The Photoshop version of Path Styler Pro is a filter plug-in that is unique in that it uses Photoshop's paths as input to create its effect, resulting in high-quality images with sharp and clean bevels. Photoshop provides all the tools necessary to create and edit paths, Path Styler Pro does the rest. And to make it easy to create styled titles and headings, Path Styler Pro adds an Automate command to quickly turn any type layer into a Path Styler Pro effect.
In addition to all the top features, the Photoshop version of Path Styler Pro comes with a refraction effect that allows you to distort and tint the image underneath. Great for creating refractive materials like glass.
Included with every version of Path Styler Pro for Photoshop is Fill Styler, a filter plug-in that enables you to use the rendering capabilities of Path Styler Pro to create tileable textures, backgrounds for web pages, and image effects. learn more
In Photoshop CS2 and earlier, Path Styler Pro was already a re-editable filter that allowed you to change the style of a path on a layer after you applied it. But with the introduction of nondestructive Smart Filters in Photoshop CS3 it is even easier to design and optimize the style of your logos until it is perfect.
Height and Normal map rendering.
When you are working with textures for a game engine or a high-end 3D application, you can use Path Styler Pro to create and adjust normal maps and height maps.
A rendering in 3ds Max where a normal map is applied to a completely flat model of a dog tag. Path Styler Pro was used to create the normal map that adds the edge and the engraved lettering.
Path are resolution independent and so are the styles you create in Path Styler Pro. So when you are designing logos or icons for use at different sizes, you can use Path Styler Pro to render the same style with crisp and clean bevels at any resolution.
You can order Path Styler Pro for Photoshop separately for $99 or together with the Illustrator version in the Path Styler Pro Bundle for only $129, saving you $69.
Path Styler Pro works with Adobe Photoshop CS4, CS3, CS2, and CS running on a Mac or Windows* system. System requirements are those that Adobe recommends for running your specific version of Photoshop. Visit the Adobe Photoshop website for the system requirements of the latest Photoshop version. Note that only Photoshop CS3 and CS4 are fully compatible with Mac OS X Leopard, so it is recommended that you only use Path Styler Pro with Photoshop CS3 or CS4 when running Leopard.
Path Styler Pro may work with older versions of Photoshop but support is not provided for these versions. Note that due to the use of paths unique to Photoshop, Path Styler Pro will not work with other applications that support Photoshop plug-ins.
*There is currently no native 64-bit version of Path Styler Pro