What is PD Particles
The skinny version: PD Particle 9 is a lightweight digital
painting program for Windows, powered by Project Dogwaffle.
A bit more detailed: PD Particles, including this version which is also known as "Particle 9 - it's elementary, and it came from outer space!"
is digital painting software for PCs running Microsoft Windows,
preferably 64-bit versions, but it is a 32-bit program, and works best
on Windows 10, 7 and 8.1... oh and indeed it is powered by Project Dogwaffle, like PD Artist (the big sister) and PD Howler (the big brother)
PD Particles is priced more
affordably than its full-featured sibblings, PD Artist and PD Howler.
What it doesn't have are
the more advanced tools for working on animations and video (with one exception: you
can have animated brushes), and it has no 3D (with few exceptions on
self-shaded foliage brushes for ambient occlusion lighting), and it has fewer
filters (even though it still has a bunch!) , and no layers, but it does have the global alpha selection mask
and the alternate image (aka the Swap buffer) on the back of your
digital canvas, so it kinda has 2 layers, sort of. Together, the Main
image and the Swap image are inseparable bff's. They can be combined in
many ways, separated, transition-faded, serve as background to rub
through with special brushes, serve as force fields to deflect the
particles,... It still has a few essentials, and then some.
If you don't work on
animations, PD Particles may be a smartest solution
for you. Why pay money for tools and features that you don't plan to
use? You can work with PD Particles to make
image assets, such as realistic bushes, grass, sea weed for underwater
scenes in your games, create your backgrounds with matte painting,
explore your creativity, design new user interfaces that are out of this
If you need to make rendered 3D mountains and other great things found in PD Artist, that's what you want.
HOT! PD Particles is also on Steam!
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Sample artwork: Paint over existing
Photos or 3D renders, to add clouds, trees and
The original mountain was from Howler or Artist. The foliage can be added in PD Particles.
PD Particles 9 is our first paint
program that is priced like an app, specifically designed with
touch and pen users in mind.
We took the painting part of PD Howler, and tricked it out for
use with pen, touch and tablet, and it's even great with a
mouse and keyboard too!
Example: Transparent watercolor with
pigment lifting, and many color pickers to work in your color
Examples: Nature Painting
How much does it cost, and where can
I order it?
PD Particle 9 is just
$7.99 - Click here to
access our online ordering page.
Tell me more:
What's In It?
Particle 9 is first and foremost a paint
program that is touch and pen friendly.
It runs on the Windows desktop, and feels a lot like an
Gone are lengthy drop-down menus and complex commands.
Instead, everything is at your fingertips.
Bellow are a few examples, what's new, what's cool, and what's
It also helps to learn more about Project
Dogwaffle, the engine that powers this release:
PD Artist and PD Howler
A single brush stroke can generate a
dense tuft of grass, a full bush, even an entire tree! Just
one brush stroke.
And yet a different tree every time. With
features like randomized parameters, forefields, gravity and
sensitivity to the mouse movements,
even its speed and the angle at which you turn your digital
pen, each piece of foliage will be unique.
It takes just a few seconds to paint
scenes like these:
"allow brush transforms" is
automatic when changing brush size.
change brush size with alt-mouse wheel
Brush preview respects size
Orbicles realtime visualization (really
cool with spring forces)
Enhanced Curve tool
Easier to close curves
Enhanced color picker
Pigments integrated on the color picker
Iconic jump list (mrud)
Vector rendered icons
No layers, but there's that 'Spare'
image (aka the Swap image in PD Howler and PD Artist).