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Ten Years Ago, we reviewed Alien Skin's filters back in 1995 with their "Black Box" product including an interview with from Michael Pilmer, one of the developers of Alien Skin. Later, XenoFex was a DTG "BEST" winner in 1998. Then along came "Eye Candy 4000" which was also a true blockbuster, and the basis of this new incarnation. Next we told you that the "Image Doctor will see you now" ... and still later we brought you the all new Eye Candy 5 "Nature" and "Texture" .... well here goes...

ChromeEye Candy 5: IMPACT

... from Alien Skin

alien SkinAlien Skin's new Eye Candy 5: Impact is a way-cool set of 10 plug-in filters for Adobe Photoshop and other compatible host programs. Impact creates chrome, bevels, glass buttons, extruded objects, Zoomed & Backlit objects, perspective shadows and more. (Click these links to see pictures in a pop-up!

The third of three upgrades to Eye Candy 4000, Impact features three all-new filters and seven rewritten Eye Candy classics. Graphic designers, digital photographers, and Web content creators will appreciate Impact's versatile and beautifully rendered effects.


Impact refines the effects that made Eye Candy famous. Embossing effects now include additional preset bevel shapes and all-new surface texture controls.


Gel, glass, chrome and liquid metal effects now showcase a wide variety of vibrant reflections. Impact creates an array of drop and perspective shadows, as well as reflections.

In addition, Impact showcases three all-new filters. Backlight projects dramatic light beam and spotlight effects.

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Brushed Metal simulates textured metal surfaces such as brushed aluminum and polished brass. Extrude gives 2D objects a classic 3-D look, adding thickness and perspective. Impact will be the third Eye Candy 5 plug-in collection.

The first, Eye Candy 5: Textures, was released in 2004 and produces a variety of seamless textures such as snake and lizard skin, fur, brick, stone and wood. Eye Candy 5: Nature followed in 2004 and creates fire, smoke, rust, ice, snow and more.

Pricing and Availability:

Estimated street price for Impact is $99. Registered users of other Alien Skin Software products will receive discount pricing when ordering direct. Online delivery will be available at the Alien Skin Web site. Impact will also be available worldwide through stores, catalogs and resellers.

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Host Requirements:

Impact is a plug-in and will require one of the following: Adobe Photoshop 7 or later (including CS 2), Adobe Photoshop Elements 2 or later, Macromedia Fireworks MX 2004 or later, Corel Paint Shop Pro 8 or later, or CADlink SignLab 7.5.

System Requirements:

Windows users must have at least a 1 GHz Pentium III processor, 256 MB RAM and Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Macintosh users must have at least a 500 MHz PowerPC G3 processor, 256 MB RAM and Mac OS X 10.2.6 or later (including Tiger). Makers of award-winning plug-ins since 1994, Alien Skin Software writes and sells filters that users love.

Alien Skin has made award-winning plug-ins since 1994, Alien Skin Software writes and sells filters that users love. Alien Skin says: "We will never wear suits." For more information: call 919/832-4124, or go to


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