Sapphire Innovations has announced a new set of displacement maps for Photoshop users while also upgrading their popular Sapphire Pack of Illustrator plug-ins. According to Sapphire Innovations:
Sapphire Innovations, today announced iSapphire Displacer 1i.
A huge new collection of displacement maps for Photoshop 5+. 200 excellent
new displacement maps to be used for subtle or crazy distortions or painted
effects, or to be used in other parts of photoshop as textures or glass
distortions and text effects. These displacement maps can also be used be
used to great effect in other applications such as Adobe After Effects and
Paint shop Pro. The set consists of a wide variety of different displacement
Sapphire Innovations, today announced Sapphire Pack 1.2.2, a powerful new
upgrade set of plugins for Illustrator ? 8/9.
What is new in version 1.2.2?? Realtime-preview, all the plugins sliders now
respond in realtime giving an instant view to the effect, giving even more
creative options. Pie slice has been greatly enhanced and comes with a whole
new range of effects and path slicing effects. All the plugins now come with
a reset feature. 1.2 update featured a huge change to the interfaces and
added 100s of new options.
The set is for mac and pc. 11 plugins in all. Each plugin comes with a huge
range of options. Each plugin handle selected multiple paths. Also included
in the plugin is a set of layer options to allow the pluginis effect to be
spread across multiple layers, these layers can then be used in other
applications such as Flash(tm). The plugins come with scaling effects;
rotation effects so paths can be rotated around a single point or a certain
path or the pathis own centre; and displacement effects so the duplication
plugin can place a path at increasing distances and accelerating and
decelerating distances from the original location in the vertical and
horizontal directions. Most of the plugins also have colour change effects so
the paths can fade into the background or get darker or lighter, again
uniformly or accelerating with maximum and minimum bounce effects.
The following plugins have been included with this set:
- Duplication plugin
- Grid plugin
- Lineup plugin
- Random Clutter
- Round Duplication
- Inset plugin
- Random colour plugin
- Star Creator plugin
- Sharp edge frame tool
- Spiral plugins tool
- Pie slice plugin
Sapphire Displacer 1 is available for US$17.50, while The Sapphire Pack for Illustrator is available for US$56.25. You can find more information on both products at the Sapphire Innovations web site.