Update : onOne Software is now offering $99.95 worth Perfect Effects 4 Premium Edition license for free, interested Photoshop users can avail this great opportunity.Just scroll down to the bottom of this article, to know more about this promotion.
Perfect Effects 4 is a very different software when you compare with normal photo editor and viewers. The software is specially designed to apply effects to your photos and make them distinct or attractive. The app offers over 70 filters, you can layer them and use blending modes to get creative images.
Perfect Effects 4 Free by onOne Software goes much farther than simply loading a photo and providing users list of effects to choose. The application offers support for layers, layer blending modes and masking , this provides you much space for your creativity.
Oneone Perfect Effects has intuitive user interface, this allow you to access all features of the app very easily. On the main screen of the app, click ‘help’ button and select ‘Getting started’, it provides interactive instructions to let you know how to use the application.
Not only this, the developer website has nice training videos & Tutorials, plus to spark your creativity there is an inspiration section on their website which lets you learn creative processing techniques, and download free presets or other resources shared by experts and fantastic photographers.
Coming back to the details of the app, it mainly consists of two key components : the Home screen and effects module. The Home screen will allow you to view photos and transform, crop and mask images. You can either select the path of the image on your system or drag the photo over the app screen to fine-tune the values from a drop-down list/input fields in the toolbar. A panel on the right side of the home screen displays a thumbnail of the image that can be switched to Loupe or Histogram.Further down is a layer section that helps you manage layers like deletion,copy,merge and fill.Through layer section you can select blending modes and adjust layer opacity.
The Effects module offers over 70 filters, these filters are categorized into 16 groups, including Borders, Black & white,cross process,HDR, vignettes and vintage.The best thing is that you will get real-time preview of the effects/filter that you applied with the help of a thumbnail on the left pane of the main screen.
However, it would be nice if there was a provision to adjust the filter parameters, but we can tweak the intensity using the amount slider on the right pane of the main screen.
But the main magic is done with the support of layers and masking, users can pack different filters to combine effects, mask portions of the image that you wish to include or exclude.
To get a multiple exposure effect, you can layer multiple images, for example Perfect Effects 4 allows you to add a contrast layer and unmask portions of the photos. After this you can save the final result in JPG,PNG,TIFF,PSB and PSD formats.
Perfect Effects 4 Free can be used as an independent application or can be used along with Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or Apple Aperture.
Key Features of Perfect Effects 4 Free:
1. 70 professional effects to enhance and stylize your images
2. Combine multiple effects and adjust the strength of each effect with the live previews .
3. Powerful masking controls let you apply any effect to specific parts of your photo.
4. PAINT-IN EFFECTS
5. BLENDING MODES
Perfect Effects 4 Free is one of the versatile photo editor and enhancing software that lets you Instantly create images with impact. The application is apt for photographers and those who indulge in serious photo enhancement.
Download : Perfect Effects 4.0.4
Update : Perfect Effects 4 Premium Edition Free License
Actually I wrote article for Perfect Effects 4 free version, but today I cam acroos the great giveaway from onOne Software, they are offering $99.95 worth license of Perfect Effects 4 Premium Edition fore free. So, I’m updating this article with the information about premium version free offer.This offer is applicable for both Windows and Mac operating systems.
Interested user can grab a Free Copy of Perfect Effects 4 premium edition from this promotion/ giveaway page.