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Color > Self-Negation Now v1.1

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Hi all. This is my first plugin. If you know me at all, I make a lot of abstract art. I also use the Blend Mode Negation a lot, and wanted to build a shortcut to the process of duplicating and negating layers repeatedly. While working on my intended use for the plugin (will probably end up coming in a separate plugin), I decided to mess around with a few extra variables, and built the plugin as a coloring tool.

What this tool basically does is the equivalent of taking a selection, adding it to another layer, setting the layer mode to "Negation", and flattening it down.

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Repetitions: The amount of times to do a negation. 2 for example is equivalent to duplicating the layer, setting it to negation, and flattening it twice. It only goes up to 8 because apparently on the ninth time it'll revert to the original picture.

Negate Red/Green/Blue: These are the color channels that are negated. Default is all three. Unselecting one seems to have a Color Zoom Blur-like effect on that channel (without the Zoom Blur)

Red/Green/Blue Amount: Adjusts the modulus of that specific channel during the negation process. In non-technical terms, it has a customizable color zoom blur-like effect. Seems to have less jagged edges near the centerpoint (510).

Don't understand any of the above? Here's what some different effects do to a seed image:

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Seed Image (dented black-white gradient, nothing special)

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Self-Negation with Repetitions: 1

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Self-Negation with Repetitions: 3

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Self-Negation with Repetitions 2 and unchecked "Negate Blue"

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Same as above, but pulled Red Amount up to 600.

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Same as above, but pulled Green Amount down to 435.

Actual Plugin

Self-Negation.zip

Edited by Ego Eram Reputo
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Hi Xhin,

Well done - I've had a quick play with it and I like the results!

Thanks for sharing + always enjoy your abstracts too.

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That's a serious compliment coming from you :)

Anyway, after messing around with it some more, I came up with a cooler version.

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First of all, I got rid of the checkboxes for "negate red/green/blue". Instead, there are sliders for those colors.

Red/Green/Bue Negation: This alters the amount a channel is negated. 1 is default, while 0 is equivalent to unchecking the Negate checkbox in the previous version. Higher values seem to decrease the tolerance for a color to shift.

Link Amounts: This will make the green/blue amounts equal to the red amount.

Link Negations: This will make the green/blue negations equal to the red negation.

Have no idea what any of that means? Me neither, really. Here's some more changes to the original seed image:

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Seed image, with Repetitions set to 1, Red Negation set to 0, Green Negation set to 3, and Blue Negation set to 2.

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Same as above, but pulled Green Amount up to 705.

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Pulled all amounts up to 705 via the checkbox.

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Seed image, with Repetitions set to 2 and all Negation levels set to 2 (via checkbox)

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Same as above, but pulled Red Amount up to 735.

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Same as above, but also pulled Blue Amount up to 570.

Actual Plugin (v1.1)

There's some awesome stuff you can do with the improved version...

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Xhin I like your plugin...a lot.

This plugin will bring a lot of flat images to life, and is for anybody who likes a lot of color.

Thank you for all your creativeness. :D

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@Xhin: please don't post multiple versions of you plugin - it's confusing to everyone. Instead just post one version (the most up to date) in the first post in this thread. Thanks.

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Sorry about that, Ego. I haven't had time to correct the OP, but I released the plugin and then an updated version *one day afterwards*, so that's why it seems confusing.

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I've placed the second ZIP file you posted into the first post for you. This keeps things tidy :)

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Nice plug-in Xhin :) I will see this being very useable for me. :star: :star: :star: :star:

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