Calvin Hollywoods Freaky Details in GIMP
patdavid | Software Techniques | Published Mar 12, 2013
The results of replicating Calvin Hollywoods "Freaky Details" in GIMP
(image by Mark Shaiken on Flickr)
Photographer Calvin Hollywood describes a technique using Photoshop to exaggerate and enhance details in his images that he calls "Freaky Details". It involves duplicating a layer, inverting the color, running a surface blur against it, and blending it with the Vivid Light layer blend mode.
In GIMP this has not been possible to replicate due to two missing functions: surface blur, and the Vivid Light blending mode.
The G'MIC team recently added the "Vivid Light" layer blending mode to G'MIC, and it turns out that Photoshop "Surface Blur" is just a bilateral blur function. Both of these options are now available in G'MIC for GIMP, and it's now possible to replicate the effects of Calvins "Freaky Details" in GIMP directly.
This tutorial walks through the process and steps to recreate Calvins results.
|Starting from this base image by Mark Shaiken||After "Freaky Details" & some color curves|
The full tutorial can be found here:
I'd be interested in hearing some thoughts or seeing some results!