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Alien Skin Eye Candy 6

Texture and effects plug-in for Photoshop CS4 By John Virata

Alien Skin Eye Candy 6 is the company's latest collection of filters and textures for Adobe Photoshop CS4 and other image editors. The cool thing about Eye Candy 6 is the fact that each filter and texture can be tweaked to your heart's content, with more than 1500 presets in specific filters and textures. There are myriad sliders to work with to get just the right look that you are trying to achieve with a particular effect or texture.

The plug-in features a host of professional features, including CMYK mode for full color printing, multi-core CPU acceleration that enables the plug-in to scale with more processing power, support for the 64-bit version of Photoshop and two custom panels for Photoshop CS4. Image editor and system requirements are any computer that can adequately run Photoshop CS3 or later, Photoshop Elements 6 or later on Mac OS X, Photoshop Elements 7 or later on Windows, Fireworks CS4, or Corel Paint Shop Pro X2. Below are some of the filter windows in Eye Candy 6. Keep in mind that these filters are all highly customizable. A bit of experimentation will give you a glimpse of the customizability of the filter set.



Animal fur

Animal Fur offers a variety of setting adjustments, including hair length, wave strength, wave spacing, stiffness, edge cover. While the fur in the image above looks a lot like leopard fur, you have a whole host of  settings, patterns, hair types, and lighting to work with the change things up.

Bevel interface

Need to create a cool bevel? The Bevel filter enables you to do just that, with capabilities to change things up including colors, bevel direction, brightness, size, bevel profile, highlight color, shadow color, and more.


You can add flames to your projects with the Fire filter. Adjustments include the capability to tweak the column length of the fire, flame width, expansion, waver, turbulence, flame intensity, edge softness, flame colors and gradients, opacity, as well as type of fire, such as campfire, gas log fire, flame in the wind, candle, classic, jet engine, and more.


Glass adjustments include bevel width, bevel profile, opacity, tinting, refraction, inner shadow opacity, drop shadow opacity, shadow offset, shadow glow, highlight brightness and size, as well as the capability to add reflection maps, including abstracts, bumpers, indoor, industrial, nature, road, skiy, textures, reflections, outside bevels, and more. Most if not all of the filters and textures have huge customization capabilities that you can play with to your heart's content.

Gradient glow




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