COMPANY: AV Bros. | URL: (See links below) | TYPE: Plug-in | PLATFORM: Mac, Windows | PRICE: $49.95

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AV Bros. Page Curl Pro 2.2 is a 8bf plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and compatible hosts. It is a multi-purpose plug-in that may be used not only as a page bender, but also as a Texturizer, Lighting lab, etc. An ALL NEW and unrivalled engine lets you not only bend the image (using two types of bending–curling and folding), but also to texturize it (using bump maps), orient it in 3D space (including perspective distortions) and obtain total control over lighting (including the option of adding inner drop shadows).

The User Interface of AV Bros. Page Curl Pro 2.2 is extremely convenient and has some unique features that make your work with the plug-in both very efficient and pleasant at the same time.

New in version 2.2:

* FULL compatibility with Adobe Photoshop CS3, including support of the Smart Filters option of this host!
* The Mac version of AV Bros. Page Curl Pro 2.2 is now a Universal application and therefore can be successfully used on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Mac computers.
* User interface enhancements – now you can reach the Define menu for either page sides' content or bump maps' content by right-clicking your mouse (or Mac: Ctrl+Click) on the appropriate Content's preview areas. Plus, a mouse double-click on the page sides' content preview areas calls the Color Picker window of the host.
* Improved performance.


New features added in version 2.1:

* Ambient Light Auto-Adjust option has been added: for the first time you can preserve some areas of the page from changing their colors while lighting the page. This possibility is very important in many cases. For example, if you bend a cut out part of the image, set the light source(s), drop the internal shadows, etc. and you need the non-bent area of this part to remain the same after applying the plug-in for further seamless cutting into the main image.
* Now you can export the result of the render not only to a PSD file, but to a PNG file too!
This is very important for further operating with the render result in the hosts other than Photoshop, because a PNG is a widely supported format.
* The saving and loading settings of the plug-in option has become the cross-platform: now you can easily transfer the project created on the computer under the Mac OS X operating system onto another one under the Windows operating system or vice versa.

List of Features (since version 2.0):

* The ability to create both the turning page effect (Page Curl) and the folding page effect (Page Fold) (collectively – bends).
* The Multi-bend option: the ability to create several bends within the single session of the plug-in.
* The ability to orient the page in 3D space.
* The ability to specify the desired level of the perspective while orienting in 3D space.
* The ability to work with arbitrarily-shaped images (non-rectangular, with full or partial transparent areas, etc.)
* The total control over the process of creating the surface for a curled or a folded page by adjusting the following parameters of the surface:
- Angle, Level, Radius, Obliquity, Torsion, Direction and the Limit of the turn (for page curling).
- Angle, Level, Folding Angle and Direction (for page folding).
* Switching the direction (Upward or Downward) of page curling or folding.
* Adjusting the opacity of the whole page.
* Adjusting the cross-opacity of the page.
* The ability to specify various contents for either side of the page:
- Content from the active layer.
- Solid color (custom color, host's foreground or background colors).
- Image from the file, which may be either tiled or resized to fit.
- Content from any layer of the current document (This feature is available only for Adobe Photoshop 7.0 and higher.)
* The ability to flip the content of either side of the page.
* Swapping the content of the page's sides.
* The ability to choose between two lighting modes: the Simple and Advanced modes.
* Adjusting the level of the shading in the Simple Lighting mode.
* The total control over the process of lighting the page in the Advanced Lighting mode. This process includes: - Adding up to 25 light sources (Direct light sources.) for lighting both sides of the page.
- Specifying the direction of either light source.
- Specifying the parameters of the Diffuse Reflection of either light source, including the Color and Intensity of the Diffuse Reflection and the fact of its presence for either side of the page.
- Specifying the parameters of the Specular Reflection of either light source, including the Color, Intensity and the Specular Exponent of the Specular Reflection and the fact of its presence for either side of the page.
- Specifying the parameters of the Ambient Light, including its Color and Intensity for either side of the page.
- Rendering Inner Shadows with adjustable Opacity and Size. (Inner Shadows are dropped by any existed Light Source upon your choice.)
* The ability to texturize either side of the page by using the grayscale images (called Bump Maps). As a Bump Map you can use either your document's channels or any file.
* The ability to adjust the existed Bump Map inside the plug-in. The following adjustments are available: Blur, Level, Flip Vertical and Horizontal. And you can also Invert (black to white and vice-versa) the existing Bump Map.
* The ability to make the bent part of the page to be outside the page's initial boundary.
* The ability to make the bent part of the page to be cut into the remaining part of the page.
* The ability to create the "non-complete" page curling effect by adjusting the turn Limit.
* The presence of a transparent area under the curled or folded part of the page.
* Multi-level Undo option.
* Supporting images in RGB, CMYK and Grayscale color modes.
* Specifying the quality of the surface rendering, including the Auto Mode.
* Exporting the result of the render as a PSD file. (Including current Color Profile provided by the host.)
* Fast and high-quality preview.
* Using various backdrops for the Main Preview area:
- The standard checkerboard.
- The custom solid color.
- The content of the active layer of the current document.
- The content of any layer of the current document. (This feature is available only for Adobe Photoshop 7.0 and higher.)
* Saving and loading settings of the plug-in.
* The ability to record scripting parameters and be automated by them (Scripting-aware).

Despite the fact that both AV Bros. plug-ins (Page Curl 2.0 and Page Curl Pro 2.2) are intended to create page curling and folding effects, there are big differences between these products, as listed below:

Differences between the PRO and the "Regular" versions:

* The Multi-bend option: the ability to create several bends within the single session of the plug-in.
* The ability to orient the page in 3D including adjustable perspective.
* The ability to specify the Limit of the page turn and as a result the ability to create the "non-complete" page curling effect.
* The ability to make the bent part of the page to be cut into the remaining part of the page.
* The ability to use the Advanced Lighting mode for obtaining the total control over the process of lighting the page.
* The ability to drop the Inner Shadows with adjustable Opacity and Size.
* The ability to texturize either side of the page by using the grayscale images (called Bump Maps), with which you can manipulate inside the plug-in.
* Multi-level Undo option.
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