Category Archives: Photoshop

More on Photoshop Style Neural Transfer Filters

[NB: I do not own the copyrights to any of these images.] Getting the results below previously required an expert hand or buying actions. Actions are small programs that perform a number of steps in Photoshop on an image automatically. … Continue reading

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Primitive Folk Art Made Possible by Photoshop

First time experimenting with Photoshop’s A/I powered style transfer filter. Bottom line? The filter I chose would best work with a landscape since people are more forgiving of an altered landscape than a human face. Still, after endless tweaking and … Continue reading

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On Colorizing and Different, Not Better

NB: Unknown photographers, various magazines. I do not own the rights to any of these images. Original monotone: Here’s a colorized version produced by Photoshop’s colorize filter. (internal link) Corrected the skin color a bit, that’s all. Comment: I think … Continue reading

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Photoshop’s Smart Portrait Neural Filter

I’ve written on Photoshop’s neural filters before (internal link). Here, the Smart Portrait filter transforms the ever angry and sullen Megan Fox into something less gloomy. The first photo is the original. You can see how overdone the last photo … Continue reading

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More Colorizing With Photoshop’s Neural Filter

Adobe recently come out with filters which rely on downloading additional software and then real time processing in the cloud. In other words, for these operations, Photoshop is not a stand alone program but instead relies in part on harnessing … Continue reading

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What Have We Gained and What Have We Lost?

In the last fifty years America has become a lot less joyful and playful to the benefit of no one. Except to the people incapable of having fun who enforce today’s morality standards. I’m 63 years old. I have no … Continue reading

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Gumps on Post in San Francisco

Gumps was a store that helped make San Francisco magical. It started in 1861 after the Gold Rush flooded San Francisco with wealth. Treasures from the Orient poured in. Yes, the Orient. It was part gift shop, part museum, and … Continue reading

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I Know it When I See It

“But to live outside the law, you must be honest.” Bob Dylan United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart struggled in 1964 to define pornography in the landmark case of Jacobellis v. Ohio. In his concurring opinion, Stewart wrote, essentially, … Continue reading

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More on Neural Filters

This photo is from the New York Public Library Digital collection. Here’s the original. Here’s what a one click colorization produced in Photoshop. Now, one click on “Auto” using the curve controls for an image. Quite amazing.

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An Amazing Development With Photoshop

Amazing development with PhotoshopCC. Adobe is introducing a number of so called neural filters which in this case colorizes black and white photographs. Amazing. I think some of the processing is done in the cloud,, however, you do have to … Continue reading

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