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Pixel bender for CS5 (review)
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swanseamale47
Date Posted: Oct/18/2010 11:32 AM
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Pixel bender is a free plug-in (sort of) from Adobe, once installed it accessed from the filter menu, theres a selection of different effects, of the pre-loaded ones Oil paint is about the best (you can make and download more effects) You can make the effect even better by first playing around with a "wet" mixer brush on the original image.

In use it works fairly well, it is fairly ram heavy but even runs fine on my old-ish (but decent spec) laptop, so any half decent computer should run it ok.

It's got lots of potential, and the price is just right for me FREE.

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The interface in oilpait option, with various sliders to ajust the effect




The finished image



 Message edited by: swanseamale47 on 10/18/2010 11:36:33

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Victor
Date Posted: Oct/18/2010 10:23 PM
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Have you tried this with the Droste effect?

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 Message edited by: Victor on 10/18/2010 22:30:05

droste and lomo.jpgdroste and lomo.jpg ( 565 Kbytes)
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Victor
Date Posted: Oct/18/2010 10:31 PM
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another

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casper.jpgcasper.jpg ( 427 Kbytes)
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swanseamale47
Date Posted: Oct/19/2010 3:41 AM
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I have tried it Victor but it didn't work very well on the image I tried it on, yours works much better.
I have downloaded some more filter? to add to it but had problems when I first tried them, when I checked I had accidently added some for after effects which are not compatable so I have to go through them all and check before I put them back in.

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Victor
Date Posted: Oct/19/2010 1:31 PM
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Here's one using the Tube Spin filter, reminds me of looking down the inside of a rifle barrel

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swanseamale47
Date Posted: Oct/19/2010 2:13 PM
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Makes me get to get the pull through out. Very much like the opening on the James Bond movies.
Wayne

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jimmy h
Date Posted: Oct/19/2010 4:34 PM
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i quite like the oil painting effect not sure on the others, wouldnt buy them but if they are a free download they cant do any harm, cheers fellas.

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Victor
Date Posted: Oct/20/2010 10:51 AM
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IMHO, much of what pixel bender does might be useful for backgrounds. There's not much of interest on the Adobe exchange yet.

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richardalois
Date Posted: Feb/27/2011 6:37 AM
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I love Pixelbender! This is one of mine:Pixelbender

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swanseamale47
Date Posted: Feb/27/2011 12:25 PM
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That works really well on that image, very nice.
Wayne

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Camera Happy
Date Posted: May/27/2011 11:36 AM
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Cool effect, actually... Nice art piece!

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swanseamale47
Date Posted: May/27/2011 1:02 PM
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It doesn't do too bad a job, but you do need to find a setting that works for you.

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