PD Particles 1.0

Software, Graphic & Design. January 9, 2009 by flowerbud.
PD Particles 1.0
PD Particles 1.0 | Size 7.47 MB

PD Particles is a software program for sketching, doodling, painting and drawing with particles. It is loaded with features made for professionals, yet priced low enough for artists, students and hobbyists at all levels. If you like to draw, this is for you!

PD Particles is perfect for PC users with a passion for creativity. It is based on a standalone version of the award-winning particle painting system called OptiPustics, found also in Project Dogwaffle.
PD Particles also contains a number of fascinating natural fx brushes and can be used as a complete, self-contained painting program. However, it is primarily intended as a companion to your existing favorite photo editing, imaging and painting tools and it is focused on the use of a particular category of brushes: the Particle Brushes.

Key Features
Particle brushes for grass, hair, trees, shrubbery, foliage etc... includes mass, gravity, velocity, splits, follow mouse, shrinking lines, with alpha, shaded, fog and tinting and many other parameters for millions of unique looks.

Many Presets for Particles from where to spend lots of time exploring more styles. Additional settings can be created and saved and found online.

Particle system also includes a Bristles mode to convey a bristled painted look to an existing image. Great for turning a photograph to a unique piece of art that appears hand painted. Bristles mode also supports tablet pressure and even tilt (when used with advanced tablets that report it).

Another example:
Kite tablet support (pressure controls size and/or opacity), both for normal brushes as well as in combination with particle brushes (using the 'Brush' style) various natural media brushes and secial FX.

Start from a new blank, an image file or image found in the Clipboard
Alpha channel support supports popular image file formats: TGA(default), PSD, JPG, BMP...
Predefined brushes: Particles (default), Simple, Airbrush, Pen, Pencil, Oils, Tempera, Pastels, Watercolor, Effects, Organic effects.

Numerous brush settings to customize new brushes
Choice of built-in brush images
Powerful color Gradient works by Drag-and-Drop from the color well
Paper Textures can add realistic 3D surface look and bumpiness to painting: stucco, paper, skins, etc... special fx brushes like smear, dodge, burn, stars, flowers etc...

Many more reasons to spend long hours having fun doodling around and enjoying artistic creativity powered by Project Dogwaffle!

Recommended System Configuration:
Operating System:
Windows XP recommended.

Earlier versions may also work, such as Windows 98 or 2000, but have not been tested as much. Still, they should work ok.

System Memory: at least 128 MB RAM available, 256 MB or more recommended.
Disk Space: 20 MB

Graphics: a video card set to 1024x768 or higher resolution, and 24-bit or better (truecolor) depth. No 3D acceleration needed, all display rendering is done in software and with MMX and through GDI.

Processor Type: MMX-enabled Intel Pentium 2/3/4 type or AMD equivalent, 1 GHz speed recommended, although it has been seen to work satisfactorily on slower processors too. One of our tests was successfully done on a Windows 95 SR2 based K6 MMX system at 200 MHz with just 64 MB RAM ! but as you can guess, it was no fun....

Running PD Particles under Windows Vista?
You bet, yes it works! After all, PD Particles, like all Project Dogwaffle programs, is based on Visual Basic (VB). And Microsoft's statement regarding VB under Vista is: "it just works!". So even though it may not have been designed for Vista initially, it turns out that in our recent testing, PD Particles installed just fine under Windows Vista Home Premium with service pack SP1. Of course, there are many possible configurations, and your mileage may vary: you may need to install as Administrator, or with UAC disabled, or grab a copy of the VB runtimes from download.microsoft.com.

Program is full version 100% working and tested.


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