This filter produces a type of Cross Processing effect to Images. What is different about this filter to other cross processing filter and effects is the fact that it does not only mimics the image colour and tone. This filter mimics quite a lot more. As taken from their website, “We have painstakingly analyzed the brightness, color, tone, detail, grain and texture of some of the world’s greatest movies, paintings, photographs and historical photographic processes”. The filter allows user much more control than a ordinary action which we know can be found online everywhere.
I was very excited to see that this filter allows user to use a cross processing from a varied clearly labeled sections such as Movies, Paintings, Film, Photographs, Processes and the Custom section or tab which enables user to create it’s own custom processes. Those can be created by experimenting with the presets already build in into a filter and saving a version of those. Please note that the filter contains a vast number of presets that can be used.
I loved the fact that it had it’s own GUI which was pleasantly and logically arranged. I thought that even novices to Photoshop would be able to work with Photocopy filter freely and confidently, while producing exciting visual outcomes.
You can easily create presets from your own images this function is accessed by selecting Cmd-N on a Mac or Ctr-N on Windows. A separate interface opens and allows you to memorize the brightness, color, tone, detail and grain of the image as well as texture.
The manual is written well and to the point, very often a problem in my opinion with third party plug-ins.
While I was making my video tutorial I noticed that the Plug-in was very responsive to my changes even though I was working on a very high resolution images.
Overall what makes this filter very good is it’s ability to mimic different processes while retaining the grain and the texture of the applied presets. The price of the filter is very well placed costing around $95.
I have further bought a Iphone App which proved very useful, I was able to play around with the photographs on my Iphone in a exact same way that the software for Photoshop or Final Cut Pro worked. I love the fact that you can easily apply different effects and save the images on your Iphone. I lovely new App that will stay with me for a very long time…
For more info on this filter please see my in-depth review/tutorial below.
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