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PixelCreation is a suite of 18 visual effects and enhancement layers that are designed to render fluffy clouds, spectacular constellations, and celestial skies directly to or behind your image selection. Once you've got your image into PixelCreation you can enhance and alter its appearance with an intuitive interface of easy-to-use functions and effects.

PixelPaper offers seven realistic paper effect filters. PixelPack offers 5 special effect filters. PixelSampler 7 offers film-style effects. With a few simple clicks of the mouse, this FREE suite will achieve correction and enhancement results as if you were using traditional photographic methods.

You can run the filters through Photoshop or process your images through the included application without requiring a separate image editor. The effects are simple to use and offer some very good results. The application includes layer support as well as multi-effect preset loading and saving.

Altocumulus—Beautifully soft clouds will add variation to your sky. Drop them between cumulus, or use them around the moon for an incredible scene day or night.
Celestial Shapes—Form stars into any shape by simply selecting the included greyscale clipart or by importing your own.
Constellation—While creating your starry night add a constellation to give your star gazing art more meaning. Included are the zodiac signs, along with other popular constellations.
Cumulus Nimbus—These clouds are truly fantastic! Create them as realistic or artistic as you want. When you're finished shaping them into your desired size and thickness, make these clouds any color imaginable.
Milkyway—Take your starry night to another level by adding a Milky Way to the scene. This effect is truly heavenly.
MoonGlow—A glowing moon will appear instantly in your scene when this filter is applied. Phases of the moon are available to reflect each night of the month. Moonglow has it all! Halos and glows, various moon views and an occasional eclipse.
MoonRing—Gives the appearance of ice crystals refracting the light of the moon. Just like a rainbow, strong halos or moon rings can have bands of colors in them. Use them around the moon, a star or in a constellation.
Starry Night—Apply little bursts of colorful stars to your night sky. Star types can be glowing hot orbs, or light twinkling rays of light.
Northern Lights—Add drama with an aurora of color. Draw a path and watch a ribbon of lights render before your eyes.
Power Packed Enhancement Layers—Aura, Color Intensity, Colorize, Glint, Luminescent Brush,Tonal Blur, Tonal Intensity, Tonal Sharpness, and Vibrancy.
Black and White—Our technology automatically uses a green and yellow filtering system, which cuts down the transmission of blue light, making skies appear darker and clouds stand out more. Orange and red filters are used to lighten tones and darken those of other colors, which produce dramatically darkened skies.
Contrasting Levels—Captures details lost in the shadows. It also reduces the brightness range of an excessively contrasty image by subduing bright areas of sky, water, snow, and sand which brings the light back to a normal range.
Duotone—Creates precise tones composing of two color choices. Use brushes to paint away parts you don’t want on your image.
Starlight—add flare to your art. This feature will render brilliant points of light from your image highlights.
Grain—Will give your image the look of exposed and processed silver halides left behind on film emulsion. Use this effect to create unique grain shapes that align better than conventional ones.
Monotone—Creates all the hues, tints and shades of a single color. As a result, the energy is more subtle and peaceful due to a lack of color contrast.
Warm Cool—Use this on color images to give either a cooling or a warming effect. Cooling filters are pale blue and will warm a pale straw color. Warming will prevent a cold feel to pictures taken on overcast days or in shady areas on sunny days.
Bend—This cool effect will allow you to assume an angular shape to your image. Easily choose a different direction by drawing a line across your design project. A lline dawn down causes the bend to go right. A line drawn up will bend your image to the left.
Crinkle—Form wrinkles & ripples directly to your image. Built in Layers Palette combine multiple effects together to acheive many different looks.
Crumple—Crush together or press your image into a crumpled peice of paper. This effect gives an interesting texture to your design.
Crunch—This effect is easy to manipulate and wil give your image the look of crunched corners or sides.
Curl—Raise and turn up the sides of your image. A light source will add highlights and shadows for a realistic appearance.
Fold—Compact by doubling or bending over parts of your image. Choose how many folds vertically or horizontally you want by moving a slider.
Wave—Creates an illusion of your image moving freely back and forth or up and down in the air. Use the perspective to make your image look as if it's branching out in the wind or turn it down low to give the look of warped paper.
Extrude—Gives the perception of protruding type or shapes. The 3D lighting feature can create one or multiple extruded shadows from any height.
LabelMaker—Truly looks like type pushed through plastic. Use the original label font or choose one of your own. Perspective curls up the ends, and lighting adds highlights to the plastic and shadows.
RockCandy—Uses a dispersion medium to produce a solid, semisolid or clear object from type or a selection mask. The refraction feature creates an illusion of light and reflection turning or bending which creates an optical density to your RockCandy effect. Use the included bumpmap and surface patterns to give many texture combinations. Multiple light sources and light colors will create beautifully highlights and caustic shadows.
Stain—Put any kind of cup stain on your artistic composition. It's easy to make coffee, wine, water, or Kool-Aid stains. Use the ellipse tool to place the stains, or create your own shapes with a selection or mask.
Texturizer—Gives your image a desired texture through the process of blending multiple bumpmaps, textures and lighting.