Auto FX Photo/Graphic Edges 6; Give Your Images A Custom Frame
Are you ready to go beyond
traditional borders? Whether you want to enhance your photos with photographic
edges like film sprockets or a Polaroid transfer look, or you prefer
to emulate traditional art media such as watercolor or charcoal, or
your goal is to create out of this world digital effects, check out
the latest version of Auto FX Photo/Graphic Edges 6. A suite of dramatic
graphic effects, Version 6 enables you to digitally add unique artistic
enhancements to give your photos distinctive shape, dimension, and impact.
There's an incredible array of choices--the program's
three CDs are loaded with 10,000 edge effects, 1,000 textures to use
as backgrounds, 175 frames, vignettes, 230 effect brush shapes, and
210 lighting effect tiles.
Plug-In Or "Stand-Alone"
Getting down to business with Photo/Graphic Edges 6, you might add drama to a contemporary portrait by adding acid edges (#1), film sprocket borders (#2), or painting burned edge shapes on a layer behind the subject. For an evocative floral image, try a watercolor loaded brush to paint several layers of interest, (#3). When printing a still life, brush stroke edges or torn paper edges can complement the image. To enliven a landscape, go for the transfer effect, (#4). Emulating a Polaroid transfer, the borders are white with low opacity, allowing you to add one of the matte texture surfaces (paper, stone, etc.) to show through below. Further, you can brush on the wrinkles characteristic of this process wherever you want them. How's that for control? If you've ever tried the original wet transfer process, you know how fussy and unpredictable it can be. With digital control, it's a delight.
These presets can be saved for capturing the exact look of an effect for later use and are linked to a small thumbnail for visual reference. File types supported for both importing and saving are: .psd, .tif, .bmp, .jpg, .gif, and .png formats. Saving in Photoshop .psd format exports the effect onto a layered document with full transparency. Customizable interface colors and desktop textures allow you to personalize how Photo/Graphic Edges 6.0 looks on-screen. Effects are resolution independent, so you can apply an effect to a small image and get the same result later on a much larger image. This is useful when you're preparing pictures for both print and the web.
Easy To Use
Once you've chosen an effect and applied it, you can further modify the edge by adjusting the softness, feather, opacity, apply colored borders, add shading for depth, surface textures, matte textures and colors, fill the edge with color or textures, and apply customized tonal lighting and shading. To fine-tune each image, you can precisely draw with brushes and interact with the effect on-screen for an infinite variety of looks that render to the preview as you adjust them.
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