I quite like PostworkShop

PostworkShop is a stand-alone program for Windows and Mac which is essentially a ton of filters which you can apply to images. It’s like Photoshop, only without the Photoshop. Except it’s a bit cleverer than that as you can customize, fine-tune, overlay and generally do lots of filter-Photoshoppery things with the filters too, including (with the more advanced versions) making your very own filters which you can share, sell and exchange. Or something.

What I like most about it is that it’s fun. Start a new project, load in an image and hit the filters until the little man in your head says “Ooo, I quite like that!” and save it. Job done. The demo version gives version gives full access to all 350+ filters and the entire build-your-own interface (but adds a watermark) but it’s a matter of seconds to get a free serial number which magically turns your demo app into the fully fledged Basic Edition. This gives you 50 filters to play with and no watermark. That’s an ingenious choice – unrestricted-but-watermarked or limited-but-complete – and it gives you a good taste of the app as a whole. It’s pretty likely that you’ll never need to migrate from the free, Basic Edition at all. The Artistic Edition (350+ styles, can create your own free Styles) is $49, while the Pro Edition (create commercial  Styles, Batch Processing) is $99.

Enough of that though. Here’s a few examples of my own humble messing about. These all started life as bog-standard DAZ Studio renders. Enjoy.

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6 Responses

  1. Great stuff. Thanks for the heads up.
    .-= Snarls-at-Fleas´s last blog ..Pitched battle and PC interrogation =-.

  2. EltonJ says:

    I won’t be able to get this for a while.
    .-= EltonJ´s last blog ..The Wood Elves of Quel’lathor =-.

  3. greywulf says:

    @Snarls-at-fleas Thanks. It’s well worth checking out.

    @Elton I think the free offer for the Basic Edition isn’t time limited so it’ll be waiting for you.

  4. Xycod says:

    Thanks for reviewing PostworkShop :)

    Your images look great, we would be happy to see them in the PostworkShop site gallery too!

  5. greywulf says:

    @Xycod Many thanks for dropping by :D I’ll happily post my images to your gallery if you’ll have ’em.

  6. i think i’m going to enjoy the screentone filter in this one, thanks for the heads up xD
    .-= Sound Pollution´s last blog ..Kick-Ass =-.

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