Reviewer, 2008-07-29 09:05:00
Generates seamless textures using mathematical formulas and works with ready to use effects including generators, deformers, filters, color adjustments, special FX and masks for transparency. It presents a variety of textures that you can modify.
Pros: This application is a way of creating an unlimited number of graphic images in a minimal amount of time. A huge range of textures coupled with several effects can create an almost indefinite range of these graphic images. The application has a large number of readymade textures. One can also download a series of texture packs that add to these choices. Imagelys Picture Styles generates seamless textures using mathematical formulae and works with ready-to-use effects including generators, deformers, filters, color adjustments, special FX and masks for transparency.
The program starts by defining a sample size and background color. From the tool palette then one can choose a basic pattern or other enhancements or even a combination from a range of categories that are textures, naturals, mixed, wallpaper, clipart, gradients, frames and effects. Each of these tools has several sub divisions and several example in each subdivision to choose from. The structure being multi-layered one can choose several items on different layers to get a composite effect. One can further enhance the composite by zooming different layers, controlling opacity of each layer and effects such as normal, multiply, screen, overlay, reflect, softlight, brightlight and so on. These designs can easily become nice wall papers, skins for some applications, texture for 3D models and so on. The application can open images in BMP, JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG, JNG, MNG, EMF and ICO formats while images can be saved in BMP, JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG and JNG formats.
Cons: So many choices can become quite confusing very soon.
Overall: Really a nice program to create graphic images. Quite easy to use too. This is definitely a 4 star package.