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PS Filter Workaround in GIMP

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Here's a nifty little tip for using PS filters with GIMP when you can't get them to work directly in GIMP: use irfanview or xnview in combination with GIMP. It's a pretty cool solution! Enjoy! If you've download this before, there's been an update. If you couldn't get some filters to work, redownload the tutorial and follow the link to get some required dlls. It just might do the trick.

Just click the Download to Desktop button, open the zip file and save the image and html folder to a convenient location. Double-click the html file and get those filters to work.

*Also, please let me know if you download. It's nice to get feedback from people!*

Thanks,

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Ryot4's avatar
Ryot4Hobbyist General Artist
I was looking for that..really thanks
thesolarwinds's avatar
downloaded this, thanks for sharing it!!!
fence-post's avatar
No problem....glad you found it useful!

Since I posted that tutorial, I've found that many PS filters actually work very well in GIMP. I posted the steps, with many links to the necessary plugins and other goodies here: [link]

Let me know if this works well or if you have any questions!

Cheers!

Art
21121henry's avatar
looks interesting!This will teach me how to use photoshop brushes in gimp?
Qrjusz's avatar
QrjuszProfessional General Artist
actually using PS brushes in GIMP is as simple as saying "hallo":) just put them into your brushes folder and voilà:)
fence-post's avatar
Probably not....it actually describes using PS filters with another software program in conjunction with GIMP. I prepared this before I found out that I could use more PS filters in GIMP. If it's not what you're looking for, why don't you check out this tutorial instead? [link] It's using PS filters directly in GIMP to create the matrix effect, almost exactly like they do in PS. There's a second part to the tutorial that shows how to animate the matrix. Both tutorials are simple and straightforward, but cool and effective.

Let me know if you have any questions or run into any snags, ok?

Take care.

Art
freakeesh's avatar
good idea! i'll try this! hope it works well.. :)
stainlessstars's avatar
Thanks!! I was looking for this. I knew it was possible but just couldn't find the tut.
fence-post's avatar
Well, I hope you find it useful! Thanks for the comments.

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AlishaKitten's avatar
Hmm sounds promising I'll try it out.
fence-post's avatar
Let me know if you have any questions of difficulties!
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elitekiko's avatar
elitekiko Interface Designer
THANKS this rules... but how do i get the filters?
fence-post's avatar
There's a link inside the tutorial where you can get a bunch! Sorry for the delay in responding.

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elitekiko's avatar
elitekiko Interface Designer
got.. it lol thanks!
fence-post's avatar
Glad you like it!

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Reputation's avatar
So by downloading this you can use all of PS filters?
fence-post's avatar
No, but a lot of them. Some don't work, but the ones I really wanted: wave, angled brush strokes, splatter, chrome, etc. all do with great success. It's certainly not the perfect solution, but one that works for now.
AmeerThePrince's avatar
Downloaded, great job. Thank you very much.
fence-post's avatar
No problem! Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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paralel's avatar
Photoshop filters???Can you do this??????????
fence-post's avatar
Yes, some of them can run with little or no problem using the PSPI.exe plugin. However, many don't work or only work sometimes and produce unusual results, which can be frustrating.

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MissLittlewood's avatar
I downloaded this. Thanks for taking the time to make it!
fence-post's avatar
No problem. For you, anything! :hug:
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