Examples of Photoshop Artistic and Brush Stroke Filter Effects

Posted in Humor, Photography Tricks on November 16th, 2009 by MadDog
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This one is going to make you wonder. My primary graphics arts workstation recently turned belly-up and went “pop”. When rebuilding it, I discovered, to my dismay, that I’d lost a few folders because I did not have them clicked for backup. Horrors!  A SYSADMIN lost some files – not supposed to happen. Especially his own files!

There was nothing that I couldn’t easily replace. One of them was a folder of example Photoshop filter effects. I like to keep a folder filled with example filter effects applied to an image with which I’m familiar. Still-life type images work best, because they’re simple and usually have a variety of textures and colours. I wanted one that included a graphics art image and a photograph. I remembered a post that I did a long time ago which included an image that I shot in a gun shop (ironic, eh?). The place was a real loony bin – Don’s Guns in Indianapolis. Here’s the original post and here’s the original image:

The original James Bond Gun image - a Walther P-38I’ll show you a few full-sized image of some of the interesting filters. Here’s one called Plastic Wrap:The Plastic Wrap filter - looks like an evidence bagIt has the creepy effect on this image of making it look as if it’s all tucked away in an evidence bag. “Yeah, Jordan. The gun and the book are all bagged up here for you.”

This one is called Sponge, like in, “Who shot Sponge Bob Squarepants?” Look, it’s got his blood all over it.

The Walther with the Sponge filter appliedExcept it should be yellow, I suppose.

This one is Rought Trade. No, wait! I got that wrong. It’s Rough Pastels.  Big difference!

The Walther with the Rough Pastels filter

Looks like a very useful filter for fruits. I remember eating a watermelon once (not the whole thing) which had been carefully injected over a period of a week with a fifth of vodka. Everything looked pretty much like the image above. It’s not an excercise that I recommend unless you have your sweet tooth well under supervision.

Anyway, here is a gallery some more of the more useful Artistic and Brush Stroke filters applied to the image:

I had to trade off my Walther P-38 for an Indian Arms piece in stainless steel. The Walther rusted like a pig. I was forever cleaning it.

I don’t have a gun any more. I carry my trusty Canon G9 in my holster on my belt. I figure that, if I absolutely must, I can club a guy unconscious with it and then take his picture.

It’s that tough!

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