A trial version of procreate KPT Effects will be bundled with Adobe Photoshop 7.0, which is shipping today. See our
separate story for details
on the new version of the graphics software.
Optimized for Mac OS X, KPT Effects is a collection of nine new Photoshop compatible plug-ins designed to add effects to digital images.
KPT Effects includes the following 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, which has a variety of layers and sampling options for enhanced control when generating gradients.
Adobe Photoshop 7.0 users will be able to access the fully optimized Mac OS X power of all nine KPT effects plug-ins, giving users the freedom to quickly add effects to digital images, according to Gwyn Weisberg, Photoshop product manager for Adobe.
Photoshop 7.0 users who choose to extend their KPT effects creativity beyond the 30 day trial, will be able to purchase a permanent license for US$99, which is $100 off the suggested retail price. Other users can purchase KPT effects online at the
or through other vendors at the suggested retail price of $199.99.