Tutorial: Flaming Pear Flood Photoshop Plugin
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
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31 thoughts on “Tutorial: Flaming Pear Flood Photoshop Plugin”
Oh thank you <3
I haven't really played around much with various plugins yet. Im stubborn and try to do everything by hand, but this looks fun.
I’m tempted to buy it since it’s only £0.69 on the app store…
Do you think this could be a complete replacement to taking photos inworld with linden water?
Yeah it’s really not that expensive and it’s a very neat tool. I can’t really see it replacing linden water though, especially at different angles. But for occasional use, I think it may be cool to have and play around with.
Okay I bought it xD
I LOVE it! It’s so fun to mess with.
I downloaded the mac version and plopped it into Photoshop CC and it was as simple as ‘drag folder into plugins -> Enjoy’ for me so I guess it’s just the PC version that’s complicated to set up?
Thanks for the info Berry 😀 <3
You’re very welcome. Can’t wait to see your pics with it. <3
Looks cool and I will def try it out. Filter Forge is also very good although a tad pricey to buy. It allows you to create your own filters and makes creating seamless backgrounds quite easy. I make extensive use of their free filter packs which do not require you to buy the package. Those have some great and useful effects. http://www.filterforge.com/download/
Thanks for the tip on Flaming Pear Berry!
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Aww tysm Berry ♥ 🙂 And thanks for explain to all residents how to use this. Unfortunately my English is not so good and sometimes it is hard to explain. And you can do it perfectly! Thank you 🙂
Trying this! 😀 Thank you for the tip!
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Monerda, thanks. I haven’t tried Filter Forge before, or many other filters but I’ll look into it.
Annan, your English is perfect. I should be thanking you for sharing this great find with us, I’ve been having a lot of fun with it. <3
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Thank you so much for this tutorial Berry, I always wondered how everyone had perfect water like this! <333
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You’re very welcome Elvi. I am happy to see so many enjoying and trying out the plugin.
hey Berry ty I was looking for this!
I loved the pictures you’ve done with this plug-in. Unfortunately with all my best efforts I couldn’t get it working in Photoshop CC (64bit). What a shame 🙁
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thank U it help me out
Is there any way to get this to work on Photoshop CC using Windows 10? As many of us are upgrading,this information would,or will be, very helpful. If you can, I know you’ll release it if you know how to do so and are not too busy; not that there is any time limit on this 🙂 Thanks for keeping us up-to-date on all the latest and greatest in SL. No one does it quite like you.Kudos, dearest Berry.
Is there any way to get this to work on Photoshop CC using Windows 10? If you can, I know you’ll release it if you know how to do so and are not too busy; not that there is any time limit on this 🙂 Thanks for keeping us up-to-date on all the latest and greatest in SL. No one does it quite like you.Kudos, dearest Berry.
Hello Brit, I’m not sure. This is something you may have to contact the makers of Flaming Pear about since I don’t have Windows 10 yet.
Good idea, Berry. I appreciate your taking the time to reply. Thanks!