This plug-in filter creates 3D and 2D textures and lighting effects on any object. To use SuperBladePro, you need a paint program that accepts standard Photoshop 3.0 plug-ins, such as Paint Shop Pro. We were able to create some pretty elaborate textures fairly easily. In our tests, the varying textures and surfaces, from tarnished metal to overgrown moss, rendered quickly in the preview window, making it fun to experiment. The user interface is a bit daunting at first, due to all the choices and possibilities. If you're not sure where to start, you can just roll the dice for a randomly generated texture, then tweak the results until you get an effect you're happy with. Photoshop enthusiasts and designers should appreciate SuperBladePro.
What's new in version 1.8
ReleaseJanuary 20, 2010
Date AddedJanuary 20, 2010
Operating SystemsWindows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional RequirementsAdobe Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro
Move to the next generation of BladePro, the plug-in filter that combines textures with bevels and mirrorlike reflections. SuperBladePro's features include water stains, moss, abrasion, spotlighting, dust, grit, embossing, fractal blotches, and smooth Gaussian bevels. Quickly create tarnish, iridescence, and glassiness effects, as well as appealingly touchable 3D looks. An Undo button, higher resolution environments, and 100 presets with graphic previews will have you making eye-catching text and Web buttons instantly.