news // 2009.12.04 08:42:34 [hh]

Realistische Effekte in "Photoshop": Alien Skin veröffentlicht "Eye Candy 6"

Der US-amerikanische Plug-in-Hersteller Alien Skin Software veröffentlicht ein Update seiner Plug-in Sammlung "Eye Candy" (Mac OS X ab 10.5, Windows ab XP). Version 6 kostet 250 US-Dollar und bietet in "Photoshop CS3" oder neuer, "Photoshop Elements" ab Version 6 (Mac) oder 7, "Fireworks CS4" und "Paint Shop Pro Photo X2" neben über 1000 Presets für die mittlerweile 30 Filter auch Unterstützung für CMYK, 16-Bit-Kanäle und Multi-Core-Unterstützung. Einige der bekannten Effekte sind mittlerweile schon ziemlich mißbraucht worden, etwa die Schlagschatten und die Bevel Buttons.

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»Alien Skin Software Announces Eye Candy 6 Graphic Design Effects Plug-in for Photoshop

Gorgeous detailed effects look organic and natural. Over 1000 presets that adapt to image size make Eye Candy easy to use. Professional features support production environments, such as CMYK color mode, 16-bit/channel images, and acceleration for multi-core computers.

Raleigh, North Carolina – December 1, 2009 – Alien Skin Software today announces the immediate availability of Eye Candy 6, the new version of its graphic design special effects plug-in for Adobe Photoshop. The 30 filters in Eye Candy render beautifully detailed realistic effects that are difficult or impossible to achieve in Photoshop alone. Now it is easy to create attractive results quickly because Eye Candy adapts to the current image size.

“Eye Candy could always render a huge range of beautiful effects, but you had to be an expert to achieve them,” said 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 exquisite detail down to individual hairs, turbulent wisps, and irregular bumps. Eye Candy makes your designs look natural and organic, not computery and fake.

Ease of Use

Eye Candy makes it easy to apply tasteful special effects to any project, which is quite a feat considering that it contains 30 filters, over 1000 presets, and hundreds of controls. All that power is tamed by a deceptively simple user interface. The presets are now organized into categories and each one adapts to fit the size of your 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.

Professional Features

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. Panels for Photoshop CS4 are provided for starting Eye Candy filters with a single click and for quickly«

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