Quick Look at ParticleShop Plugin for Photoshop

Hello Friends,

My class is going strong, but I had to take a break and play with ParticleShop, Corel’s new plugin for Photoshop.  I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised.  I don’t use Photoshop to paint, just adjust my photos.  And, I better tell you straight up, I am not a photographer. So, painting in Photoshop is a big deal for me.  But, if you want to see some very special videos of Particle shop in action take a look at the ones on ParticleShop’s web page.

OK…I opened one of my photographs in Photoshop.  I took this image at St. George Island’s State Park, Florida.  A lovely storm was rolling in, but it wasn’t rainy.  I guess I am glad I couldn’t see any rain; I did not want to get my camera and myself wet.  But, I did want to see soft rain falling from the clouds.  I wanted to see if I could make it happen in ParticleShop.

Storm, St. George Island State Park, Skip Allen, Nikon D810

Storm, St. George Island State Park, Skip Allen, Nikon D810

After working in ParticleShop for just a few minutes, I had my soft rain.

Storm Altered with ParticleShop, Skip Allen

Storm Altered with ParticleShop, Skip Allen

I need a lot of practice to feel totally comfortable in ParticleShop, but it wasn’t hard to do what I did.  Of course this is a greatly simplified demonstration of what is possible in ParticleShop.  Do check out the images and videos on the web page.

I captured making the above image in a video.  Hope you enjoy it.

OK, that is a quick look at ParticleShop.  I am looking forward to playing some more in the program.  I really liked what I saw in the videos on ParticleShop’s site; I want to see if I can do work like that.

My class, Corel Painter 2016 – New Horizons is going strong.  There is still time to register if you like.  My second live session is tonight at 9:00 PM EDT.  I record all live sessions for download.  Have fun with us.  Registration is Here.