How to use effects modes in Andrew's Plugins for Photoshop, PSP etc tutorial

Learn how to use the powerful effects modes feature in the Andrew's Plugins

Effects modes in Andrew's Plugins

effects modes for the Andrews plugins how to use
  1. Filter menu

  2. AP Threshold

  3. Threshold - color lite (all the plugins have the effect modes but I have chosen color lite)

  4. Goto to the effects modes combo

  5. Select 'shift subtle' for a subtle distortion

  6. Change the mode setting to the maximum to distort the image

  7. Click OK

Effects modes included in the plugins

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Effects modes can be found in the middle of the dialog and are linked to the mode slider. The higher the mode slider will result in more of the effects mode applied to the image. If you select any of the effects modes, the image and plugin effect are funnelled into the effects mode and the result will be a blur or smear or distortion etc instead.


Basic mode (this is the default) and this is just the standard effect so if the effect is a noise effect then the plugin just generates the noise effect and does not use it as a source for anything


Tone mode - uses the effect to modify the tone of an image


Shift subtle - uses the effect to create a subtle distortion / paint like effect


Shift extreme - use the effect to create a painted / colorful distorted effect


Shift horizontal - uses the effect to create horizontal distortion of the image


Cutoff mode - uses the effect as a threshold for the image


Cutoff1 - a variant threshold effect


Smear - uses the effect to smear / blurry smear the image


Horizontal blur - uses the effect to blur the image horizontally


Blur color - uses the effect to blur but blurs with emphasis on color


Smear color - uses the effect to smear and color the artwork


Smeary color - a variant of the smear color but more extreme


Smear horizontal - horizontal smear effect applied to an image using the plugin effect


Old smear - a sepia smearing / vintage sepia effect added to the image


Gray - a variant smearing but this time grayscale


Overlay - a colorful effect dependent on the mode strength


Grain - a noise effect added to the image via the plugin effect


Jitter - a variant grain / noise effect


Doubled / Doubled2 - a color effect


It should be noted that some of the effects modes work well with some effects and really bad with others and also depend on the strength / mode setting as well so in some cases the effects modes will just result in a black or white image or solid color. The extreme button does not randomize the mode setting or the effects modes dropdown.


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