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Some filter fun

Discussion in 'Retouching and Post Processing' started by Paul.r.lindqvist, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Hi!

    I was playing around a little with some "funny" images.

    Here is the original image, straight from the camera (apart from cropped on the top and resized)

    Here the steps


    2.Applying Nik color Efex 3.0 Tonal contrast on the whole image

    3.quick lasso selection around the face/hands etc. (leaving out hair clothes etc)

    4.applying (again) filter tonal contrast to the selection, deselect.

    5.desaturate (whole image)

    6.fade desaturation by 45%

    7.Applying Alien skin Snap Art filter (preset, assorted bright and detailed)

    8.convert and save for web

    Here is the result.


    I quite like the effect on goofy images like this.

    Two other examples.


  2. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Wow Paul! So that's what you've been up to, eh? :wink: Those are pretty cool. Reminds me of the movies Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly.
  3. paul....
    thanks for the lesson
    excellent result
    very cool effect... perfect for these fun pictures, as you said

    glad you are back
  4. itsmike


    Mar 2, 2008
    Greenlawn NY
    Kinda reminds me of the "Take on me Video" ( If only they were in B&W)
  5. Neat Paul, sort of looks like cartoon characters.
  6. leahp26


    Apr 28, 2008
    Southern NH
    Like this very much - I'm sure the subjects would like these as posters on their bedroom walls....
  7. Very Cool Paul!
  8. Hey guys/gals thanx!

    My plan is to make a poster with the whole family. You know these posters with dogs with extreme WA disorted faces ? I want one of those poster but with the whole family and in a cartoonsih way like these here. :) 
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