Seeking info about Kais Powertools 3

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by sikke, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. sikke

    sikke Guest

    I am missing the things I used to be able to do in the old Kais Powertools 3
    plugin for PhotoShop.

    Is it possible to get it somewhere? Corel only have Kais Powertools 5 and 6
    up for sale. But these programs are inferior to version 3.

    I know its an old program (1996). Does anyone know where to get it - and
    does anyone remember if it is possible to run it in PhotoShop version 5.5 or

    A few years ago I heard about a site where old program version were up for
    graps, but never visited it. Please help if you got any info.
    sikke, Feb 3, 2007
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    sjj_1 Guest

    Sikke, I have been trying to find KPT3 for the same reason.....but I
    can not find it anywhere. If you find it, I would love to know

    sjj_1, Feb 4, 2007
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    KatWoman Guest

    FILTER>>>> liquefy
    does the same things Kai's did> you can make the same distortions, swirls,
    except export as a movie
    (you can do that in Image Ready if needed)
    KatWoman, Feb 4, 2007
  4. sikke

    Hunt Guest

    Where to get nowadays? Do not know. However it will work with CS/CS2, as I
    have it on both laptop and workstation, along with Convolver, though I hardly
    use that one any more.

    As Katwoman suggests, Liquify does a really nice job. I still use a lot of
    very old plug-ins, like Extensis PhotoTools, though the toolbar is a bit of a
    problem with the newer vers of PS. Sometimes, one just likes the way a plug-in
    works and they feel comfortable with it. Heck, I still use EyeCandy 3 (back
    in the AlienSkin days) for my Drop-Shadows, even though PS has a full
    compliment of D-S filtering built in. It's all about one's workflow.

    You might want to try eBay for the Kai's. I doubt that Corel still maintains
    anything back that far, especially as that was well before the Corel days. Of
    the major SW companies, I find them the least likely to have support for
    earlier products.

    Hunt, Feb 6, 2007
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    tuckermor Guest

    A KPT 3 SE version was included in Corel Draw 7 as a plug in for PhotoPaint,
    but that might be as hard to find as KPT itself.
    tuckermor, Feb 6, 2007
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    plugsnpixels Guest

    I have a copy of the KPT3 installer disk images. I suppose it would be
    OK to share it at this point (?).

    Here is the text of the Read Me file:

    Kai's Power Tools 3
    Macintosh/Power Macintosh
    About Kai's Power Tools
    Kai's Power Tools 3 is a collection of extensions that plug into Adobe
    Photoshopâ„¢, or any paint application that fully and correctly
    subscribes to the Adobe Plug-in architecture. Over two years since its
    1.0 release, KPT again is pushing the envelope of possibilities with
    version 3...

    Included in KPT3:

    • KPT Interform • KPT Spheroid Designer • KPT Gradient Designer • KPT
    Texture Explorer • KPT 3D Stereo Noise • KPT Glass Lens • KPT Page
    Curl • KPT Planar Tile • KPT Seamless Welder • KPT Twirl • KPT Video
    Feedback • KPT Vortex Tile • KPT Noise f/x • KPT Gaussian f/x • KPT
    Pixel f/x • KPT Smudge f/x • KPT Edge f/x • KPT Intensity f/x

    ....and an online version of all the online help documentation, so that
    you may print and read at your leisure. :)

    What's New to Kai's Power Tools 3?
    Over 200 enhancements in a single upgrade... man, oh man! Some of the

    • KPT Spheroid Designer - sometimes referred to as the world's first
    operating system dedicated to the creation of spheres... ;) This long-
    awaited extension allows you to create, design, multiply, randomize,
    splatter, pack, build, stack, scatter, and yes, even to animate
    spheres... Spheres are raytraced, with multiple light sources, bump
    mapping, colors, curvature and more...

    • KPT Texture Explorer (new) - Loaded with a brand new texture engine
    which supports multilayered textures, infinite (as opposed to tiled)
    patterns, realtime panning and zooming, rotation, live tweaking of
    colors, contrast, brightness, and more. It's as if the Convolver were
    packed right into KPT Texture Explorer!

    • KPT Interform - A major animation utility dedicated to the task of
    animating the morphing of textures over time. Dozens of preset motion
    trajectories, realtime "scooting" by hand, compositing with a source
    image in realtime, and animation capabilities make this the killer
    thing for animated textures, backdrops, and more. The mother texture
    and the father texture mix together to make offspring, and then the
    children grow up to make movies... hmmm... ;)

    • KPT Lens fx - A high precision graphic effects instrument,
    containing all of the space covered previously by KPT 2.1's "one-
    step" filters; and then multiplied by at least a hundred. Add in the
    ability to drag the lens anywhere onscreen, watching the changes in
    realtime as you drag... The lenses even cast shadows on your
    screen... ;)

    • Graphical Presets - View and pick from all of your presets as
    graphics! Hundreds are included, and you can add thousands more! One
    of our extensions, the Gradient Designer, even includes Graphical

    • Preset Management - Finally, KPT3 introduces the ability to import,
    export, and delete presets easily. Now it becomes possible to swap,
    save, or post preset files as you like, anytime.

    • Previews four times larger than before, and faster too...!

    • Channel operations available in every extension

    • Every filter now has its own user interface with realtime previewing
    of effects as you make changes...

    • And hundreds of other changes and hidden surprises!

    System Requirements
    KPT3 requires 2MB of RAM from the host application’s memory partition.
    However, remember that you need enough RAM for your system (2-6MB
    depending...) and for your host app (8MB standard minimum for
    Photoshop)... so the optimal total system RAM for KPT3 should be
    around 16MB. While you may be able to work with less, behaviour may be

    Yes, if you are not using a Power Macintosh, an FPU (Floating Point
    Unit, or math coprocessor) is mandatory.

    Minimum required CPU is a 68040 processor. Even so, several important
    components of KPT3 (Texture Explorer, Interform, and Spheroid
    Designer) have been seriously optimized specifically for the Power
    Macintosh and will be quite slow on anything less. If you are not
    using a Power Macintosh, we truly hope you get to see this stuff
    running in that environment, as you will miss a great deal of the
    glory and the story, especially as regards realtime previewing and
    graphical presets.

    Host Application Compatibility
    We are fully compliant with Adobe’s Plug-in standard, and therefore
    KPT3 will run most effectively under Adobe Photoshopâ„¢. While there are
    many other companies that claim to accept Adobe-compatible plug-ins,
    there are those who do not fully or correctly implement Adobe’s
    specifications. In these cases, KPT3 may not be able to run properly.
    We cannot, therefore, make any guarantees about compatibility with
    anything other than Adobe Photoshopâ„¢. Should you encounter any
    problems with other host applications, please consult their manual or
    contact the manufacturer for further assistance.

    Please follow these steps to successfully install Kai’s Power Tools3:

    (1) Insert the first disk into your floppy drive (the install folder
    will now appear).
    (2) Double-click on the “KPT3 Install.1†icon to start the
    (3) The installation will first display the ReadMe file, containing
    important news and information. Click “Continue†after reading.
    (4) In the main install window, click “Select Folder†and choose your
    Adobe Photoshop plug-ins folder, or the plug-ins folder of the
    application you are using.
    (5) After selecting your Plug-ins folder, click “Install†to continue.
    The installer will prompt you for each additional disk as needed.
    (6) When the installation is complete, an electronic registration card
    will appear. Please fill out this registration card in order to
    receive free technical support, software discounts and more. If you
    have a modem, you may register online by simply pressing “Sendâ€. To
    fax your registration card press “Print.†Or fill out the registration
    card included in your package.
    (7) You are now ready to enjoy Kai’s Power Tools 3. Simply run your
    host application, such as Adobe Photoshop, and choose any of the KPT 3
    filters in the “Filter†menu.

    Talk To Us

    On America Online, we can be reached by using the keyword KPT to go to
    our online forum, or you may send e-mail directly to KPTSupport for
    general questions. Via CompuServe, we can be reached at GOKPTSUPPORT.
    Also, visit our World Wide Web site at

    If you are not on America Online, you can send us e-mail via any
    Internet gateway. Our Internet address is .

    Registered users may also contact our Technical Support Department,
    Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time, at
    (805) 566-6206.

    We invite you to get online and join the rapidly growing group of
    graphics professionals and enthusiasts who share knowledge and ideas
    in our weekly America Online live chat, often hosted by Kai himself.
    Currently we meet Tuesday nights at 7:30 pm Pacific Time. Use Keyword
    KPT to enter our forum, and click on the HSC Chat button to enter the

    Kai's Power Tools 3 is published exclusively by:
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    HSC is a trademark, and Convolver, Kai's Power Tools, KPT, HSC and
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    plugsnpixels, Feb 7, 2007
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