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Lucis Pro 6 does everything LucisArt 2 did and much more

LucisArt 2 is an Adobe Photoshop plug-in developed from a handful of Lucis Pro 6 presets.

Please note that LucisArt 2 effects can only be exactly replicated for 8-bit images as processing 8-bit images was a limitation of LucisArt 2.

How to replicate the LucisArt 2 special effects Exposure and Whyeth using Lucis Pro 6.0

How to replicate the LucisArt 2 special effect Winslow using Lucis Pro 6.0

How to replicate the LucisArt 2 special effect Sculpture using Lucis Pro 6.0

How to replicate the LucisArt 2 special effect Plaid using Lucis Pro 6.0

 

How to replicate the LucisArt 2 special effects Exposure and Whyeth using Lucis Pro 6.0

The LucisArt 2 special effects Exposure and Whyeth were just presets chosen from the 128 possible Enhance Detail slider settings- 7 presets for Exposure and 5 presets for Whyeth. It is much easier to enhance detail with Lucis Pro. Just move the Enhance Detail slider to the left until you see the level of detail you wish to see (slider control highlighted in red). Lucis Pro has 125 Enhance Detail Slider settings for an 8-bit image and 16,000 settings for a 16-bit image.

Whyeth

Figure 1: The Lucis Pro UI showing how to achieve the LucisArt 2 special effects Exposure and Whyeth

LucisArt 2 Special
Effect Exposure

Buttons from left to right
The equivalent Lucis Pro Enhance Detail slider setting
button 1
175
button 2
151
button 3
101
button 4
75
button 5
51
button 6
35
button 7
15
LucisArt 2 Special
Effect Whyeth
Buttons from left to right
Equivalent Lucis Pro Enhance Detail slider setting
button 1
51
button 2
41
button 3
31
button 4
21
button 5
11

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How to replicate the LucisArt 2 special effect Winslow using Lucis Pro 6.0

The Winslow slider in LucisArt 2 is the Smooth Detail slider in Lucis Pro 6.0. Just move the Smooth Detail slider to the right and achieve the same effect. The Winslow slider and the Smooth Detail slider are both able to be altered in increments of 2 intensity levels. Plus of course Lucis Pro enhances 16-bit images, which is the equivalent of 16,000 Smooth Detail slider settings (Photoshop handles 16-bit images as 15-bit images).

Winslow

Figure 2: The Lucis Pro UI showing how to achieve the LucisArt 2 special effect Winslow

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How to replicate the LucisArt 2 special effect Sculpture using Lucis Pro 6.0

In order to replicate the Sculpture special effect with Lucis Pro you must first move the Enhance Detail slider to the left to the setting shown in the table below, then check “Tie Together.” Tie Together keeps the difference between the two slider values constant. So as you move one slider the other slider moves too. With Lucis Pro you can have many slider value differences, not just 4. Just uncheck Tie Together when you wish to change the difference between the two sliders.

Sculpture

Figure 3: The Lucis Pro UI showing how to achieve the LucisArt 2 special effect Sculpture

LucisArt 2 Special Effect Sculpture
Buttons from left to right
The equivalent Lucis Pro setting- move the Enhance Detail slider to the value below and then click on ‘Tie Together”
button 1
51
button 2
31
button 3
11
button 4
5

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How to replicate the LucisArt 2 special effect Plaid using Lucis Pro 6.0

During Lucis processing Lucis compares each pixel to every other pixel along hundreds of radial lines called scan lines. In Lucis Pro you can alter the number of scan lines in multiples of 16 (called Scan Lines). If the number of Scan Lines is too low, then radial line artifacts can occur. However increasing the number of Scan Lines increases processing time. In LucisArt 2 the number of Scan Lines is equal to 16, which was the most computers could handle in a reasonable amount of time when LucisArt 2 was developed. Therefore radial line artifacts can sometimes occur when an image is drastically enhanced, such as being smoothed a great deal with Winslow or with some extreme settings in Sculpture. Note that the number of Scan Lines in Lucis Pro 6 can be set up to 99 to eliminate radial line artifacts should they occur.

Plaid is basically Sculpture with some radial artifacts caused by drastically lowering the number of Scan Lines.

In order to replicate the Plaid special effects with Lucis Pro you must 1) change the Preview Scan Lines and Processing Scan Lines to 1 for Plaid 1, to 2 for Plaid 2, and to 3 for Plaid 3; 2) move the Enhance Detail slider to the left to the setting shown in the table below; and 3) check Tie Together. Tie Together keeps the difference between the two slider values constant. So as you move one slider the other slider moves too. Just uncheck Tie Together when you wish to change the difference between the two sliders.

Lucis

Figure 4: The Lucis Pro UI showing how to achieve the LucisArt 2 special effect Plaid 1.

LucisArt 2 Special Effect Plaid
Buttons from left to right
The equivalent Lucis Pro setting- move the Enhance Detail slider to the value below and then check "Tie Together”
button 1
51
button 2
31
button 3
11
button 4
5

Both LucisArt 2 and Lucis Pro 6 have a Mix slider.

 

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