Seybold: Corel releases KPT effects

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KPT effects, the second application in the procreate line, is launching at this week's Seybold San Francisco conference.

Optimized for Mac OS X, KPT effects is a collection of nine new Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-ins designed to add effects to digital images. It's used to apply a variety of effects, including those offered by these new plug-ins:

  • KPT Pyramid Paint: lets you separate an image into color regions to give it the look and feel of an actual painting;
  • KPT Lightning: allows you to create lightning effects by controlling every aspect of the bolt and path;
  • KPT Fluid: a plug-in that lets users make an image look as if it were floating on a pool of liquid (users can add liquid distortion effects to images and create short animations);
  • KPT Hyper Tiling: lets you choose from geometrical shapes, including cylinder, sphere, or cube and apply pinch or vortex styles to create complex tiling effects that can be transformed through four-dimension space;
  • KPT Scatter: a 2D particle system that scatters an imported image or a grid of images in a pattern over an original image;
  • KPT Channel Surfing: lets you apply blur, contrast and sharpen effects to any or all of the RGB, Hue, Luminance or Saturation Channels;
  • KPT Ink Dropper: can be used to add drops of liquid to a surface to create everything from water spots to smoky swirls;
  • KPT FraxFlame II: an improved rendering engine and increased navigational control that lets you create fractals;
  • KPT Gradient Lab: has a variety of layers and sampling options for enhanced control when generating gradients.
  • KPT effects will be available next month at a suggested retail price of US$199. German and French versions will be available in November. KPT effects is available for Mac OS 8.6 or higher, including Mac OS X.

    Procreate is Corel's new branding for a line of products for creative professionals. The brand's line of products should all be Carbonized for Mac OS X. Procreate's first product, Painter 7, was released on Aug. 8.

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