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.

Power Stroke comes in two versions--one for Photoshop/Aperture and the other for After Effects.

Power Stroke Photoshop and Aperture Plug-in

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.

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.


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Tech Specs / Requirements

Host Applications
  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 and up
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 and up
  • Apple Aperture 2.1 and up
Windows
  • Windows Vista 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit
Macintosh
  • Mac OSX 10.5.x - OSX 10.9.x
  • Macintosh Multicore Intel® processor
Recommended Screen Size
  • 1024 x 768 minimum screen resolution

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.

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.


Before

After

Photos © THINKSTOCK LLC--WWW.THINKSTOCK.COM

Tech Specs / Requirements

Host Applications
  • Adobe After Effects CS5 and up
Windows
  • Windows Vista 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit
Macintosh
  • Mac OSX 10.5.x - OSX 10.9.x
  • Macintosh Multicore Intel® processor

Adjust

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.

Adjust Before/Strokes Adjust  After

Blur

Individual strokes and the areas defined by them can have varying blur values to create interesting depth of field effects.

Blur Before/Strokes Blur After

Colorize

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.

Colorize Before/Strokes Colorize After

Fill Light

Fill Light adds light to shadow areas as if you were adding light at the time of photography.

Fill Light Before/Strokes Fill Light After

Gradient

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.

Gradient Before/Strokes Gradient After

Diffusion/Glow

Diffusion/Glow creates diffusion or glows around selected areas of the image.

Diffusion/Glow Before/Strokes Diffusion/Glow After

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.

Selective Black and White Before/Strokes
Selective Black and White After

Selective Recoloring

Areas of the image are isolated with strokes and using advanced recoloring algorithms are naturally tinted.

Selective Recoloring Before/StrokesSelective Recoloring After

Powerstroke for Photoshop


Windows 32 Bit



Powerstroke for Aperture



Powerstroke for After Effects


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.