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AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion plug-in for Adobe Photoshop

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AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion plug-in for Photoshop




AlphaPlugins DurbulenceDistortion is cute photoshop's plug-in what makes a chic turbulence distortions effects. This filter lets add different types of turbulence distortions into your compositions. The turbulence distortion is a base method what is used in kernel of many sophisticated effects such as realistic fire, smokes, running water, waving clothes and etc. And we can say what the AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion is a tool what should be in a toolbox of each professional designer. If you work with special effects creation and if you try once our plug-in then you will be surprised how you can work previously without this effect.

Main Features

  • High quality turbulence distortion processed with incredible speed
  • Different kinds of turbulence patterns, include unique radials and swirls turbulences
  • Chromatic aberration what lets make rainbow iris effect by small difference in colors channels processing.
  • Power and modern resizable user interface with informative preview and convenient controls.

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Installation and Registration

Windows OS Windows Installation.

Installing AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion is very easy.

  • Download the TubbulenceDistortionInstaller.exe file from here.

  • Launch this file and follow the instructions.

  • Exclamation If you have both 32bit and 64bit versions of Photoshop, then the installer will ask you which version of the AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion plug-in you would like to install: 32bit, or 64bit.

  • Install plug-in

  • During installation the installer will attempt to automatically detect all installed versions of Photoshop, and will offer a variant of target path. If you have a version of Photoshop Creative Cloud then you can install plug-in into a common pug-ins folder:
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CC
    In this case, you should not reinstall plug-in if you will install future Photoshop's versions. Else, you always can install plug-in into a local plug-ins folder i.e.:
    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC2018\Plug-ins. .

  • Install plug-in

  • Click the Next button, and complete the installation.

Information To install the plug-in using an image editing program other than Photoshop, please consult the plug-in installation section in the user manual for whichever editor you have chosen.

 Macintosh OS Macintosh Installation.

When installing the AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion plug-in for Macintosh, our smart installer will locate the correct installation path for you — easily and automatically.

  • Download the file from here.

  • then, unzip it.

  • Launch the TurbulenceDistortionInstaller application and follow the instructions.

  • Select the proper volume where your AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion plug-in can be installed

  • Install plug-in

  • The plug-in finds all installed versions of Photoshop. You should choose one. If you have a version of Photoshop Creative Cloud then you can install plug-in into a common plug-ins folder:
    /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Plug-Ins/CC
    In this case, the plug-in will be available for all versions of Photoshop CC include future. As variant you can install plug-in into a local plug-ins folder i.e.:
    /Application/Adobe Photoshop CC2018/Plug-ins
    or you can press "Custom" button and browse any other appropriate folder of your choice.

  • Install plug-in

  • Click the "Next" button and all the necessary files will be installed in the chosen folder.

Information To install the plug-in in Adobe Photoshop Elements or into a non-Photoshop image editor, locate the plug-in folder specifically for that image editor as it's manual prescribes.


You will automatically receive the serial number for your copy of AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion immediately following your purchase. There are two ways that you can register your copy of the AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion plug-in: Online, and Offline.

Online Registration.

If you are connected to the Internet, then Online registration is the simplest way to register your copy of plug-in. After launching AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion, you will see a registration dialogue box. Just select the Online registration option; insert your name; enter the serial number you received; and, click the Register button. The AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion plug-in will automatically connect with our registration server to complete the registration process, show you a confirmation message that the registration of your plug-in has been successful. Then, just click the Close button — registration is complete, and you are ready to use your new AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion plug-in!

Information If you are currently operating with an Internet firewall in place, it is recommended that you switch it off temporarily during the registration process.

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Offline Registration.

Even if you do not use an Internet connection with your computer, you can still register your AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion plug-in. Contact us to obtain an offline answer (for the Offline registration process) if you cannot connect to the Internet — or if you are determined to keep your photo-editing computer isolated from any direct connection with the Internet. The Offline Registration Number is a numerical ID which will be valid for a few days: to complete your registration, just select the Offline option in the registration dialogue box; insert your Name, Serial Number, and Offline Answer; then click Register to complete the registration process, and Close the registration dialogue window.

ExclamationRemember: Per one serial number You can register so number of plug-in instances as number of licenses you purchased. I will however allow an extra registration for each plug-in serial number, so that users can install AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion on, for instance, both their desktop and laptop computers.

AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion is a plug-in that works on much more than just Adobe Photoshop! Our software enables you to launch this plug-in (and many others) using graphic image editing programs that do not normally support Adobe Photoshop plug-ins. So, even if you do not have Adobe Photoshop on your computer, you can still launch Photoshop plug-ins — using AlphaPlugins LaunchBox! By using LaunchBox, you can run a range of Photoshop plug-ins (including AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion) using applications such as Adobe Lightroom, Aperture and many others. You can start running AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion right out of the LaunchBox no matter what image editing software you are currently using!
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Quick Start

Is your AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion already installed and registered? Take a quick look at how to use this amazing plug-in.

- Open a source picture in Photoshop. (The plug-in supports RGB or CMYK pictures with 8bits per channel)

- Go to Photoshop's menu Filter->AlphaPlugins->Turbulence Distortion...

Information If you haven’t yet registered the plugin, please register it now. If you don’t register you can use the plugin in trial mode for several days.

AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion screenshot

AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion Window

Now you can see a window for the AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion plug-in.
You can resize the AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion window as needed. Keep in mind that resizing the window also resizes the preview area. Be aware that a bigger preview area requires more time for effect processing. A preview window in the left of the plug-in dialogue lets you see the effect on a small area of the image. This preview area can be shifted by holding the left mouse button.
You can increase or decrease preview scale by pressing:
  • plus button or minus button buttons below the preview pane
  • Ctrl (Cmd on Mac) “+” and “-” keys
  • Ctrl (Cmd) + “0” or “1” keys
You can also shift the preview area by using the navigation window in the upper left corner of the plug-in dialog box.

Factory Presets List

Factory presets are collected in presets list in the left bottom side of window. You can apply a preset from this list to quickly explore plug-in features. And of course you can save your own favorite parameter settings.

Parameter Values and Default Ranges


Note that some controls have blue digits, and some black (on Windows, all digits are black, but have blue or black borders on the sliders. Black digits/borders mean that the default ranges of the parameters are fixed. Blue digits/borders mean that you can alter the default ranges. Right click (or Ctrl + click on Mac) over the slider area and a special dialog box appears to allow you to alter the default parameter ranges.

UI Controls

Range Editor

When You’re Finished

When you finish setting parameters. Click the OK button, or click Cancel to exit without applying filters.

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Filter Parameters

AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion contains optimized set of parameters which allow to obtain a maximal flexibility and power of effect but plug-in is still intuitively clean and simple in use.

  • Kind – a list of different turbulence patterns.
  • Value – strength of turbulence effect.
  • Size – size of turbulence patterns elements.
  • Aberration – value of chromatic aberration what lets obtain interesting rainbow effects.
  • Proportion – proportion of turbulence patterns.
  • Random Seed – initial state of random generator.
  • Offset – effect's offset or a center in case of radial and swirl turbulences patterns.

Kinds of turbulences

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Negative proportionPositive proportionSwirl turbulence

Chromatic aberration

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No aberrationSmall aberrationBig aberration

AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion uses high-quality and original math for produce different kinds of turbulence patterns. And only our plug-in lets deal with radial and swirl noise patterns.
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Radial noise ("Proportion" parameter affects on folding)Swirl noise ("Value" parameter respons for twist this)

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The AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion is a powerful plug-in for Adobe Photoshop what can be a base tool for creating a lot of realistical special effects. With help of this filter you can look at the new on mamy known Photoshop features.

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System Requirements

MS Windows Windows

  • Windows OS 95-2000, XP(32/64Bit), Vista (32/64Bit), Windows 7, Windows 8, 10, 11 or later

  • 1.2 GHz processor or higher

  • At least 1 GBytes of RAM or more

  • Graphics card 32-bit color.

  • 1024 x 768 display or bigger

  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 - CC2023 or later

Information Also. you can use Photoshop compatible editors which support Photoshop plug-ins like Corel Photo-Paint, Corel PaintShop Pro, JASC PaintShop Pro, Xara Picture Editor, GIMP, Ulead PhotoImpact and etc.

OSX Macintosh

  • Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

  • Intel or M1 processor

  • At least 1 GBytes of RAM or more

  • Graphics card 32-bit color.

  • 1024 x 768 display or bigger

  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 - CC2023 or later

*If you use an older version of photoshop or older version of OS or PowerPC then ask an old version of plug-in by email.

You can use AlphaPlugins TurbulenceDistortion plug-in not only into Adobe Photoshop. But also you can launch this (and many other) plug-in under other graphical application which dont support Adobe Photoshop plug-ins. Even you can havent Photoshop on your computer. With help of our utility AlphaPlugins LaunchBox you can launch Photoshop plug-ins (include TurbulenceDistortion) under so applications like Adobe LightRoom, Aperture and many similar.

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Author: Maxim Chernousov.
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