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Digital Anarchy Releases Free Video Filter: Ugly Box Enhances Skin Damage to Make Subjects Look Worse

Digital Anarchy has announced Ugly Box, a free filter for enhancing skin damage. With the advent of HD, viewers expect to see every last wrinkle, scar, and oozing pore on zombies, witches, and news commentators. Ugly Box uses Digital Anarchy’s award winning Beauty Box skin retouching algorithms to accentuate all the skin detail on undead talent. This creates the effect of making talent look older, uglier, or just plain hideous. Ugly Box supports Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Apple Final Cut Pro 7 & 10.0.6.

The award-winning Beauty Box Video plugin has been used widely to reduce blemishes, wrinkles and makeup problems on film, video and photos. Since version 2.0, Beauty Box also has the ability to make skin look worse. Ugly Box breaks out that functionality into a separate tool. This free filter automatically tracks the skin tones in a video and masks out those areas, allowing users to enhance the undead skin texture or make deathly white color correction to the skin areas.

Users who want more control over their subjects’ skin can purchase Beauty Box Video 2.0. Beauty Box makes talent look better by removing blemishes, wrinkles, and makeup problems. In addition to feature films, music videos, and commercials, Beauty Box is used frequently on zombie dating sites. Sometimes you just need to look good…

Features of Ugly Box

Here is a rundown of the plain ol’ ugly features:

  • Ease of Use: Just press the Make Ugly button!
  • Skin Enhancement: Uses the Beauty Box algorithms to make skin look old and diseased.
  • Automatic Masking: Analyzes video to determine skin tones and makes an automatic, traveling mask.
  • Color Correction: Users can make Hue, Saturation, and Brightness adjustments to the skin areas.
  • Support for Final Cut Pro X: Ugly Box supports Final Cut Pro X, along with earlier versions of FCP.
  • Support for Adobe CS6: Ugly Box supports the latest version of the Adobe Creative Suite.


Ugly Box is free and runs in After Effects 7.0–CS6, Final Cut Pro 10.0.6, Final Cut Pro 7, and Premiere Pro CS4–CS6.

Beauty Box Video 2.0 runs in After Effects 7.0–CS6, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, and Premiere Pro CS4–CS6.

The products run on Macintosh 10.5–10.8, Windows XP–7 and Vista 32- or 64-bit systems. Demo filters and samples are available at the Digital Anarchy website.

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