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ToonIt's logo. Click here to visit the Digital Anarchy website! PRESS RELEASE: Digital Anarchy Releases a Free, Feature Filled Update to ToonIt! Photo for Photoshop, Elements & Aperture

Version 2.5 Adds New Outline Styles, SuperSmart Blur Option, and Interface Improvements to Popular Cartooning Software

San Francisco — Wednesday, January 13, 2010 — Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective software for photographers and Photoshop artists, today announced a free update to their popular ToonIt! Photo plugin. ToonIt! 2.5 creates cartoon-like images from photographs, freeing artists from time consuming techniques such as hand painting and masking. A believable cel-shaded ‘toon’ effect is automatic, and users have a great deal of control to customize the cartoon with different paint styles, shading and outlines.

The feature-packed 2.5 update expands ToonIt!’s cartoon outline effect with three new styles: Woodcut Outlines, Conte Outlines and Scratchboard Outlines. A new option called Supersmart Blur has been added for more stylization of the cartoon color fields. ToonIt 2.5 has an improved interface with its controls rearranged into more intuitive groups. Minor UI elements for workflow improvement have also been added.

"We are very proud of the reception that ToonIt! has found in the Photoshop and photography market,” said Jim Tierney, president of Digital Anarchy. “We feel it’s a great product but there were some additional features that we had wanted to add before ToonIt! 2.0 was released in December 2008. A year later, we have completed those features and are happy to give them to folks who already own the product, as well as ship an improved product.”

New & Improved Features for ToonIt! 2.5 include:

• New Outline Effects: Woodcut Outlines, Conte Outlines and Scratchboard Outlines provide three new options for stylizing the line quality of the cartoon.
• New Color Blur Option: The new Supersmart Blur has been added for more stylization options of the cartoon color fields.
• Improved Interface: The ToonIt! interface has been rearranged with its controls placed into more intuitive groups for a better workflow.
• Toggled Preview: A Caps Lock disable command gives the option of turning on/off the ToonIt! preview, which makes the design process faster.
• New Cartoon Presets: The Preset Manager now ships with more cartoon presets to make the tooning process fun and easy.

Pricing and Availability
ToonIt! Photo for Photoshop is regularly priced at $159 USD. Version 2.5 will be on sale for $99 until February 7, 2010. ToonIt! runs in Photoshop 7.0–CS4 and Elements 5.0–8.0. The plugin is also available for Aperture 2.0 and higher. The plugin runs on Macintosh 10.3.9–10.6, Windows XP–7.0 and Vista systems. Demo filters and samples are available at www.digitalanarchy.com. Current owners of ToonIt! 2.0 should contact Digital Anarchy for update instructions.

About Digital Anarchy
Digital Anarchy is a privately owned company operating out of San Francisco, Calif., that creates high-quality creative software for broadcast designers, 2D animators and professional photographers. These tools solve a wide range of design issues, from creating background design elements to masking out bluescreens for commercial still photography. Digital Anarchy products work in conjunction with host applications from companies like Adobe and Apple. For more information, please see the company’s website at www.digitalanarchy.com or call 415-586-8434.


Digital Anarchy is a registered trademark of Digital Anarchy Inc. All other brand names, product names, service marks, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.


(First posted on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 11:53 EST)

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