Panopticum’s Plugin Galaxy; A Fun And Creative Part Of The Image Effects Universe Page 2
The Coolorize filter contains two sets of RGB sliders; the sliders are used to set the range of colors that you would like to desaturate toward black (#3). For example, a setting of 64 in the first Red slider, and 192 in the second Red slider, would cause no changes to dark reds (with a value of less than 64) and bright reds (with a value of greater than 192). Reds with a value of 64-192 would be desaturated toward black.
Creating A Twilight Photo With The Coolorize Twilight Option
After selecting Twilight in the Coolorize drop-down box, the most productive way to create a twilight image is to click the Reset button (#4) (which probably should be called the "Random" button) a few times, until you find something that's close to what you have in mind. You can then fine-tune the effect using the sliders.
The Plugin Galaxy Zoom Filter
The Zoom filter is used to zoom in on and magnify a particular area of a photo, leaving the rest of the photo unaffected by the zoom. It's an effect that can be accomplished in Photoshop, but the process is a bit time-consuming. Using the Zoom filter, you can select the zoom area, a color and shape for the area's outline, and a magnification factor, all from within a single dialog box. Images #5 and #6 show a typical use of the Zoom filter.
Panopticum's Plugin Galaxy for Photoshop is available at: www.panopticum.com/ps/pg/galaxy.shtml. The package retails for $50, and a demo version is available.
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