Today I wanted to give you more details on another set of plug-ins from Auto FX Software. I first introduced you to their latest offerings in More 64-Bit Plug-ins for Corel PHOTO-PAINT X6 Available. Soon afterwards I covered one of the other sets in detail in Auto FX Photographic Edges Provide Thousands of Finishing Touches to Artwork.
Before I go into details, I will also note that Auto FX is advertising a “New Year Kickoff” sale offering 33% off new product purchases and 20% off upgrades if you use the coupon code of NYAFX33. They say this offer will end on January 31, 2014. This is their sale and their coupon code so please contact Auto FX if you have any further questions on it.
Auto FX DreamSuite Ultimate Gen1 is actually a collection containing a wide variety of artistic effects, photo effects and graphic effects. The dialog box shown below lists all of the filters included in the package. Note that while this is the list of filters, each of them can be customized in numerous ways so the actual number of effects available is huge.
There is no way I can show you every one of the filters included so I’m going to first focus on two highly desirable graphic effects applied to text. I started out by simply typing the word CHROME in Corel PHOTO-PAINT as shown by the blue text below. Photoshop users will find everything works exactly the same. For my examples, I made two copies of the text. On one of them, I applied the Liquid Metal effect (center of graphic below) and on the other I applied the Gel effect (bottom of graphic below). This whole project was done in less than a couple of minutes.
So if you are looking for way to create really cool 3D text, including metallic effects, they’ve got you covered and it just doesn’t get much easier. What if you want to apply effects to photos? Yes, you can easily do that! I took a photo of some chairs outside of the restaurant (below left) and applied to Mosaic effect to get the result (below right). As with all of the effects, you can make many changes and I adjusted the size of the mosaic tiles to get exactly what I desired.
The examples I’ve shown are only quick snapshots of everything you can do with Auto FX DreamSuite Ultimate Gen1 and only shown examples of three of the filters included. I highly encourage you to look over the product page to see everything it can do and then download the free trial to test drive it for yourself. If it is something you like, act quickly to take advantage of the ongoing sale.