Hydra JPG Degrader Manual
- created: 02/01/2014
- by: Jon Hull
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hydra JPG Degrader is compatible with the following versions of Photoshop.
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and above 32 + 64 bit CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.1, CS6, and CC
Mac OSX 10.6 thru 10.9 and above 32 + 64 bit CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.1, CS6, and CC
To Install on Windows double click on Install Hydra HDRi Pro.exe and follow the on screen instructions
For Mac doubleclick on Hydra HDRi Pro.dmg and follow the on screen instructions
The installer will search for a copy of photoshop, if it finds a different version that the one you want to install into then click no and then manually find the version you want to install it into. You should select the Plugins folder inside of where your Photoshop is installed.
After installation you can find the plugin under Filter>Hydra>JPG Degrader
When you launch the plugin for the first time it will start the registration process. Follow the on screen instructions to register your product.
Without registering you can try out the plugin as a demo. All of the features work but the apply button is disabled.
Using the Plugin
1.WIth an image open goto Filter>Hydra>JPG Degrader to open the plugin
Chromatic Aberration (C.Aberration): the chromatic aberration box lets you shift the red and green channels of your image to simulate the aberration that happens with some cameras. Drag the red and green dots away from the center to shift those channels. Clicking in the center of the C. Aberrarion box will reset the dots to the center.
Quality: the quality slider adjusts the amount of JPG compression that is applied to the image. A quality of 100 is no compression. If your image has no noise this effect works best when combined with some noise on the Noise Slider.
Noise: applies noise to your image, the range is from 0 to 10% noise
HPhase and VPhase: Jpg compression in an image is created on a grid layout. By adjusting the horizontal and vertical phase of your new layer you can subtly shift this grid around to match the grid used in the background you are trying to match.
Original and Effect Buttons: these buttons will toggle back and forth between your original image and the effect.
Apply and Cancel: Lets you either apply your effect to the image or cancel and return to your image without adding an effect.
For any problems or questions with the plugin or installation please email Hydra101 at email@example.com
Thank you for purchasing this plugin.
Check out Hydra101 for tutorials and videos for tips on how to use this plugin.