Corel's creative-graphics subsidiary, Procreate, has released KPT Effects, a collection of nine Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-ins to add effects to images.

The new plug-ins include:

KPT Pyramid Paint, which will separate an image into colour regions, giving it the look and the feel of an actual painting.

KPT Lightening, which helps when creating realistic lightning effects by controlling every aspect of the bolt and its path.

KPT Fluid, which lets users make an image look as if it were floating on a pool of liquid. Users can add liquid distortion effects to images and create short animations.

KPT Hyper Tiling lets users choose from a series of geometrical shapes, including cylinders, spheres and cubes. Pinch and vortex styles can be applied to these to create complex tiling effects.

KPT Scatter is a 2D particle-system that can scatter an imported image or grid of images in a pattern across an original image.

KPT Channel Surfing applies blur, contrast and sharpen effects to any or all of the RGB, Hue, Luminance or Saturation Channels built-into Photoshop.

KPT Ink Dropper will add drops of liquid to a surface to create a variety of different effects - from water spots to smoky swirls.

KPT Frax Flame II is designed to help create fractal designs, it now offers an improved rendering engine and improved navigational controls.

The final effect in the collection, KPT Gradient Lab, supports multiple layers and sampling options.

The collection costs £149.99.