Ever wondered how people got those artistic Prisma effects? Well, we’re going to be teaching you how to do it just in today! To do this, we will introduce you to a couple of different programs that you can use (desktop software and mobile apps included!) Each one will have its own little step-by-step demo, so give it a scroll and see which one works best for you!
The first product that we’re going to be introducing is Fotophire Editing Toolkit! Not only does this product include preset filters, but it’s 100% intuitive! Which means, you won’t need any special training to use it!
This part is pretty simple, the Fotophire program will launch a little bit like this (see the image down below.) As you can see, they offer a couple of different editors, but we’re only going to be using one today! To use Prisma effects on your photos, we’re going to be using the Photo Editor. If you want to follow along with the demo, click the URL :https://photo.wondershare.com to download the FREE trial!
Next up, import the image that you want to edit by clicking on the Open… text. Just choose the image that you want to add Prisma filters to and wait for the main editor to launch!
The tab that we’re going to be focusing is Effcts tab. This is where you can find all the filters that they have available. As you can see (in the image below), everything is organized by category. Click on the category that you believe applies to the mood you’re going for and move on to the next step!
For us, we decided to go with the Lomo filters! Under this category, are a bunch of highly saturated images that give off that Prisma effect! Specifically, the filter we used on our sample is the “Nocturnal” filter!
We applied a couple of extra things to our sample (added textures and adjusted the color.) You can do this as well, by exploring the other tabs! But, remember to save when you’re done! To do this, click on the Save icon on the top of the screen. OR press the Ctrl + S keys on your keyboard!
The next program that we’re going to be demonstrating is Adobe Photoshop! Photoshop leads the market with its content-rich program. However, it’s also a lot more difficult to use than all the other programs we included here. You’ll see what we mean in our step-by-step down below! So, continue reading to learn more!
Photoshop will look a little like this when you first launch it. The thing that you’re going to have to focus on, is importing your image.To do this, click on the Open.. text button on the left-hand side of the screen! Try out Photoshop’s FREE trial by clicking on the URL: https://www.photoshop.com/
Here is the image that we used for this sample. Pay very close attention to it and see how it changes after we’ve applied the Prisma effect to it!
If you’ve ever used Photoshop before, then you’d know that there aren’t any preset filters in the Program. So, how do you get that Prisma effect? Well, you’re going to have to add the filters into the program! We’ll teach you how later, but first, you’re going to have to get yourself a filter! There are two ways that you can do this:
The filter that we ended up using for this sample is from aidownload! It's URL is https://aidownload.com/prisma-effect-ps-action-vol-2-free-download/
Now that you have a preset to use, we can get started on importing it into the Photoshop directory. The process for this is a bit complicated, so do try your best to keep up! First, click on the Edit tab > Presets > Export / Import Presets...
Next, you’re going to have to follow a series of steps. This is easy to mess up, so make sure to go slow.
We’re not done yet, but the filter should now be inside of the Photoshop Action directory!
The next part will include the Actions module, so make sure that you have it activated (refer to the screen down below.)
Photoshop refers to these filters as “Actions.” So, the next step will be loading out actions. This part is pretty easy, just click on the “=” button on the upper right-hand corner of the Actions tab and choose the Load Actions… option!
Now that you’ve successfully imported your action, you can now apply it to your image! This can be done by highlight your filter of choice, and then pressing on the play button on the bottom of the screen!
This is what our image looks like now that we’ve applied the Prisma effect to it! As you can see, the image was turned highly saturated, and the focus of the image was greatly emphasized!
Feel free to play around with your photograph a little more. Just remember to save to finalize the changes! You can do this by clicking on the Save As… option under the File tab!
The next program that we’re going to be introducing is a Mac alternative! Much like the Fotophire, this one has preset filters (unlike with Photoshop!) It’s fairly easy to use, and they offer a variety of artistic filters that you can choose from!
Fairly straightforward, but the first step will require that you download the program from their website! They have a FREE trial available, just click on the URL https://movavi.com/mac-photo-editor/ to access their website.
You have two options for the next step, but they’re both pretty much the same. You either drag and drop your file on the screen, OR you click on the Browse for Image button. Either way, you can import your images through those methods.
To access Movavi’s filters, you’re going to have to click on their Effects tab. It’s the one furthest to the right (on their top toolbar.) Clicking on this tab will change the tool menu on the right-hand side of the screen (as shown on the image below.)
They have an artistic category where you can try out several Prisma like- effects. The one that we decided to apply is the Details: strong filter. It might not look like much on the screenshot, but if you look really closely, you can see that it sharpened up the image and saturated problem areas quite well!
Feel free to try out other filters (or effects.) However, remember to save before exiting the window! This can be done by clicking on the Save button on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
Finally, we get to our last program! This one is a little different from the rest! We’re going to be using a mobile app which could work for both IOS and Android devices. This Photoshop app (unlike the original desktop version) has preset filters that you can apply fairly easily! Continue reading to learn how!h3>Step 1: Install the Adobe Photoshop Express App
To start, you’re going to have to download the Adobe Photoshop Express App! It really only takes a couple of minutes to download and install, so you won’t have to wait for very long. It's URL is https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-photoshop-express/id331975235?mt=8
The filter that we applied is the “Cinematic” filter. However, you can definitely play around with the other effects that the app offers! This one just gave the most Prisma effect-feel.
To save your image, either click on the Share icon (to be brought to this screen) and choose the Save to Gallery option. OR press the back button and Save when prompted!
That’s all for our how to add Prisma effect tutorial! All the programs that we demonstrated today offer a free trial, so go ahead and give it all a try! However, if you want our opinion, it would be best if you chose the Fotophire Editing Toolkit! Out of all the programs that we introduced today, it’s the most stable and the most intuitive. Which means, all in all, it’s the most helpful method out there!