Have You Tried Pixel Bender Yet?
There is a simple, yet cool new plug-in that is available over at the Adobe Labs site. It is called Pixel Bender and it is a collection of image altering effects that can yield some rather interesting effects. All of us here at NAPP HQ have all been taken by this simple little feature. Pictured here is a cool example from Dave Cross after he experimented with the oil painting filter. The cool part is that this plug-in is free! Now, does it solve any real world issues? Not necessarily, but it certainly is a lot of fun to play around with.
If you really want to get ambitious you can also download the Pixel Bender Toolkit. Which allows you to create your own filter effects to be used in the plug-in. There is also the Pixel Bender Exchange where you can download filters developed by other users. For such a simple thing, seems like there is a lot going on with it. Click here to learn more and get it now.
That is absolutely wicked – haven’t tried out the pixl bender yet, but i know what I’m going to be doing this evening!
Hey Cory!! No I have not. I followed the tutorial on how to install it in CS5 and it doesn’t seem to want to work…. If you guys could maybe post something on how to install it that would be awesome! You guys rock!
wow! it was really awesome post! thanks a lot for sharing..
Thanks for nice info. I have download Pixel Bender Toolkit and will try using it then.
I downloaded the toolkit when it was featured on Photoshop User TV, and I agree, I really like the oil painting feature. One issue with it though- I find that on my Mac I have to uncheck the ‘process on GPU’ box, otherwise I consistently get some ugly green, purple and black images. Unfortunately then, it takes forever to run; and I’m running Snow Leopard 10.6.4 with Photoshop CS5 Extended in 64 bit mode. Any ideas on where the problem lies?
What effect was used on the photograph of the farmer? That’s a great effect but I can’t find it anywhere on Adobe’s site. Please link. Thanks.
Wow! great article and informative and helpful. Thank you very much for share.
I really didn’t use the tool before but after reading this article i come to know about this tool.Thanks.
Awesome! excellent work & thanks a lot for sharing.. Clipping path
Yes, I use it and it is really fantastic tool in photoshop. I never tried such way it is described here. So, thanks a lot for sharing your interest.
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I never use it but got an idea just now from you.