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Kai's Power Tools 3: For Windows (Visual QuickStart Guides) [Paperback]

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Background Stuff
In the beginning
Why all the interest?
Why a Kai's Power Tools book?
What's in the book?
How to use this book
About the art
Chapter 2 Installation
Installing Kai's Power Tools
Installing using a shortcut
System requirements
Installing the electronic manual
Installing Kai's Classic Power Tips
Installing the KPT 2 filters
Chapter 3 Interface
Spheroid Designer
Gradient Designer
Texture Explorer
Interform
Compact filters
Lens f/x
Common elements
Chapter 4 Spheroid Designer
Preparing to make a plain sphere
Clearing the settings
Coloring a plain sphere
Changing the direction of the light
Creating a matte surface
Creating a shiny surface
Creating more colors in a sphere
Working with the Memory Dots
Using the Add Preset button
Using the Preset menu
Adding a bump map to a sphere
Adjusting the bump map
Adjusting the Sphere Curvature
Adjusting the transparency of a sphere
Creating multiple spheres in a random pattern
Using the Mutation Tree
Chapter 5 Gradient Designer
Preparing to make a gradient
Clearing the Gradient Designer settings
Choosing colors for a gradient
Changing the direction and loop of the gradient
Increasing the repetitions
Working with the Gradient Bracket
Selecting a shade of gray
Selecting a transparency
Using the Opacity Control panel
Creating circular and elliptical sunbursts
Creating square and rectangular bursts
Creating a radial sweep
Changing the center of the gradient
Creating angular and circular shapebursts
Creating angular and circular pathbursts
Using the Gradients on Paths
Creating a Grayscale Mapburst
Adjust the Loop controls
Adjusting the Gradient Modifiers
Using the Add Preset button
Using the Preset menu
Chapter 6 Texture Explorer
Preparing to make a texture
Changing the Source Texture
Controlling the mutations
Setting the Mutation Options
Using the Color Globe
Using the Gradient Bar
Moving the Source Texture
Changing the texture size
Changing the texture direction
Using the Opacity Control panel
Adjusting the Gradient Modifiers
Setting Texture Protection
Using the Add Preset button
Using the Preset menu
Chapter 7 Interform
Static Images
Preparing to create an Interform texture
Turning off the motion options
Creating an Offspring texture
Changing the Influence of the Parent textures
Working with the Frame panels
Using the Add Preset button
Using the Preset menu
Using the Opacity Control panel
Animated Images
Adding Manual Scooting
Using the UniMotion options
Changing the speed of the UniMotion option
Manual Blending
Adding UniMotion Blending
Filling the Frame panels
Setting the Movie options
Recording a movie
Chapter 8 Compact Filters
Glass Lens
Making a selection for the Glass Lens
Creating a Glass Lens
Page Curl
Creating a Page Curl
Creating a transparent Page Curl
Planar Tile
Seamless Welder
Twirl
Using the Twirl mode
Using the Kaleidoscope mode
Video Feedback
Vortex Tile
3D Stereo Noise
Chapter 9 Lens f/x Filters
Pixel f/x
Gaussian f/x
Edge f/x
Intensity f/x
Smudge f/x
Noise f/x
MetaToys f/x
Using the Glass Lens f/x filter
Using the Twirl f/x filter
Chapter 10 Texture Explorer 2.0
Preparing to make a texture
Changing the Source Texture
Using the Preview window
Controlling the mutations
Using the Shuffle button
Using the Color Globe
Using the Gradient Bar
Moving the Source Texture
Using the Transparency Option
Applying a Global Transparency
Selecting the Tile Size
Using Texture Protection
Using the Add Preset button
Using the Preset menu
Using the Preset Keyboard Shortcuts
Chapter 11 Fractal Explorer
Understanding fractals
Preparing to make a fractal design
Clearing the Fractal Explorer
The six fractal shapes
Moving around a shape
Zooming in and out of a design
Using the Zoom slider
Clearing the Gradient Wrapping panel
Changing the outside color
Changing the Loop order
Changing the inside color
Using the Wrapping Controls
Using the Opacity Control panel
Using the Shuffle button
Using the Detail Control
Storing fractal designs
Using the Preset menu
Chapter 12 Apply Modes
Locating the Apply modes
Normal
Procedural +
Procedural -
Darken Only
Lighten Only
Multiply
Screen
Difference
Add
Subtract
Chapter 13 Convolver
Installing Convolver
Interface
Mode Buttons
Grid/Preview Diamond
Current Tile
Explore controls
Axis arrows
Effect names
Effect menu
Effect marbles
Opening Convolver
Tweak Linear Convolution Mode
Clearing the Tweak mode settings
Using Blur/Sharpen
Using Edges Amount/Edges Angle
Using Relief Amount/Relief Angle
Using Hue Rotate
Using Saturation
Using Brightness
Using Tint
Using Fade to Grey
Using Color Control
Reset to Normal
Effect Intensity
Tweak Unsharp/Gaussian Mode
Using Gaussian and Radius
Using Unsharp, Radius and Threshold
Tweak Difference Mask Mode
Design Mode
Explore Mode
Split Screen Preview
Change View area
Using Memory Dots
Presets menu
Options
Convolver Preferences
Earning Stars
Chapter 14 MetaPhotos
Choosing HiRes or LoRes files
Changing HiRes file sizes
Alpha Channels
Using Alpha Channels to create composite
images
Using Alpha Channels to create a drop shadow
Using Alpha Channels to create a glow
Using Transflectance Channels
Creating a Path
Creating a Clipping Path
Chapter 15 KPT Actions
Requirements
Installing KPT Actions
Adding the KPT Actions presets
Running Actions in Photoshop
Running Text actions
Running Frame actions
Running Buttons and Backgrounds actions
Recording a simple action
Modifying an existing action
Index

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