Perfect Layers is the newest product from onOne Software and it is the only one that will allow you to work with layers inside of Adobe Lightroom or Apple Aperture. Until now, if you wanted to do layer based work on one of your photos, you had to use a Photoshop product. Now that has changed. Perfect Layers was inspired by, and designed in conjunction with NAPP President Scott Kelby.
Perfect Layers was created because more and more people are using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom or Apple Aperture for the majority of their work with photographs. Many don't use Photoshop at all. By having a way to work with layers within these products, makes each of these product much more powerful.
By using Perfect Layers you can create and edit multi-layered Photoshop files directly from within Lightroom and Aperture. By using this capability you can use it to combine images, change skies, retouch photos using the built-in blend modes, add textures, logos, and much, much more. To see what is required to run the Perfect Layers, please refer to the specs page for proper minimum system requirements.
So what is new with Perfect Layers?
• Create layered files that are compatible with Adobe Photoshop. This will truly give you the power of layers. If you have worked with layers in Photoshop, then you know all the different things that you can do to an image including swapping skies, removing people or objects, retouching portraits, and much more.
• Blending Modes give you the ability blend layers together - especially with copies of the same or similar images. You can control brightness, contrast, and the color of an image. With the ability to adjust the opacity, you can control the strength of the effect which and afford you the ability to create very stylized effects.