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Snap Art
by Alien Skin
The Color Pencil Filter
December 26, 2006
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Snap Art
Host Requirements: Adobe PS CS or later, Adobe PS Elements 4 or later, or Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI or later
System Requirements For Mac G4 or G5 processor, 512MB RAM, MAC OS X 10.3.9 or later
System Requirements For Windows: 2 GHz Pentium 4 processor, 512MB RAM, Windows XP or later
MSRP: $149.95 ($99.95 when ordered direct and being the owner of another Alien Skin product) | Click For Best Price
The first filter in Snap Art's repertoire, is Color Pencil. Personally, I found myself experimenting with this single filter alone for a few hours. It's that good. Even when leaving the settings at their default state, you get images which convey an entirely new meaning. Color Pencil just might be your favorite filter because of the realistic effects it gives landscapes. I decided to provide an image I took several years ago. At its normal presentation, it might seem rather dull, but putting it into Snap Art, I actually noticed parts of the image I never would have observed before. This is what imaging filters should accomplish in the first place: provide the photographer with new abstracts of their material.

Color Pencil Basic Settings

A total of 29 different filter settings (including the default filter) are available to you for immediate viewing and comparison. Of course, you can use the sliders to make your own settings at any time, but the predefined Snap Art settings give an idea of what is accomplished. Also, when you do switch from one setting to another, it is recommended to look at the Basic, Colors, Canvas, and Lighting adjustments to observe the differences in the sliders.

Color Pencil Examples


Original Image

Below you can see the rather dramatic difference Snap Art made to my original image.


Using Color Pencil Filter At Default Settings


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