AV Bros. Puzzle Pro

3.1.0.1 19 Jan 2011

Photoshop plug-in for jig-saw effects.

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Developer website: AV Bros.

AV Bros. Puzzle Pro 3.0 is an extremely powerful, flexible and high quality Adobe Photoshop filter plug-in (8bf), which is targeted to help you create a highly realistic jig-saw puzzle effect. This Photoshop filter works with any image editing application (host) that supports Adobe's specification for Photoshop plugins (8bf).

Thanks to the revolutionary features of AV Bros. Puzzle Pro 3.0 you have obtained the freedom in the creating of jig-saw puzzle shapes and operating the content of puzzle pieces that you have NEVER had before!

Another benefit of our pro-grade Photoshop plugin's utterly powerful engine is the ability to produce a plethora of various high quality image effects in addition to its primary jig-saw puzzle effect.

All this, along with the highly convenient GUI (graphic user interface), give you absolute control over the process of creating the desired effect and as a result, you can easily realize your creative ideas and greatly increase your productivity!

AV Bros. Puzzle Pro 3.0 is a must-have tool for both Professionals and Hobbyists and we are confident that you will not only be pleased with the achieved result, but you will also say: "I really enjoy using your puzzles' maker!"

What's New

Version 3.1.0.1:

...in the Layout mode:

  • The possibility to add an extra knife between two knots. Bingo! One of the most anticipated features is now available, so that you could create some "crazy" layouts!
  • The possibility to specify a thickness of any knife of the Splitter independently. Every time when we've been asked on how to change the thickness of just several knives, rather than the entire Splitter, we had to answer - "...sorry, but to our regret this is not possible...." Now it is!
  • The Auto Layout option - the possibility to prepare time-consuming hexagonal and triangular layouts in almost NO time. In particular, creating the hexagonal layout of average complexity could take 30-40 min of boring knots dragging if the previous versions of Puzzle Pro were used. We even do NOT speak about the possibility to change that kind of layout if such changing was required. One should have the "nerves of steel" to start the process again. But now… How would you like the recent... say 20 seconds for the entire process? Dislike the obtained result - noting is easier, get the new one even faster (because now you know what to do)!
  • The possibility to equalize different sized knobs with just a click. When you are about to prepare the pieces of a different size, then you need to create the layout with the different sized knives. But by default, the bigger knives have the bigger knobs and if your project requires the similar sized knobs, then you're "in trouble" with the earlier versions of Puzzle Pro. You could do that, but only one knob by one... Now, it can be done - in just a click! Well, if you count that you reach the Adjust menu first, then two clicks in total.
  • The possibility to specify a size of any knife's knob independently. This is the opposite task - you need to prepare the different sized knobs. And again, it could be done in earlier versions, but with lot of efforts. Now, with Puzzle Pro 3.1 you can do that quickly and easily!
...in the Puzzle mode:
  • Three (3) built-in effects have been added: Stroke, Invert and Image Overlay. Both Stroke and Invert are very helpful features and by including them we've met our customers' needs. As for the Image Overlay option… Image Overlay is the revolutionary option and has become one of the most effective features that Puzzle Pro 3.1 has obtained! (Please note that this option is supported only if your host is Adobe® Photoshop®.)
  • Now you can quickly and conveniently perform (either automatically or manually) the very useful operation - to make the particular puzzle piece (or a group of pieces) carry the content taken from the layer other than the active layer. This problem arises when you, for example, want to create the collage of a school graduates with each graduate on a particular piece. (Please check our on-line Gallery for the similar sample.)
  • Puzzle Pro 3.1 has obtained a highly advanced Export option (in the Puzzle Mode) that includes the following features:
    • In addition to exporting pieces as a PSD file, the plug-in now offers exporting pieces as a group of .PNG files, where each piece is an individual .PNG file. This feature is extremely useful for further operating pieces in the numerous hosts, because .PNG is a widely supported file format (unlike .PSD).
    • The possibility to disable the plug-in's built-in bevel effect while exporting pieces. This possibility is very important for further manipulating pieces in Photoshop. In particular, you can now use the Global Light option when add Photoshop layer effects (e.g. bevel) to the pieces, so that you could keep the correct shading/highlighting the pieces while manipulating (e.g. rotating) them.
    • The possibility to choose a method (simple or advanced) of pieces' naming while exporting for most convenient identifying the particular piece afterwards.
...general:
  • 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.
  • Mac OS X version of Photoshop CS5 is to be run in the 32-bit mode ONLY.
  • As for Video layers... just check our Gallery's sample- it is worth a thousand words!
  • Mac version of AV Bros. Puzzle Pro 3.1 is the Universal application and therefore can be successfully used on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Mac computers.
  • AV Bros. Puzzle Pro 3.1 for Windows now has both 32-bit and 64-bit versions! Using the 64-bit version of Puzzle Pro 3.1 allows you to apply it to significantly larger documents!
  • The plug-in has obtained the larger preview areas. Both the Main Preview area and the Knife Path's (formerly Shaper) preview area have become larger and this has significantly improved the convenience while working with the plug-in.
  • The plug-in's user interface was redesigned, so it has become both more aesthetically pleasing and more convenient to use.
  • The plug-in's performance was improved.
  • A couple of minor bugs were fixed.

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 or CS4

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Details

Downloads
7,901
Version Downloads
2,055
Type
Multimedia Design / Image Editing
License
Demo
Date
19 Jan 2011
Platform
OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price
$49.95