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Helmholtz-Kohlrausch Effect

Helmholtz-Kohlrausch Effect (Effect)Original Image

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Author: jrp

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  • Downloads: 1991
  • Requires Filter Forge 3.0
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Usage Rank: High
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Darkens neutral colours (which makes colourful areas seem brighter) and suppresses duller colours to simulate the Helmholtz-Kohlrausch Effect and give pictures more depth. The whole picture can then be made more colourful using other means (eg, Colour Boost).Based on a Picture Postcard Workflow (PPW) action by Dan Margulis.


Helmholtz-Kohlrausch, effect, depth


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