CS3-version of the plugins yourself. ;D

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  • BenTheArtist
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    Hi Chain!
    I use an older Mac (late 2013) with CS3. Having trouble loading action. It looks like a necessary file is missing?

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  • mkjsdad
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    Thank you Ron & Chain! it works like magic. Cannot thank you enough. I can confirm this works fine on a Mac using a 64bit version of PS CC 2019 ver 20.0.1

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  • Chain
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    I see there is a bug on the website; it sends you to download *both* v2 and v2.5 (that includes the Mac plugins). Make sure you use the 2.5 one. :=)
    Not sure why it is happening, but I will get it fixed.

    Edit: It's fixed now.
    Last edited by Chain; 11-19-2018, 10:06 AM.

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  • mkjsdad
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    Hello Ron,

    I found the Mac version on the Adobe exchange as the website indicates. TY again for all of your help!!

    Mike

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  • mkjsdad
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    Ron,

    You are absolutely correct. I have the *.8bf files not the plugins. I cannot thank you enough for your help!!

    Mike

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  • Ron Chambers
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    I can only download the windows version. Let me bug Chain as the website is his chore.

    RONC

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  • Ron Chambers
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    On the Mac that file is contained in each *. plugin file so the update to PS wouldn't effect the programs. You should have six *. Plugin files not *. 8bf files on the Mac. Do you have have *.plugin files or *. 8bf files??

    Looks like you got the Windows version . I'll go see how it is setup to get the Mac version and come back to you.
    RONC
    Last edited by Ron Chambers; 11-18-2018, 07:36 PM.

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  • mkjsdad
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    Thank you Ron and I apologize that I forgot to mention that I am using it on a Mac and I don't believe the dll file works on a mac. Is that correct? I saw something in the thread about downloading the Mac version but the website only shows one version to download. Please let me know if that is not correct. and thank you for the response.

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  • Ron Chambers
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    Originally posted by mkjsdad View Post
    Hello,

    I'm very excited about using your actions/filters. However I'm getting the same error as some other folks. I am using a 64bit version of PS CC 2019 ver 20.0.1 I also have the 6 .8bf files in the plugins folder of PS CC 2019. However like others they are not showing up in the filters submenu.

    The Action starts to work when I hit Play, but it stops on Filter and the message box pops up which says "The command Filter is not currently available." So I hit Continue and after all the action steps are done the end result is an image that looks like a negative and there is no mask with stars. The mask is simply all white.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You from a newbie to your forum
    Mike B
    I believe that ver 20.0 update of PS2019 did not carry over the libfftwx64_3-3.dll file from PS2018. Have a look in folder C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 for that file. If it is gone, go to the download of Pattern Suppression as it is in that zip file.
    RONC

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  • mkjsdad
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    Hello,

    I'm very excited about using your actions/filters. However I'm getting the same error as some other folks. I am using a 64bit version of PS CC 2019 ver 20.0.1 I also have the 6 .8bf files in the plugins folder of PS CC 2019. However like others they are not showing up in the filters submenu.

    The Action starts to work when I hit Play, but it stops on Filter and the message box pops up which says "The command Filter is not currently available." So I hit Continue and after all the action steps are done the end result is an image that looks like a negative and there is no mask with stars. The mask is simply all white.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You from a newbie to your forum
    Mike B

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