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Absolute color

Absolute Color is based on a hue wheel subdivised into 6 sectors of 60 degrees. Choose a sector to restrict the tints of the image to this one.

Example 1: Here the magenta-red sector was chosen.

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Example 2: Applied to the full spectrum, the sector green-cyan gives result below:

  • This filter has two options:
  • Preserve Lum:
    When this option is checked, the luminance is protected. However, when it is unchecked, the plugin does not make any calculation!!! The three values r,g,b of each colors are just sorted out according to the chosen sector. Recommendation: leave marked.
  • Invert Hue:
    Let's suppose that you chose the yellow-red sector. If you mark this option, the red tints will be inverted with the yellow tints.

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Blot2
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  • Since the version 2, this plugin proposes three modes :
  • Normal: this mode is the most simple. Blots combine the background colour and the foreground colour.
  • Camouflage: this mode allows to stack blots of differents colours to obtain a "camouflage" texture. The area occupied by each colour, is in term of probability, the same.
  • Gradient: this mode exploits the Gradient Map effect. It works with gradients made by Gradient Smithy plugin.

With the "save file" option, you will be able to collect several interesting textures

Examples: realized in the gradient mode. Preset files of the three examples below are supplied with the plugin .

Water
Fire
Chrome

  • Description of main controls:
  • Size: set the size of the blots.
  • Size Range: for a better control of the size, specify the range of size you wish to work with.
  • Ratio: relation between the width and height of blots.
  • Hardness: (camouflage and normal mode)
    Increase this parameter so that spots distinguish themselves clearly. However do not abuse of it to avoid aliasing effect.
  • Repartition: (normal mode)
    Control the importance of spots using the foreground colour with regard to spots using the background colour.
  • Color Number: (camouflage mode)
    Number of colours exploited by the camouflage mode. Use + and - buttons to vary this number.
  • Freq: (gradient mode)
    This parametre allows to obtain streaks. The more streaks frequency is important and the more blots size must be increased.
  • Offset: (gradient mode)
    Exactly the same parameter as for the plugin Gradient Smithy. It remains directly accessible.

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Color Mega Mix
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Color MegaMix modifies the colors of any image. It is based on two rows of colors: 8 source colors and 8 target colors. According to these data, the plugin reconstructs completely the color space.

  • Typical use:
  • to choose a column use radio buttons.
  • to define a source color use the eyedropper.
  • to define the target color use R/G/B or H/S/B controls.

One of the difficulties you might encounter, is that you can't set randomly source colors. Indeed the plugin has to resolve a system of equations, and if this system has no solution a warning is shown. Click the cross button to return to the last valid system.

Example 1: Obtaining weird color effects is quite easy.

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To facilitate the use of the plugin , you can make quick saves. Click the right button to save, and on the left one to restore. Each radio button corresponds to a different save.


Retouching an image is a delicate operation. Here, the eyedropper is required. Be careful, the choice of the column is not harmless! Indeed, every time you define a new source color, you have to give up an other one. And the new source color has to be the closest possible to the previous one (for a reliable retouch). For example, if you want to work with the orange source color, you have to give up either the red, or the yellow; and this choice is not indifferent!

Example 2: realize unique retouch.

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In principle, every time you click with the eyedropper in the preview window, you do not observe any change. In fact, the eyedropper retrieve at the same time the source color and the target color. The plugin resolves a system of equations, reaches a solution close to the previous one; this leads to no visible change. Sometimes, the usage of the eyedropper is refused ; 'cause the target color is "out of gamut", it can't be retrieved.

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Contrast Balance plus

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Imagine, the traditional filter luminosity/contrast, decomposed into four balances constant/contrast, resting on the following four oppositions: white-black, red-cyan, green-magenta, blue-yellow. You obtain a powerful tool, allowing to adjust colours and contrast. Whether it is to obtain artistic effects, or to retouch an image, you will adopt very quickly this plugin !

Example 1 : Parameters are:

constant
contrast
opposition black-white
20
13
opposition red-cyan
0
0
opposition green-magenta
0
0
opposition blue-yellow
0
40

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Example 2 : Parameters are:

constant
contrast
opposition black-white
50
37
opposition red-cyan
-75
40
opposition green-magenta
25
-46
opposition blue-yellow
77
-51

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Curves
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The plugin Curves proposes eight predetermined, interesting curves. Interface shows several miniatures of curves; select one and observe impact on the image.

Example: The button javascript below was obtained by using a texture of "mortar". We were able to obtain two variations of this texture by using curves. Put the cursor over the button to test it.


Last remarks: interface includes two columns. Right functions are the reciprocal of left functions. For a brief description of the curves' effects, position your cursor over each miniature, and wait for the tooltip.

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Edges Fx
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This plugin take advantage of an edge detection algorithm (precise) to obtain various artistic effects.

Here's the main effects:

Original Image
Colorize
Sat Boost
Sketch


  • Here is a brief description of the effects that allow this plugin :
  • Colorize: Color outlines with the color of your choice, and with the thickness you wish.
  • Erode/dilate: Give the feeling that the outline was eroded or dilated.
  • Sat Boost: Increase the saturation of outlines. By nature, outlines tend to present a weak saturation. The result is weird.
  • Sketch: give to the image the appearance of a sketch. Allows to vary the saturation of outlines and of the background; what authorizes numerous variations for this effect.

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Equalizer
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This plugin offers three methods of equalization, with several options to make this process as much as possible exploitable. In fact, what is equalization? Roughly speaking, equalization is a process that generate for each image the "optimal" curve which once applied to that image would improve contrast, in a relevant way. To reach that result, the process exploits intensively the histogram of frequencies.

Here's the three equalization methods, applied to the same image:

Original Image
Levels
Contrast
Luminosity

  • Here's a brief description of the three methods:
  • Levels: Equalize the three channels R,G,B in an independent way. Can improve dramatically contrast. However this method often introduces important distortions of tints. Reserve it for particular cases.
  • Contrast: Apply the same curve to the three channels. Frequencies of the three channels are totalized here to generate the curve. This method is generally the most satisfying.
  • Luminosity: Preserve hue and saturation. Luminosity is modified, or directly by equalizing this one (option: perceptual), or indirectly by equalizing one of the three channels.
  • Without adjustments, equalization gives barely interseting results. That's why three parameters were introduced:
  • Highlights/Shadows: Specify the percentage of lightest and darkest pixel you wish to ignore.
  • Amount: parameter "amount" allows to moderate the extreme character of equalization. When this parameter is null, the plugin proceeds to a simple linear adjustment by exploiting highlights and shadows settings.
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Eraser classic
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Eraser classic allows to erase easily a given colour. A typical use: activate the eyedropper, select the colour directly in the preview window, and adjust tolerance .

Example: Here the sky between trees has been erased.

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Remark: do not forget that you can use the History Brush Tool of Photoshop to restore the opacity of certain parts.


  • As regards the used algorithm, the plugin proposes two of it:
  • Sphere Method: means deducting a sphere in the space of colour (r, g, b). The sphere center is the color you wish to erase, and its radius is proportional to the tolerance.
  • Cube Method: means deducting a cube in the space of colour (r, g, b). The cube center is the color you wish to erase, and its sides are proportional to the tolerance.
  • For the same tolerance, cube method erases less than sphere method.
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Eraser genuine
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Eraser Genuine modifies image transparency according to two criteria: a colour you wish to erase and a colour you wish to protect. So, this plugin is particulary suitable for images where two colours oppose clearly.

Select with the eyedropper the colours you wish from the current application (background colour to erase, foreground colour to protect). Launch the plugin and the greatest part of the work is done!

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The plugin retrieve automatically the background and foreground colour, from the host application. However, you can modify them from the plugin's dialog, to optimize result. Press Reset to restore the two colours.


  • The Opacity box re-scales the transparency:
  • Increase minimum parameter "to clean" the background.
  • Decrease maximum parameter "to get back" certain erased parts.
  • Auto option allow to adjust automatically minimum and maximum parameters.

The sophisticated algorithm of this plugin, can be useful for subtle replacements of colour. So, in the example below, reflections on the water became red.

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After

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Fine Threshold
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Unlike the traditional threshold command of Photoshop, the plugin Fine Threshold allows to get quickly, anti-aliased and sharp shapes.

Example 1: This plugin works particularly well with scanned logos. This proves to be useful, if you wish to reproduce a logo for a website. Compare the result with a normal threshold ...

Original Image
Fine Threshold
Normal Threshold

Example 2: This plugin allows to get interesting shapes. From left to right : we took an ordinary shape, applied some gaussian blur, and finally used effect Fine Threshold.

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  • Remarks:
  • Quality of the result depends of the image. The plugin Fine Threshold doesn't like noize, posterization of levels (revealed by regular histogram gaps), extremly smooth transitions (case of big gradients).
  • Avoid excessive values for the threshold (near 0 or near 255).

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Fur 2
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The plugin Fur 2, disperse a simple figure (line or circle, configurable dimensions/thickness) over the whole image.

  • Each figure can be filled according to two modes:
  • Solid: The figure is filled with a single color (determinated by the figure's center).
  • 180 deg: Image source content is kept; but rotation of 180 degrees around the figure's center is performed.

Example 1: A quick glance of the effects available ...

Original Image
Circle, Solid
Line, Solid
Line, 180 deg

Example 2: Here, image's layer was duplicated; and then we worked on the new layer. First we used the plugin Fur 2, with the option "Transparent Background" checked, and a density of 75%. Then we applied a Layer Style (Drop Shadow) within Photoshop.

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2
3

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Gradient Smithy
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Gradient Smithy allows, among others, to realize what photoshop calls gradient map effect. Clearly, the plugin uses any gradient to associate to every level of luminosity a colour. Furthermore, Gradient Smithy allows to create first complex gradients, quite easily.

Example: to illustrate the gradient map effect.

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After


And now, we are going to study the plugin's interface.

From a fundamental point of view the plugin possesses two totally separated modes: creation mode and application mode .

Creation mode

Mode creation is mode by default. In this mode very few options are available. Even the OK button is missing! In fact, everything happens in the preview window.

In the preview window, drag across the colors you want to sample. The sample begins where you click and ends where you release. During the drag, a gradient preview is displayed in real time!


From creation mode to application mode

When you go into the application mode, the plugin possesses in memory, the gradient you just have created. If it is not the case, the plugin automatically proposes one.

At this stage you have four possibilities:
1To retouch the gradient: gaussian blur, contrast, offset etc ..
2To save (in .gds format) the last gradient in memory.
3To load in memory another gradient (in .gds format).
4To see and to apply the "gradient map" effect. ( The OK button comes back).

From application mode to creation mode

When you return in the creation mode, the last gradient in memory is lost! So be careful, and save your work ...

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Grain Natural 2
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Grain Natural 2 allows to generate grains of variable size. This plugin exploits colours already present in the image to achieve a "natural" result. NB : Grain natural is suitable particularly for images with strong contrast.

Example 1: The new version 2 allows to vary size and aspect ratio of grains. Result is aesthetic.

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Example 2: activate option "basic grain", to get a thin grain.

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Notice that this filter does not affect all the colours in the same way. The farthest colours from the neutral grey (on the example above: the wall and the shadow) are the least affected.

  • Description of main controls:
  • Size: set the size of the grains.
  • Strength: intensity of the grains. Even when this parameter is high, details of the image remain recognizable.
  • Ratio: relation between the width and height of grains.
  • Basic Grain: when this option is marked, pixels are processed in an independent way.

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HSL Plus
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  • HSL Plus is similar to the traditional hue/saturation/luminosity balance, but with some "Plus":
  • A better colour integrity, especially for the luminosity.
  • A better control of the luminosity, notably the possibility of modifying contrast.
  • The possibility of making an automatic contrast (due to the Auto button) then of re-adjusting.
  • Three Out of Gamut Clipping methods.

Example 1: Here, we made a simple rotation of the tint of 180 °. Compare the two results below.

Original image
Photoshop
HSL Plus

Example 2: Here we pressed the Auto button , then set the saturation to level 50.

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After

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Kaleidoscope 2.1

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Kaleidoscope 2.1 is a plugin which proceeds to multiple symmetries to obtain beautiful patterns.

  • Since the version 2, this plugin proposes three spinning effects:
  • Mirror: traditional effect. Consecutive sectors are symmetric.
  • Copy: takes a sector and repeat it. Transition between consecutive sectors are antialiased.
  • Blend: turn the complete image, several times; and realize a blend.

Version 2.1 corrects some aliasing effects due to "undersampling". In other words, you should get a higher quality for your picture when you "Zoom Out" a lot.

Example 1: Compare "Mirror" effect with "Copy" effect.

Original Image
Mirror
Copy

Example 2: effect "blend" allows to obtain unusual textures.

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After

Example 3: effect "blend " is applied here to parallel lines. Amazing, isn't it?

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  • Description of main controls:
  • Petals/Sectors: corresponds to number of sectors in the pattern. For the "Mirror" effect, one petal corresponds to two symmetric sectors.
  • Rotate: to turn pattern.
  • Zoom Out: to reduce pattern.
  • Offset Box: to vary pattern. This box contains up to 3 parameters. We suggest to press the "Random" button ....
  • Brightness/Contrast: ("blend" effect). Mixing image's colours induce a loss of contrast. Brightness/Contrast controls allow to compensate this loss.

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Local Equalization

This plugin proceeds in every pixel to a local equalization of the luminosity, with a matrix of 17x17 pixels. From an artistic point of view, local equalization can be interesting if you wish to stress the aspect of a given texture. But this process can be also used to analyze an image where certain details are barely perceptible.

Example 1: From left to right: the original texture, the result of the local equalization, and the final result obtained by blending the effect at 20 %.

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3

Example 2: The image below is normally available in the folder "samples" of Photoshop. Note the explosion of details.

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Remark: It is not recommended to use highly compressed images because local equalization reveals even more compression artifacts. (especially .jpeg)

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Projection
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The plugin Projection provides a collection of interactive perspective effects: ability to tile image in infinite space (copy or mirror mode), or to repeat edges ...
Bonus: the unusual "Bilinear Distortion".

The 3D effect can be reached simply by moving the corners of the image (in the preview window). Warning: Each time you perform this kind of operation you should press just after the button . (Otherwise quality of the preview is "draft" and is not representative of the final output).

Example 1: Here we used the mode "copy tiling". Despite the quality of the final result, the picture is processed rather fast.

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After

Example 2: effect "repeat edges" is a true enjoyment. Notice how rays focus on the center.

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After

Example 3: Here we checked option "Bilinear Distortion". Is it a gadget or much more ? A thing is sure: i'm still playing with it!

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After

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Posterizer
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Posterizer is a plugin which offers the possibility to posterize the luminosity and the hue.

Example:

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  • Description of main controls:
  • Preserve Saturation: it is recommended to leave this option marked, except when you look for a strict posterization of the luminosity (to the detriment of the colour).
  • Posterize: control the number of levels for the posterization of the luminosity.
  • Strength: intensity associated to the posterization of the luminosity.
  • Primatize: intensity associated to the posterization of the hue. The posterization of the hue is limited to three levels only.
  • Shift: to vary the three basic hues associated to the posterization of the hue.

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Quick Mirror

Photoshop provides all the necessary tools to proceed to a symmetry. However it can turn out boring. With Quick Mirror, it will take you 2 seconds!

To be able to work, a free area ( a zone with a sole colour) has to be next or surround the basic part. See illustration below:

And here's the result:

Here's another example: (below) Note that it works also with a transparent zone. Note also how the big free spaces are processed.

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After

  • To proceed quickly, just before making a symmetry, i suggest three methods:
  • Increase canvas size.
  • Select the zone you wish, and do a layer via copy (Photoshop: Ctrl + J)
  • Select the zone you wish, invert the selection (Photoshop: Shift+Ctrl+I) then erase (Suppr). Do not forget to deselect (Photoshop: Ctrl +D).

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Seamless Border 2
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This plugin allows to make any image seamless. (No discontinuities when image is repeated several times).
  • Since the Version 2 , this plugin offers 3 Join Mode:
  • Compact : Seamless transition is deduced by overlapping borders of two successive tiles, and blending them in a linear way. Advantage: usually, provide the best apparent continuity between tiles. Disadvantage: size of the ending tile vary with the "Border Size" setting, and you have to crop the result manually.
  • Stretch: Unlike "Compact Mode", tiles are first extended by stretching borders.
  • Mirror: Unlike "Compact Mode", tiles are first extended by using symmetries. Note: this is the mode used by Version 1 .

Example: From top to bottom : original tile, and then respectively the three Join Mode: Compact, Stretch, Mirror (Tile direction= Horizontal & Border Size= 50).


  • Advices:
  • First, check option "Offset XY 50 %"; then adjust the size of the transition until you are satisfied with the result. Finally uncheck option "Offset XY 50 %".
  • With Photoshop, it's better to apply "Compact mode" to a layer with transparency enabled ("Transp" option checked). Then do "Ctrl + click" on the layer to quickly select the tile. And then from the menu, do "Image/Crop".

  • Description of main controls:
  • Size Range: for a better control of the "border size" parameter, specify the range of size you wish to work with.
  • Border Size: size in pixel of the transition used at the border of the image.
  • Tile Direction: If a tiling is already continuous in the vertical direction, then why introduce a useless blur in that direction? If so, choose horizontal direction etc....
  • Join Mode: Algorithm that generates the seamless transition.
  • Offset XY 50 %: I added this option only to make quickly a test. However, if you leave the option checked, offset stays in the final output. Remark: in a html page, if you want to customize the vertical or horizontal offset, do not forget that you can use style sheets.
  • Opposite Sides: With Compact Mode, and Offset XY 50% unchecked, transitions are distributed on a single side of the tile. Move them from position top-left to bottom-right by checking this option.

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Weaver

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Weaver is an effect which imitates weave.

Example 1:

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Example 2: Here, the texture is "bigger" than the previous example.

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  • Description of controls:
  • Size Range: for a better control of the size, specify the range of size you wish to work with.
  • Size: specify the texture size. The more this one is big and the more the loss of details is important.

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(thanks a lot to mehdiplugins.com)


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