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Dan Margulis' Bigger Hammer

Dan Margulis' Bigger Hammer (Effect)Original Image

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Author: jrp

Filter Details

  • Downloads: 1804
  • Requires Filter Forge 3.0
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Usage Rank: High
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Implementation of Dan Margulis' filter for compressing an image's shadows and highlights ("Bigger Hammer").The contrast enhancement can be based on the R, G, B, H, S, B or L channels.


contrast, shadow, shadows, highlight, highlights, effect, effects


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Filter Controls

  • Blur Radius
  • Strength %
  • Selector RBGHSYL
  • Enhance Shadows
  • Darken/Lighten %