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Do you have anything in your gallery, categorised as Photography (probably Darkroom > Digital) that involved the use of Photoshop Filters in its creation? Please read 1st comment before answering :aww: 

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32 deviants said Nope.
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12 deviants said Yes! I'll comment with an example.
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6 deviants said Because I don't know as much as I'd like to think I do about digital editing, I'm going to post an arrogant ranty comment about how Photoshop Filters are automatically wrong and can never contribute to a decent piece of art.

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FxSanyi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm sorry I can't give concrete examples, but I constantly use Reduce Noise, Add Grain and Gaussian Blur if that helps...
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astrangeallure Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I used motion blur in this one and others in this series: [link]
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :hug:
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ComfortableDistance Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes! Most of the photos I take and edit I use filters on. The right filter can make a good shot an amazing shot. Just because it makes your job easier and quicker doesn't mean it's a cheat, but unfortunately there are a lot of people who feel that way about it.
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Would you be happy to share a couple of examples for the article?
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ComfortableDistance Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure!

[link]
I used the gaussian on this one to make a softer look, plus a few level and curve tweaks.
[link]
This one has just your basic blur/smudge tools.
[link]
And this one uses a few curve and level changes along with saturation and I believe there is also a photo filter over it.
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you :hug:
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:iconnutsapple:
nutsapple Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yup..
When I used to click with a point nd shoot.. :D..
I was crazy for the filters (present in the filter gallery now)..

:thumb198532761:

here's one example from my very old edits.. :)

(I don't really use them now.. I think because I want my pictures to look more realistic.. but I might use them for creative purposes in future)
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:iconnutsapple:
nutsapple Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooops... [link].. here's the link!
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Peregrijn Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I use those filters, but those pictures and up in photomanipulation...
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wreckles Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
also this one I'm pretty sure also has a gradient map and photo filiter on it as well
[link]
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wreckles Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most of my stuff uses something
[link] I know I used the usual curves, and levels and exposure. I also used the b&w filter on it and a texture overlay.
[link] is one I was trying an HDR tutorial on, so it's got a High Pass, Curves and Channel Mixer on it.
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Brilliant, thank you! :hug:
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MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
[link] I used blur on dis one, and sharpen
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yay! Thank you :aww:
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I can change the category if you want, I didn't even know it'd be eligible to be put in that one, THAT IS KINDA COOL
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
It's up to you. It would be equally at home in Darkroom > Digital > Miscellaneous Processes as it would be in the category you already have it in :aww:
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MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I've been away from DA for so long I totally didn't know anything about digital darkroom, but that is really cool...and it's nice that it's being more inclusive of digital processes on photos also. I've always felt most my photography stuff is too heavily edited to be put in traditional photography but not edited enough for photomanip, haha.

So thank you my lil art information angel. <3 And hope your xmas was grand!
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hayley--jade Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have a lot! Some of them I'm not sure if they should be Darkroom or Photomanip though :/
Anyway, this is the one with the filters : [link] <-- I used motion blur on that one, and sharpen maybe?
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
That's fab, thanks so much!
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I usually do a basic run down of getting it clean or add some sharpness, brightness contrast corrected, add gaussian if necessary.
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Do you have any examples that you'd be up for sharing for the purpose of the article?
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I don't have a lot of photographs in my account. D: They are mostly family pictures. Though I have these two which had some post processing done if that's fine? [link] [link]

Though I do have a poor use example you are most welcome to use: [link] :lol:
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Why would the be automatically wrong? :lol:
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
I've noticed that a lot of people have a very negative view of photoshop filters and forget that sometimes they can be really useful :)
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Well if they are used poorly maybe that's why. And basically it's suggested during painting not to use that to continue as someone wouldn't be going ahead with actual painting. But I understand it's dramatized often that it feels that way. But if used carefully, it's a really good tool. :nod:
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
I use gaussian blur pretty often!!
In my macro photos if the background is far to noisy I use it sometimes, though you shouldnt overdo it :XD:
[link] here I used it on the highlights and shadings to make them blend perfectly and make the illusion of the sphere more real.
[link] here I used gaussian blur on the highlights, shadows and reflections. Noise on the reflection to make the illusion of a slightly frosted glasstable, I used distort spherize on the cat.
:thumb94039663: Here is one effect I used styliyze - glowing edges I used it as layer - overlay or alike to long ago cant remember for sure

hope that helps
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Do you have anything with those filters used that's in the Photography gallery rather than Digital Art?
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
[link] I used gaussian blur on the background as it was very noisy and I wanted the focus solemly on the Mc Fly ;)And the calla is a photo of mine where I made an overlay with the glowing edges filter
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CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think some of mine should probably be in digital darkroom, even if they aren't at the moment.
All my tilt/shift fake miniatures and sepia shots are fiddled with using Photoshop filters.
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
YES! Do you have any explanations of the techniques used in your tilt-shift pictures on dA?
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CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
I don't have any of my own, but I do know there are several tutorials around here. I could track them down and put together an article about it if you want.
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
That would be absolutely amazing, if you don't mind.
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:iconcapnskusting:
CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cool.. I'll work on getting something together about tilt/shift fakery. Most likely have something ready just after the New Year.
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justanothersomeone Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Photographer
Not sure if it's what you're looking for but I have a few: [link] [link] [link]
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Which filters did you use?
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:iconjustanothersomeone:
justanothersomeone Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Photographer
Will you let the fire... uses the fresco artistic filter.
The last man uses the chalk & charcoal artistic filter.
Shooting star uses the poster edges artistic filter.
All work was done with Photoshop cs2, ancient I know :(
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Cool, thank you :hug:
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lexxii Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dunno, LoL :iconcip15:
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phydeau Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Most of my images use quite a number of filters, but I tend to keep their effects very subtle.
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phydeau Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hopefully this works. You can compare [link] with the before picture: [link]. I made a few notes on the scrap image. Let me know if you have any questions.
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Would you be up for sharing any for my article?
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If you think any of them would be good for the article. Yes.
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Could you note me with links to a few? I would love to be able to show how filters can be used subtly :aww:
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Dono if this is exactly what you are looking for but I used a cooling filter on this piece [link]
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RaindropsOnRoses21 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I use Photoshop actions, not filters though :meow:
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EveLivesey Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
You're probably wanting photos though? Not manips? If so you could see these (motion Blur) [link]
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EveLivesey Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yes - my dissolution series uses the Ocean Ripple filter from CS2 - the last in the series is here: [link]
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
I'm looking specifically for things categorised on dA as Photography rather than Digital Art :aww:
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EveLivesey Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
More difficult :-) Photos tend to end up as digital art when you run a filter on them :-) I'm sure there are probably a lot of photos around that have utilised the Blur filters and maybe the lighting effects and with CS5 probably textures :-)
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