Adobe Photoshop Plugin Collection Perfect Effects 3 Free Edition Available
Perfect Effects 3 provides a library of 337 professional-quality photographic effects that can be previewed live on an image before being applied. In contast, the free edition includes 25 of these, with users able to adjust the strength and where the effect is placed on the image. It’s also possible to combine them to create unique looks and purchase more effects from onOne.
The effects are provided in four categories. The Effects category supplies a handful for creating the look of HDR, black and white and cross processing. Instant is devoted to stylized vintage looks. Textures includes overlays such as concrete and scratched film to add an instant aged look. Borders, as you might guess, delivers authentic photographic borders, such as film edges. A Masking Brush can be used to apply effects to specific areas, with a Masking Bug available to quickly create vignettes and graduated filter looks.
New in version 3 is Layers 2, which simplifies combining multiple images from Lightroom, Aperture or any application into a single layered file. Users can adjust the size and position of added images with crop and move tools, and eliminate blemishes with a spot retouching tool. Blending and masking tools are also available.
Perfect Effects 3 Free Edition for Mac and Windows, which can be downloaded on the onOne site, works as a plugin to Photoshop CS4 and later, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom or Aperture. It can also be used as standalone application.