— GIL LAVI

PSKiss: Photoshop Filters for Photographers | Interview

Tal Ninio, PSKiss, 18. Oct, 2010

We contacted Mr. Gil Lavi, a professional commercial photographer and artist and asked for his personal opinion of our filters. He insisted on buying them first, so his review won’t be biased in any way.

Here is a summary of his review:

“My work combines commercial photography and art photography. Both of them are very demanding in terms of image quality and full control of post production and final prints. In addition, deadlines of commercial work get shorter and shorter every month…

Although my knowledge of Photoshop is quite advanced, I am always looking for smart tools that will help me work faster and easier.

When Tal and Max from PSKiss brought their filters to my attention, I had an ambivalent feeling. Is this real? 5-6$ products? I am used to pay large bucks for my professional gear… They insisted the filters will do the job for me so I decided to give it a try. To my great surprise, they were right. So simple but so efficient!”.

We are happy to present one of Gil’s landscape photos, before and after editing them with PSKiss Photoshop filters (Please click on images to enlarge):

The original photo:

To improve contrast, Gil used PSKiss Contrast Farm – SelectiveCon 4:

To enhance colors, Gil used PSKiss Viveda – value +4:

To increase local contrast, Gil used PSKiss Clarté – value +25:

Gil added: “I really liked the workflow. Each filter adds a new layer so I can always go back easily; each time I click on something in the filter’s window, it is marked in the history panel. I don’t have to remember or write down anything. For my busy schedule, that’s just right”.

The final words

“In one word – surprise! I had low expectations at the beginning. I must admit that now, I work with PSKiss filters most of the time. I find these filters, more productive and extremely time saving. My time is money, so these simple solutions worth any cent they cost”.

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