Rabu, 14 Maret 2012

Plugin Photoshop (2)

Mosaic & Illumination Fix Toolkit **
... apply mosaic effects to images and let you fix unevenly lit photos.

Artizen Dreamy***
... produces glow and radiance effects and offers 12 options, 28 built-in presets. It is available as a 32-bit as well as 64-bit version. Also have a look at the Artizen HDR trial version from the same company, which works without restrictions for 8-bit images.

FilterForge Freepacks***
FilterForge will be offering so called Freepacks, which are are free Photoshop plugins based on the Filter Forge technology. Freepack 1 is a set of seven metal textures and effects. Freepack 2 contains seven photo effects, e.g. for adding sunny styles, grunge looks, color tints, age the image and more. Freepack 3 offers seven frame effects, e.g. a painted wooden frame or a vignette.The effects are fully adjustable and support seamless tiling. Nr. 4 of the Filter Forge Freepack (Windows only) with the subtitle "Distortions" includes 7 filters for creating distortion effects.

Pointwise Shape-Adaptive DCT*
... lets you denoise grayscale and color image as well as deblock and dering JPEG files. Unfortunately we were not able to use it in Photoshop CS3 and CS4 without a crash. So be careful when using it. It may work in earlier versions of Photoshop or other compatible applications without a crash, but we cannot confirm it.

The free DeMoirize plugin (for Windows) is included in pre 4.0 versions of Capture One PRO for Windows. It removes moire artifacts from images. To get the plugin you need to download e.g. Capture One PRO 3.7.9 for Windows. To install it double click SETUP.EXE in the CO PRO\DeMoirize sub folder of the downloaded .zip file. By default the Photoshop CS4 Plug-Ins folder is selected in the installer. If you use another application, you need to change the destination folder.

ASCII-art **
The ASCII-art Photoshop plugin creates ASCII art pictures. It lets you define your own alphabet and use all ASCII symbols. It is not possible to change the font and its size.

Medhi Plugins ***
... contain 26 free Photoshop-compatible plugins that were created with Filter Meister. The plugin effects range from color effects, photo correction, transparency manipulation, distortion to grain and fractals.

Richard Rosenman Filters ***
... include many freeware plugins. The latest ones are:
Lens FX produces 10 different distortions including more common lens effects like Punch, Push, Concave and Convex as well as more exotic ones like Wave and Ripple. Particle Pro 0.1 Beta creates animated particle effects, but it does not let you apply or save them.

Xero Plugins & Xero XL Plugins***
... consist of 4 collections of up to 9 freeware plugins plus a new XL collection of five plugins. The effect range varies from color effects, art effects, grain effects to noise removal and image enhancement. It is a bit hard to get used to the pink dialog of these plugins, but otherwise they look quite useful. There are also five extra plugins for star, paint, snowflake, sparkle and tinted monochrome effects.

Cartoon Bubble**
...is a a free plugin for creating cartoon word bubbles. It is also planned to make it available for Aperture.

Flatten and MultiFill**
Boudewijn Pelt made two Photoshop plugins available called Flatten and MultiFill. Flatten offers a special trapping method that is used in the production of comics. MultiFill automatically fills white areas in a black-and-white image with colors. A tutorial on how to use both plugins resides on the page.

ImageSkill Displacement Map**
...distorts images in an unusual way while keeping fine details . A set of displacement maps is supplied with the plugin.

Smart Refinement Filter**
...from Aura Labs is a Photoshop plugin that applies sharpening, depth of field (DOF) enhancement and noise reduction. It is a beta version that is free for non-commercial use.

Optorsion & Vintage **
Island Mountain Graphics offers two plugins for download that are still in development. The Optorsion plugin creates optical distortion including chromatic aberration. The Vintage Screen plugin simulates the look of an old TV-set or black and white cathode ray video monitor. There are two other plugins mentioned on the web site, but not available for download.

Pixel Bender **
The Pixel Bender plugin for Photoshop CS4 lets you develop filter effects with the help of a simple C-like language. The language is GPU-accelerated, so the filters run very fast. A dozen effects are already delivered. Pixel Bender is also supported by Adobe After Effects CS4 and Flash Player 10. Pixel Bender appears like a new and greatly enhanced version of Adobe Filter Factory, but the filters are stored as text files and there is no possibility to create plugins as with FilterFactory.
For more PixelBender filters see here.

Flaming Pear Freebies **
... consists of dozens of plugins. The Rule 30 plugin produces an abstract gray pattern, Veins transforms the image into color lines that look like blood veins, the three "Gray from" plugins produce B/W images and Pixel Trash tries to imitate the computer graphics of the early 80s. The Circle to Square plugin transforms circular objects in an image into squares. The Zombie plugin gives your images a touch of horror. It works best with portraits that show eyes and teeth. Most plugins apply the effect without showing a dialog except a few plugins.

Photoshop Fun 3 *
... consists of 4 plugins that apply pixel snow, mirror, shadow and warping effects. You need an Adobe ID, which can be requested for free, to download them.

Stereogram Lab Filter *
... allows you to generate hidden image stereograms. These autostereograms consist of a repeating pattern and only show their hidden content if you focus your eyes behind the image plane.

Mezzoforce Plugins**
Mezooforce offers a few Lite versions of its commercials plugins which are limited to processing only images up to 1000 x 1000 pixel in size. In order to download them, you need to subscribe to a discussion group. The Ice 2.0 Lite plugin creates ice-like structures. Version 1.03 of the same plugin is also offered for download and does not have any size limitation. Mezzoforce MetallEaser 2 LITE adds a metallic effect to images. The Snow plugin produces snow effects and has no size limitations.

Martin Koch Plugins **
... contain three freeware plugins that produce line art and dithering effects. The Line plugin applies a 1-bit black and white horizontal or vertical line screen, Random Dither randomly dithers an image to 1-bit black and white line art and the Dither plugin uses a special dither effect that looks better than standard dithering algorithms. Finally, there is a fourth plugin that costs $10 and deletes stray dots in a line art image. The plugins only work on 8bit images.

Thedigitalartshop.com Plugins***
Among various commercial plugins Thedigitalartshop.com also offers three free plugins. GREYSCALER is a kind of channel mixer for converting images to black and white. It also offers brightness and contrast sliders. IMAGE ENCODER encrypts and decrypts your images with a 24 bit key. IRIDESCENT applies a color-shift effect to your images.

AmphiSoft Filters & Photo Tinter *** - Currently Down
The Photo Tinter plugin allows extracting tone maps from existing black and white images and applying them to new images and is meant as an alternative to Photoshop's Curves filter. The AmphiSoft Filters contains both free and shareware Photoshop-compatible plugins. Included are free light versions of "Convolution shaman" and "Sorting shaman" (basic functions like blur, sharpen, edge detection and sharpening and despeckle with many extra options for image enhancement) which can be upgraded to full versions by registering. "Thread master" (cross-shaped smudge effect) and "Out of the noise (noise & diffuse effects) are free, too. The new and free Simplifier filter provides a wide range of color\shape simplification operations, resulting in "painterly" artistic effects. The shareware plugins of this package are called "Metalwork II" (metallic effects), "ArtiFactor" and "Kinetics lab" (for creating organic textures by simulating chemical reactions).

Photoshop-Scripts.com Filters **- English web pages not available anymore
... offers several effect plugins, which are basically freeware and only available in Spanish language.To get access to them you need to contact the author, whose English is probably not the best.
The plugins are called Watercolor, B&W, drawing, Dream, Threshold, Tone Effect, Splash, High-Key, Dynamic Color, Convolution Draw, Graduated Filter and Center Spot.

L&K Filters **
The free L&K Filters consist of 14 plugins that produce various gradients and patterns, which can be useful for graphical designs.

Little Ink Pot Free Plugins ***
... offers some free plugins). Xpose is a simple exposure adjustment plugin. Thredgeholder provides an edge detection algorithm that turns photos into line drawings. Chalkaholic Lite is a pluginfor drawing-style effects. There is also a Pro Version which offer more possibilities.

Econym Plugins ** - Currently Down
... are a free collection of 11 plugins for Photoshop and compatible applications. Effects include page curls, page rolls, color posterization, color tinting and some other effects. There is also a contrast masking plugin, which renders very slowly, and two plugins for correcting the brightness and contrast of 16bit images. The plugin dialogs are a bit small and maybe a bit too colorful. Nevertheless you may find the one or other useful plugin among them.

Cybia's Works Plugins ***
... are 8 plugins with simple transparency, color, edge, emboss, grain and mesh effects.
The old Windows plugins of each Works series have been combined to a single plugin, which lets you select the individual filters from a drop-down menu.

Namesuppressed Design ***
... offers a few Photoshop-compatible plugins with simple but useful effects. The AUTOINTERLACE plugin is freeware and creates the interlace effect as seen on television screens. AUTOCHROMATIC and SOFTENER (Win only) are full-functional shareware plugins that cost only a few dollares registration fee each. Autochromatic colorizes an image with two user-definable colors and Softener adds soft, glossy effects to your images. PLAID LITE is also a inexpensive shareware plugin for creating seamless plaids and tiling tartan patterns. It extracts colors and patterns from any digital image to create a color coordinated plaid pattern. The Plaid Lite demo version is fully functional, but displays several nag screens.

GraphicXtras Gothic Plugin *
... adds a dark gloomy Goth effect. Unfortunatelly it doesn't show the correct result at the default preview zoom and doesn't display a progress bar during final rendering.

Luce ***
... is a plugins for creating light beams known as volumetric light.

DC Filters **
Improved versions of 14 of the DC Filters (for Windows) are now available. The old FilterFactory versions were recompiled with FilterMeister which made several new features possible. These 14 plugins include some nice pattern, edge and distortion effects.

Ulead Free Plugins ***
Ulead started offering their commercial Art Texture plugin for free some time ago. Now they also offer Particle.Plugin and the FantasyWarp plugin (for Windows) for free, too. Particle.Plugin creates eight natural particle effects, e.g. smoke, fire, bubbles, clouds and rain. FantasyWarp takes any image or selection and warps, distorts and twists it into surreal patterns. Don't miss these plugins!

EyeCandy4000 BevelBoss & MotionTrial and Splat! Edges***
The Macromedia Fireworks MX and MX 2004 trial versions contains full versions of the BevelBoss and MotionTrial plugins of Alienskin EyeCandy 4000 and the Edges plugin of Alienskin Splat!. If you are lucky you may find the Fireworks MX or MX 2004 MX trial an old magazine cover CD, but you can also download it here: http://www.soft32.com/download_351.html. After you installed it switch to the Fireworks folder and open the Plug-ins sub folder. Now copy the Splat 8bf and dll files, the EyeCandy 8bf file and the two sub folders to your default plugin folder. Open the image application you usually use to apply plugins and there they are!

Almathera Plugins **
1997 Almathera developed eight Photoshop-compatible plugins. Unfortunately Almathera was closed down in the same year. Currently these plugins remain copyright but can be distributed freely in a non-commercial manner. This means that they can be used for commercial design work, but it is not allowed to sell the software itself. The Almathera plugins produce shape, bevel, halo, drop shadow, grayscale, warp, lightning and puddle effects. Although the interface is outdated and displays wrongly with "Large Fonts", you will certainly find one or two interesting effects in this package.

AutoFX Mosaic ***
... released a second freeware plugin and standalone application called Mosaic. Mosaic makes your photos look as if they were created out of a mosaic tile. Photo-realistic depth, variable tile size and color options give this effect an infinite number of looks. Included with Mosaic are effect presets, a PDF manual and technical/customer support. The plugin requires a serial number which can be requested for free from AutoFX.

AutoFX Dreamy Photo ***
... is a free Photoshop-compatible plugin and standalone tool from AutoFX that adds a soft-focus effect to photos. The effect is configurable with seven controls and by using presets. The interface looks like that of AutoFX's commercial DreamSuite product. The package also includes a PDF manual and promises technical and customer support. Dreamy Photo requires a serial number which can be obtained by submitting your e-mail address from a web form.

Filter Meister ***
... is a sophisticated filter plugin development tool. Beside the filter development plugin itself there are some interesting Photoshop-compatible plugins included that were created with Filter Meister. There is also a large library of source codes which can even be used with the unregistered version of Filter Meister and applied to the image. Among the code are e.g. Adjust Saturation, AFH Beveler 3.0, Patches Factory (animated), Box Blur, Nirvana, Fractalism and many other examples. Filter Meister is free to use, but if you want to compile your own plugins, you have to register it.

DragonFly's Plugins ***
"Sinedot Shader" creates shaded 3D sinus curves, "Shear" does a simple shear effect which means that you can specify a line along which the image is than shifted and "Retrodots" places holes in a symmetrical pattern on an image. The new "Sinedots II" now includes enhanced antialias, color support, blend modes, more parameters for enhanced control, 16bit support and enhanced compatibility. Two import plugins for .ico and .cur files are available there, too.

VDL Adrenaline Plugins ***
The Adrenaline series consists of several free plugins and two commercial ones.The "Harmonix" plugin creates wave lines known from sound editing tools. With the "Camouflage" plugin you can generate all kinds of army-style and animal camouflage patterns. "NightVision" creates realistic night-goggle effects including enhancement, anti-aliased interlacing, signal noise and feedback. "Snowscape" lets you add a snow effect to a layer. "Snowflakes" adds snowflakes of any size and shape to your images.

The Yellownail Collection ***
consists of 32 Photoshop plugins with the names: 13area, 1stImpact, 3DTile, Adjuster, Alchemist Pro, Ancient Paintings, BambooCraft, Bedlam, Bokassher, ButColor, ButtonMagic, ClassicalGold, CoolColor, CrazyTile, CuteMozaic, CycloidDistortion, DeftMove, DemonishCell, DemonishSkin, Eloquency, Embossher, Enhancer, EqualLevel, FillHarmony, FireWork, FlowerFrame, FlushIt, FoolishStripe, Gingum. These plugins were created by a Japanese programmer and offer some interesting effects you shouldn't miss. Some of them apply directly to the image while other have a Japanese dialog.
Unfortunately getting these plugins can be a bit time consuming and exhausting, because you have to download them individually and make your way from the main web page to a description page and from there to the download page. You have to do that for each of the 32 plugins and everything is in Japanese language.

Pobelly's Plugins * - Currently Down
contain four free Photoshop-compatible plugins that still look a bit experimental. The "Eliminate Whatever" plugin will change opacity based on color or brightness. "Whack and Blight" converts color images to monotone or duotone while weighting of the RGB values. "Meet the Neighbors" is a 7x7 convolution plugin for playing with different operators. Finally, "Throbber Thinger" is though to make those little animations in the corner of browser windows, therefore doing some basic rotate, copy and fade operations to individual frames of an animation.

2D HyperClouds ***
... is a filter plugin for generating cloud textures and plasmas. It is based on Perlin's noise functions and uses the background and foreground colors to make the clouds palette.

Mura's Filters ***
Pole Transform transforms an image to polar coordinates or rectangular coordinates. You might know this effect from Photoshop. Cloud produces a seamless cloud effect, Copies blends multiple copies of an image and Seamless makes an image seamless by wrapping the edges around.

Mark's Page Curl & Remove White***
A plugin that creates a page curl effect and a plugin with
a transparency effect.

Primus *** - Currently Down
... is a free feature limited version of Blade Pro. You can use it to create nice text effects or beveled and textured shapes. It offers 16 presets and a slider for adjusting the bevel height. Unfortunatelly you can't use other than the 16 textures. You need to register it (for free) before you can apply the effects.

Axion Lens Flare32 and Glow32 *** - Currently Down
are two plugins for Photoshop-compatible applications and trueSpace 2.

AlienSkin Xenofex 1.0 *** - Not available for download anymore
2 of the 16 plugins (Crumple & Stain) work in the demo version.

Fantastic Machines Tile Tools **
You can get 7 of these 21 plugins for creating tileable images and textures for free.

Filter Formula Example Filters ***
... are some filters created with Filter Formula.