No Photoshop? No Problem.
The power of layers without Photoshop
Enjoy all of the benefits and creative power of a layered workflow, allowing you to combine, composite, and blend images—all without Photoshop.
Available in Perfect Photo Suite 7, the Layers home module includes easy–to-use tools designed specifically for photographers that allow you to combine the best parts of multiple photos, Use them to swap faces, replace skies, and create balanced exposures. You can also retouch portraits and landscapes, create layouts, and more. Your creative options are endless.
Improved! Blending Modes
By blending layers together, especially copies of the same or similar images, you can create amazing and highly stylized looks in the Layers home module. By changing the blending modes, you can control the brightness, contrast and color of the image to dramatically alter the appearance. And, by adjusting the opacity, you can control the strength of the effect.
Control how much of each layer is visible by using the powerful Masking Brush and Masking Bug.
Similar to using a layer mask, you can paint with the Masking Brush to reveal or hide areas of a layer. With the Masking Bug, you can quickly create gradient masks for making vignettes and graduated filter effects. Both tools work together and are non-destructive and can even be re-edited with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. If you use Wacom pressure sensitive tablet, you can even control the brush size or opacity with how hard you press while painting.
Color Fill Layers
Change the mood of your image by inserting a new layer, filled with a solid color, in your stack. This changes the color of layers under them. It's one more way for you to expand your creative options with non-destructive, re-editable adjustments.
The Layers home module includes presets that simulate common color correction and black and white conversion filters. You can also use the built-in masking tools to selectively place and control the strength of these color fill effects.
Replace an unsightly or uninteresting background in an otherwise great image with one of the backgrounds included in the Extras Library. Choose from a selection of more than 140 backgrounds, including skies, sunsets, walls and muslin backgrounds. Get creative!
New! PNG File Support
Now, you can harness the creative possibilities of working with objects containing transparencies, like PNG files. Stack, position, and blend beautiful and dramatic borders and textures while utilizing their built-in transparent elements to create added dimension to your images.
New! Borders and Textures from PhotoFrame
Seamlessly add that perfect finishing touch to your image with a collection of borders and textures handpicked from PhotoFrame. Located in the Extras Library, you'll find a creative assortment of frames, edges, borders and textures that you can easily add to your images.
With PNG transparency file support now built into the Layers home module, you can now add any of these borders and textures to your image as their own layers, allowing you to stack, position and blend them exactly how you like.