Last week, we looked at what Smart Filters are and how they can be accessed. This week, we're going to look at which Smart filters will work best in which photographic situations, to give you some ideas and inspiration to use each one.
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There effects are available on the Samsung NX2000
- A vignette is the term used to describe the edge of an image when it fades to black or white. They are usually circular or ovular in shape. A vignette can be especially useful to emphasise the central part of an image, and so is ideal for use on portraits or wedding photos, when the emphasis should be firmly on the people in the centre of the image. It gives an ethereal, fairy tale like edge to an image.
- The Miniature Smart Filter uses a technique called forced perspective to make every day scenes look like small, model scenes. This works especially well with landscapes and cityscapes. It can also help to get up high and look down on the scene you wish to photograph.
- This Smart Filter makes the image you take look like a colour pencil sketch of the scene. It will work particularly well with still life objects, that are full of colour and feature a variety of shapes and sizes.
- The Watercolour Smart Filter makes your image look just like a watercolour painting. It's great for a different take on landscapes including big skies or water, such as a lake or the sea. It can also be quite effective when used on candid street photography images.
Wash Drawing -
Wash Drawing basically lessens the impact of the colours in the image, making it look washed out. The effect is a little like using an old film camera. Therefore, it will be ideal for creating a vintage look to your photos.
- Oil Sketch gives your images a smudged and saturated feel, like an oil pastel drawing. It's good for giving images an abstract feel, and will fit particularly well when used with images of old, ornate buildings and architecture.
- Ink Sketch is a black and white effect which creates the look of an ink drawing. It's great for images that feature lots of lines, for example fences or iron railings. It creates a more sketchy feel than the Oil Sketch.
- This Smart Filter creates an image that's quite contrasty. It's ideal for images where you want to make shadows and lighter tones in the image stand out.
- The Negative smart filter
creates an image that looks like a film negative, where the colours are inverted. It gives trees a skeletal looking effect, and is ideal if you want to create a completely different take on an object or subject.
- Selective colour preserves a certain colour in the images, and turns everything else black and white. Available colours to select are red, green, blue, and yellow. This is useful for making a certain object or person 'pop' from the image.