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Iris Flower With Photoshop Filters

In the last post, I showed you my set up for photographing an iris flower intended for my designs. In this post, I share my creative Photoshop filter explorations.

The Master File

I’m not going to go into great detail on my master file preparation – I’ll cover that in another post, but basically I do all my retouching, file cutout, and clarity work first so I have a good base to work from. For around 90% of my master files I like to use the *Topaz Labs Clarity filter. I’ll sometimes use the *Topaz Labs Detail filter or the Nik filters.

Master photoshop file

Creative Filters

After I have my cutout, retouched, and tuned master file, I start exploring different creative filters.

Filters Used For This Image:

  • *Topaz Labs Clarity, Clean, Simplicity, BW Effects, and Impression filters.
  • Photoshop’s Filters: Artistic/Cutout. Sketch /Conté, and Stamp.
The Photoshop Artistic filters only work on 8 bit images! If it isn’t showing up, check the Image/Mode menu.

Click for lightbox viewing

I’ll try to show you some of these in use in later posts. I played around with an interesting effect using the Photoshop /Sketch / Stamp version as a mask for a texture.

Resources

* *Topaz Labs Filters is an affiliate link. I get a small commission from any sales resulting from a click from this site (at no extra cost to you.) I really do love these filters. Nearly all of my own images use one of these filters. Thank you for supporting the site!

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