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Powerful Perfect Layers 2 Plugin Now Free For Download

June 11, 2012

Powerful Perfect Layers 2 Plugin Now Free For DownloadWorking with layers is fundamental for creative image editing and every photographer should have that ability—no matter what software tools you use. Whether you use Lightroom, Aperture, or choose to use the Free Perfect Layers 2 as a standalone application, you now have a seamless way to create layered files without Photoshop.

However, if you do use Photoshop, you can open and edit Photoshop files in Perfect Layers and all Perfect Layers files can be edited in Photoshop, giving you even more flexibility in your workflow.

The power of layers gives you a starting point for creating the images you envision with easy-to-use tools designed specifically for photographers. With Free Perfect Layers 2, you can open and edit multiple files directly from Lightroom or Aperture, combine the best parts of multiple photos to balance exposure and build composites, retouch portraits and landscapes, and more—giving you endless creative options.

With Perfect Layers, you can use tools specifically designed for photographers to create the image you envision, quickly and easily without getting bogged down in tools made for graphic designers. Best of all, it seamlessly integrates into your existing workflow.

Perfect Layers brings the power and creativity of blending modes to Lightroom and Aperture. Blending layers together, especially copies of the same or similar image, is at the heart of Perfect Layers. By changing the blending modes, you can control the brightness, contrast and color of the image to dramatically alter the appearance. And, by adjusting the opacity, you can control the strength of the effect. Get amazing and highly stylized effects with simple blending modes in Perfect Layers.

Powerful Perfect Layers 2 Plugin Now Free For Download

With the MaskingBug you can quickly create gradient masks for making vignettes and graduated filter effects. Both tools work together and are non-destructive and can even be re-edited with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. (You can now download a free 30-day trial of Photoshop CS6 directly from Adobe.) If you use Wacom pressure sensitive tablet, you can even control the brush size or opacity with how hard you press while painting.

Just dab the Retouch Brush on a blemish and its gone automatically. This is perfect for quick touch ups. The Retouch Brush removes dust spots, power lines and other distractions from your image.

Perfect Layers can create new layers, filled with a solid color. These color fill layers can be used to change the color of layers under them. These are non-destructive, re-editable adjustments. Perfect Layers includes presets that simulate common color correction and black and white conversion filters. You can also use the built-in masking tools to selectively place and control the strength of these color fill effects.

Powerful Perfect Layers 2 Plugin Now Free For Download

Perfect Layers contains all the controls you need to size and align your layers. Using simple tools you can easily change the order of layers, adjust and crop their size and rotation, even change their blending mode and opacity. All the adjustments you make can be readjusted easily and are non-destructive.

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