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Layers for Lightroom or Aperture.

Discussion in 'News and Rumors' started by bilzmale, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    OnOne Software has a plugin for LR and Ap which allows you to layer images. This plugin called Perfect Layers is now FREE.

    LINK 1:

    It is the full program - not a cut down version.

    They also have cut down versions of Perfect Effects and Perfect Frames as well as free presets for LR, Ap and ACR.

    LINK 2:
     
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  2. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran

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    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Fantastic find !!

    I don't anything at all about the software in question and how well it performs, but I've always felt layers were the missing ingredient in LR.
    Certainly not for every image, and perhaps not even for many images....but there have been numerous times where I really could've done with a layers type function.

    Cheers mate. (downloading now) :)
     
  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    This might be the final nail in the PS coffin for me. Thanks for the headsup, Bill :)
     
  4. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    I find LR does pretty much everything I could ask for, and I never learned to use layers, but I downloaded it anyway. Gonna play around with it now to see what layers actually do :smile:
     
  5. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran

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    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    It'll be fun to experiment with layers...I've seen some really cool stuff done with layers and have always wanted to try it. I'm seeing it as a chance to do some nice exposure blending, particularly with landscape type shots....but achieving a really natural non-HDR look. I imagine it would even be able to be done on single exposure images....make 2 copies in LR....1 adjusted slightly left for highlights, the other adjusted right for shadows...then export the 2 into this OnOne software and blended selectively.

    Multiple exposures taken in cam will no doubt be the better option but it'll be something fun to try anyway even with single shots.
     
  6. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    There are videos available fron OnOne that should help.
     
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