Power Stroke is designed with the creative workflow of digital photographers, graphic designers and artists in mind, Power Stroke introduces a simple, interactive stroke-based interface to quickly and intuitively perform targeted adjustments.
Based on the concepts of luminance-weighted chrominance blending and fast intrinsic distance computations, Power Stroke produces high-quality results at a fraction of the complexity and computational cost of previous techniques. At long last, gestural selection and image adjustment have been combined into one natural, fast and easy process.
Power Stroke for Photos
Instead of meticulously selecting regions or handpainting masks, regions of interest are isolated by drawing a few simple brush strokes with adjustments then made only in those areas.
Strokes can be assigned multiple corrections and effects such as color correction, recoloring or desaturation, colorization of black and white images, blur, fill light for dimly lit image areas and Diffusion/Glow.
- One Power Stroke photo plug-in license will allow it to run in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture if installed on the same machine.
Power Stroke Plug-in for After Effects
Instead of meticulously drawing exact masks, using inaccurate matte extractions or hand painting frame to frame, regions of interest are isolated by drawing a few simple and loose After Effects open or closed masks. Power Stroke then uses the concepts of luminance-weighted chrominance blending and fast intrinsic distance computations to determine the edges of your target area and adjustments are made only in those areas. Masks can be assigned multiple corrections and effects such as color correction, recoloring or desaturation, colorization of black and white images, blur, fill light for dimly lit image areas and diffusion/glow.
The Adjust controls manipulate the color of the image in the area defined by a stroke. Hue, saturation, brightness, contrast, gamma, red, green, blue, temperature and cyan/magenta can all be adjusted and manipulated.
Individual strokes and the areas defined by them can have varying blur values to create interesting depth of field effects.
Colorization is the art of adding color to a monochrome image or movie. The idea of coloring photos and films is not new. Ironically, hand coloring of photographs is as old as photography itself. There exists such examples from 1842 and possibly earlier. Colorization was used in motion pictures in the early 1900's by the French Company Path©, where many films were colored by hand. It was also a common practice for filmstrips into the 1930's. The computerassisted process was first introduced by Canadians Wilson Markle and Brian Hunt in 1970 for adding color to black and white movies.
Fill Light adds light to shadow areas as if you were adding light at the time of photography.
Multi-colored gradients when applied to strokes colorize according to the image's brightness values. The colors located at the left side of the gradient are applied to shadow areas, colors on the right part of the gradient are applied to highlight areas, while the colors in the middle are applied to midtones.
Diffusion/Glow creates diffusion or glows around selected areas of the image.
Selective Black and White
Selective black and white effects have become increasingly popular and can be achieved using Power Stroke, even if you are working with objects that contain fine detail, like strands of hair.
Areas of the image are isolated with strokes and using advanced recoloring algorithms are naturally tinted.
User Guide and Tutorial
The above software contains a 15 day fully functional trial.
Note: Please download and test the software on your machine before purchasing. Once a permanent license has been issued, your order can not be refunded.
The software will be converted to a permanent version by purchasing a license.
Internet access required during activation / deactivation and to get a trial license.
System / Software Requirements:
- Adobe Photoshop CS5 and up (64 Bit Only)
- Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and up (Non-app store version)
- Apple Photoshop Lightroom 3 and up
- Apple Aperture 3
- Adobe After Effects CS5 and up
- Macintosh Multicore Intel® processor
- Mac OSX 10.8.x and up
- Windows 7 64 bit and up
Version 1.1V4 RELEASED 09/15/2016Features
- macOS Sierra Support
Power Stroke is now compatible with macOS Sierra.
- New After Effects Install Location
Power Stroke is now installed into the common Mediacore location. Please uninstall the old version before installing this version.
VERSION 1.1V2 RELEASED 6/16/2015Features
- Adobe CC 2015 Installer Compatibility
The 1.1V2 installers will automatically find Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 and After Effects CC 2015.
Version 1.1 released 3/12/2015Features
- Brackets Keyboard Shortcut to Change Brush Size
You can use the bracket keys [ ] to change the brush size.
- Draw Lines: Click-Shift-Click
Click-Shift-Click draws straight lines when creating strokes.
- Lightroom Support
Lightroom is now supported.
- Retina Display Support
Support for Mac Retina displays has been added.
- Force Update Was Not Working
Force update was not working when you changed the color of a mask or the mask name.