Luxology has released a stand-alone version of
imageSynth, its plug-in for creating tiling textures, synthetic images, and unique backgrounds. Previously, ImageSynth came bundled with Luxology’s 3-D modeling, painting, and rendering program
modo 202; the new stand-alone version of the plug-in will work with Adobe Photoshop.
Luxology bills imageSynth as an advanced technology that will ease the process of creating seamless textures, synthetic images, and backgrounds within Photoshop. The plug-in processes images from within Photoshop to create new ones that tile together seamlessly for use as backgrounds, brushes, or texture maps. With imageSynth, users are able to manually control how the resulting image is built-up spatially. They can also use automatic options to generate the final tiled image. What’s more, the plug-in can produce a single final version from multiple source images.
The $99 imageSynth works with both Photoshop CS and CS 2. The plug-in runs on OS X 10.3.9 and later on Macs with a G3 processor or better (including Intel-based Macs). The plug-in comes with documentation and video tutorials that show how to use it to create images.