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Using Third-Party Filters

Ever since I started using Photoshop—I think it was PS 3—I have loved to play with the program’s filters. After a while, though, I began to wish for something even more exciting. I started looking for third-party plug-ins. I found many. Some simply copied Photoshop’s own filters. Some were strange, some were just utilitarian, and some were wonderful! Because of the way Elements is designed, almost all Photoshop filters work with it. Let me show you some of my favorites.

Kai’s Power Tools

Kai’s Power Tools, if memory serves, were the first commercial plug-ins for Photoshop. They’ve consistently been interesting, useful, and fun to use. There are currently two sets of tools, KPT 5 and KPT 6. Each set has ten different (some very different) filters. They are sold separately, through your favorite software dealer or through Corel Corporation (www.corel.com), which bought the rights to these products from MetaCreations. Unfortunately, for us Mac users, Kai’s Power Tools does not work in OS X, only System 9. Figure 24.19 shows the menus from both filter sets.


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