TIP: The overall effect of most art filters will largely depend on the input image size. If you use very large megapixel images, the result will have many small details (thus lessening the artistic feel when you resize the result down later for presenting on web).
When using the Art effects for web, it is advisable to first resize the image to the intended presentation size (for example 1500 pixels wide), then apply the filter. Your result will be much more art-like.
The effects listed above are all supplied with the Reactor Player and they each have their own set of parameters to adjust. You don’t need to have Photo Reactor application if you are not interested in designing or modifying your own effects.
However if you use Photo Reactor app, then you can open the source projects of the filters; you can change or heavily customize them beyond what the plug-in interface allows you to do and then save them back to Reactor Player as new effects and use them in Photoshop.
Reactor player comes bundled with two different sets of factory filters: Art Filters and Photo Filters. They are not just great effects by themselves, when you are ready they can be used as a fantastic blueprint to create your own.
Simulates look of acrylic on canvas
High impact graphic technique where you control mixture of two tones
Soft illustration style reminiscent of old 1950’s magazine illustrations
Striking drawing using pencil and dark indigo paint
Simulates look of colored carving
Simulates look of colored lino carving (different method)
Creates the effect of little planet from a suitable image.
Creates look of metal plate printing from late 1800s and early 1900’s
Adjustable Mosaic filter
Creates look of heavy paint
Creates look of old Dutch paintings
Graphic technique using single tone and curly ink shading
Oscar’s personal favorite watercolor effect.
A simple and fast paint effect
A simple watercolor effect without much pizzas
Watercolor sketch effect with adjustable color tone and outlines
Watercolor simulator with canvas and uneven edges
Deepens sky and allows to add dramatic effect to the sky and foreground separately
Enhance tone and overall clarity of images
Creates Night shot from a day photo
Adds Clouds where they were none before or replace the original ones
Adds a dreamy look to the images without overpowering.
Very subtle sharpening of the edges while preserving everything else.
A full image mastering process that recreates well light studio photo shoot.
Apply realistic exposure compensation fix to photo
Fully adjustable HDR simulator to create this special effect from just one image
An Infrared camera simulator.
Improve White balance by adjusting 6 primary and complementary colors
Reduces noise while preserving features
Smoothes skin tones (works on light skin only)
A special high frequency sharpening that sharpens sub- pixel details while minimizing halo effect.
Simulates polarize filter to enhance sky and brighten greens
Add Sun to a picture and change sky colors