Alien Skin Software Ships Eye Candy 5: Impact

Alien Skin Software has announced the release of Eye Candy 5: Impact, a set of 10 plug-in filters for Adobe Photoshop and other compatible host programs. Impact creates chrome, bevels, glass buttons, perspective shadows, and more. The third of three upgrades to Eye Candy 4000, Impact features three new filters--Backlight, Brushed Metal and Extrude--and seven reincarnated Eye Candy classics. Graphic designers, digital photographers, and Web content creators will appreciate Impact's versatile and beautifully rendered effects.

Backlight projects dramatic light beam and spotlight effects from behind any selection. New Bevel carves and embosses, creating buttons and eye-catching text with custom bevel shapes and surface textures. Brushed Metal simulates textured metal surfaces such as brushed aluminum and polished brass. New Chrome creates a reflective, embossed effect, simulating chrome, liquid metal and other shiny surfaces.

Impact uses familiar keyboard shortcuts and is scriptable with Photoshop actions. Presets provide over 200 quick and easy effects. An improved settings management system makes it easier to browse, share and add presets. Impact works with 16-bit and CMYK images, so color transitions are smoother, with less banding, and print documents reproduce colors more accurately. Unlimited undo and redo make experimentation painless, while context-sensitive help addresses user questions. Impact is the third Eye Candy 5 plug-in collection.

The estimated street price for Impact is $99. Registered users of other Alien Skin Software products receive discount pricing when ordering direct. Online delivery is available at the Alien Skin Web site: Impact is also available worldwide through stores, catalogs and resellers. Impact is a plug-in; it must be used with one of the following: Adobe Photoshop 7 or later (including CS 2), Adobe Photoshop Elements 2 or later, Macromedia Fireworks MX 2004 or later, Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8 or later, or CADlink SignLab 7.5.