by Elaine Robinson, AAUG member
I tried a tutorial that created a portrait into high contrast cutlining. I used one of my 300 dpi b/w stock images of the workman. You could use a color photograph and turn it into grayscale mode or use a color photo for other interesting effects. I experimented in Photoshop using the Brightness/Contrast from the Adjust menu raising both significantly. I chose Cutline from the filter menu and selected the tonal range to Highlights and 35 LPI (lines per inch) and selected the wavy elliptical cutline.
Graphic artists could create interesting illustrations
for magazine articles or flyers. Web designers
might use it for creating page backgrounds or to make creative photo
montages. You can do so much with this plugin and I couldn't explain
it all here. Please take a look at some of the different effects you
can create at www.andromeda.com and choose "Cutline Filter" under
the Photoshop Plugins on the left of the screen. You can also download
a Demo of any of Andromeda's products from their Home Page. All considered,
I give this product a solid 5 Moose (Terrific!)
Product: Cutline Filter Plugin for Photoshop
Developer: Andromeda Software Inc.
Pros: Creates all sorts of wonderful results.
Cons: The dialog screen was a bit of a learning curvefor me at least!