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Andrew B.

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Sketch and Color by Andrew B.
http://www.filterforge.com/filters/385.html

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Andrew B.

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I just released an upgrade to Sketch and Color. Here are some samples. The top image is made with preset 7, bottom is preset 13.

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Andrew B.

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Top is preset 9, bottom is preset 6.

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Andrew B.

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Left is preset 1, right is preset 4.

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Andrew B.

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Click on the images above to see a larger version. The small images don't really show the results very well.

If you decide to try Sketch and Color, don't become discouraged if you don't get a good result with every photo. Even the same preset will not look the same on every picture you try. A lot depends on the luma and chroma distribution of the picture.

The way I approach a picture is to click every preset, pick the one that has the most promise, and tweak from there. Then I usually touch it up in Photoshop. But for the sample images above, I took them straight from Sketch and Color.

Here's one more example. I made this one with an early version of Sketch and Color. It is based on the current Preset 5, except with Intensity and Low Gain increased a little.
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SpaceRay
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WOW!! This looks really wonderful and beautiful. And with many possible combinations and presets ready to use.

And this is your first filter ? Is really great. I like it very much. It seems you have a good future as filter forge if you continue this way

I will have to experiment and try it on some images to see really how powerfull and useful this can be and the greta potential it can have.

Thanks very much for creating this beauty and share it here. Lovely

The lifesaver image of the main thumbnails does not give really a great preview of what this good filter can do, and is a pity that some could miss this only by looking at the thumbnails.
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Andrew B.

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Thanks, SpaceRay.

For anyone who tries this filter, I suggest running about 10 of your photos and see what works. My best luck has been with portraits, flowers, and animals. I've had no luck with landscapes and buildings. And sometimes it helps to run a jpeg filter beforehand.

If you come up with any great presets, please let me know.
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geekatplay
Vladimir Chopine

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Nice filter, interesting 2343++ downloads in one day on this filter? tell secret?
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Morgantao
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geekatplay, he's got a big family smile:D
I'm guessing you're referring to the fact that the release date in the filter page is Jan 3 2012 - that's actually the update date. The filter itself exists for a while now.
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Vladimir Chopine

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I thought about it, just got confused on post dates smile:)
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BeatriceMcKeown
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I think this is lovely smile:)
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Andrew B.

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Here's a tutorial for the filter. I hope this helps. Link to tutorial

And thank you Beatrice. smile:)
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lipebianc
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Great filter, Andrew! smile:)
Thank you for sharing the tutorial with the community!!
"From the moment we are born, we start being filtered..."
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lipebianc
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smile;)

"From the moment we are born, we start being filtered..."
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Andrew B.

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Thanks, Lipebianc. And nice picture.

I have more results I've made and maybe I'll post them. But for now, here are some I made a long time ago with Sketch and Color. They are Woman, Cat, and Flower. The other pictures in the gallery are not made with Filter Forge.
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lipebianc
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Great stuff, Andrew! (just saw them today... better late than never smile:) )

This is a very cool filter indeed!
Keep up the good work!

"From the moment we are born, we start being filtered..."
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Kraellin
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cool! smile:)
If wishes were horses... there'd be a whole lot of horse crap to clean up!

Craig
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Andrew B.

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I should have checked back here sooner. I like your latest addition, Lipebianc. Thanks for posting.
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Skybase
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I love this filter! smile:D
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Andrew B.

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I noticed that Photoshop CS6 Oil Paint filter understands how hair flows. So tested to see if it could smooth the hair in results created by Sketch and Color. Below is the before and after. The trick is to pull all the Oil Paint sliders down to zero, and then adjust the hair using only the Stylization and Cleanliness sliders. Once the hair is right, click okay. Then use a layer mask to restore the non-hair parts of the photo that Oil Paint deformed.

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