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Andrew's Plug-ins Series 01

Reviewed: Geetesh Bajaj

Date Created: July 14th 2006
Last Updated: February 25th 2009


Product Showcase



Andrew's Plug-ins are a series of 19 Photoshop plug-in sets from Graphicxtras that add all sorts of amazing effects to your images. Each individual effect is a small application in itself and provides hundreds and thousands of combinations of values that you can experiment with to create your unique effects. If you like something, make sure you save a preset!

On this page, I'm showing you the default effects with no tweaking or customization done -- as all put together, these are hundreds of effects, I'm keeping the text narrative to a minimum -- let the pictures speak for themselves.

original picture
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Blur-Fuzzy
Figure 1: Blur - Fuzzy -- this provides a very customizable blur effect using a color mixing technique.

Blur-Shudder
Figure 2: Blur - Shudder -- blurs the image with a shaky effect -- almost like a camera shake.

Color-Add
Figure 3: Color - Add -- overlays the selected color on the image.

Color-Coloringset
Figure 4: Color - Coloring set allows you to manipulate the color and color sliders to give a unusual effect.

Color-Flow
Figure 5: Color - Flow adds colors and gradient as overlay on the part of the image or on the entire image with different styles.

Color-Inverstime
Figure 6: Color - Inversetime inverses the present color values with other color and allows to manipulate the color sliders.

Color-Nightmares
Figure 7: Color - Nightmares applies a unnatural color effect with styles like swirl and angle.

Color Posterpaint
Figure 8: Color - Posterpaint posterizes the image with color effects.

Color-Poster
Figure 9: Color - Poster applies a posterized effect on the image.

Distort-CuttingEdge
Figure 10: Distort - CuttingEdge distorts the image into different styles like radial, curve, diamond etc.

Distort-ShiftMesh
Figure 11: Distort - ShiftMesh applies a set of lines in a variety of patterns in combination with shifting the pixels.

Distort-SlicedTurn
Figure 12: Distort - SlicedTurn applies distorted cuts with effects like swirl, twirl etc.

Distort-WavyCity
Figure 13: Distort - WavyCity convers the image into a wave, with choice of dozens of wave effects.

Distort-WavyCut
Figure 14: Distort - WavyCut applies different variations of waves.

Edge-Edgeworks
Figure 15: Edge - Edgeworks creates a sketch-type painted effect.

Edge-Edgy
Figure 16: Edge - Edgy brings out the details of edge in different color values as you select them from the presets.

Edge-Edgy2
Figure 17: Edge - Edgy2 outputs a darker edgy detailing in different variations.

Edge-EmbossPic
Figure 18: Edge - EmbossPic applies an emboss effect to the image -- many variations to choose from.

Lines-SilverLining
Figure 19: Lines - SilverLining generates lines on the image in various styles like vertical, horizontal, diagonal, etc.

Noise-Gritty
Figure 20: Noise - Gritty applies noise on the edges and on the image.

Noise-RandomTimes
Figure 21: Noise - RandomTimes applies a grainy effect with many variations.

Pattern-Gridway
Figure 22: Pattern - Gridway applies a variety of grid pattern styles.

Pattern-Lightshow
Figure 23: Pattern - Lightshow creates dotty pattern in styles like grains, cuts etc.

Pattern-OpArt
Figure 24: Pattern - OpArt generates various styles of black and white patterns.

Utility-BothSides
Figure 25: Utility - BothSides makes a mirror effect of the original image in inverted colors.

Utility-Reflections
Figure 26: Utility - Reflections creates a seamless image reflection.

As you can see, most of these effects work best when combined over separate layers with blending modes although you could also use one of these all in itself as well.

To download a free demo, or to buy the product ($9), visit the Graphicxtras site...

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Specifications


Photoshop Versions:

6+

Platforms:

Windows only

Site:

Graphicxtras

Price:

US$9 and above

Trial Version:

Demo plug-ins available

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