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Registered: August 2008
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Mucking around with photoshop plugins again.
I took the original source photos of the fish at Underwater World at Mooloolabah on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
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Registered: July 2009
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Fri November 19, 2010 1:34am

I've always loved when you've presented this technique/plug in to inanimate objects, but seeing it applied to a living, breathing, and vibrantly colored subject just makes it amazing!

I really enjoyed the previous "Ol' Spikey" image, but this version just pops in a lovely neon contrast.

Can this technique/plug in be used in a similar fashion with other live subjects, if they are vibrantly colored?

Registered: August 2008
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Fri November 19, 2010 2:16am

I don't see why it couldn't apply to other animate things. The main issue I've found is that it doesn't work too well with non-isolated subjects. The main subject tends to get merged in amongst the background if it's not separated in some way before applying the plugin.
Ol' Stripy and the lion fish stood out to me as perfect subjects for the technique as they were already somewhat isolated and both had very strong well-defined lines that the fractal algorithms can latch onto.
It's interesting to see with these though, that the smaller version of the images looks pretty poorly rendered, but the larger versions look a lot better. In fact, the real, full-full sized originals look better still.

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