adds up to 180 powerful features to Photoshop Elements
for Windows that were previously only available in
Photoshop. These features are available as new
menu items (in light green color), icons and dialogs, so they
seamlessly integrate into the user interface of Photoshop
Elements. LayersXXL upgrades Photoshop Elements with features
of Photoshop and bridges the gap between Photoshop Elements
and Photoshop. LayersXXL works with version 6 to 15 of Photoshop
Elements for Windows.
offers tools for performing the following tasks with the help
of multiple image files: Denoising
high ISO shots, Depth of Field Increase,
HDR creation, combining Light Trail
photos, preparing a manual composition, multiple exposure
effects and panorama stitching.
There are even seven action-like task items for doing these
things in an automated fashion.
also includes a Layer Comp panel for creating
and managing layer compositions as in Photoshop. Even more,
there is a new Style Settings dialog similar to Photoshop's
Layer Styles dialog
with 5 new layer effects, 15 new blending controls
and 90 layer effect options.
LayersXXL lets you open
multiple files as
layers and save each layer as a separate file
again. When opening only one file, exposure variations of
the same photo are automatically created for HDR production.
offers five tools for working with multiple layers. The Auto-Align
feature aligns and repositions stacked as
well as panorama layers. The Auto-Blend tool
increases the depth of field and also stitches panoramas together.
The Auto-Expose tool denoises layers, creates
multiple exposure effects, combines light trails or night
shots and applies other blending effects. The HDR-Combine
feature automatically increases the dynamic range with the
help of up to three layers. It offers eight sliders for improving
the HDR look. Finally, the Crop Transparency
tool removes the transparent areas of stacked layers and panoramas,
which avoids the necessity of multiple manual cropping steps.
The Layer Comp panel
lets you organize and quickly compare different designs or
effect variations within one document.
You can even automatically save each layer composition to
a separate file.
new Style Settings dialog provides Blend If controls
for sophisticated masking results.
It also includes five new layer effects (Inner
Shadow, Satin, Color Overlay, Gradient Overlay and Pattern
Overlay) and adds 90 new options to all ten
layer effects. LayersXXL allows using contours, patterns
and gradients for refining the look of the layer
effects. Gradients can even be edited and created with the
built-in gradient editor. Additionally you are now able to
load, edit and save .asl style files.
What Makes LayersXXL
fully integrates into the user interface of Photoshop Elements,
so it feels like an upgrade to Photoshop Elements
and not like a plugin. Other products that extend Photoshop
Elements consist of simple actions or are limited to a dialog
that blocks the user interface. So they are far less efficient,
easy to use and flexible than LayersXXL.
is no other product that adds Open/Save Layers commands, Auto-Expose
and HDR-Combine features as well as all Photoshop layer styles
options to Photoshop Elements.