I wasn’t planning on doing a tutorial for this plugin, but I had so much difficulty installing it that when I finally got it installed, I figured it would be a good idea to do a tutorial on it as well.
I heard about Flaming Pear’s Flood Photoshop plugin from another Second Life resident and talented blogger and photographer, Annan Adored. If you’re not familiar with Annan’s work, I suggest you click over to check out her blog and if you get a chance, download her windlight settings. I think her settings are some of the best on the grid at the moment. Earlier this week she had shared a photo where she had used the plugin and had also shared the raw shot which showed that there was no water before processing. She shared on her plurk that to get the water in the final she used the Flood plugin from Flaming Pear.
So I downloaded it but had some difficulty installing it at first and all of the websites and information I found through google about installation of these plugins was not working. I had placed them in the correct folder as listed, but they weren’t showing up in the filters section of my Photoshop. It took me a while but I finally figured it out, so I thought I’d share what I had to do to get it to work for me.
On the Flaming Pear website it states to download the plugin, unzip it and then place the plugin inside the Adobe Photoshop Plugins folder on your hard drive. I did that, but when I restarted Photoshop, it still wasn’t working. The plugin wouldn’t show up in my filters menu. Until I finally figured out that in Photoshop I had to go to the Edit menu and then Preferences and in there I had to make sure to check off the additional plugins folder. Once I did that, the Flaming Pear folder popped up in my Filters menu and I was able to use it from there.
Here is a tutorial video I did showing how to install the plugin and then use it:
Remember to restart Photoshop once you add the plugins folder in preferences, I forgot to mention that in the video.
I am still on the demo version of this plugin, on the site it says it will expire after two weeks. Although I can’t see myself using this plugin that often, I think once the trial period is over, I may still purchase it. For now I’m going to play around with it some more.
I hope you enjoy the plugin and found this tutorial useful. Have a nice weekend! <3
» You can view all of my current tutorials on my tutorials page.
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