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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Awaken The Artist Within

Plug in to the creative power of plug-ins

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I’ll do almost anything for a photograph. However, I won’t lie down in freezing cold water and get soaked without the proper gear. That’s something I can simulate in the digital darkroom while working in my warm and cozy studio.

To create the watery effect, I applied the Flaming Pear Flood filter (www.flamingpear.com) to the photograph, which was taken in the sub-Arctic when the temperature was -35° F. Cool, don’t you think? I darkened the sky with the Graduated Filter in Photoshop CS4.

As you experiment with plug-ins, try to think outside the box and let your imagination go wild—and awaken the artist within.

AFTER Flaming Pear

Rick Sammon has been called the “Prince of the Plug-Ins” because he shares his enthusiasm for them in his books, web TV shows, lectures and magazine articles. Visit www.ricksammon.com.

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