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Natasha Pliss
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July Monthly Theme


July Monthly Theme is Photoshop Filters. I'd like to know if it means only PS own filters or any plug-in collection we can think of (Topaz, Nik, Alien Skin, etc.). Also it would be nice to know what kind of a filter(s) was used for every MT image.

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7/2/2014 7:06:14 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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  Good question, Natasha - I wondered the same thing.


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7/3/2014 7:11:32 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  I think a 3rd party plug-in filter like NIK, Topaz, Flexify, etc qualify as a Photoshop filter. Unclear if BP will clarify this. If not, I'll assume they are ok for theme.


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7/3/2014 7:22:01 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  Also, I don't view HDR or photo stitching as filters, even though they are part of Photoshop. I suppose it's a gray area.


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7/3/2014 7:26:25 AM

 
Natasha Pliss
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  Monnie and Ken, thank you for responding. I hope BP will clarify this. If a 3rd party plug-in filters can be used, why bother with this MT? Everything can be put in the Digital Darkroom. But then again, it's good when you can choose from the 2 categories.


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7/3/2014 9:25:26 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  Natasha, I like "Photoshop Filters" as a theme, especially if folks say which filters they use, and/or how they used them...an educational thing. If BP limits the theme to just those filters that come out of the box with Photoshop, then the judges will pass over a lot of the theme entries.


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7/3/2014 10:37:53 AM

 
Jill Odice
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  They never clarify ...they always leave it up to our own interpretation :-) This one should be fun as I use lots of NIK and Flaming Pear filters...Glad we can resubmit stuff!


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7/3/2014 11:40:44 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  I was wondering the same thing! Unless BP clarifies otherwise, I'm going to assume plug-ins are okay.

Happy filtering everyone! :)


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7/3/2014 3:59:58 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  I am also with all of you and understand this month's theme to mean that any filters (Photoshop supplied or other Company plug-ins) are fine as long as they are used in Photoshop. There are other filters which are stand-alone kind and don't require photoshop.

Jill, allow me to disagree with your statement "They never clarify", I believe BP have responded to quiet a few times specially recently in the last few months. And I am hoping that someone will clear the fog in this case too.

Happy shooting all.

UB.


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7/3/2014 7:33:42 PM

 
Kerry Drager
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  Hi Everyone,
A fine discussion here, and for everyone who thought plug-ins would be OK for this month's theme, you are correct :)

In fact, the July theme has just been updated to this:

Photoshop Filters and Plug-ins

Thanks for your interest in the contest, and have fun "filtering"!!
Kerry


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7/3/2014 10:11:59 PM

 
Natasha Pliss
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  Thank you very much, Kerry! Great MT! Unlimited possibilities!
Happy 4th of July to everybody!


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7/4/2014 7:47:40 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Thank you, Kerry!
For those in the US, Happy July 4th, and a great weekend to all!


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7/4/2014 8:13:48 AM

 
Jill Odice
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  Kerry, thanks for clarifying :-)


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7/5/2014 8:22:54 AM

 
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