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KPT effects (formal Kais Power Tools) is the second application to join the procreate line of creative enhancement tools. Geared specifically to power and extend the possibilities of design, procreate was first introduced at Macworld Expo in New York on 17 July 2001.
Optimized for Mac OS X, KPT effects is a collection of nine new Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-ins designed to quickly add effects to digital images. Enhancing the creative power of Adobe Photoshop and other compatible applications, KPT effects enables designers to apply effects that range from practical to fantastic.
"KPT effects continues the procreate product line - providing creative professionals with another exciting tool that makes the incredible a reality," said Ian LeGrow, executive vice-president in charge of procreate development. "KPT effects is an essential tool that no designer should be without. When you need the full power of dramatic effects at your fingertips, you will want this collection in your toolbox."KPT effects features the following new plug-ins:
KPT Pyramid Paint Separate an image into colour regions to give it the look and feel of an actual painting.
KPT Lightning People can create realistic lightning effects by controlling every aspect of the bolt and path.
KPT Fluid The KPT Fluid plug-in 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 Users can 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 This 2D particle system scatters an imported image or a grid of images in a pattern over your original image.
KPT Channel Surfing Apply blur, contrast and sharpen effects to any or all of the RGB, Hue, Luminance or Saturation Channels.
KPT Ink Dropper 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 let you create stunning fractals.
KPT Gradient Lab Multiple layers and sampling options
give you even more control when generating gradients.
KPT effects is available for Mac OS 8.6 or higher, including Mac OS X, and Windows(r) 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT(r) 4.0 and Windows Me, at a suggested retail price of 150. For more information about KPT effects, please visit www.procreate.com.