Raleigh, N.C. - Alien Skin Software has released Eye Candy
6, the latest version of its graphic design special effects plug-in for
Adobe Photoshop. The 30 filters in Eye Candy render detailed, realistic
effects that are difficult or impossible to achieve in Photoshop alone, says a company representative.
“Eye Candy could always render a huge range of beautiful effects, but you had to be an expert to achieve them,” says Terence Tay, the architect of Eye Candy. “Now version 6 hands them to you on a silver platter by providing improved presets which automatically adapt to your image size.”
Eye Candy handles every situation elegantly, from slick Web interfaces (Chrome, Glass, Perspective Shadow) to tasteful logos (Bevel, Brushed Metal, Extrude) to spectacular titles (Chrome, Corona, Fire). Realism sets Eye Candy effects apart from the generic filters built into Photoshop. Effects like Animal Fur, Smoke, and Reptile Skin are rendered in detail down to individual hairs, turbulent wisps, and irregular bumps. Eye Candy makes your designs look natural and organic, not fake, says a representative.
Eye Candy makes it easy to apply tasteful special effects to any project, which is a feat considering that it contains 30 filters, more than 1000 presets, and hundreds of controls. The presets are now organized into categories and each one adapts to fit the size of the current image. The numerous presets handle nearly any situation, but you can also customize each effect and save your own settings.
Help for Eye Candy 6 is everywhere. Tooltips appear above every control and a detailed manual pops up with a single key press. The Web site has a large library of tutorial videos, example images, a knowledge base, and a discussion forum.
Eye Candy is made for professionals in demanding production environments who need support for 16-bit/channel images and CMYK mode. Eye Candy 6 now takes advantage of multi-core CPUs to run fast on modern machines. Eye Candy 6 is one of the first plug-ins to work with the 64-bit version of Photoshop.