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AV Bros. Puzzle Pro 3 is an extremely powerful, flexible and high quality Adobe Photoshop filter plug-in (8bf), which is targeted to help you create a highly realistic jig-saw puzzle effect. Puzzle Pro works with any image editing application (host) that supports Adobe's specification for Photoshop plugins (8bf).

Thanks to the revolutionary features of Puzzle Pro 3, you have the freedom to create jig-saw puzzle shapes and manipulate the content of puzzle pieces that you have NEVER had before! Another benefit is the ability to produce a plethora of various high quality image effects in addition to its primary jig-saw puzzle effect. You have absolute control over the process of creating the desired effect and you can easily realize any creative idea.

Features

In the Layout Mode:

•Fast and convenient (including a multi-level undo option) creating of almost any possible shape of a knife using the plug-in's built-in tools
•Powerful solutions for constructing the Splitter (a matrix of the knives
•A Draw Splitter option – using a Splitter as an object to be drawn
•A wide range of methods to select a group of knives (for further operating)
•Using the Preset Manager's powerful options for most convenient managing knives' Paths
•An advanced Layout mode's Save/Export options

In The Puzzle Mode:

A powerful set of built-in effects

•Apply ten (10) built-in effects, such as Bevel, Gaussian Blur, Motion Blur, Opacity, Color Overlay, Hue/Saturation, Brightness/Contrast, Stroke, Invert and Image Overlay
•Apply more than one built-in effect to a piece or a group of pieces
•Specify both the value of an effect's particular parameter (for a piece or a group of pieces) and a range of values of this parameter (for a group of pieces); set a type of distribution of a parameter's values
•Enable/disable any built-in effect of any piece at any time
•Copy built-in effects applied to any piece for further pasting these effects onto another piece or a group of pieces

Highly advanced Export options

•Export pieces as a multilayer .PSD (Adobe Photoshop Document) file, where each piece is placed in a separate layer.
•Export pieces as a group of .PNG files, where each piece is an individual .PNG file
•Choose between exporting all pieces and exporting only selected pieces and if the latter, then exporting with or without a so-called Composite (a single “piece” that is an integration of all non-selected pieces)
•Disable a built-in bevel effect while exporting pieces
•Choose a method (simple or advanced) of naming pieces while exporting

A wide range of methods to select a group of pieces (for further operating)

•Use both bounding box and free-shaped selection methods
•Use the channels of a document, such as a document's current selection, RGB, CMYK or Gray channels, layer transparency and alpha channels (this is supported only by Adobe Photoshop.) as maps for selecting pieces
•Randomly select a group of pieces and other methods

Turn ON/OFF (show/hide) any piece or a group of pieces

Save a project created in Puzzle Pro 3 as an .AVPD file (an internal AV Bros. Puzzle Pro 3 format) and load it back into the plug-in when necessary. The stored data includes the created layout of pieces, plus states and built-in effects of any piece

Preserving Color Profiles in documents exported as .PSD files (this is supported only by Adobe Photoshop)

System requirements
Puzzle Pro 3.1 is FULLY compatible with Photoshop CS6 for Windows only.
Mac OS X: Photoshop CS5 in 32-bit mode ONLY!
Important: Puzzle Pro 3.1 is NOT compatible with Photoshop CS6 for Mac OS X.
FOR WINDOWS
FOR MAC
New in Puzzle Pro 3 (compared with version 2.x):

In Layout mode:

•Add an extra knife between two knots. One of the most anticipated features is now available, so you can create some "crazy" layouts!
•Specify a thickness of any knife of the Splitter independently
•Using the Auto Layout option, prepare previously time-consuming hexagonal and triangular layouts in almost NO time!
•Equalize different sized knobs with just a click
•Specify the size of any knife's knob independently

In Puzzle mode:

•Three built-in effects have been added: Stroke, Invert and Image Overlay. Using Image Overlay, you can take a particular puzzle piece (or a group of pieces) display the content taken from a layer other than the active one.
•In addition to exporting pieces as a PSD file, for increased compatibility with other image editors Puzzle Pro 3 now exports pieces as a group of .PNGs, where each piece is an individual .PNG file
•Disable the plug-in's built-in bevel effect while exporting pieces for performing further manipulation in Photoshop
•Choose a method (simple or advanced) of naming pieces while exporting for the convenient identification of the particular piece afterwards