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Andrew's Plug-ins Series 05

Reviewed: Geetesh Bajaj

Date Created: July 22nd 2006
Last Updated: February 26th 2009

Product Showcase

This is a preview of Series 05 of Andrew's Plug-ins from Graphicxtras -- -- for more previews, explore the links from the Andrew's Plugins index page.

Series 05 is called Photograiny and generates effects like noise, grain, scratch and texture.

This page of preview images shows you the default effects as they are without any tweaking of the sliders. Also, I'm keeping the text narrative to a minimum -- let the pictures speak for themselves.

This original image was sourced from Indezine Photos.

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Noise - BasicGrain
Figure 1: Noise - BasicGrain -- applies noise/grain effect with variations to choose from.

Noise - CrissCross
Figure 2: Noise - CrissCross -- applies zigzag, diagonal, random scratches with a smear effect.

Noise - DarkCity
Figure 3: Noise - DarkCity -- applies a dark grained smudged-sketch effect.

Noise - DarkSmear
Figure 4: Noise - DarkSmear -- generates a scratched, grainy, grayscale effect with sketchy edges.

Noise - Diffusion
Figure 5: Noise - Diffusion -- applies a shimmering light grain effect.

Noise - FaintLine
Figure 6: Noise - FaintLine combines effects like noise and texture to image.

Noise - Fuzzy
Figure 7: Noise - Fuzzy generates extreme and fuzzy noise effects.

Noise - LightBurst
Figure 8: Noise - LightBurst applies bright starlights with shimmery-sketchy effects.

Noise - Phazed
Figure 9: Noise - Phazed provides a fuzzy grainy effect.

Noise - RandomeLines
Figure 10: Noise - RandomLines applies noise as random lines, use a blending mode to get good output.

Paint - DarkDays
Figure 11: Paint - DarkDays generates cubic abstract smeary blocks.

Paint - SquaredPic
Figure 12: Paint - SquaredPic creates blocks and lines.

Smear - Campaign
Figure 13: Smear - Campaign -- applies grainy smear effect with lots of variations to choose from.

Smear - Chunks
Figure 14: Smear - Chunks generates noisy, painted effects.

Threshold - CutThrough
Figure 15: Threshold - CutThrough generates grained, smeared effects with ark cutouts.

Threshold - Lineup
Figure 16: Threshold - Lineup generates black and white overlapping line wdiths.

Threshold - Patch
Figure 17: Threshold - Patch applies a grainy-grayscale-dotty-drawing effect.

Threshold - Smear
Figure 18: Threshold - Smear applies grainy, smeary effects in grayscale.

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...



Photoshop Versions:



Windows only




US$9 and above

Trial Version:

Demo plug-ins available


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