Vigne as an alternative to GradFilter ???

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Vigne as an alternative to GradFilter ???

Post by Hobgoblin »

There is a post on the ASP https://www.facebook.com/CorelAfterShotPro page suggesting that Vigne has some of the functionality of GradFilter.
Check under 'Visitors Posts' to see the posting. I can't find any way to link back directly to the Post. :roll:

A quick experiment does indeed seem to suggest that this is true, has anyone else tried this method?
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Re: Vigne as an alternative to GradFilter ???

Post by Lianis »

GradFilter used to be one of my favourite plugins, back in good old bibble days, and I miss it a lot in ASP. Unfortunately GradFilterPro isn't available for sale anymore, so I am left out in the dark. To process my old pictures, I still fire up bibble 5 from time to time ...

Inspired by your post, I tried Vigne and I liked what I saw. It does not cover all use cases of GradFilter, of course, but I will certainly use it for basic operations (like darkening a too bright sky).
Thanks for the hint!

PS:
I just tried ASP 2, first time, and I am ... disappointed. To say it mildly.
The 64bit performance gain does not outweigh the loss of Noise Ninja (registered), the smaller thumbnails, the simplicistic changes to the interface. I will have to remain on ASP 1.2 for the time being.
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Re: Vigne as an alternative to GradFilter ???

Post by binoyte »

I don't understand why nobody think to mask exposure. Draw a large area with large transition and apply your exposure correction and it is done.
It works, it's easy.
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Re: Vigne as an alternative to GradFilter ???

Post by Arnfinn »

Hobgoblin wrote:... has anyone else tried this method?
I have tried it but don't like this workaround. The trouble with workaround solutions in general is that they tend to be permanent even if the anticipated solution should arrive. I would rather NOT use this technique on a lot of images and wait for a solution, than have a lot of images I have to redo when the final solution should arrive. It's not that fantastic (compared to a Grad Filter or Grad Layer Tool) after all...
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Re: Vigne as an alternative to GradFilter ???

Post by jknights »

binoyte wrote:I don't understand why nobody think to mask exposure. Draw a large area with large transition and apply your exposure correction and it is done.
It works, it's easy.
Good question.
I will try it sometime.

How good is the feathering between your masked/unmasked area?
Please can you post some small examples (before/after).
Still learning after all these years!
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Re: Vigne as an alternative to GradFilter ???

Post by binoyte »

jknights wrote:Please can you post some small examples (before/after).
here it is : http://www.benoitvarret.fr/journal/asp- ... html#iii_1

Google translated : https://translate.google.fr/translate?h ... html#iii_1

Go to §III.1 and following
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