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Digital Juice Introduces a Brand New Collection of Juice Drops Layered Backgrounds for Photoshop(October 18, 2010)
Digital Juice(r) announced today that it has released Juice Drops(r) Collection One: clearINTENT, the first in a series of new and expanded layered Photoshop(r) graphics collections. These new Collections will each contain over 400-layered images delivered in a wide variety of styles, themes, looks and size formats. This first offering, Juice Drops Collection One: clearINTENT, takes its inspiration primarily from the existing Digital Juice Fonts library with many of its illustrations designed to support the addition of DJ Fonts headlines and text layouts. The resulting collection contains more than 400 original customizable images in a useful text template format.
"Our focus the last three years has been on rapidly developing our motion design and compositing products," says David Hebel, Founder and CEO of Digital Juice. "That's why you haven't seen any new print and graphics products lately. We are now getting back to our roots and plan to release a host of new video and print graphics products starting with the relaunch of the Juice Drops line."
What are Juice Drops?
The Juice Drops library is a collection of royalty-free layered backgrounds and illustrations that are completely customizable. Often described as "Art You Take Apart" each background is a finished complete graphic, delivered with all the original layers intact for easy customization for any type of design use - from billboards to web pages, from motion graphics to print advertising and packaging applications. Artists can use the graphics flattened in their original composition or they can mix and combine layers from different backgrounds to create new and unique looks.
The new Juice Drops layered Photoshop files are at least 20"x11.25" at 300 DPI so even the smallest element is shown in great detail. Each individual Juice Drop image contains an average of 10-20 layered elements so designers can tweak, delete, rearrange, colorize, scale, mix and add layers as needed. Video editors and motion graphics artists can use Juice Drops as full screen backdrops or as scrolling and panning backgrounds to support other motion elements. They can also take individual layers from the illustrations to animate and use as hero elements in show opens or promotional spots.
New and Expanded
Unlike the older Juice Drops volumes, which had up to 100 layered images per volume, each new Juice Drops collection will contain 400 or more brand new layered files. The previous incarnation of the line also focused each volume on a specific style or theme, whereas the new collections contain a wider variety of styles, themes, looks and size formats (landscape and portrait, square and rectangular) within each package. To make the images even more useful, image sizes were increased and the illustrations are now delivered at resolutions up to 6000 x 3375 pixels (20" x 11.25" @ 300dpi). This makes them perfect for billboards, vehicle wraps and other large format printing projects.
In Collection One: clearINTENT, artists will find an impressive collection of stylized backgrounds and illustrations that are aesthetically pleasing and conveniently organized into 36 completely useful themed categories such as Culture, Concept, Emotion, Material, People, Music, Industry, Nature, Food & Drink, Sports, Entertainment and Season, to name a few. The range of artistic styles used to render these illustrations includes Watercolor, Sketch, Airbrush, Crayon, Pen & Ink, Stained Glass and more.
Many of these new backgrounds were inspired by Digital Juice's DJ Fonts product line. The company even includes a matching font texture file that artists can add to their DJ Fonts' texture library, thereby expanding their custom font options at the same time.
"One thing you can be sure of is that the new Juice Drops Collections are designed with just as much care for quality and usefulness as ever," says Digital Juice Senior Creative Director, Jacqui Dawson. "These illustrations come from the same talented team of artists that worked on over 70 volumes of the original Juice Drops and 10 volumes of Digital Juice Fonts."
Browse, Search & Select
Digital Juice(r) provides a free Windows(r) and Mac(r) utility, Juicer(tm) 3, that makes it easy to browse, search, and select from any of the Juice Drops(tm) Collections. Juicer(tm) 3 layered preview technology allows users to preview the layers within the Juicer(tm) 3 browser without having to load the full resolution file into Photoshop(r) to see the layers. In addition to using the layered Photoshop(r) files right off the disc, Juicer(tm) 3 technology allows users to render an image from disc to hard drive into most major file formats including JPEG, PNG, TGA, TIF, PSD, and BMP.
Pricing & Availability
The new Juice Drops(tm) Collection One: clearINTENT can be ordered through Digital Juice's online store (www.digitaljuice.com) or by calling the company's customer service center toll-free at 800-525-2203. Individual collections retail for $349.95 each but can often be purchased in special promotions for as much as 40% off. Check the website for details on specials. The company's free Juicer(tm) 3 software can be found at www.digitaljuice.com/juicer/
About Digital Juice(r)
Digital Juice(r) is the world-leader in royalty-free broadcast animation content for video and multimedia professionals. Digital Juice(r) products are in use in nearly every major studio, broadcast, and cable station including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, HBO, CNBC, Fox News, and countless high profile television shows such as American Idol and the Grammy Awards. The company provides royalty-free animations, music, stock footage, print graphics and production gear to a wide variety of video, print, presentation and web professionals and enthusiasts. The company is known for its extremely high quality and innovative content as well as for its aggressive and affordable pricing.
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