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23rd August 2003
Digital Anarchy Announces Texture Anarchy For Photoshop

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Digital Anarchy Announces Texture Anarchy For Photoshop

Three New Filters that Redefine the Creation of Seamless Textures

San Francisco August 11, 2003 Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective special effects software for AdobeR, AppleR and DiscreetT products, today announced the availability of Texture Anarchy for Photoshop. Texture Anarchy includes three unique and powerful filters, including: Texture Anarchy, Tile Anarchy and Edge Anarchy. These filters are specifically designed for Photoshop users who want the added ability of creating an infinite number of seamless textures, regular textures, and textured borders.

"Texture Anarchy provides an easy way of creating complex, realistic textures that can look organic, artificial, or surreal," said Jim Tierney, president and founder of Digital Anarchy. "Graphic designers that need textures for enhancing projects such as backgrounds, 3D programs and photo objects, will find Texture Anarchy to be a powerful, intuitive plug-in. The interface was designed to encourage experimentation and provides the necessary control for professional designers that need to get jobs finished on a deadline."

Texture Anarchy gives the user full texture control, four modifiable light sources, a complete gradient editor, and 38 different base noise types for creating an infinite number of textures. The textures are generated mathematically using sophisticated fractal algorithms, which allows the texture to be scaled up or down infinitely at any resolution.

Texture Anarchy's three diverse filters redefine texture creation for Photoshop.
The filters include:
Texture Anarchy is the most flexible and versatile plug-in for texture creation. It provides 38 different noise types that can be layered on top of each other and combined in any way the user can imagine, including the ability to apply the lights and gradients to add depth and color. The textures that are created have no limits on size, resolution, or complexity.

Tile Anarchy creates textures that can be seamlessly tiled. This is highly useful for people working with 3D programs, games, backgrounds or anywhere else complex textures are needed but file size is an issue. Tile Anarchy has all the noise types, lights, and other features of Texture Anarchy, but has some limits due to the seamless nature of the textures created. It is one of the most flexible and powerful ways of creating seamless textures for Photoshop.

Edge Anarchy uses textures to create distressed or ornamental borders around the edges of images or graphics. As with the textures in the other filters, the borders can be any resolution and there are a wealth of controls for adjusting the way the border interacts with the image. Whether users want to add a natural, distressed, or artistic border to an image, Edge Anarchy provides an easy way of accomplishing these effects.

Texture Anarchy also comes with hundreds of presets of completed textures, borders, lights, and gradients. The presets can be used as is or as the seed for generating dozens of variations with a single click of the mutation button. Since everything is modifiable, presets can also be used as a foundation for the user's own complex textures.

Pricing and Availability
Texture Anarchy is available now for a special introductory price of USD $129, regular price $149. The plug-in set is compatible with Photoshop 3.0 and higher, Photoshop Elements, and Jasc PaintShop Pro and will run on Mac OS 9 and OS X and Windows 98/2000/XP. For more information, demo filters, tutorials, and sample images, visit Digital Anarchy's Web site at

About Digital Anarchy
Digital AnarchyR is a privately owned company operating out of San Francisco, CA. Digital Anarchy is devoted to creating high end and high quality software products for broadcast designers in television and film. These products solve a wide range of problems that face designers, from creating text effects and background elements to the addition of lighting effects in 2D compositing applications. The products work in conjunction with a wide range of products from companies like AdobeR, DiscreetT, and AppleR.

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