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Red ochre

Cobweb - new plugin - Halloween 2013

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Useful for artistic effects on photos, unusual text effects, textures and even adding highlight stars to an image.
It works out the direction of the 'tone gradient' then randomly draws tangents and radiuses.(radii?)

Found under: Effects/Artistic/Cobweb                    Dll name = Cobweb.

It is part of my v10 plugin pack here:Red ochre v10 plugin pack
There are some 'mini tutorials'  and examples below. Generally it is best applied to an image with smooth tone gradients. In other words try running a small Gaussian blur on the start image first. Interesting textures are possible, try using after 'clouds' or DavidF's 'cell texture' plugin.

Weaknesses:
Since the simple tone (B + G + R) for black is zero and the tone for a transparent colour is also zero ((eg. 255 + 255 + 255) * 0). You won't get much of a result from black text on a transparent layer. Try black text on a solid white layer and apply a blur first.

Like 'FurBlur' it can be slow if 'Reps' and 'Length' are set too high.

Have fun and please post any interesting results and tips back here!
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Helen, barbieq, Seerose (cool picture!) and Dug,
many thanks for taking the time to say thanks,
... and don't let the vampires bite tonight!

& EER - you just posted.
I've been messing around with this one for a while - kind of trying to get close to Fractalius, but decided to keep it simple.
I think it works on a similar principle but adding blurs, blend modes etc would have been cumbersome. Plus, I have some ideas for other plugins I'd like to explore.

Tip: Try running it after Madjik's 'roses' plugin - great fun!

 

& NN - I was just about to press post when I saw your reply!

Looks like you've mastered this one already - thanks for posting.

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It's like the planet from where those "splinter" things were from in that movie about the splinter things that turned people into splinter people because they wanted to get in that isolated convenience store but those two nerds wouldn't let them but then those two nerds became LIKE the splinters when they chopped off that one guy's arm...I think it was called "The All Night Gas Station" or something.

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EER - The lightning image works well - thanks for posting!

doverdemon77 - esoteric movie tastes!

desertwise - it works well with psychocolour, have fun experimenting and thanks for saying thanks.

Helen - good result, thanks for posting.

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Looks good TR - thanks for posting. ;)

(I'm getting plenty of mileage from the Furblur code, just posted another beta based on it, over in Developer's)

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Really nice example images here. Great plugin RedOchre.  Here is my outcome. I duplicated the original image, used cobweb on the lower layer

then I set the blend mode on the upper image to colour dodge. Quite pleased with the final image :)

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Thank you for your Cobweb and Scribble plugins which helped me to turn this:

 

 

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into this :

 

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Hi Ella,
Good images - I'm glad you are exploring what those two plugins can do! - thanks for posting. ;)

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