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Luminance Bloat

Luminance Bloat (Effect)Original Image

This filter requires Filter Forge 4.0


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  • offers up to 30,000 variations;
  • can be applied to any source image in Photoshop.

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Author: Chris Goldthorpe

Filter Details

  • Downloads: 748
  • Requires Filter Forge 4.0
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Usage Rank: High
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This filter will expand the lighter areas of an image and contract the dark areas unless in invert mode in which case it will do the opposite. Uses include creating a distorted look on faces and making tree branches more twisted.


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