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Photo Formation with Plugin

3D Creative Paper Pack

Photo Formation is a photo effect that auto-transforms images into super creative paper formations then uses a 3D light engine to cast ultra cool shadows. Use it to fragment, join, weave, slice and fold photos into fascinating eye-catching pieces, with all the subtle creases, curls and bends as if painstakingly assembled by hand.


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Mac | Windows


Photo Formation

Photo Formation comes with a library of one-touch presets to get you started fast, and a randomize button that automatically renders a variety of paper creations over and over until you get something catered to you. Moving, rotating and scaling tools can then be used to customize each composition—the sky is the limit to what can be done!

We make it easy to use without taking control away from you, the artist. If you are the hands on type who likes to make stuff from scratch, an Auto Generate button gets you in the creative mode by starting the initial paper effect for you then presents a control panel so you can make it exactly the way you like. It’s not as much work as it sounds, just specify how many strips, tiles or folds; how much curl, crinkle or depth; and if you want exposure, opacity, texture and grain. An apply button renders the creation to the document where you finish it off by moving around paper elements (only if you want), and adding optional photo settings.

What sets Photo Formation apart from others is it’s powerful lighting system. Oriented in a 2D space, Photo Formation renders true 3D popping folds and creases along with all their perspective distortions that cast realistic shadows for an amazing high-end result! The lighting is fully adjustable and by simply moving it around the document you can change the direction of the shadows. You can also set up multiple light sources by duplicating the light to create fantastic double and triple shadows—how many is up to you!

Photo Formation comes as a standard application or blend it into your workflow with an included plugin for: Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom, PaintShop Pro and Affinity Photo

Includes 8 Creative Paper Effects

Photo Weave, Panographic, Photo Slice, Photo Strips, Fold Defy, Rip, Crease and Crumple

  • Photo Weave
    Photo Weave divides your image into columns and rows then interlocks them to form a realistic basket weave. Weave multiple photos by selecting strips and import a second image for a clever weave. All strips can be rotated, moved and deleted. Use the cool flip tool to send the strips under and over each other.
  • Panographic
    Panographic auto-arranges multiple photos of one subject to form a patchwork composition. Add another image into the composition by selecting tiles then import the photo. An image tool moves and resizes the image as a whole or in each photo tile.
  • Photo Slice
    Photo Slice slices images with a line tool you draw across the photo. Slice as many times as you want, or criss-cross them to create a fragmented look. Use the shift image and rotate options to give it a mismatched look and then change the slice from a clean cut to a torn rip. Have fun, it’s photo art!
  • Photo Strips
    Photo Strips auto-slices the photo into horizontal, vertical or radial strips. Choose how many strips you want, how thick they are and if you want the ends to curl up. A library of shapes will take this effect to another level by conforming strips into creative spirals and other shapes.
  • Fold Defy
    Fold Defy auto-folds paper with rippling folds and crinkly creases that you control. Set the number of folds using columns and rows and the direction to fold up or down. A powerful 3D lighting system creates highlights and casts shadows for a paper creation that really pops.
  • Rip
    Rip an area out of your image by circling around on it, then switch modes to add areas back in. Cut shapes out by choosing one from the library, or import your own custom one. Create a transparent background by turning the color strength down then save it as .png or .tif so you can easily add them into your compositions.
  • Crease
    Crease an image with a line tool by drawing across the photo. Draw as many creases as you like then decide if you want them to go up or down. Uses the perspective slider to increase the overall depth and watch shadows adjust automatically to give your creased paper lift.
  • Crumple
    Crumple auto-crinkles an image as if it was scrunched into a ball then smoothed flat. Use the perspective slider to lift and flare the edges of the paper and the crinkle, crumple and depth slider to control the amount of ripples and scrunches. Adjustable surface lights will keep your paper creating looking natural.

INCLUDES 8 Creative Paper Styles

  • Photo Weave renders one or multiple photos into a basket weave
  • Panographic turns a photo into a patchwork art of multiple photos
  • Photo Slice uses a line tool to slice or rip photos
  • Photo Strips auto-slices a photo into strips and conforms them into shapes
  • Fold Defy auto-folds a photo with 3D perspective to give it lift
  • Rip uses a lasso tool to tear the corners off an image and rip holes anywhere on your photo
  • Crease uses a line tool to draw creases on photos with lots of depth
  • Crumple auto-scrunches your photo


Mac OS X 10.9 or later 64-bit
Windows 11/10/8 32/64-Bit

Photoshop Plugin

Each products includes a Plugin for use with Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom and PaintShop Pro. Supports actions, transparency, blending, last filter command, batch processing and 16bit RGB/Greyscale modes.


Adobe Photoshop CS3+, All Photoshop CC (Mac/Win), Photoshop Elements 10+ (Mac/Win), Lightroom 4+ (Mac/Win), Serif Affinity Photo (Mac/Win)
Corel PaintShop Pro X7+ (Win)

Every JixiPix Product Features

  • Support for high resolution images and output
  • Multiple undo
  • Randomize button
  • Quick previewing
  • Customizable settings
  • Superior customer service
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