Corel has released ParticleShop, a new brush plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. The plug-in — the first in a series of five such packages for Photoshop — provide dynamically generated effects for your images so that brush strokes “spawn, live and die” as you apply them to your image.
Painter’s particle brush engine lets the plug-in emit short-lived particles that flow out from the center of the brushstroke across the canvas and then gradually fade if you hold the brush in place. As the strokes flow, they can change path for movement that ranges from controlled to chaotic. Strokes can be applied via a pressure-sensitive tablet, touchscreen or mouse.
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Targeted to photographers, graphic artists and illustrators, the plug-in features photorealistic effects and atmospheric enhancements for common photo elements like hair, fabric, fire, smoke, fur, dust, lighting and more.
The plugin is built to perform with a pressure-sensitive tablet, touchscreen or mouse.
ParticleShop comes with a starter pack of 11 brushes, with 11 additional brush packs available to add on. Each additional brush pack features 15 unique brushes and costs $29.99 each.
The plug-in for Mac and Windows, which comes in English and Japanese, is available for $49.99. It is compatible with Photoshop 5 and higher, Photoshop Elements 13, Corel Photo-Paint X7 and Corel PaintShop Pro X7.
The ParticleShop plug-in was released in conjunction with Corel’s updated Painter 2016, a new version of its flagship painting package.