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PRESS RELEASE: PhotoSpray 1.5 Photo-Realistic Painting Plug-in for Mac OS 9 & X (Carbon), Windows provides realistic painting directly inside Adobe Photoshop/Elements or other Graphic Applications

SARATOGA, Calif. -- Adding to its line of filter plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop, Human Software is releasing PhotoSpray version 1.5 for Mac OS 9 & X (Carbon), also available on Windows® Me/NT/2000/XP.

The new PhotoSpray comes as a filter plug-in compatible with applications supporting Photoshop 5.5 and more plug-ins-kind such as Photoshop 5.5 to 7, Elements, Corel PhotoPaint, Jasc PaintShop 6 and above. PhotoSpray offers the ability to spray pictures on top of any RGB photos or layers.

This new method of painting lets users brush sets of images on top of any photo. Brushes can be adjusted through a variety of parameters. This spray brush is ideal for photo-realistic painting. PhotoSpray is shipping with a collection of more than 50 realistic-sprays including plants, flowers, leaves, trees, bushes but also rocks, clouds, geometrical objects, balls, etc.

User-Friendly Interface

PhotoSpray offers an advanced user interface with an extra large preview and an unlimited zooming that let users peer at any portion of the working area.

PhotoSpray works on RGB images and fully supports layers for very accurate brush strokes and positioning.

Brush easily Photo-realistic effects

PhotoSpray starts with "Sprays" that is a collection of images which are painted at each brush stroke.

PhotoSpray has multiple controls and unique features:

1. Step mode: The user sprays various images along a grid on the image.

2. Directional mode: The spray follows the brush and with each stroke, a new image is projected to the desktop. The user is free to change the speed, opacity and spacing anytime.

3. Spray mode: The brush scatters sprayed images randomly and accordingly to the selected brush size. This is an ideal mode for creating photo-realistic textures and building natural-looking backgrounds from scratch. At any time, the user can change the size of the spray, adjust the Hue Saturation Value settings, opacity, spacing, number of simultaneous strokes.

4. Orbit mode: PhotoSpray automatically brushes images according to predefined circular patterns. Users can change the radius, the number of repeat, or strokes. It is also possible to assign a rotation speed to the brush, let it grow or pulse automatically. This mode is ideal to create beautiful pattern effects.

All parameters can be stored as presets,and PhotoSpray will come with dozens of ready-to-use presets.

Create Unique textures, natural-looking effects.

PhotoSpray is ideal for anyone wishing to paint using natural-looking sprays such as graphic artists, web pages designers, architects and so many others... Within an image editing application such as Photoshop(tm), the final effect can easily be uploaded to an internet-compatible JPEG or GIF.

Large Preview and unlimited Pan&Zoom

PhotoSpray interface supports Photoshop 5.5 and later filter plug-in standard, PhotoSpray is therefore compatible with numerous other applications. The interface has been designed to make it very easy-to-use. Very straightforward buttons guide users, even beginners, in performing any kind of brushing immediately.

PhotoSpray features a very large preview and an advanced zoom&pan that let users go look one effect at any level of details virtually and instantly. PhotoSpray also comes with a Library of dozens of ready-to-use"sprays" and large thumbnails makes their viewing and selection per category very easy for the user.

Building New Sprays

Building custom "Sprays" or converting Nozzles or Tubes into Spray is very easy.


PhotoSpray is fully compatible with Windows® NT/Me/2000/XP or PowerMacintosh OS 9 and Carbon X. PhotoSpray needs about 40Mb of RAM memory on top of the minimum required by the host application. Users monitor screen size should be 800x600 pixels or above.

Pricing and availability

PhotoSpray sells for a street price of $89.95 on CD or via download.

Human Software products are sold in the United States and in more than 20 countries worldwide.

The product is available for immediate download at www.humansoftware.com

A word about The Human Software Company Inc

The Human Software Company Inc, founded in 1993, is a specialist in multimedia, design, prepress and video software development. The team experience includes original design and concept of many high-end prepress related products and other software since 1984!

Other Human Software products include Squizz, Select, AutoMask, AutoCorrect, Textissimo, OttoPaths, ClassicFrames.

For more information, obtain screen shots, etc. contact Human Software Inc, 14510 Big Basin Way SARATOGA, CA 95070. Telephone: (1) 408 399 0057, Fax: (1) 408 3990157

For additional news and a bird's eyeview of our product line, visit the HumanSoftware home page on the Internet at http://www.humansoftware.com

(First posted on Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 10:51 EDT)

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