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Detail Cut-out

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

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Author: RikMaxSpeed

Filter Details

  • Downloads: 5394
  • Submitted: Mar 04, 2008
  • Usage Rank: High
  • Comments (2)


A high-pass filter is used cut-out the detail (ie: interesting) part of the photograph and then makes this float over a background with a shadow effect.You can "protect" an area around the detail by tuning the "smooth" parameter.Obliterate controls how much of the detail you want to preserve.The shadow height (blurriness) and direction (offset left/right) can be adjusted.The background can be a matte colour, but alternatively, you can let the original blurred photograph show through.


Cut-out, detail, float, shadow.


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Filter Controls

  • Fine/Coarse Detail
  • Smooth Detail Edge
  • Obliterate
  • Shadow Blurriness
  • Shadow Left/Right
  • Shadow Up/Down
  • Background Colour
  • Plain Background