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how to create this effect ?


rosend8

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Hi, I don't know what this light effect is called (i guess some sort of kaleidoscope ?)
but i would like to learn how to apply it and if there's eventually a website/app/software that does that. thanks !

here's a picture of it
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IamSam

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Hello and welcome to PSG.

More than likely, this is a prism filter/lens placed on the camera.

However, it should not be that difficult to do with Photoshop.
Here is one video I found. Start at 2:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oocxIwTBhFk

As far as software that creates the effect, just do a googie search.

Found this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...LPQztzs2MYCFQiEaQodMzcIqw&_escaped_fragment_=

It has a kaleidoscope filter.
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/plugins/topaz-lens-fx.html
 
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Tom Mann

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Hi rosend8 - Welcome to PSG.

With respect to the messge you posted, the phrase, "...if there's eventually a website / app / software that does that..." makes me suspect that you may prefer a method to get this effect which does not involve photoshop. Am I interpreting this correctly?

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BTW, if you are interested in following Sam's first suggestion, ie, generating the effect in-camera using a prism optical filter, here's a link that illustrates the effects that are available with this technique:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/11280-REG/B_W_65077435_77mm_Multi_Image_6x_Prism.html

Take a few exposures, rotating the prism filter 10 or 20 degrees between each shot and blend them together and you will be able to get very close to the example you posted.

That being said, hardly any photographers use such optical filters any more since it is so easy to superimpose multiple images of different sizes and shapes using photoshop's native tools.

Tom M
 

IamSam

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Tom, was that link supposed to be a video?

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Tom Mann

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No video. I just wanted the OP to see the still image on that page. That filter is no longer available from B&H, but an equivalent can often be found on ebay.

Tom
 

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