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Images with impact using Perfect Effects 3

In this next series of blogs, we’ll be taking a closer look at brand new offerings from onOne Software, which can all be found together in the new Perfect Photo Suite 6.

An introduction to onOne:

onOne are a leading specialist in photographic and image enhancement software, producing a wide range of plug-ins for use with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture. Easy to use programmes are ideal for professional digital photographers, graphic designers or printers, making the sometimes difficult task of image editing as simple and quick as possible, making your workflow more productive.

You may already be familiar with some of the range, particularly the popular Plug-in-Suite 5, PhotoFrame and PhotoTools.

And now, there’s a whole new range of editing software to get stuck in to.

Perfect Photo Suite 6 contains 4 all-new pieces of software which you can also purchase as standalone items: Perfect Effects 3, Perfect Portrait 1, Perfect Layers 2 and Perfect Mask 5 are brand new, and accompany Perfect Resize 7, PhotoFrame 4.6 and FocalPoint 2 in the collection.

In our first entry, we take a closer look at Perfect Effects 3:

Perfect Effects is the next generation of the already popular PhotoTools range, and is a fast and easy way to create images with ‘impact’. Used with Lightroom, Aperture and Photoshop – or as a standalone application – you can choose from over 300 professional photographic effects which can be previewed before applying to the image using the ‘Live Preview’ feature.

You also have the ability to ‘stack’ multiple effects together – similar to layering – to create your own unique take on the effects. A blending feature helps integrate effects together, giving you more control over your images. You can also limit effects to specific colours or tones. New manual controls mean you can further adjust colour strength, texture and tone to get the style you want.

Vintage Effects are all the rage at the moment, as are software and applications that give the look of traditional photography through digital effects. Perfect Effects offer you a host of stylised retro effects to get that old-school, grainy and textured look.

You can see more about Perfect Effects 3 in this video:

A great tool for giving your images that extra impact and style.

Perfect Effects 3 will be in stock very soon. You can learn more about it here.

Next week, we take a closer look at Perfect Portrait 1.

The Crux of the matter

It’s been a while since we posted a latest news blog on here, so we thought we’d share a few goings on and new products with you this week.

In truth, it’s been a pretty hectic few months at CC towers, and with the lead-up to Christmas coming up and plenty of up-coming shows to prep for, the next few are only going to get busier! Yes, that means the run up to Focus on Imaging 2012 has already started – anybody going yet!?

Let’s start with the gear, gadgets and cool stuff…

We’d like to introduce to you… the Crux360 Gamma from Cruxcase:


Designed specifically for iPad 2, the Crux360 is a great way to protect your iPad 2, as well as making it practical for office environments and desktop usage. It is the world’s first clamshell-keyboard case with the ability to use the iPad in multiple positions:

Laptop mode – using the Bluetooth keyboard – means you can easily enter large amounts of text into emails or spreadsheets. Movie mode is perfect for viewing videos or surfing the web, and carry mode allows you to close the case completely, securely protecting the iPad inside.

Perfect for students, or for busy people on the go. Visit our page to see more details, and to watch a swish product video.

We’re also pleased to announce the new Perfect Photo Suite 6 from onOne Software.

Perfect Photo Suite 6 includes the following intuitive  photo-editing programmes:

  • Perfect Resize 7
  • Perfect Effects 3
  • Perfect Portrait 1
  • Perfect Mask 5
  • Perfect Layers 2
  • FocalPoint 2
  • PhotoFrame 4.6

Available from late October, all products in the suite now work as standalone applications too, in addition to working directly from within Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Apple Aperture and Adobe Photoshop. Also, if you purchased Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 after August 07 2011, you can upgrade to 6 for free when it’s available in late October.

We’re looking to do a special blog series about the new onOne range in the near future, so check back to get the Color Confidence angle on the new range.

In the meantime, keep checking the website for the latest information and more details on the range.

And finally, Nik Software have also been busy launching Color Efex Pro 4 which will be available at the end of October.


It provides the most comprehensive set of enhancements for colour correction; retouching and creative effects Nik have produced to date. It includes 8 completely new filters, and 10 improved ones to give you greater creativity when editing your images.

It’ll be available at the end of October, but if you purchase Color Efex Pro 3 now, you will get a free upgrade to 4 when available.

Keep checking the website for more details.

That’s it for now, other than to say the website will have some scarily good savings coming up for Halloween, and a sprinkling of festive cheer for Christmas, so stay tuned to colorconfidence.com

Hopefully, the above puns won’t be included.