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Old 10-15-2006, 01:20 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Andrew B. View Post
I tried the demo and had trouble getting the gradient to look as though it was a natural tone of the photo. I don't know if it was the plugin, or just me. But if you want to compare two gradient filters before you buy, you can also look at Photographic Filters from ChromaSoftware http://www.chromasoftware.com/photographic_filters.htm.
Thanks, I'll have a look at that as well.

Originally Posted by Andrew B.
BTW, Red Paw Media's Bleach Bypass Pro plugin is a real standout among special effect plugins. Aside from being the best Bleach Bypass simulation I've seen, the controls are so flexible you can use it for high contrast and grain effects that are not strictly within the bleach bypass look.
I have the free Bleach Bypass downloaded, but not installed yet. But at the moment I'm mostly interested in filters that can be used for "repair and retouch" (color corrections, noise reduction, etc.) rather than special effects.

I'm sure my "through the window" pics can be corrected somehow, but haven't worked out yet exactly how to tackle them. The information is there, I 'just' have to tease it out. It looks like a color filter (tinted glass!), with sometimes a very slight gradient - so I'll need something like a color filter only to "subtract" rather than "add"; but that would probably be just a layer setting. That's as far as my thinking has got so far.

And I have some taken with high ISO settings (some scans, too) that will need good noise reduction - I have candidates for that as well, just will need to get the filters and experiment before spending my precious euros...

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