Red Giant Knoll Light Factory for Photoshop v3.2, Plug in Software for Mac & Windows

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About Red Giant Light Fact

Powerful light effects from John Knoll, co-creator of Photoshop:
Photoshop co-creator and Star Wars effects guru John Knoll developed Knoll Light Factory to mimic the reflections from a very bright light source as seen through a camera's lens.

It's proven to be one of the most popular plug-ins for both Adobe Photoshop and After Effects. Knoll Light Factory goes far beyond the typical lens flares found in Photoshop, with over 100 great presets, real-time previewing, and 19 powerful flare tools for creating your owncustom effects.

Fast, fun visual impact with over 100 light presets:
Light presets are premade combinations of lighting elements. Choose from photon torpedoes, red lasers, warm sun flares, or spikeballs Knoll Light Factory 3.0 ships with over 100 presets to get you started quickly with Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

Custom lens editor and elements:
Choose from 19 different flare elements, and layer them to create just the look you want. Real-time previews give you instantfeedback, and 16-bit rendering reduces banding and creates better-looking output. Obscuration layers enable objects in the scene to partially block an effect. Once you've got just the look you want, it's easy to save your own presets for future use in Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

Photorealistic lighting effects:
Knoll Light Factory's effects are based on the real-world physics of light passing through glass lens elements of all kinds. Give your photos the characteristic look of inexpensive digital cameras or legendary Panavision lenses. Apply sci-fi effects such as Arc Welder or Distant Quantum or add subtle sparkle to jewelry, movie posters, or nighttime scenes.

Red Giant Light Fact Features

  • More than 100 Presets:
  • Over 100 customizable presets (50 new in 3.0) give you additional pre-made Photoshop lighting effects that range from naturalistic to dramatic.
  • Customize with Light Elements:
  • Light Factory's custom lens editor lets you combine and tweak any of 19 basic light elements such as Glow Ball, Spike Ball, Chroma Hoop, Ellipse, or Sparkle to generate custom light effects
  • New User Interface:
  • The UI has been redesigned for ease of use, including previews of light presets and access to editing functions in one window
  • Real-Time Preview:
  • The main Preview Window now supports real-time manipulation, as well as the ability to resize and zoom in or out.
  • 16-bit Color Support:
  • Support for higher bit depths reduces banding and yields better-looking glows and gradients.
  • Obscuration Layer:
  • Use a grayscale mask to partially obscure the lights, giving the illusion that lights are being partially blocked by an object or person in the image.
  • Tint Layer:
  • Use a separate layer to change the flare color for easier compositing with complex images
  • Randomize Feature:
  • A Randomize button and slider are a fun way to discover fun new Photoshop lighting effects.
  • Undo:
  • Multi-level undo allows for an improved workflow when designing lights.
  • Multiple Platforms:
  • Includes support for Photoshop CS5, Photoshop CS4 64-bit, Intel Macs, and Vista 32 - and 64-bit systems.

Red Giant Light Fact Specifications

Minimum System Requirements
Red Giant tests have shown that their products perform best when used with the system configurations listed below. Although many products will run on older or less-powerful systems, those listed below are the minimum system requirements which they support:.
Minimum System Requirements for Windows

Windows XP 32-bit/64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit/64-bit
Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit
Intel or AMD processor 1.6 GHz or higher
1 GB of RAM
30 MB of Hard Drive space
Minimum System Requirements for Mac

Mac OSX 10.5.8 and later
Intel Mac
1 GB of RAM
30 MB of Hard Drive space
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