SuperBladePro
SuperBladePro
1.9.3

3.6

SuperBladePro free download for Mac

SuperBladePro

1.9.3
04 August 2016

Photoshop filter for 3D textures, lighting & more.

Overview

SuperBladePro is an Adobe Photoshop plug-in that produces textures, bevels and reflections, lighting and weathering designs. It has all the features of the popular original BladePro, and adds waterstains, blotches, abrasion, spotlighting, dust, grit, embossing, moss, and smooth Gaussian bevels. It's well suited for illustration as well as text, Web buttons, and special effects.

What's new in SuperBladePro

Version 1.9.3:
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Tim27
04 March 2012

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I used this software back in the 90s. It was quite good. It is hard not to think that it has grown somewhat stagnant. I mean, the website still has the same look that it did in the 90s. I would've expected an interface re-think by the time Photoshop 5 came out. If you're going to spend this much for a plugin, might as well get a full app like ArtText, which has a nice interface and better presets. Faming Pear really needs to come up with some new software.
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Version 1.8.2
RavenNevermore
04 July 2016
The version number here is out of date! It's now at 1.9.4.

This is a great plugin. Been using it for as long as I remember back in classic Mac OS. The latest version does work with Photoshop 2015 and on 64-bit Macs.

AND my original registration still works. Like others have said, it hadn't worked in a while, and I no longer had it installed. So it was a pleasant surprise to see it's still registered. Same with their other plugins I had bought back in the day.
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Version 1.8.2
Tom-Fulery
31 October 2014
BladePro no longer works on 64 bit Macs. Yet Flaming Pear continues to sell it and say it works with "OS 10.3.9 OR LATER". Flaming Pear either needs to update their obsolete products or stop selling them to unwary customers. Besides, it's nothing but a Photoshop plugin. And now that you can only RENT Photoshop (which costs more than my monthly cable TV bill!), Photoshop plugins are simply a further waste of money. Fortunately, there are much better & much less expensive stand-alone FX apps available on MacUpdate, the AppStore & elsewhere. When I upgraded to 64 bit I started using ArtText, a stand-alone app that costs half as much, does way more than Blade Pro & is way easier to use. There is even a very useful free version available on the AppStore. Besides many amateur-level FX apps, there are also many more useful stand-alone FX collections, ranging from the very reasonably-priced JixiPix, to the very costly Filter Forge. Then, of course, there's always the amazing Gimp, the entirely free open-source alternative to Photoshop. Version 2.8 has even more available plugins than Photoshop (including many Ps doesn't have). Gimp continues to astonish me with all that it can do. As Photoshop gets more out of reach for most people (even many professionals), Gimp is becoming more popular, more powerful and easier to use. Finally, for high-level professional photographic editing, there are several choices, including two great free open-source apps that rival Aperture or Lightroom. My favorite is LightZone, which is not only quite powerful, but also fast, easy to use & very stable. Photivo allows a little finer control but is also a little harder to use.
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Version 1.8.2
Animator
23 October 2014
I wish somebody would rescue this formerly wonderful plugin -- I haven't been able to get it working in ages -- is there any hope for its resuscitation?
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Version 1.8.2
Until SuperBladePro is upgraded for 64 bit compatibility in Photoshop CS5, an upgrade is just not feasible, in my opinion.
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Version 1.8.2
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Steverb511
Steverb511
05 April 2013
I agree. They also need to do something about the clunky cumbersome interface. I tried using it today after about a year or so and decided that I should look at the much more expensive but much better designed and more capable Filter Forge. (The developer also doesn't seem too interested in answering issues concerning SuperBlade Pro issues.)
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
05 April 2013
@ Steverb511: Indeed. They've never been very good about supporting the Mac version, requiring us to convert their textures in order to use them, a tedious and not all that effective process. Now, of course, their converter won't run on in OS X 10.7 so they are falling even further behind. Frankly I think they're a lost cause. They haven't taken Mac development seriously in years.
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Tim27
04 March 2012
I used this software back in the 90s. It was quite good. It is hard not to think that it has grown somewhat stagnant. I mean, the website still has the same look that it did in the 90s. I would've expected an interface re-think by the time Photoshop 5 came out. If you're going to spend this much for a plugin, might as well get a full app like ArtText, which has a nice interface and better presets. Faming Pear really needs to come up with some new software.
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Version 1.8.2
Animator
04 March 2012
Every file in this .dmg is dated 2010. Is this really the right download for March 2012? It doesn't show in my Photoshop Filter menu, either (gotta study about installation a bit more, but I just dragged it to the PS5.1 Plug-Ins folder, as the short instruction said).
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Version 1.8.2
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Steverb511
Steverb511
05 April 2013
I had the same problem today. just saw on the Flaming Pear website that Photoshop needs to open in 32-bit mode which can be set by finding PS, selecting and then clicking the Open in 32-Bit Mode checkbox.
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tvalleau
04 March 2012
Still 32-bit only...
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Version 1.8.2
Legal-Eagle
06 February 2010
Can anyone tell me whether SuperBladePro 1.8 will work with Photoshop Elements 8.0 ? I am on an Intel Core 2 Duo iMac, running MacOSX 10.5.8. Thanks.
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Version 1.8
Sandy-C
07 June 2007
Always liked Super Blade, but invoking the UB version on an Intel Mac under Photoshop CS3, sad to say, consistently causes Photoshop to crash.
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Version 1.5
Anonymous
04 December 2003
Still Great!!! even seems a little snappier... and works great with Graphic Converter X.... (though, i still am on Jaguar... i can hear the black cat's footsteps....) 2 wishes..... CMYK option(support?) .......Cocoa version of the plug in
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Version 1.2