First announced at Seybold in September,
procreate’s KPT effects is now available. (Procreate is Corel’s new branding for a line of products aimed at creative professionals.)
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 offers the perfect balance of automation and control,” said Ian LeGrow, executive vice-president in charge of procreate development. “These filters put the designer in the driver’s seat to explore a new realm of possibility. This is the next must-have tool for creative professionals who live in Photoshop.”
KPT effects is available now for US$199 with German and French versions scheduled to be available in November. KPT effects is available for Mac OS 8.6 or higher, including Mac OS X.