by Julieanne Kost

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May 12, 2011

There are several new filters that can be applied in Photoshop CS5 via Pixel Bender. Pixel Bender can be downloaded from Adobe Labs and while there are several filters that ship with Pixel Bender by default (I am especially partial to OilPaint), there are additional filters that can be installed from the Pixel Bender Exchange site. I have included  just a few samples below. Have fun!



  • By Digital Lady Syd - 6:27 AM on May 12, 2011  

    Love you blog tips. Just wanted to add the Droste Effect. It can create some really nice effects too. I did a little blog on it a while back at There is also a plug in that can be added to Pixel Bender called Mike Yael KillWhite ( that does a fabulous and quick job of just eliminating the white pixels in an image for some interesting special effects – I do not believe it’s linked to Adobe Labs.

  • By Cory Shubert - 6:38 AM on May 12, 2011  

    Amen, I am in LOVE with Oil Paint… it seems like an addiction. I am always on the lookout for a shot that I can send to Pixel Bender to work on, ha ha ha.

  • By Vittore Fotografo - 8:52 PM on May 12, 2011  

    Wow, thanks.
    Oil Paint could be very interesting for very special printing for my wedding works.

  • By Helen Bradley - 10:04 AM on May 13, 2011  

    Thanks Julieanne,

    I hadn’t seen the Cassini filter before and I love things that are modeled on mathematical concepts.

    I’ve been playing around with it now courtesy of this post and it’s very cool. As with most filters, setting the image width and height is crucial to them working well.