Perfect Layers
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Perfect Layers ... We believe that working with layers is fundamental for creative image editing and every photographer should have that ability--no matter what software tools you use. Whether you use Lightroom, Aperture, or choose to use Perfect Layers 2 as a standalone application, you now have a seamless way to create layered files without Photoshop. However, if you do use Photoshop, you can open and edit Photoshop files in Perfect Layers 2 and all Perfect Layers 2 files can be edited in Photoshop, giving you even more flexibility in your workflow. The power of layers gives you a
What's New
Version 2.0.2:
  • Updated Raw library, now supports the following additional cameras:
    • ARRIRAW format
    • Canon PowerShot S95
    • Canon EOS 600D / Digital Rebel T3i / Kiss Digital X5
    • Canon EOS 1100D / Digital Rebel T3 / Kiss Digital X50
    • Casio EX-Z1080
    • Fuji FinePix HS20EXR
    • Fuji FinePix F550EXR
    • Fuji FinePix X100
    • Leaf AFi-II 5
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    • Leaf AFi-II 10
    • Leaf AFi-II 10R
    • Leaf AFi-II 12
    • Leaf AFi-II 12R
    • Leica D-LUX5
    • Leica V-LUX2
    • Nikon D5100
    • Olympus E-P3
    • Olympus E-PL1s
    • Olympus E-PL2
    • Olympus XZ-1
    • Panasonic DMC-G2
    • Panasonic DMC-GF2
    • Panasonic DMC-GF3
    • Panasonic DMC-GH2
    • Samsung NX11
    • Samsung NX100
    • Sony DSLR-A230
    • Sony DSLR-A290
    • Sony DSLR-A390
    • Sony DSLR-A580
    • Sony NEX-C3
    • Sony SLT-A35
  • Perfect Layers is now free
  • Added support for Lightroom 4
  • New Getting Started dialog
  • Improved panning speed and responsiveness
  • Added access to the onOne Marketplace
  • Brush appearance is more natural, fluid
  • Opacity changes with Wacom tablets are more natural, fluid
  • You can change the size of the thumbnail in the matrix browser mode
  • Export with previous option now works in Lightroom
  • Aperture version now supports exporting 8bit version
  • Fixed an occational crash when using the new layer from composite command
  • Changing canvas size fields update in realtime
  • Now includes Perfect Effects Free
  • Added performance preference
Version 2.0.2:
  • Updated Raw library, now supports the following additional cameras:
    • ARRIRAW format
    • Canon PowerShot S95
    • Canon EOS 600D / Digital Rebel T3i / Kiss Digital X5
    • Canon EOS 1100D / Digital Rebel T3 / Kiss Digital X50
    • Casio EX-Z1080
    • Fuji FinePix HS20EXR
    • Fuji FinePix F550EXR
    • Fuji FinePix X100
    • Leaf AFi-II 5
    • Leaf AFi-II 6
    • Leaf AFi-II 7
    • Leaf more...
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later



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Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Free
Date:30 Jul 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Perfect Layers ... We believe that working with layers is fundamental for creative image editing and every photographer should have that ability--no matter what software tools you use. Whether you use Lightroom, Aperture, or choose to use Perfect Layers 2 as a standalone application, you now have a seamless way to create layered files without Photoshop. However, if you do use Photoshop, you can open and edit Photoshop files in Perfect Layers 2 and all Perfect Layers 2 files can be edited in Photoshop, giving you even more flexibility in your workflow. The power of layers gives you a starting point for creating the images you envision with easy-to-use tools designed specifically for photographers. With Perfect Layers 2, you can open and edit multiple files directly from Lightroom or Aperture, combine the best parts of multiple photos to balance exposure and build composites, retouch portraits and landscapes, and more--giving you endless creative options.

BLENDING MODES

Get the power and creativity of blending modes in Lightroom and Aperture!

By blending layers together, especially copies of the same or similar images, you can create amazing and highly stylized looks in Perfect Layers 2. By changing the blending modes, you can control the brightness, contrast and color of the image to dramatically alter the appearance. And, by adjusting the opacity, you can control the strength of the effect.

MASKING TOOLS

Control how much of each layer is visible by using the familiar Masking Brush and Masking Bug from PhotoTools 2.6.

Similar to using a layer mask, you can paint with the Masking Brush to reveal or hide areas of a layer. With the Masking Bug, you can quickly create gradient masks for making vignettes and graduated filter effects. Both tools work together and are non-destructive and can even be re-edited with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. If you use Wacom pressure sensitive tablet, you can even control the brush size or opacity with how hard you press while painting. 

RETOUCH BRUSH

Just dab the Retouch Brush on a blemish and it's gone automatically. This is perfect for quick touch ups. The Retouch Brush removes dust spots, power lines and other distractions from your image.

COLOR FILL LAYERS

Change the mood of your image by inserting a new layer, filled with a solid color, in your stack. This changes the color of layers under them. It's one more way for you to expand your creative options with non-destructive, re-editable adjustments.

Perfect Layers 2 includes presets that simulate common color correction and black and white conversion filters. You can also use the built-in masking tools to selectively place and control the strength of these color fill effects. 

NEW! PROFESSIONAL EFFECTS

Perfect Layers 2 now includes Perfect Effects 3 Free, giving you a select collection of two-dozen effects you can use to enhance and stylize your photos, and create images with impact.

WORKS WHERE YOU DO

Perfect Layers 2 integrates seamlessly into your workflow, no matter what tools and software you use. It works as a plug-in to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements or with Lightroom or Aperture. You can also use Perfect Layers 2 as a standalone application all by itself.


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