My list of photoshop plug-ins

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Ulysses, Jun 23, 2011.

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    Ulysses Guest

    Here is my list of third party plugins
    works with most photoshop revisions
    Dont' follow protocol. top-post replies, thanks

    AmphiSoft Demo
    buZZ.Pro 3
    DFT Snap
    Digital Anarchy
    Digital Element
    Digital Gem
    Displacement Maps
    Eye Candy 4000
    File Formats
    Filters Unlimited 2.0
    Flaming Pear
    gittes filtre
    IconCool Studio
    Intellihance Pro 4.0
    KPT effects
    Mask Pro 2.0.4
    mehdi plugs
    PhotoText Solo
    Pixel genius
    XenofexAlien Skin
    Ulysses, Jun 23, 2011
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    Voivod Guest

    Here is me not giving a shit about your list of plug-ins.
    Voivod, Jun 23, 2011
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    Carrie Guest

    Well I like plug-ins. I just need to sort them out and keep ones I might
    Carrie, Jun 23, 2011
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    Carrie Guest

    I have some of those, eye candy, virtual painter and a few others. I'm
    looking for one I had a few years back, it was part of a set (the set had
    A,B,C for titles. Like a name and letters) I think it was called Drink to
    Me. you could slid it and it would get drunker, ending up with the picture
    faded and repeated 4 times.
    This is one I made, not sure if it was with that plug-in. I used this for
    several things, putting letters on it, and once printed it as note cards.
    This is one white daisy I took the picture of in my yard.
    Carrie, Jun 23, 2011
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    idle Guest

    idle, Jun 23, 2011
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    Carrie Guest

    What I have decided about plugins is to make a duplicate layer first, then I
    can fade the plug in and let some of the original show through.
    There was another one Saber's Magic Mirror (I have found Saber's ones but
    not that one) I think the same effect can be made using curves. I just have
    spells where I like to see what effects will do, but I don't use too man of
    them. I use drop shadow (though PS CS3 has one in filters) and weave, in one
    of the Eye Candys. A lot of the plug-ins either don't seem very useful or I
    don't know how to use them. Maybe in combination with other things.
    Some of the filters I had and used to use were with PS 7.
    I also got into brushes for awhile, and found some to download. Like ones
    of Chinese charactors, I like those. And dragons.
    Carrie, Jun 23, 2011
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    Joel Guest

    Even the file is small and just with a quick look I would say that the
    picture needs lot of Masking skill yet.

    It isn't even good for the view (it's kinda ok to impress some newbie) so
    it would be horrible for pritning.
    Joel, Jun 24, 2011
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    Carrie Guest

    Maybe the person enjoying making it.
    Carrie, Jun 24, 2011
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    Joel Guest

    Of course we do enjoy what we do, and I ain't gooa nor mean to stop what
    other doing. I just point out what I see for the person to decide.

    IOW, I can't lie to myself saying it's a perfect mask, and I bet the
    person should be able to see it too. Me? I do enjoy masking, and I use Mask
    on 99.xx% of my work.
    Joel, Jun 25, 2011
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    Carrie Guest

    I'm kind of getting into learning about masking. There are so many ways
    of doing the same things, or what might turn out the same way.
    Carrie, Jun 25, 2011
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    Joel Guest

    Masking, you may want to use Layer Mask which is very flexible.

    Me? I started with most techniques most normal people use or teaching,
    but for many years of trying I just can't get the result I want. Some
    technique I reached to some point and got stuck with no way out (years later
    I see from some video tutorial), so I developed my very own technique using
    the skills I have. And after so many years using the same techique daily on
    just about all images I get used to it and very good at it.

    So, I don't create any masked file but applying directly to the image
    (layers) and it turns out lot quicker and simpler than creating the masked
    file then fine tuning the masked file (when I treat the original image as
    masked file).

    I can't share my technique because I don't use any channel, don't use any
    normal masking trick most people use but good brusing skill with some dirty
    quick tricks (also require good brushing skill).

    Also, try to use Layer Mask on most if not all image you work on. Just
    treat it as advanced erasing tool, cloning tool, healing tool etc. then you
    will be good with masking (then you can come up with many techiques)
    Joel, Jun 25, 2011
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    Carrie Guest

    Thanks for the help. I've been finding sometimes I go through a tutorial,
    and all the little steps, and then figure out how to do it in an easier way.
    I guess it's the end result that counts.
    Carrie, Jun 25, 2011
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    Joel Guest

    You just need to MASTER few basic steps, when you are real good at it/them
    then you should know what to do with it. The reason, because when you
    mastered few basic techniques which also means you already learned what to
    do to get it.

    IOW, you don't want to do all fancy technique but the very basic sample
    ones that you use daily. And because I have worked on hundreds of thousands
    of photos so I can smell the result.

    Here is one of the most important things you may need to learn to do it.
    And it will become a habit, and you will find it's the must (that all
    professional do but newbie usually won't).

    1. BEFORE making the very first move (command), you want to STUDY the image
    to check the condition, to see what you may or can/can't not do with it

    At first, it may take awhile and you may not be able to see the result,
    but after a while (lets say years) of doing it you should be able to do in
    split second.

    2. You get to MASTER few very basic command(s) to be able to move up to the
    more advanced technique(s).

    Depending on your work, if you are retoucher then RUBBING could be one of
    them, if you are artist (drawing) then BRUSHING could be one of them (also,
    Rubbing and Brushing are pretty similar). Cuz when you have mastered the
    rubbing/bushing then you should be good with Erasing, Masking, Cloning,
    Dodge/Burn etc..

    And I would suggest NO PLUG-INS which often SLOW and STOP you from
    Joel, Jun 27, 2011
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