ShineOff Plug-In

Automatically Removes Shine

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about shine-off plug-in

ShineOff is an Adobe® Photoshop® compatible Plug-In filter that automatically removes the shine from skin. The cold white light of the camera flash creates an unnatural shininess on skin. ShineOff automatically transforms faces and skin areas to a soft and natural looking appearance. This patent pending technology does not remove luster from the lips nor the sparkle from the teeth or eyes.

Run ShineOff on individual images or use it as part of a Photoshop Action and apply it to a set of images in batch mode.

The ShineOff Plug-in improves skin tones by eliminating the overly reflective effect of the flash!

ShineOff: The digital face powder...
Before After
Examples using the Shineoff Plug-In
The user interface now has a slider to control the amount of shine to be removed. The default value is 75%. Moving the slider to the left leaves more shine. Moving the slider to the right removes more shine.

Technology - how does ShineOff work?

ShineOff is a Photoshop plug-in filter that automatically removes the shine from skin.

ShineOff is a patent pending technology that looks for the glare of the flash and other light sources on human skin. ShineOff will automatically transforms faces and skin areas to a soft and natural looking texture. This patent pending technology does not remove luster from the lips nor the sparkle from the teeth or eyes.

Here are examples of other areas that are transformed:

The shine on the face is significantly reduced. The gloss on the lips remains.

Tips and Techniques

ShineOff has a slider to adjust the amount of the skin shine effect removed from your images. Simply move the slider to achieve the desired effect. You can choose between Less and More. A value can also be entered as a percentage in the range from 0 to 150. The default is 75. The previous ShineOff Version 1.x plug-in was equal to this default value. This parameter is saved with the filter and allows you to run a large number of images in a Batch operation.

You can see the Before or After image by selecting the buttons under the image at the bottom of the filter window or by clicking in the Navigation Window when the button is set to After. Once you click OK, the slider value is saved until the next time the filter is used.

ShineOff provides the maximum effect with only one application. There is no additional effect when ShineOff is run more than one time.

To localize the effect of ShineOff, use the following method to vary the amount of ShineOff by using the Photoshop History Brush applied selectively to the image. Example Steps:

  • 1. Open Image 2. Select Filter > Imadio > ShineOff 3. The ShineOff user interface will appear 4. Adjust the slider to your liking 5. Select OK 6. Select 'History Brush Tool' from the Tool bar. Then select the box to the left of the ShineOff image under the History Tab (this sets source for History Brush to ShineOff). When properly selected, an icon of the 'History Brush' tool will appear in this box to the left of the ShineOff image.
  • 7. Select the 'Open' image under the 'History' tab (this should be the image originally opened)
  • 8. Set the 'Brush Master Diameter' to a size large enough to brush over the selected skin area (this is located on the top of the Photoshop screen under the task bar) 9. Set the 'Opacity' to a desired level (40 - 100% is a good starting point) 10. Apply the brush to the selected skin area one or more times to your liking.

NOTE: Never save over your original image with any editing software. If you desire to save the image, you should perform a 'save-as' function and rename it.

Advanced Tips

How to Create a ShineOff Action in Photoshop
  • 1) Open an image in Photoshop 2) Create a new action by clicking on the Create new action button at the bottom of the Actions palette. This will create and save the new action in the action folder you currently have selected (Default Actions.atn)
  • 3) Name the action ShineOff and click Record
  • 4) Run the ShineOff Filter as you would normally. Select: Filter – Imadio – and click on ShineOff. When using Version 2.x, the Graphical User Interface will appear. Simply adjust the slider to your liking and select OK.
  • 5) If you plan to use this action for use in a batch command, the Save As function needs to be recorded now. Follow these sample steps: 6) Select File – Save As
  • 7) Now create a new folder that is not part of your normal workflow for safety reasons. 8) Now pick the format in which you want the images saved. 9) Double-click on the folder you just created.
  • 10) Select Save to proceed and save the file into the new folder.

    This folder and file name is normally ignored in a Batch run, however under some conditions it will be used, and so picking a trash name and folder insures you do not accidentally alter images you want to keep.

  • 11) Now set the Image Options – Quality you desire. 12) Click OK.

    The Save As… function is now recorded as the Save step in the Action.

  • Your ShineOff Action is now created! To create one action with multiple steps (i.e. Filters) follow steps 1) and 2) as outlined above. For step 3) Name the new Action descriptive of the functions being performed, such as ShineOff – PearlyWhites, then click Record.
  • Follow step 4) as above repeating the process for each Filter. Select: Filter – Imadio – and click on ShineOff.
  • Now repeat step 4) Select Filter – Imadio – and click on PearlyWhites.
  • Your ShineOff Action is now created!

    Now perform the Save As function as described above. 13) In the Action palette, click the Stop Recording Button. It's the square shaped button on the bottom left. To create one action with multiple steps (i.e. Filters) follow steps 1) and 2) as outlined above. For step 3) Name the new Action descriptive of the functions being performed, such as ShineOff – PearlyWhites, then click Record. Follow step 4) as above repeating the process for each Filter. Select: Filter – Imadio – and click on ShineOff. Now repeat step 4) Select Filter – Imadio – and click on PearlyWhites. Now perform the Save As function as described above. In the Action palette, click the Stop Recording Button.
  • You have created an Action that will run two Filters with a single command. Now you can set up a Batch command to run this action on a full set of images from a specified folder.

Using the Batch command (Photoshop)

The Batch command lets you play an action on a folder of files and subfolders.

Similar to the action you created, you will be saving the processed files to a new location; you should create a new folder for the processed files before starting the batch.

  • To batch-process files using the Batch command: 1. Choose File > Automate > Batch.
  • 2. For Play, choose the desired set and action from the Set and Action drop down menus.
  • 3. For Source, choose the Folder option from the drop-down menu. 4. Click Choose… to locate and select the folder. 5. Click Choose.
  • 6. Deselect Override Action "Open" Commands. 7. Select Include All Subfolders to process files in subfolders. 8. Select Suppress Color Profile Warnings to turn off display of color policy messages. 9. Select the Folder option from the Destination drop-down menu. 10. Click Choose… to locate and select the folder. 11. Click Choose.
  • 12. Select Override Action "Save As" Commands. This requires a Save As command in the Action because the Batch command will not automatically save the source files. 13. Since Folder has been selected as the destination, specify a file-naming convention and select file compatibility options. 14. For File Naming, select elements from the drop-down menus or enter text into the fields to be combined into the default names for all files. The fields let you change the order and formatting of the filename parts. You must include at least one field that is unique for every file (for example: filename or serial number) to prevent files from overwriting each other. 15. Select an option from the Errors drop down menu: Stop for Errors to suspend the process until you confirm the error message. Log Errors to File to record errors in a file without stopping the process.

system requirements

  • Applications:
    Adobe Photoshop 7.0 and higher versions Photoshop Elements 2 and higher versions PaintShop Pro 7 and higher versions
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, NT, 2000 Mac OS X and above
  • Image modes:
    RGB, 8 bits and 16 bits
  • memory requirement:
    Minimum recommended is: 1GB