COMPANY AlphaPlugins | URL (See Buy link below) | TYPE Plug-in | PLATFORM Mac, Windows | PRICE $74.95
|AlphaPlugins' Engraver III plug-in for Photoshop CS2-CS6 and CC lets you turn any picture into an impressive old-style engraving with just a few mouse clicks. You are in control, just like the old masters, but you can create a stylish engraving in only minutes instead of days!
Experiment with a wide variety of geometric patterns and line modifications, use multiple layers to create complex effects, change ink colors or add noise and randomness to make your engraving look like it was made by hand. Finish your composition by choosing paper colors and textures. Even add embossing effects to simulate the look of an old printing press.
Engraver III comes with a group of factory presets to let you dive right in and experiment with the plugin’s power. Once you find the perfect parameters for your composition, Engraver III lets you save your settings for the next masterpiece.
Engraver III implements a new image-processing engine, which produces high quality images faster than previous versions. The rendering engine is powerful enough to let you work in a large preview size in high resolution with no effect on performance (important on Retina screens!).
The new version introduces multilayer support, which allows you to create an engraving with intersecting patterns, simulating more realistic and complex crosshatching. You can also experiment with parameters that creatively affect and blend the layers, with the results all shown in real time.
All of the previous version's geometric patterns have been retained and even more have been added in this version, giving you a unique family of engraving effects not available in any other plug-in.
Old-fashioned engravings had imperfections, made by the engraver’s hands or by the printing process. The new randomization options let you add noise to the engraving lines, change line roughness, continuity and edges or engraving line coverage of the image. All of these imperfections make your engraving all the more unique.
Intuitive user interface
The user interface of Engraver III is powerful and easy to understand. The main window is resizable, and the Preview pane is scalable. Parameters are also conveniently grouped by themes.
Engraver III’s power starts with its large set of factory parameters (grouped in subfolders for convenience). You can quickly explore the possibilities and features, and fint-tune settings as you go. And again, when you create a special setting you want to use again, it’s easy to save it!