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Photoshop tools - Path Styler Pro - Photoshop Plugin
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Photoshop tools - Path Styler Pro - Photoshop Plugin
review by Eric Martin

Photoshop tools - Path Styler Pro - Photoshop PluginPath Styler Pro for Photoshop is part professional designer tool, and part crazy toy. You'll spend hours exploring the amazing presets, and hours more creating and saving your own styles. The interface is easy to work with and within minutes you'll find yourself up and running and creating stunning effects with very little effort at all.

Feature Highlights
Path Styler Pro uses Photoshop's own paths as a base to create images with ultra sharp bevels. Powerful features like procedural maps, metallic materials, textures, and reflections allow you to create high-quality graphics almost instantly. The plugin also allows you to create refractive bevels that distort the background, and create styles that remain editable after you apply the Path Styler Pro filter.

The interface gives you instant control with dynamic sliders, onscreen controls, unlimited undo/redo capabilities, and a large preview that immediately updates when you make changes.

How It Works
(from the product website)
Photoshop tools - Path Styler Pro - Photoshop PluginMany graphics programs use a pixel-based technique to create bevels. This technique produces artifacts that make the bevel have a chiseled look. To remove these artifacts, the bevel needs to be smoothed. However, smoothing out the artifacts also smoothes out any details and you end up with a soft blurry bevel.

Path Styler Pro creates sharp path-based bevels that do not require smoothing. Paths are used throughout Photoshop to describe the outlines of shapes, such as circles, rectangles, and even text. Shapes, also called vector objects, always have crisp edges. But when you add a pixel-based bevel to a shape, the shape is rasterized before the bevel is added, so the bevel itself is not crisp.

Path Styler Pro, on the other hand, first adds the bevel to the path, and then rasterizes the shape, creating a sharp and clean image. Another advantage of path-based bevels is that in addition to the rounded joins at corners, you can now have beveled and mitered joins as well.

This is a powerful Photoshop plugin that produces professional looking bevels and effects without too much of a learning curve. Online help is well written and walks you through setup and a variety of tutroials for popular styles. Company offers a try-before-you-buy demo that you can download at the site.

Visit the Shinycore Products website for details and the demo.
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