Elements Plus - plugins

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Andrei Doubrovski Elements for Adobe Photoshop Elements 8Independent author Andrei Doubrovski has announced Elements+ 1.0, his new enhancement patch for Adobe Photoshop Elements 8. Elements+ is a handy add-on that unlocks the undocumented advanced functions in Photoshop Elements featured in the latest versions of Photoshop.

Elements+ is JavaScript-based, so the script behavior will depend on current circumstances. The unleashed features can be accessed via dedicated dialog boxes that include undocumented commands and panels for exploring and using the hidden (officially unsupported) contents, such as paths, color channels, and more. The kit includes smart filters, vector masks, and many more advanced tools normally hidden under the hood.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 8. Elements+

Andrei Doubrovski, developer of Elements+ says:

"As most people probably know, Photoshop Elements has not inherited all the essential features of the full Photoshop ... The available functions are quite sufficient for a beginner. However the limitations grow more and more frustrating as you advance. For example, why on earth we are not allowed to look into layer group or use justify text alignment mode? Fortunately, not all the missing features have been completely removed. Most of those are just stay hidden."

Color and Tone, Selections, Layers, Masks, Smart Filters, Paths, Text, Scripts

Feature Highlights:

  • Non-obtrusive
  • 8 dialog boxes: Color and Tone, Selections, Layers, Masks, Smart Filters, Paths, Text, Scripts
  • Scripts catalog includes a number of additional utilities for miscellaneous tasks

Doubrovski continues....

"From my point of view, one of the most annoying limitations of Photoshop Elements is absence of the Actions palette ... To compensate for this drawback, the kit includes the Scripts dialog allowing to browse, play, and manage scripts in Elements+ catalog containing analogs of most popular Photoshop scripts and some original findings of my own. Users are encouraged to extend the catalog by adding more scripts, either downloaded from the web or write their own. I believe there are millions of PSE users that can code JavaScript. If they back up the idea, Photoshop Elements will never be the same"

Language support: Multilingual interface (8 languages) Manual in English, German and Russian

Minimum Requirements: Mac OS X Version 10.4.11 Tiger or later Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 or later

Pricing and Availability: Elements+ is $12.00 (USD) to download. Distribution kits are also available for all the previous versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Andrei Doubrovski Elements+ 1.0
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Located in historic Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation, longtime imaging consultant Andrei Doubrovski has retouched and manipulated photos for customers from all over the world. As an Adobe certified expert in Photoshop CS, Andrei has composed many leading video tutorials on Photoshop and the author of 4 video ebooks on Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Flash, and Paint Shop Pro - propagating the same grown-up approach to image editing. All Material and Software (C) 2003-2009 Andrei Doubrovski / All Rights Reserved. Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Inc.

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Comments

On November 28th, Anonymous said:

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On September 1st, Kelly said:

Will it ever be available to work with PSE7?

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