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How to use Boris FX Optics Photoshop plugin


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A newer kid on the block, but packing some punch, Boris FX are well known for their video filters used on TV and movie production. They ported over some of their most popular filters for use in Photoshop / Lightoom and bundled it all together into an impressive set of tools called Optics. I previously did a review, but have been asked for tutorials for you guys.  So I made a nice tutorial that walks through the core features.

Tutorial on using Boris Effects, Optics Photoshop plugin. 

How to use Boris FX Optics to add visual effects and color grading to images.

This Optics tutorial by Colin Smith walks you though the core functionality of this powerful Photoshop plugin as well as using some of the most popular filters.

You will learn:

  • How to work with Optics layers,
  • Making and reusing Boris FX masks,
  • Light and shadow effects with  gobos
  • Make lens flare effects
  • Using the ice and other light effects
  • Apply a different color presets to the foreground and background, using film looks and movie presets.

We worked out a deal to save you 25% off Optics:  https://bit.ly/2RSEB0T and use discount code: PhotoshopCAFE-25

Let me know if you would like to see more of these types of tutorials.


2 responses to “How to use Boris FX Optics Photoshop plugin”

  1. Please do some more on Boris FX. Directed to less intuitive folks … :-). Maybe go through your favorite filters and to pick a certain filter. What goes through your mind type of stuff.

  2. Thanks so much for this one, Colin! And for the LFL session on Boris. I am completely smitten with it and have bought the Optics….and my family may never see me again because I will be glued to my computer.

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