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Emboss+ Effect

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This effect is based on the PS Emboss effect by @Cookies and is an improved version of it.

 

Emboss-Plus-1.png

 

You can find it in Effects -> Stylize -> Emboss+

 

Emboss+.zip

 

For comparison, I used a smaller copy of the image from the original post by @Cookies:

 

Small-Original.jpg

 

PS Emboss result with default settings:

PS-Emboss-1.jpg

 

Photoshop's Emboss result with the same settings as the PS Emboss:

Emboss-PS-1.jpg

 

Emboss+ result with the same settings as the PS Emboss:

Emboss-1.jpg

 

A few more images to compare with the following settings: Angle - 135, Height - 10, Amount - 110.

Original image:

Test-0.jpg

 

PS Emboss:

Test-1.jpg

 

Photoshop's Emboss:

Test-2.jpg

 

Emboss+:

Test-3.jpg

 

In my opinion, the result of Emboss+ is closer to the Photoshop Emboss result.

 

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I definitely agree @ReMake!   I would love to see you release this officially after the testing period and any needed tweaks.  😀

 

psemboss_01.png

 

Just a quick go at it.  The colors 'pop' wonderfully when I put a black layer underneath and set the blending mode on the zebras to 'Glow'.

 

 

Edited by lynxster4
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I just have to wonder how does the filter works. I couldn't figure it out myself. The height part particularly. Colors probably can be generated via Sobel technique. Great work though.

 

Edit: Never mind - found this nice source though height part is something I don't get- https://softwarebydefault.com/category/code-samples/generics/

 

I bookmarked that.

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2 hours ago, Reptillian said:

...I'm surprised it doesn't use convolution as I thought it would.

 

These two phrases below give the answer to your question (bold italics mine).

 

On 12/7/2010 at 6:23 PM, Cookies said:

Lately i have been working on an emboss effect which goal was acting like photoshops...

On 12/7/2010 at 6:23 PM, Cookies said:

...This effect is basically a fragment blur limited to 2 fragments, 1 inverted fragment and 1 normal fragment...

 

 

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