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Andrew's plugins vol 2, version 2.1.3 by graphicxtras
Reviewed by Joyce Turner


Andrew's plugins vol 2, version 2.1.3 by graphicxtras is a set of 43 photoshop type plugins which give a wide variety of effects. The effects are concentrated on numerous blurring effects, striped blur effects, and more. This is a separate set from Andrew's plugins vol 1. The interface gives one multiple choices of variations with each effect.

Description: Andrew's plugins vol 2, version 2.1.3 is a set of 43 photoshop compatible plugins by graphicxtras which produce some extraordinary effects. Each plugin has several dropdown lists of choices. Then if one gets close to the effect one likes, one can use the slider controls to fine tune the effect. When using the sliders the last one used blinks so that you know which one you changed. This is really helpful. This set is packed with blur and colour effects as well as line and mosaic effects.
Follow this link to the write up on the graphicxtras pages. If you wish to download the plugins, use this link to order the plugins.

Cost: Andrew's plugins vol 2: $10

Requirements: Photoshop 5+ Windows95, 98, NT. Other apps support the plugins such as Paint Shop Pro, Painter 6, Photo-Paint and numerous other applications such as Ultimate Paint and even Corel Bryce.

Platforms: Windows 95, 98, NT

Installation: Installation is achieved by double-clicking on the release.exe file. It installs the plugins in a folder Andrew's plugins vol 2. Then one must direct Paint Shop Pro to find that folder by setting the path in the Paint Shop Pro Preferences. (Also, if you are installing plugins for the first time, please go to our Resource Page and click on the "plugin " link for information on the ".dll" files which you must put into your Windows/System directory.

Illustrations: Illustrations made by the reviewer using Andrew's plugins vol 2 in Paint Shop Pro.

Reviewer's Remarks: Andrew's plugins vol 2, version 2.1.3 by graphicxtras offer a terrific variety of effects. It took me a while to get the feel as to which of the many choices would give certain effects. For instance, the upper right hand sliders affected the colors and in the drop down lists, Random Gradient produces fuzzy colors.

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