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Digital Paint Program 'PD Particles'

PD Particles is a software program for sketching, doodling, painting and drawing with particles

What is PD Particles?

PD Particles is a software program for sketching, doodling, painting and drawing with particles. It is loaded with features made for professionals, yet priced low enough for artists, students and hobbyists at all levels. If you like to draw, this is for you!

PD Particles is perfect for PC users with a passion for creativity. It is based on a standalone version of the award-winning particle painting system called OptiPustics, found also in Project Dogwaffle.

PD Particles also contains a number of fascinating natural fx brushes and can be used as a  complete, self-contained painting program. However, it is primarily intended as a companion to your existing favorite photo editing, imaging and painting tools and it is focused on the use of a particular category of brushes: the Particle Brushes.

Key Features

Particle brushes for grass, hair, trees, shrubbery, foliage etc... includes mass, gravity, velocity, splits, follow mouse, shrinking lines, with alpha, shaded, fog and tinting and many other parameters for millions of unique looks.

Many Presets for Particles from where to spend lots of time exploring more styles. Additional settings can be created and saved and found online.

Particle system also includes a Bristles mode to convey a bristled painted look to an existing image. Great for turning a photograph to a unique piece of art that appears hand painted. Bristles mode also supports tablet pressure and even tilt (when used with advanced tablets that report it). Another example: Kitetablet support (pressure controls size and/or opacity), both for normal brushes as well as in combination with particle brushes (using the 'Brush' style)various natural media brushes and secial FX

Start from a new blank, an image file or image found in the Clipboard

Alpha channel support

Supports popular image file formats:  TGA(default), PSD, JPG, BMP...

Predefined brushes: Particles (default), Simple, Airbrush, Pen, Pencil, Oils, Tempera, Pastels, Watercolor, Effects, Organic effects.

Numerous brush settings to customize new brushes

Choice of built-in brush images

Powerful color Gradient works by Drag-and-Drop from the color well

Paper Textures can add realistic 3D surface look and bumpiness to painting: stucco, paper, skins, etc...

Special fx brushes like smear, dodge, burn, stars, flowers etc...

Many more reasons to spend long hours having fun doodling around and enjoying artistic creativity powered by Project Dogwaffle!

Whether you are a professional photographer and use the high-end leader of photo editing software, or free-spirited hobbyist expressing your artistic visions with a free image manipulation program such as the GIMP or ArtWeaver, or any other of the dozens of image manipulation programs, you will always find something new and exciting that you can do now with PD Particles.

PD Particles  lets you easily create fascinating artwork containing shrubbery, foliage, trees and grass, and a variety of other effects based on painting with particles and bristles, such as magical lighting effects, hair, fireworks and waterfalls, to name a few.

Recommended System Configuration: 

 Using PD Particles with Artweaver:
the Dogweaver plugin

Operating System: Windows XP recommended. Earlier versions may also work, such as Windows 98 or 2000, but have not been tested as much. Still, they should work ok.

System Memory:  at least 128 MB RAM available, 256 MB or more recommended.

Disk Space: 20 MB 

Graphics: a  video card set to 1024x768 or higher resolution, and 24-bit or better (truecolor) depth.

No  3D acceleration needed,  all display rendering is done in software and with MMX and through GDI.

Processor Type: MMX-enabled Intel Pentium 2/3/4 type or AMD equivalent, 1 GHz speed recommended, although it has been seen to work satisfactorily on slower processors too.

One of our tests was successfully done on a Windows 95 SR2  based K6 MMX system at 200 MHz with just 64 MB RAM ! but as you can guess, it was no fun....

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