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Ulead FX Razor

Type of Program: Plugin Filters for Graphics Editors
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/ NT
Company Name: Ulead Systems, Inc.
Version: 2.01
Price: $89


Ulead FX Razor is a suite of 5 special effects plugin modules for image editors (like Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Ulead PhotoImpact, etc.): Ulead Web Plugins 2 (creates 3D buttons and text, backgrounds, drop shadows, frames image map tags), Ulead Type Plugin 1.0 (creates text and images surrounded with fire, ice, glass, etc.), Ulead Particle Plugin 1.0 (includes eight natural particle effects, like smoke, fire, bubbles, clouds, rain, etc.), Ulead ArtTexture 1.0 (creates digital tie-dye effects), and Ulead FantasyWarp 1.0 (which warps, twists, and distorts images).

Being a graphics designer, I'm very critical about graphics software. Even at that, I can't think of anything negative to say about Ulead FX Razor. You find so many plugin filters and say, "Oh, these are just like ------". These filters are in a class by themselves, and the possibilities with them are endless!

The only caution I would give anyone downloading the trial version is to pay close attention to the installation directions, especially if you have other Ulead software already installed on your system. The trial version is fully functional for 15 days.

The price might seem a little high, but considering their functionality and the cost of graphics software generally, it's reasonable. I highly recommend them for anyone interested in designing quality web graphics!

User Friendly
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Angelene

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