Where to buy professional actions & plug-ins for photoshop?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by CoreyWhite, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. CoreyWhite

    CoreyWhite Guest

    I would assume many could be got directly through adobe, but I don't
    know where to find them either. The art project I am working on is
    online my personal website here: http://www.ckoogle.com and I feel it
    could be radically improved with the right additions to photoshop.

    Thanks in advance
     
    CoreyWhite, Jan 19, 2007
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  2. Well, Adobe doesn't as far as I know sell third party products. You would
    have to go to the publisher of the product to buy or to an online or local
    store. You don't mention what you want to do so I can't suggest any add-ons
    for you.

    Adobe has the Adobe Exchange with free actions and stuff. I don't have a
    link but you should be able to find it from Adobe's site. Do a search for
    Adobe Exchange. Maybe you will like the new interface for the site than the
    rest of us do.

    Other plug-ins to look at are:

    http://www.alienskin.com
    http://www.ononesoftware.com
    http://www.autofx.com

    Are just a few.

    ljc
     
    Little Juice Coupe, Jan 19, 2007
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  3. CoreyWhite

    CoreyWhite Guest

    I'm looking for ways to extrapolate 3d images from photographs, or to
    change photos into artowkr like sketches, and paintings. I'm finding
    ways of doing it, and it obviously takes work. Right now I am just
    taking my abillities as an artist and 3d designer to new places with
    photoshop. I didn't like those tools you linked me up to, except for
    one. "Gel" from autofx. It is perfect for creating 3d models. In
    their example gallery it showed a womans, leg and foot, in high heels.
    Except after they painted the photo up with "Gel" it looked something
    like a 3d image. I can see myself already blending 3d models into
    photos that have been applied with Gel and getting great results. But
    as for working with fine arts, I didn't find much that would help me.
    Do you know of a filter that changes photographs into sketches better
    than the native photoshop tools? I could always then make a print out
    and draw it again myself, to work from that point with the real images.
    That's the kind of stuff I'm doing anyway. :) Thank you
     
    CoreyWhite, Jan 19, 2007
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  4. CoreyWhite

    KatWoman Guest


    Atalanta
    spelling??

    is that from a photo
    or a hand drawn piece you scanned?
    and what are you trying to achieve there?? you may not need a plug in
    there are so many free image manipulation tutorials on the web

    actions are free to d/l at Adobe Studio Exchange
    (and lots of custom shapes, styles and more) but looks like you could
    improve that image with just the regular filters and tools in PS
    you can also learn a lot by looking at the way the action is built step by
    step to get ideas how to make your own actions

    I got one plug in (rarely used) called filters unlimited ..it's fun but also
    a lot of corny and over-used effects I would never use
    I tend to prefer to learn using the built in tools in PS step by step
    plug-ins and shortcuts like other people's actions are faster but you have
    less control unless you understand how to tweak them to your purposes

    http://www.photo-plugins.com/
    http://myjanee.home.insightbb.com/tutorials.htm
    http://user.fundy.net/morris/?photoshop03.shtml
    http://www.russellbrown.com/tips_tech.html
    for inspiration look at this >>>good idea for your image??
    http://www.1greeneye.net/main_1024.html
     
    KatWoman, Jan 19, 2007
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  5. CoreyWhite

    CoreyWhite Guest

    Can't find anything of interest in 1 green eye, but then again I'm not
    really sure what I'm trying to improve. Might have gone better with a
    better sketch to begin with, as it was hand drawn with some minor
    changes made in photoshop. I used some transparent plastic I bought
    through an art dealer online, that could pick up wet media like, ink,
    paint, and airbrush. It works really swell, but I'm not too good with
    those mediums. So I used a grease pencil. And it doesn't have a fine
    enough tip, or allow me to control a lot of the pressure for detailed
    work. But I'm going to keep working on it, and I like the results I'm
    getting. I just was told it isn't professional enough.

    Maybe you have some ideas that could help?
     
    CoreyWhite, Jan 20, 2007
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  6. Well for the painting and sketches one take a look at the new SnapArt
    plug-in from Alien Skin. It does a very good job, looks very real.
    http://www.alienskin.com

    ljc



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    Little Juice Coupe, Jan 20, 2007
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