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Film Emulation Presets with G'MIC (Similar to VSCO)

I have recently completed some work with the G'MIC team that I thought might be worth a post here as a heads up.

I have many film emulation presets that I've been working on for a while, and wanted to share with the GIMP community at large. The problem was finding the best way to package up these presets for everyone to use.

I started talking with the G'MIC team about it, and finally settled on packaging up the presets in G'MIC.

So, here is a just a small sample of what some of the presets look like (lowest strength setting):

Muted Colors

This is my first script-fu plugin. It is an adaptation of 3 different methods for muting the colors in an image.  

1. A simple copy of the existing layer, desaturating it with luminosity, and setting opacity over the original.

2. One of my methods for producing similar results as described by the originator (Flickr user Tennessee_Gator):

http://www.flickr.com/groups/photoshopsupport/discuss/72157594475266866/

Warming and Cooling Filters

Update: November 10, 2010 - minor bug fix to unselect after applying warming.

A couple of recent threads in the Gimp Users group on Flickr concerned how to warm or otherwise change the tone of an image. Since moving to The Gimp, I truly missed my warming filter, and didn't know how best to do this manually. This script takes some of the wonderful tips and suggestions and automates them.

Some of the script options are explained as follows

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Split Studio 3


Split Studio - is a powerful script for tone image's areas (light/dark) into two different colors (split).

Current version: v3.0r5 (June 19th 2012);
Legacy version: v3.0r3 (For GIMP 2.6 users);

Status: supporting

Features:

Colour-match Win32 binary

Windows binary for this new plugin by Arel Welgan.

Source has been fixed for Windows compilation by Samj. Plugin no longer crashes under Windows.

Please note that all comments below, prior to Nov 28 2009 are related to another build not to this
that seems working well with RGB and RGBA images

Extract colour-match.exe from the ZIP archive and copy it to your c:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\.gimp-2.6\plug-ins\

(As Windows compilation by Samj was perfect, I kept it in the archive. Mine was several bytes larger...)

Colour Match

Easily map colours from a source colour to a target colour. Very effective for matching skin tones across images or between people.

Relatively quick (but not earth shattering). It doesn't work with grayscale or indexed images. Has preview, works with selections and layers, etc. Very, easy to use, and quite useful for portraits or recolouring graphics.

Range Selection Script

The range selection script is a tool for easy and automatic creation of selections and lay­er masks. The selections or masks include all parts of the image that are situated within a defined range of tonal values, colours, saturation or edges. Selections can be based on one of 16 channels. For detailed instructions and several samples have a look at the attached manual.

EvenTone

This plugin evens the tone of an image. It useful in photography for correcting weird light, and can hide skin blemishes.

The layers are not merged to allow opacity adjustments after the filter has been run.

Usually for a photograph, you'll want to use either the sharpen layer, or the "Soft Light" layer. Using both can make colors look too saturated, and has a posterizing effect.

For extra sharpness, change the sharpen layer mode to grain merge, but be ready to lessen the opacity, as the effect is quite striking.

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