The Photoshop Plug-ins Book

Daniel Gray
(with help from tons of folks)

The Photoshop Plug-ins Book is a virtual encyclopedia of Photoshop Plug-ins; it delivers the skinny. Don't rely on skimpy magazine reviews and hype-filled catalog listings ... check out The Photoshop Plug-ins Book today!



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There seems to be no end to clever plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop ... Finally, there is a book to address these products succinctly yet thoroughly ... You learn what each product does, who needs it, and how to use it, and the author provides plenty of tips ... 11/01/97


Introduction

Part 1: Optimizing Images for Print

Chapter 1 - A Lowly Apprentice Production’s PlateMaker

  • Who Should Use a lowly apprentice production’s PlateMaker?
  • What a lowly apprentice production’s PlateMaker Does
  • Why Use a lowly apprentice production’s PlateMaker?
  • How a lowly apprentice production’s PlateMaker Does It

Chapter 2 - Second Glance LaserSepsPro

  • Who Should Use Second Glance LaserSepsPro?
  • What Second Glance LaserSepsPro Does
  • Why Use Second Glance LaserSepsPro?
  • How Second Glance LaserSepsPro Does It

Chapter 3 - Second Glance PhotoSpot

  • Who Should Use Second Glance PhotoSpot?
  • What Second Glance PhotoSpot Does
  • Why Use Second Glance PhotoSpot?
  • How Second Glance PhotoSpot Does It
    • Using Acetone
    • Using PaintThinner
    • Using Turpentine
    • Exporting Files With PhotoSpot

Chapter 4 - Extensis Intellihance 3.0

  • Who Should Use Extensis Intellihance?
  • What Extensis Intellihance Does
  • Why Use Extensis Intellihance?
  • How Extensis Intellihance Does It
    • Setting General Preferences
    • Fine-Tuning Images

Chapter 5 - Magic Separator

  • Who Should Use Magic Separator?
  • What Magic Separator Does
  • Why Use Magic Separator?
  • How Magic Separator Does It

Chapter 6 - PANTONE MC-P/CoCo & Channel 24 by VISU Technologies

  • Who Should Use PANTONE MC-P/CoCo & Channel 24?
  • What PANTONE MC-P/CoCo & Channel 24 Do
  • Why Use PANTONE MC-P/CoCo & Channel 24?
  • How PANTONE MC-P/CoCo Does It
  • How PANTONE Channel 24 Does It

Chapter 7 - ImageXpress ScanPrepPro

  • Who Should Use ImageXpress ScanPrepPro?
  • What ImageXpress ScanPrepPro Does
  • Why Use ImageXpress ScanPrepPro?
  • How ImageXpress ScanPrepPro Does It

Chapter 8 - Vivid Details Test Strip

  • Who Should Use Vivid Details Test Strip?
  • What Vivid Details Test Strip Does
  • Why Use Vivid Details Test Strip?
  • How Vivid Details Test Strip Does It

Part II: Optimizing Images for the Web

Chapter 9 - Second Glance PhotoCell

  • Who Should Use Second Glance PhotoCell?
  • What Second Glance PhotoCell Does
  • Why Use Second Glance PhotoCell?
  • How Second Glance PhotoCell Does It

Chapter 10 - BoxTop PhotoGIF Plug-In

  • Who Should Use BoxTop PhotoGIF?
  • What BoxTop PhotoGIF Does
  • Why Use BoxTop PhotoGIF?
  • How BoxTop PhotoGIF Does It
    • Opening GIF Files
    • Saving GIF Files

Chapter 11 - BoxTop ProJPEG Plug-in

  • Who Should Use BoxTop ProJPEG?
  • What BoxTop ProJPEG Does
  • Why Use BoxTop ProJPEG?
  • How BoxTop ProJPEG Does It

Chapter 12 - Digital Frontiers’s HVS JPEG 2.0 Plug-In

  • Who Should Use HVS JPEG?
  • What HVS JPEG Does
  • Why Use HVS JPEG?
  • How HVS JPEG Does It

Chapter 13 - Digital Frontiers’s HVS ColorGIF Plug-In

  • Who Should Use HVS ColorGIF?
  • What HVS ColorGIF Does
  • Why Use HVS ColorGIF?
  • How HVS ColorGIF Does It

Chapter 14 - Ulead’s GIF/JPEG SmartSaver

  • Who Should Use GIF/JPEG SmartSaver?
  • What Ulead’s GIF/JPEG SmartSaver Does
  • Why Use GIF/JPEG SmartSaver?
  • How Ulead’s GIF/JPEG SmartSaver Does It
    • Creating GIF Files With SmartSaver
    • Creating JPEG Files With SmartSaver

Part III: Streamlining Your Workflow

Chapter 15 - Alaras Apertura 2.0

  • Who Should Use Alaras Apertura?
  • What Alaras Apertura Does
  • Why Use Alaras Apertura?
  • How Alaras Apertura Does It
    • Acquiring Images With Alaras Apertura
    • Exporting Images With Alaras Apertura
    • Opening Files From Scitex Disks

Chapter 16 - Alaras Mixxer 2.0

  • Who Should Use Alaras Mixxer?
  • What Alaras Mixxer Does
  • Why Use Alaras Mixxer?
  • How Alaras Mixxer Does It

Chapter 17 - Altamira Group’s Genuine Fractals

  • Who Should Use Genuine Fractals?
  • What Genuine Fractals Does
  • Why Use Genuine Fractals?
  • How Genuine Fractals Does It
    • Creating Images for the FIF Format
    • Exporting & Importing FIF Files

Chapter 18 - Chroma Graphics Chromatica

  • Who Should Use Chroma Graphics’s Chromatica?
  • What Chroma Graphics’s Chromatica Does
  • Why Use Chroma Graphics’s Chromatica?
  • How ChromaColor Does It
  • How ChromaPalette Does It

Chapter 19 - Extensis Mask Pro

  • Who Should Use Extensis Mask Pro?
  • What Extensis Mask Pro Does
  • Why Use Extensis Mask Pro?
  • How Mask Pro Does It

Chapter 20 - Extensis PhotoTools

  • Who Should Use Extensis PhotoTools?
  • What Extensis PhotoTools Does
  • Why Use Extensis PhotoTools?
  • How Intellihance Lite Does It
  • How PhotoBars Does It
  • How PhotoBevel Does It
  • How PhotoEmboss Does It
  • How PhotoGlow Does It
  • How PhotoShadow Does It
  • How PhotoText Does It
  • How PhotoTips Does It

Chapter 21 - Human Software’s AutoMask

  • Who Should Use Human Software’s AutoMask?
  • What Human Software’s AutoMask Does
  • Why Use Human Software’s AutoMask?
  • How Human Software’s AutoMask Does It
    • Convert
    • ClipPath
    • Stencil

Chapter 22 - Human Software’s CD-Q

  • Who Should Use Human Software’s CD-Q?
  • What Human Software’s CD-Q Does
  • Why Use Human Software’s CD-Q?
  • How Human Software’s CD-Q Does It

Chapter 23 - Human Software’s Medley

  • Who Should Use Human Software’s Medley?
  • What Human Software’s Medley Does
  • Why Use Human Software’s Medley?
  • How Human Software’s Medley Does It
    • Montage
    • Brushes

Chapter 24 - MEAC SmartMove

  • Who Should Use MEAC SmartMove?
  • What MEAC SmartMove Does
  • Why Use MEAC SmartMove?
  • How MEAC SmartMove Does It

Chapter 25 - MetaCreations KPT Convolver

  • Who Should Use KPT Convolver?
  • What KPT Convolver Does
  • Why Use KPT Convolver?
  • How KPT Convolver Does It
    • Preview Modes
    • Using KPT Convolver to Explore
    • Using KPT Convolver to Design
    • Using KPT Convolver to Tweak

Chapter 26 - Digital Dominion’s Cinematte

  • Who Should Use Digital Dominion’s Cinematte?
  • What Digital Dominion’s Cinematte Does
  • Why Use Digital Dominion’s Cinematte?
  • How Digital Dominion’s Cinematte Does It

Part IV: Bust Loose With Creative Filters

Chapter 27 - Alien Skin Eye Candy

  • Who Should Use Alien Skin Eye Candy?
  • What Alien Skin Eye Candy Does
  • Why Use Alien Skin Eye Candy?
  • How Eye Candy Does It
  • How Antimatter Does It
  • How Carve Does It
  • How Chrome Does It
  • How Cutout Does It
  • How Drop Shadow Does It
  • How Fire Does It
  • How Fur Does It
  • How Glass Does It
  • How Glow Does It
  • How HSB Noise Does It
  • How Inner Bevel Does It
  • How Jiggle Does It
  • How Motion Trail Does It
  • How Outer Bevel Does It
  • How Perspective Shadow Does It
  • How Smoke Does It
  • Squint
  • How Star Does It
  • How Swirl Does It
  • How Water Drops Does It
  • How Weave Does It

Chapter 28 - Andromeda Series Filters

  • Who Should Use Andromeda Series Filters?
  • What Andromeda Series Filters Do
  • Why Use Andromeda Series Filters?
  • How Andromeda’s Series 1 - Photography Filters Do It
    • Circular Multiple Image
    • Designs
    • Diffraction
    • Halo
    • Prism
    • Rainbow
    • Reflection
    • Star
    • Straight Multiple Image
    • Velocity
  • How Andromeda’s Series 3 - Screens Filter Does It
  • How Andromeda’s Series 4 - Techtures Filter Does It
    • The Blending, Texturing & Deep Pixel Engines
    • Environments
    • Maps
  • How Andromeda’s Velociraptor Filter Does It

Chapter 29 - Auto F/X Photo/Graphic & Typo/Graphic Edges

  • Who Should Use Auto F/X Photo/Graphic& Typo/Graphic Edges?
  • What Auto F/X Photo/Graphic & Typo/Graphic Edges Do
  • Why Use Auto F/X Photo/Graphic & Typo/Graphic Edges?
  • How Auto F/X Photo/Graphic Edges Does It
  • How Auto F/X Typo/Graphic Edges Does It

Chapter 30 - Second Glance Chromassage

  • Who Should Use Second Glance Chromassage?
  • What Second Glance Chromassage Does
  • Why Use Second Glance Chromassage?
  • How Second Glance Chromassage Does It

Chapter 31 - Fortune Hill WildRiverSSK

  • Who Should Use WildRiverSSK?
  • What WildRiverSSK Does
  • Why Use WildRiverSSK?
  • How WildRiverSSK Does It
    • How Chameleon Does It
    • How Magic Mask Does It
    • How MagicCurtain & MagicFrame Do It
    • How DekoBoko Does It
    • How TileMaker Does It
    • How TVSnow Does It

Chapter 32 - Human Software’s Squizz

  • Who Should Use Human Software’s Squizz?
  • What Human Software’s Squizz Does
  • Why Use Human Software’s Squizz?
  • How Human Software’s Squizz Does It
    • Squizzing in Brush Mode
    • Squizzing in Grid Mode
    • Squizzing in Envelope Mode
    • Squizzing Movies

Chapter 33 - Human Software’s Textissimo

  • Who Should Use Human Software’s Textissimo?
  • What Human Software’s Textissimo Does
  • Why Use Human Software’s Textissimo?
  • How Human Software’s Textissimo Does It
    • Creating Paths
    • Applying Effects

Chapter 34 - MetaCreations Kai’s Power Tools 3

  • Who Should Use Kai’s Power Tools 3?
  • What Kai’s Power Tools 3 Does
  • Why Use Kai’s Power Tools 3?
  • How Kai’s Power Tools 3 Does It
    • The Standard KPT User Interface
    • The Compact KPT User Interface
    • KPT’s Lens f/x User Interface
  • How the KPT Spheroid Designer Does It
    • Genesis Editor
  • How the KPT Gradient Designer Does It
  • How the KPT Texture Explorer Does It
  • KPT Interform
  • The Other KPT Plug-Ins
    • KPT 3D Stereo Noise
    • KPT Page Curl
    • KPT Planar Tiling
    • KPT Seamless Welder
    • KPT Twirl
    • KPT Video Feedback
    • KPT Vortex Tiling
    • KPT Pixel f/x
    • KPT Glass Lens
    • KPT Gaussian f/x
    • KPT Edge f/x
    • KPT Intensity f/x
    • KPT Smudge f/x
    • KPT Noise f/x

Chapter 35 - M.M.M. Software’s SISNIKK Pro Plug-In

  • Who Should Use SISNIKK?
  • What SISNIKK Does
  • Why Use SISNIKK?
  • How SISNIKK Does It

Chapter 36 - Xaos Tools’s Paint Alchemy 2

  • Who Should Use Paint Alchemy 2 ?
  • What Paint Alchemy 2 Does
  • Why Use Paint Alchemy 2?
  • How Paint Alchemy 2 Does It
    • Using Paint Alchemy 2
    • The Style Selection Menu
    • The Brushes Palette
    • The Coverage Palette
    • The Color Palette
    • The Angle, Size & Opacity Palettes

Chapter 37 - Xaos Tools’s Terrazzo 2 & TubeTime Plug-Ins

  • Who Should Use Xaos Tools’s Terrazzo?
  • What Xaos Tools’s Terrazzo Does
  • Why Use Xaos Tools’s Terrazzo?
  • How Xaos Tools’s Terrazzo Does It
    • What’s Your Motif?
    • Applying Symmetries
    • Opacity & Feathering
    • Saving Textures
  • Who Should Use TubeTime?
  • What TubeTime Does
  • How TubeTime Does It

Part V: Plug Into the Third Dimension

Chapter 38 - M.M.M. Software HoloDozo

  • Who Should Use M.M.M. Software’s HoloDozo?
  • What M.M.M. Software’s HoloDozo Does
  • Why Use M.M.M. Software’s HoloDozo?
  • How M.M.M. Software’s HoloDozo Does It

Chapter 39 - Vertigo 3D Dizzy

  • Who Should Use Vertigo 3D Dizzy?
  • What Vertigo 3D Dizzy Does
  • Why Use Vertigo 3D Dizzy?
  • How Vertigo 3D Dizzy Does It

Chapter 40 - Xaos Tools’s TypeCaster 1.15 Plug-In

  • Who Should Use Xaos Tools’s TypeCaster?
  • What Xaos Tools’s TypeCaster Does
  • Why Use Xaos Tools’s TypeCaster?
  • How Xaos Tools’s TypeCaster Does It
    • Setting & Positioning Type
    • Controlling Type Attributes
    • Applying Lighting
    • Saving Projects

Chapter 41 - Andromeda Series 2 - 3D Filter

  • Who Should Use the Andromeda 3D Filter?
  • What the Andromeda 3D Filter Does
  • Why Use the Andromeda 3D Filter?
  • How Andromeda’s 3D Filter Does It
    • Model Surface
    • Model Colors
    • Model Grids
    • Model Photo
    • Render Viewpoint
    • Render Shading
    • Render Display

Chapter 42 - Plastic Thought QuickSpace 3D

  • Who Should Use Plastic Thought QuickSpace 3D?
  • What Plastic Thought QuickSpace 3D Does
  • Why Use Plastic Thought QuickSpace 3D?
  • How Plastic Thought QuickSpace 3D Does It
    • Setting Preferences
    • QuickSpace 3D at Work

Part VI: Appendices

Appendix A - About the Companion CD-ROM

  • To View the CD-ROM
  • Navigating the CD-ROM
  • Software
  • Technical Support
  • Limits of Liability & Disclaimer of Warranty

Appendix B - More Great Plug-ins!

  • Auto F/X Photo/Graphic Patterns
  • Chroma Graphics MagicMask
  • Cytopia PhotoOptics
  • DigiEffects AgedFilm
  • Digimarc PictureMarc
  • digital showbiz flux collection
  • Human Software OttoPaths
  • IBM VRBA Watermarking
  • inTouch JPEGiT!
  • Knoll Software CyberMesh
  • MicroFrontier Pattern WORKSHOP
  • Monarch Design Systems Plaids & Stripes
  • Total Integration
  • Epilogue V2.1
  • FASTedit/Deluxe
  • FASTedit/IVUE
  • HandShake LW
  • Ultimatte PhotoFusion
  • Wacom PenTools

Appendix C - How Plug-ins Work

  • So What’s a Plug-in?
  • Want to Create Your Own?

Appendix D - Seven Steps to Quality Color

  • 1. Get Your Workstation up to Snuff
  • 2. Scan It!
  • 3. Follow the Numbers
  • 4. Contrast
  • 5. Selective Color Adjustment
  • 6. Look Sharp
  • 7. Specify the Right Resolution


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