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Panopticum Releases Lens Pro 3 for Mac OS X

Photoshop filters create glass and lens effects By Dave Nagel
Panopticum has released Lens Pro 3 for Mac OS X. Lens Pro is a collection of filters for producing glass and lens effects within Adobe Photoshop. (A version is also available for After Effects, but that has not yet been updated for Mac OS X.)

Lens Pro offers several individual glass and lens effects, including lenses for magnification and distortion; crystals; 3D objects; triangles; and particles. Version 3.0 also includes a range of enhancements over the previous release:

  • Improved lens and crystals drawing algorithms;
  • New types of lenses and crystals;
  • New types of highlights;
  • Improved particle system for more complex patterns of lenses;
  • Ability to apply special effects to crystals;
  • Ability to create glass surfaces of the shape of any selected area;
  • ABility to reflect objects from glass surfaces of lenses and crystals.

Panopticum Lens Pro 3.0 is available now for Mac OS X and Windows for $60. A demo version is also available. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at [email protected].

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