Postwork doesn’t have to mean Photoshop or other expensive software. Open-source and inexpensive image processing software are a good alternative. For instance, try GIMP supplemented by the creative plug-in G’MIC, or treat yourself to hours of fun experimentation with a stand-alone version of Filter Forge.
I’m something of a filter addict and will be sharing reviews of these as well as looking at other aspects of digital image processing here.
I put together a video preview of this fun post-processing and texture creation software. You can view it and read the full review here.
G’MIC: Creative Filters
- Anguish, Aurora, Black Crayon Graffiti, Blockism, Bokeh, Cartoon
- Chalk It Up, Circle Abstraction, Coloured Engraving, Coloured Pencils, Colour Abstraction Paint, Cubism, Cutout, Dream Smoothing, Ellipsionism
- Felt Pen, Finger Painting, Fractalize, Granular Texture, Graphic Boost, Graphic Novel, Hope Poster, Kuwahara, Lylejk’s Painting, Make Squiggly, Morphology Painting
- Painting, Paint Daub, Pen Drawing, Photoillustration, Polygonize (delaunay), Polygonize (energy), Posterized Dithering, Poster Edges, Rodilius, Shapeism, Warhol, Watercolour, Whirl Drawing