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May 17, 2007 7:13 AM   Subscribe

Free Photoshop Plug-ins : Virtual Photographer for "professional" results. Filters and plugins from ad and design agency, Richard Rosenman. AutoFX Mosaic, for making your photos look as if they were created out of a mosaic tile. HDR Soft, (trial s/w) for increading dynamic range of photographs, and creating and HDR look. Power Touche for creating divinely-inspired photographs. And many more.
posted by psmealey (20 comments total) 78 users marked this as a favorite

 
Thanks for these plugin links - very useful!
posted by homodigitalis at 7:18 AM on May 17, 2007 [2 favorites]


I'm feeling a little dubious about the usefulness of the Power Touche plug in, but since it's free, there's no reason to complain about it.
posted by Dave Faris at 8:13 AM on May 17, 2007


Duly bookmarked. Thanks, this is excellent.
posted by mygothlaundry at 8:14 AM on May 17, 2007


That virtual photographer plug-in is quite nice. I'm doctoring up some of my Flickr pics this very moment.

Thanks!
posted by gummi at 8:15 AM on May 17, 2007


I was prepared to snark because there are some awful, awful free filters floating around out there, but these are great.
posted by fleetmouse at 8:40 AM on May 17, 2007


Yeah, the powertouche one is a bit schlocky (really more whimsical than anything else), but the others are pretty darn good. I have started experimenting with a few myself.
posted by psmealey at 8:43 AM on May 17, 2007


If you could have that Golden Mean screen as an option in your digital camera, I think that might be cool.
posted by Dave Faris at 9:01 AM on May 17, 2007


Isn't it called Power Retouche, not Power Touche?
posted by unmake at 9:37 AM on May 17, 2007


Yes it is, unmake. Thanks for the correction.
posted by psmealey at 9:39 AM on May 17, 2007


VirtualPhotographer, PC only, because the real photographers have Macs. ho hum.
posted by bonaldi at 9:51 AM on May 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


While we're on the subject, there's an intriguing tutorial on how to fake HDR at hdrphotos.net.
posted by skryche at 10:50 AM on May 17, 2007


If you could have that Golden Mean screen as an option in your digital camera, I think that might be cool.

You can do this yourself. Just draw some lines on a couple of pieces of clear laminate that you can place over you camera's display.
posted by srboisvert at 11:12 AM on May 17, 2007


I get a lot of use out of the Xero free filters. They're what helped me turn this into this using the lineart, art grain, and illustration filters.
posted by FunkyHelix at 12:31 PM on May 17, 2007


I love Virtual Photographer, used on a photo here and there.
posted by andihazelwood at 4:40 PM on May 17, 2007


I get a lot of use out of the Xero free filters. They're what helped me turn this into this using the lineart, art grain, and illustration filters.

That final result is really lovely. Thank you for sharing.
posted by andihazelwood at 4:42 PM on May 17, 2007


FunkyHelix, that's really nice.
posted by leahwrenn at 4:50 PM on May 17, 2007


Aw, thanks.
posted by FunkyHelix at 5:53 PM on May 17, 2007


Check these two Photoshop scripts out: One imitates a Holga, and the other one is like a Lomo look. A little tricky to install, but amazing.

posted by chuckdarwin at 1:26 AM on May 18, 2007


Hey, thanks psmealey!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:43 AM on May 18, 2007


If you use Bibble, check out my plug-ins here (freeware versions available, supporting Win/Mac/Linux).
posted by seanmpuckett at 8:57 AM on May 18, 2007


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