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Filter Frenzy

Last night, after playing a gig with the Mag Bats at Tricycle Gardens, and, consequently, after consuming a few beers, then, to soak up the beer, devouring some fried oysters at Legend Brewing Company followed by some late night chocolate cake at home, I fell into the deep, immediate drinker’s sleep, which is always followed by the abrupt awakening at 3 AM, and then, these days, by the downing of a half tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda in a glass of water and a couple of hours of stark consciousness.

So it happened that I was awake last night at 3:30 AM exploring new filters in Photoshop when I finally found the “oil paint” filter that is, apparently, new to Photoshop CS6. This filter produces an effect that is downright sumptuous to my eyes, and it could be trouble! With my recent image series, I have always tried to walk a fine line between realism and pure fantasy. This filter may take me too far into the realm of pure fantasy. …But it is really alluring. Is this valid new territory, or the sirens on the rocks? Ah, the tribulations of aesthetic decision making! Drat those aesthetic decisions!


7 responses

  1. Really nice filter!

    October 6, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    • J Moser

      The Pixel Bender plug-in for Photoshop 5 is here: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/pixelbenderplugin/

      I’m pretty sure it’s a free plug-in and some say it has features that were lost when it was incorporated into CS6. I’m going to install it in CS5 soon.

      October 6, 2012 at 11:30 pm

  2. Althea found these sweethearts today :

    October 10, 2012 at 11:14 pm

  3. I’m looking at Wayne Henderson videos in prep of filming him at Folk Festival. Check out this Nick Lucas Copy he built and mentions it doesn’t stop ringing (a Canon as they say).

    October 11, 2012 at 8:13 am

    • J Moser

      I’m hoping to be able to take #277 with me to the festival, so I can show Wayne how beat up it is. He told me he likes to see that his instruments are being thoroughly used (so many people get them, then store them away for safe keeping). We will be pretty busy escorting Rahim AlHaj around to his performances, so I hope I’ll have time to catch up with Wayne.

      October 11, 2012 at 9:40 am

  4. Finally saw him live :

    October 14, 2012 at 12:45 am

  5. Sorry wrong video, but saw Talia watching the Tango at that event,

    October 14, 2012 at 12:47 am

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