Tast y filte rs Eas­ily add and man­age great photo ef­fects

ImagineFX - - Reviews -

Pho­toDonut (pre­vi­ously known as Post­workShop Pro) is a good Pho­to­shop plugin, but not for the rea­sons Xy­cod thinks.

Apps that claim to in­stantly trans­form pho­tos into art of­ten fall short of their boasts be­cause they lack the skill and wis­dom of artists to know how to con­trol ef­fects (though we’ll con­cede mo­bile app Prisma comes close). And Pho­toDonut doesn’t de­liver to its claim of “The best artis­tic ef­fects for your pho­tos”.

Some of the paint­ing fil­ters are nice, and could work well as a base with fur­ther paint­ing done in Pho­to­shop or Painter, but a lot of them leave too much of the photo un­der­neath. The art you cre­ate is clearly pro­duced by fil­ters and there isn’t enough con­trol of the ef­fects.

Pho­toDonut’s real strength lies in its selec­tion of photo fil­ter pre­sets that can al­ter your pho­tos to make them look like colour graded, post­pro­cessed stills from a high-qual­ity TV show. Be­ing able to take the re­sults from the plugin into Pho­to­shop el­e­vates this above sim­ply ap­ply­ing an In­sta­gram fil­ter, and the abil­ity to high­light favourite fil­ters negates the need to trawl through huge lists ev­ery time.

The paint­ing ef­fects are ob­vi­ous fil­ters, but could work as a start­ing points for il­lus­tra­tions.

Pho­toDonut’s li­brary of fil­ters can make your pho­tos look like colour graded film stills.

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