Examples of Photoshop Artistic and Brush Stroke Filter Effects

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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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5 Responses to “Examples of Photoshop Artistic and Brush Stroke Filter Effects”

  1. Steve Goodheart Says:

    I enjoyed seeing all those effects—way cool. What an amazing program Photoshop is, and I say this “from a distance,” not as a user, though I sure some some magic done at my old publishing house with Photoshop.

    You are safer now without the gun; its natural falling away is a reflection of your gain, I dare say, in “light-ness.” And as you say, that’s quite a “club” you have! 🙂

  2. MadDog Says:

    Photoshop is so much fun that it is almost too tempting for me. I’ve made the same mistake several times in my life. Taking something that I love to do for fun and trying to make a living doing it. The list would shock you.

    I don’t know which came first, the chicken or the egg. I used to be a pretty violent person. You don’t want to know! This had some horribly negative effects on my relationships, as you can imagine. Then I gave up hunting. Then I gave up carrying a gun. Then I gave up guns altogether (sold them all). During this time, my life was becoming more peaceful. I don’t know which was the cause and which was the effect.

    And, I don’t care.

  3. Steve Goodheart Says:

    I bet it’s no longer than my list is! Ah, dear sweet humans! We yearn so much.

    It’s hard to sort out the cause and effects in stuff like that, but ultimately, I think all changes start within. Even so, when we make an external change, we get a positive feedback loop of good going, and every good act gives rise to the next…subtly, powerfully, the good does its stuff and we are different people and the better for it. Or something like that.

  4. MadDog Says:

    The positive feedback loop is the important factor here, I think. I’ve seen it facilitate remarkable changes in my life, most good, some not so good. You have to learn to use it as a tool.

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