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Free Photoshop plug-in ezine available!

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:36 am
by plugsnpixels
The first 20-page issue of Plugs 'N Pixels is now available for free download from

There's a cool tutorial about using several different plug-ins to create the firey cover image, as well as visual examples and information about a number of different currently available plug-ins, including Harald's ColorWasher and Plugin Galaxy.

Come and get it!

Now I will start on issue #2...

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:29 pm
by Allen-H
Hey, Thanks for posting that. I am away to enjoy myself with them

Very popular ezine!

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:18 am
by plugsnpixels
Thanks to all of you who came by the Plugs 'N Pixels website!

I'm already at work on issue #2, so stay tuned...

New issue is ready!

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:33 am
by plugsnpixels
Issue #2 is live, hosted on a new server!

New ezine!

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:12 am
by plugsnpixels
I just posted issue #4 of the free ezine, which deals with terrain-generating apps and post-production with Photoshop plug-ins, chromakeying plug-ins and more.

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:10 am
by plugsnpixels
Issue 5 is now live, featuring natural media applications (turn your photos into artwork!).

The joy of monochrome

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:13 am
by plugsnpixels
Issue 6 just went online tonight! Explore the various options for converting color images to monochrome.

The ezine is free as always; no registration required.

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:19 am
by plugsnpixels
Issue 7 was just released! Learn to use plug-ins to improve your less-than-perfect images.

No registration is required for the free download.

Distortation/caricature deformation

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:09 am
by Jerry Noftsger

My previous laptop performed it's final crash last week. With it, I lost an Elements plugin that allowed one to deform photos. It was a simple program that worked quite well for me.

A tool bar ran down the left side of the screen. It's two primary "buttons" were one to blow-up/expand the selected area, and one to shrink/deflate the selected area. I believe the top tool in that bar was a 'finger' which is used to nudge pixels over. And the area to be effected could be determined by a strength/size bar on the right of the screen.

And there was a step-undo function on that same tool bar, and a +/- magnifier.

I don't recall whether that was freeware or not, but I believe I purchased it via the internet. It was a stand-alone plug-in with no other purpose, and I believe it was $50 or less.

Do you, or any of your acquantinces perchance know the name of that plugin?

Thank you very much for any assistance you may be able to offer.

Jerry Noftsger 515-283-1262

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:27 am
by plugsnpixels
Hi Jerry,

Sounds almost like Photoshop's Liquify tool, but you say it was a standalone. For Windows? Maybe Squizz?

See other Distortion options at this link.

Distortion/cartoon software

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:53 am
by Jerry Noftsger
Thank you for the quick reply.

I've looked through all the Photoshop plugins listed, with no luck. And I also checked the distortion link you provided, with no luck.

If it helps any, the program allowed one to click and drag a designated area in any direction to deform.

If you have any other thoughts, I'd appreciate them.

Thank you very much.

Jerry Noftsger. 515-283-1262

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:58 am
by plugsnpixels
Now it sounds like the KPT Collection: "KPT Goo – smear, smudge, twirl, pinch or "finger-paint" an image to produce stunning liquid distortion effects or short animations".

It seems there are several plug-ins to do this.

Have you tried a Google search?

Also, is there no hope of recovering your data from the laptop?

A new Plugs 'N Pixels ezine is ready

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:08 am
by plugsnpixels
It's about time for a new ezine! Issue 8 of Plugs 'N Pixels was just released, and is now available for download (it will be emailed directly to subscribers on Monday).

Catch up with classic and brand new digital imaging products, including Harald's B/W Styler (recently released for Mac).

No registration is required for the free download.

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:49 pm
by plugsnpixels
Issue #9 is ready! Among other things, see how one of the Featured Aritsts uses PhotoWiz B/W Styler in his work.

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:01 am
by plugsnpixels
I just posted issue #10 for free download from !

One of our Featured Artists uses Harald's PhotoFreebies in her work ;-).

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:36 pm
by plugsnpixels
Plug-in developer onOne has featured Plugs 'N Pixels on its blog today. Very nice!

Searchable website

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:26 pm
by plugsnpixels

You can now search the Plugs 'N Pixels website (including the ezines) using the Google search field on the main pages. This will help you quickly find the plug-in you're looking for.

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:13 am
by plugsnpixels
Issue #11 of Plugs 'N Pixels is now available! The coverage includes a mixture of 3D and 2D software.

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:37 am
by plugsnpixels
Issue #12 of Plugs 'N Pixels is now available! This issue focuses on using image management apps and plug-ins to work with old family photos as part of a genealogy project, along with other digital imaging product news.

Just in time for Christmas!

Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:33 am
by plugsnpixels
Issue #13 of Plugs 'N Pixels is now available! This issue features PhotoWiz ContrastMaster and other currently popular plug-ins and imaging applications.