Andromeda, a graphics software engineering company, has released ScatterLight Lenses, a new Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-in. It’s the newest member to Andromeda’s Photographic Tools and Lens Effects Set, and is a multi-platform, plug-in that offers professional digital lenses for scattering light, Jason Zazzi of Andromeda told MacCentral.
ScatterLight Lenses has four main categories: DreamOptics Lenses for glows; SoftFocus Lenses for portraiture; SoftDiffuser Lenses for mist and fog; and StarLight Lenses for glints, sparks and flares. The Photographic Tools and Lens Effects Software Set is created specifically for use by analog and digital camera enthusiasts.
The ScatterLight Lenses produce a broad scope of realistic patterned and diffusion lens effects ranging from subtle soft focus effects most often seen in professional portraiture and landscapes, to more dramatic effects that scatter and focus light over the brightest areas of an image, Lou Ann Barbeau, product manager for Andromeda Software, said. It lets you apply and manipulate professional lens effects using templates supplied within the Filter. The templates define the patterns used to scatter or focus the light from the image creating effects that are normally achieved using high quality specialty camera lenses or filters.
DreamOptic lens effects range from subtle to dramatic. They refine the richness and texture of your images and add a soft dreamy glow to landscapes and stills, Barbeau said. SoftFocus lens effects provide varying degrees of overall softening and refinement most often seen in professional portraiture. StarLight lens effects focus light over the brightest areas of your image to create starlight effects. The Filter offers many different star patterned templates. It’s most dramatic when used with images with focused points of light, Barbeau said. Soft Diffuser lenses are for more extreme fog and mist effects
ScatterLight Lenses costs US$98. Physical and digital download versions will be available via the Andromeda Web site. The plug-ins are for the classic verison of Photoshop, not for OS X.