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Bend, Curl, and Fold Images
AV Bros. Page Curl Pro 2.2 is an extremely high quality, powerful and flexible Adobe® Photoshop® filter plug-in (8bf). It works with any image editing application (host) that supports Adobe's specification for Photoshop plugins (8bf).
This plug-in has the ALL NEW and unrivalled engine that lets you not only bend the image, using two types of bending (curling and folding), but also texturize it (using the bump maps), orient it in 3D space (including the perspective distortions) and obtain total control over the process of lighting the image (including the option of dropping inner shadows).
We consider AV Bros. Page Curl Pro 2.2 as the multi-purpose plug-in that may be used not only as the page bender, but also as the Texturizer, Lighting lab, etc.
The User Interface of AV Bros. Page Curl Pro 2.2 is extremely convenient and has some unique features that make your work with the plug-in both very efficient and pleasant at the same time.
Please review the complete List of Features of AV Bros. Page Curl Pro 2.2 below.
New in version 2.2
FULL compatibility with Adobe Photoshop CS3 - CS5*, including support of the Smart Filters and Video Layers (for PS CS3 - CS5 Extended) options of these hosts! The combination of our Photoshop plugin's power and Smart Filters' flexibility lets you quickly and extremely conveniently edit the obtained result, when necessary. As for Video layers... just check our Gallery's sample– it is worth a thousand words!
Mac OS X version of Photoshop CS5 is to be run in the 32-bit mode ONLY.
Mac version of AV Bros. Page Curl Pro 2.2 is now Universal application and therefore can be successfully used on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Mac computers.
AV Bros. Page Curl Pro 2.2 for Windows now has both 32-bit and 64-bit versions! Using the 64-bit version of Page Curl Pro 2.2 allows you to apply it to significantly larger documents!
Ambient Light Auto-Adjust option – for the first time you can preserve some areas of the page from changing their colors while lighting the page. This possibility is very important in many cases. For example, if you bend a cut out part of the image, set the light source(s), drop the internal shadows, etc. and you need the non-bent area of this part to remain the same after applying the plug-in for further seamless cutting into the main image.
Now you can export the result of the render not only to a PSD file, but to a PNG file too! This is very important for further operating with the render result in the hosts other than Photoshop, because a PNG is a widely supported format.
The saving and loading settings of the plug-in option has become the cross-platform: now you can easily transfer the project created on the computer under the Mac OS X operating system onto another one under the Windows operating system or vice versa.
User interface enhancements – now you can reach the Define menu for either page sides' content or bump maps' content by right-clicking your mouse (or Mac: Ctrl+Click) on the appropriate Content's preview areas. Plus, a mouse double click on the page sides' content preview areas calls the Color Picker window of the host.
The ability to create both the turning page effect (Page Curl) and the folding page effect (Page Fold) (collectively – bends).
The Multi-bend option: the ability to create several bends within the single session of the plug-in.
The ability to orient the page in 3D space.
The ability to specify the desired level of the perspective while orienting in 3D space.
The ability to work with arbitrarily-shaped images (non-rectangular, with full or partial transparent areas, etc.)
The total control over the process of creating the surface for a curled or a folded page by adjusting the following parameters of the surface:
Angle, Level, Radius, Obliquity, Torsion, Direction and the Limit of the turn (for page curling).
Angle, Level, Folding Angle and Direction (for page folding).
Switching the direction (Upward or Downward) of page curling or folding.
Adjusting the opacity of the whole page.
Adjusting the cross-opacity of the page.
The ability to specify various contents for either side of the page:
- Content from the active layer.
- Solid color (custom color, host's foreground or background colors).
- Image from the file, which may be either tiled or resized to fit.
- Content from any layer of the current document (This feature is available only for Adobe Photoshop 7.0 and higher.)
The ability to flip the content of either side of the page.
Swapping the content of the page's sides.
The ability to choose between two lighting modes: the Simple and Advanced modes.
Adjusting the level of the shading in the Simple Lighting mode.
The total control over the process of lighting the page in the Advanced Lighting mode. This process includes:
- Adding up to 25 light sources (Direct light sources.) for lighting both sides of the page.
- Specifying the direction of either light source.
- Specifying the parameters of the Diffuse Reflection of either light source, including the Color and Intensity of the Diffuse Reflection and the fact of its presence for either side of the page.
- Specifying the parameters of the Specular Reflection of either light source, including the Color, Intensity and the Specular Exponent of the Specular Reflection and the fact of its presence for either side of the page.
- Specifying the parameters of the Ambient Light, including its Color and Intensity for either side of the page.
- Ambient Light Auto-Adjust option.
- Rendering Inner Shadows with adjustable Opacity and Size. (Inner Shadows are dropped by any existed Light Source upon your choice.)
The ability to texturize either side of the page by using the grayscale images (called Bump Maps). As a Bump Map you can use either your document's channels or any file.
The ability to adjust the existed Bump Map inside the plug-in. The following adjustments are available: Blur, Level, Flip Vertical and Horizontal. And you can also Invert (black to white and vice-versa) the existing Bump Map.
The ability to make the bent part of the page to be outside the page's initial boundary.
The ability to make the bent part of the page to be cut into the remaining part of the page.
The ability to create the "non-complete" page curling effect by adjusting the turn Limit.
The presence of a transparent area under the curled or folded part of the page.
Multi-level Undo option.
Supporting images in RGB, CMYK and Grayscale color modes (8-bit).
Specifying the quality of the surface rendering, including the Auto Mode.
Exporting the result of the render to both a PSD file and a PNG file. Exporting to a PSD file includes current Color Profile provided by the host.
Fast and high-quality preview.
Using various backdrops for the Main Preview area:
- The standard checkerboard.
- The custom solid color.
- The content of the active layer of the current document.
- The content of any layer of the current document. (This feature is available only for Adobe Photoshop 7.0 and higher.)
Saving and loading settings (cross-platform) of the plug-in.
The ability to record scripting parameters and be automated by them (Scripting-aware).
FULL compatibility with Adobe Photoshop CS3 - CS5*, including support of the Smart Filters and Video Layers (for PS CS3 - CS5 Extended) options of these hosts!
Apple Mac OS X versions: 10.4 (Tiger),
10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Tested hosts for Mac OS X:
Adobe Photoshop 7.0, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5 (in the 32-bit mode)
Adobe Image Ready 7.0, CS, CS2
Adobe Photoshop Elements (2.0 and higher)
Adobe Fireworks (MX and higher) (formerly Macromedia Fireworks)
Microsoft Windows XP, 2003, Vista (32/64), Windows 7 (32/64)