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Edge & Frame Galaxy
Reviewed by Joyce Turner


The Edge & Frame Galaxy CD-ROM is a great cd and contains over 1550 Edges and Frames for Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, PhotoFrame, PhotoGraphic Edges, Photo-Paint, Adobe Premier, etc. as well as filters and tools.

Description: The Edge & Frame Galaxy CD-ROM includes over 1400 edges and 150 colored frames organized in approximately 120 categories. They can be used to give photos a very different look, to make backgrounds for titles and credits, to design brochures, greeting cards, post cards, CD booklets and labels, or to create shaped buttons, animations and special video effects. The information for ordering the CD can be found at the link above. There is also a demo which you can download as well as links to view samples made with some of the frames and edges.

The CD-ROM contains Volumes 1 and 2 of Edge & Frame Galaxy plus a third Volume of new edges and frames at high resolution (300 dpi). The two volumes are also available as separate download products ($19.95 each). Additionally there are goodies like actions for Photoshop and freeware edges, filters and tools.

Cost: CD Rom Version: $49.95;
Download: per volume; $19.95

Requirements:

Can be Used in the Applications Listed Below
Windows
Macintosh
Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop
Jasc Paint Shop Pro GraphicConverter
Corel Photo-Paint Corel Photo-Paint
Metacreations Painter Metacreations Painter
Ulead PhotoImpact Extensis PhotoFrame
Micrografx Picture Publisher Auto F/X Photo/Graphic Edges
Megalux Ultimate Paint Adobe Premiere
Extensis PhotoFrame Adobe After Effects
Auto F/X Photo/Graphic Edges
Adobe Premiere
Adobe After Effects
Ulead Media Studio Pro
CorelXara

Platforms: Windows, Macintosh

Installation: You access the edges and frames directly from the CD and open them in your image application. There's no need to install them on your hard drive, although you can do that, if you like. There are instuctions for individual applications. One opens the files from the CD into Paint Shop Pro. Then there are different methods of applying them to the image depending on the effect which one wishes to create.

Manual: There is an "HTM" manual on the CD with instructions for using the frames and edges in different applications.There are also illustrations. There are different methods of applying the edges in Paint Shop Pro depending on the results which one wishes to obtain. There are also"PDF" catalogs of the edges and frames. This makes it much easier to find the one which you want to use. There are also quite a lot of samples of the frames/edges applied to images.

Illustrations: Illustrations made by the reviewer using the Edge & Frame Galaxy CD-ROM.

Reviewer's Remarks: This super CD is well-organized. This makes it easy to find the edges/frames you want. The edges and frames are very easy to use. Further one can get different effects with the same edge by changing the method used in installing it. The extra tools and filters add to the options one has to create an infinite variety of effects.

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