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Old Jun 7, 2003, 6:19 PM   #1
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I just ordered Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0, (for 29.99 after rebates). I am just starting in this digiatl "thing". I lean towards macro photography, but my wife likes family and vacation photos. I will be working in raw format, my wife in jpg. How about some ideas for plugins?

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There's thousands of plugins - in what way do you plan to change your photos ? Sharpness, colors, noise etc...

You have to be more specific.
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Old Jun 8, 2003, 10:30 AM   #3
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Gee - I'm not sure. But I see lots of realy great photos on this site. I want sharp, clear, and intense photos. Not too much to ask for, is it?
I would also like to stitch some together ocasionally.

Is there a site where I can see the TYPES of plugins available -maybe that's the place to start?

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This is really good. You have to register (just name and e-mail). Then go to Photoshop - actions-download (select i.e most popular).

I think they can be used in elements too !?!

http://www.deepspaceweb.com/


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I just ordered Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0, (for 29.99 after rebates). I am just starting in this digiatl "thing". I lean towards macro photography, but my wife likes family and vacation photos. I will be working in raw format, my wife in jpg. How about some ideas for plugins?

Thanx,

Ron

Please avoid purchasing actions from FredMiranda.com. Fred actively encourages censorship.

As artists, we should be very concerned about censorship.

FredMiranda.com is a heavily censored site. Even trying to discuss the issue of censorship in the appropriate forum results in threads that are locked and deleted.

Please, avoid FredMiranda.com and buy actions from sites that are tolerant and encourage free expression -- sites that value intellectual freedom! You can get lots of actions around the Web without supporting censorship.

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I just ordered Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0, (for 29.99 after rebates). I am just starting in this digiatl "thing". I lean towards macro photography, but my wife likes family and vacation photos. I will be working in raw format, my wife in jpg. How about some ideas for plugins?
Hi,

Check out PixTool software index.
http://pixtool.info

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Old Jun 19, 2003, 10:17 AM   #7
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That was a good price.

The first thing you need to know is that Elements will not run Actions without a work around. You can find them at either www.dpreview.com, search for elements actions under the re-touch forum or on www.hiddenelements.com. by the author of, you guessed it, Hidden Elements.

If at this point, all you are looking to do is enhance your photos, Elements with no plugins will do the job. That's what it's for.

You cna learn alot by seeing how actions run but you can learn more buy visiting other forums and just read the way they get their results.

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Most worthwhile plugins cost money - often more than PS Elements!

It's a bit specialised, but Panorama Tools is worth having. It's intended for making panos, but installed as a plugin it can be used to correct barrel and pincushion distortion, converging lines due to perspective distortion, vignetting - to name but three. And it's free. See http://homepage.dtn.ntl.com/j.houghton/pttute.htm - it's a bit intimidating, but worth the effort.

A lot of keen retouchers like buZZPro (www.fo2pix.com). There's a free evaluation copy available (30 uses) and the cheapest version - buZZ.Simplifier 1.0 - does most of the essential stuff.

Personally I wouldn't be without Nik Sharpener. It sharpens like nothing else. Fortunately, I don't have to pay for my own copy, as it costs $330! http://www.nikmultimedia.com/usa/pro...complete.shtml

For resizing photos with no loss of quality, Genuine Fractals is really good - and different. Also pricey, though it's just about impossible to find the price on Altamira Group's website (always a bad sign).

If you want to see what's available for free - or for very little - just let your browser search for "Photoshop plugins". Most free plugins seem to produce a variety of swirls of colour and other distortions. Used in conjunction with PSP's layers, these can produce some interesting effects.

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I like http://www.thepluginsite.com/ which is very educational and has a newsletter you can subscribe to. I am a PhotoShop user so I can't tell you if these will run in Elements or not.

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For resizing photos with no loss of quality, Genuine Fractals is really good - and different. Also pricey, though it's just about impossible to find the price on Altamira Group's website (always a bad sign).
I believe Genuine Fractals was purchaed by LizardTech (who knows, maybe it was Altamira they bought). Info can be found here: http://www.lizardtech.com/solutions/photo/

The basic version runs $159.00 US.
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