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Step 5: Use the Photoshop Plugins

I have selected to demonstrate here two Photoshop filters. One of them launches a window wherein you select settings and options and can preview your changes before applying the filter. The other simply applies the filter directly to the image. This is done to demonstrate the flexibility of the functionality.

Because windows dialogs running in WindowsXP is wholly unremarkable, I have obtained screenshots for this demo from my linux box.

First I create a new image, and then go to the "Filters" menu. All of the Photoshop plugins you have added to the plugin will appear at the bottom of the Filters menu. Here you can see that I have several plugin registries installed, and I have opened the FlamingPear menu to access the LunarCell plugin.

I set up the settings I like in the window that opens, and when I am done, I click "OK" to apply the filter. After a few seconds of thinking, the filter finishes running and I have an image of a pretty-looking planet.

The next few images demonstrate "instant" filters, I'm sure they have some official-sounding name. I mean filters that just do what they do, without a dialog to set up how the filter is run.

Here, I have a pretty picture taken of a deserted street in the excavated city of Pompeii in Italy. I once again open the "Filters" menu and expand FlamingPear, then select the Anaglyph Flip filter. After a few seconds of processing, I have turned Pompeii into an alien landscape.

And that's all there is to it!
Ok I followed all the steps til now and I tryed installing the TOPAZ LABS which are EXE files and tryed to open gimp..of course I got an error message.so I unistalled the pspi and installed it again and uninstalled tthe topaz labs still Error..is there anyway I can start over..or something...any tips?
I am using windows and I tryed creating a directory but each time I get an error message that it cannot be accessed...what do I do then
yeah heres a hint re-read step one and pay attention to the first line. and if that tho difficult heres a copy <br> <br>step 1Assumptions, Prerequisites and Caveats <br>This tutorial assumes you have installed The GIMP, and is based on versions 2.2 and 2.4 of the software.
mine keeps saying accsess denied when i try to copy it
I'm not sure, I don't know how to get it out of the folder its in and into the gimp plug-in folder. I tried extract all and how frustrating...
I downloaded the file but can't seem to find the plug-ins for Gimp can you help me?
Not sure what you mean? Are you looking for the directory where GIMP keeps its plugins? What operating system are you using, and what version of GIMP?
Hi thanks for replying. I'm using 2.6.3 and I'm using Windows Vista 32 bit.
I have the same problem any hints?

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