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I See Rainbows by Poly77
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OOOH!! I see your Rainbows and like them very much. Well done and original. Good idea.

Please, any possible recommendations to how to get the best effects with this filter?

I have seen that it depends much on the source but do not know really how it works.

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Here is another example

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I have seen that you get a bad result if the background is mostly white but good result if it is more darker.

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And here another one.

All the examples have been done with preset 1 and probably some slighty change of setting in some.

Using the Size Pixels slider you can get different effects too.

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This is the same as above but I have Used the Size Pixels slider to get different effects in the colors bands and distribution as you can see here, do not low this too much because you will get fine color lines instead.

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Those look awesome! I submitted an update today, so probably by Monday they will have the update in, not sure if they check updates/submissions over the weekend. Added some controls on there to adjust lighter photos so it works better with this filter. Updated a couple presets that used photos with light backgrounds and light images.
Yeah just photos that are all over light does not work too well, it needs a good dark contrast to the images, but with the update I submitted it will fix most of that problem smile:). I also find this filter gives a pretty cool effect on close up face photos, here's an example:

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I also submitted a new rainbow filter today, similar to this but with a different trail effect.
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But of course that photo I did use the updated filter lol.
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Thanks for the update and will see it on monday as on weekends there is no support or filters published (although sometimes there has been exceptions to filter appearing on saturday or even sunday) so I will see it next week.

Please, any possible recommendations to how to get the best effects with this filter?

What sources will probably work best ?
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From what I've seen that you've done, you have the right idea, I would lower the density on photos that are "busy", and change the trail angle to 0 and color angle to 2, lower max trail. The main thing is adjusting the Gamma (which that control will be in the update), it does make a world of difference on some photos, lighter ones especially.

The best types of photos on this are photos with a central image that is dark (but not too dark, details should be clearly seen) with a light background, or a clear crisp bright central image on a dark background. If you find the details of your image is not showing through enough, lower the trail density and max trail and change the trail and color angles around. smile:)
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Also I would try some things like maybe running the photo through pshop first, and use a simple filter from there on it like this maybe:

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On that I used the preview FF image Window, and used Stylize>Tiles first, settings of tiles 10, offset 30 and background white. There's just a lot of things that can be done that will make the effect even more interesting.
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Some insane awesomeness smile:D
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Thanks very much for the suggestions and tips, I will wait until today that the new update is available and make new experiments and tests.

This have a great potential and could give very good results.
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I have tried the new update and it works better, this is a black and white background converted with this great and colorful beautiful filter

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And now applied to a black and white soft smoke with a soft light trail showing

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I see rainbows falling from sky

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I love the smoke!
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Love this filter

with my wireframe

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another example with my plant brush

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other example with my dots

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a last one with smoke

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Nice examples Ghislaine, I like them and are well done, but there is one thing missing and is the trail effects this filter can do. As I see them this is only like a Rainbow colorization that you have applied to you nice sources.

I am NOT telling you that this examples SHOULD have the trail effects, because this is optional and you decide if you want them or not.
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Yes I know about the trail. But sometime when I create compositions with few brushes together, I do not need to add a trail on each one. It depends of my need for adding a trail or not. I love in particular your smoke example.
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Very nice guys smile:). I was playing around with it more today and used a photo of a planter I had taken with a red background, it turned out pretty neat, eventho it's of a ceramic planter lol.

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Here I have another possible useful use

You can make also backgrounds if you use the trail opacity at value 0

Here I show the values I have used for this example and it will depend on the image you use, but could probably work on many images in the same way.

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Here is exactly the same source as above and with the same settings and the only change from this to the one above here is that I have rised the Trail opacity to 65

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I have used a bump map render made from the Asteroid by Rawn filter

And thought that it would look good if added some colors in a curious way, and this is filter is very good on this.

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Here is the source of the bump map

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Cool idea, using the bump map of a filter as input for another filter smile:)
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I have found again this great, original, curious, and well done filter, and think that it gives a beautiful and awesome colorful effect from plain and normal images.

Using preset 1

I have made the original with my own filter Alphabet Texture creator Extended version that will be available soon

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And also apart from the above example I wanted to use also a photo of some clocks to show more of this filter can make

Left side using preset 1 and right side preset 7

Note: this filter will not work right if the image has a white background, specially with preset 1

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As said this filter works better with darker colors than bright ones, here is a lion head photo using preset 1

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Using a black and white texture of a heavily cracked paint I tried to use 4 different presets based on the same source and here are the results

Considering also that this filter works better with dark color rather than bright and whiter colors, and that this includes a lot of bright and white, is curious to see how it works

Preset 1 here make a soft blend and brightens the source

Here the effect is done vertically from top to bottom

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Preset 4 is like Preset 1 but inclined and so it gives more shadow like eefect and some little stronger effect

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Then Preset 5 will give the strongest effect and a darker one with more impact on color and with few trails but making beautiful gradients of tones

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And here is the last of the 4 examples using Preset 7 that will give the longest trails horizontally

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