OV3: Popping It Up With Pop Art Filter

OV3: Popping It Up With Pop Art Filter
Image as rendered after post-processing
OV3: Popping It Up With Pop Art Filter, RAW file
*.orf RAW image as uploaded to OV3
Pop Art Filter Effect
As an amateur photographer and a non-Photoshop expert, I tend to rely a lot on the Pop Art filter effect from the Art Filter and Art Effects application on Olympus Viewer 3 (OV3).

The application is quite an effective way for me to gain a bit of traction to 'pop up' my images on a fast-track approach to post-processing *.orf RAW image files.

The banner-head image above, for example, is a post-process development of the image you see on the right, done in RAW Development Mode on OV3, starting with the Pop Art filter application. When applied, the Pop Art filter super-saturates colors and creates a brighter and more vivid image of the original, which you can de-tone or enhance with other tools available.
Olympus Viewer 3 RAW Development window

OV3 Art Filter tool
The image above was post-processed with the following four (4) edits:

Art Filter:
  • Pop Art Type I
Contrast:
  • +2
Saturation:
  • +2.
No tools was used from RAW 2 menu listing, and from Edit menu listing,

Unsharp Mask:
  • Amount +400, Radius +4.0, and Threshold +15.


Extended Edits
OV3: Popping It Up With Pop Art Filter, Extended edits
Image as rendered after post-processing
On a more extensive note, this image was completed with extended edits in Exposure Compensation, Highlight & Shadow Control, and Gradation.

OV3: Popping It Up With Pop Art Filter, RAW file
*.orf RAW image as uploaded to OV3
Art Filter:
  • Pop Art Type I
Exposure Compensation:
  • +0.3 EV
Highlight & Shadow Control:
  • Highlight -1, Shadow +2
Gradation:
  • Auto (This compensates for Auto Tone Correction in normal Edit Mode)
Contrast:
  • +2
Saturation:
  • +2
Unsharp Mask:
  • Amount +400, Radius +1.5, Threshold +15


Olympus Viewer 3
OV3 is available free for E-system camera users, installs in a whizz, and is very good as what it suppose to be. It is a free image management and editing software which provides various functions and powerful tools to quickly find the desired image from folders, albums, people, and timelines, edit and process images you have shot, print pictures, and more.
Olympus Viewer 3 Download page
If you are an Olympus E-system camera user and have misplaced the CD that comes with the purchase, you can download and install the latest version software (Version 2.1.3) for free from this site: Software Download | OLYMPUS Viewer 3 | OLYMPUS




Resource Links:
OV3: B&W Conversion for JPEG Images
The Technical Side of Art: Part Two - The Olympus Art Toolkit
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