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Alien Skin Software announces new patches to Eye Candy 3
and Xenofex for Macromedia Fireworks 3
(November 29, 1999) - Alien Skin SoftwareTM today released free patches to
its popular Eye Candy® 3 and XenofexTM plug-ins, allowing the two filter
sets to be used as Live Effects in Macromedia® Fireworks® 3. Special
effects created with Alien Skin filters now remain completely editable in
Fireworks 3, providing users much-enhanced control over the appearance of Web
graphics. In addition, all Alien Skin effects automatically update in Fireworks
3 to match changes made to the original object, saving users hours of time on
revisions. (Please note that these patches will only work with English-language
versions of Eye Candy and Xenofex.)
Two popular Eye Candy effects,
Cutout and Motion Trail, are now shipping as part of Fireworks 3. These two
fully functional filters appear in the Fireworks Live Effects palette,
providing an easy-to-use demo of the Alien Skin/Macromedia pairing.
"Eye Candy and Xenofex are perfect matches for Fireworks 3," said Alien Skin
President Jeff Butterworth. "Optimizing our time-saving filters as Live Effects
gives users an incredibly powerful tool for special effects on the Web."
For the first time, the filter effects in Eye Candy 3 and Xenofex
remain completely editable after being applied in a graphics host. Users can
easily alter Alien Skin filter settings in Fireworks 3, even after a filter's
effects have been applied to an object. Also, when changes are made to an
object, any Alien Skin effects on that object will now update automatically.
Favorite settings for any filter can also be saved and applied to other objects
in Fireworks 3.
Price and Availability Eye Candy 3 and Xenofex
are available to registered users of previous versions as free patches. New users should buy Eye Candy 3
and/or Xenofex (estimated street price for each: $129), then add the patches
for use as Live Effects in Fireworks 3. To order, call 1-888-921-SKIN or visit
secure online order page. For more information, send email
System Requirements Eye Candy 3 and Xenofex are compatible with
Macromedia Fireworks 3, in addition to the following other hosts: Adobe
Photoshop 3.0.4 or later, Paint Shop Pro 4.12 or later, Corel Photo-Paint 8 or
later, Deneba Canvas 6.0, Adobe Image Ready 1.0, Adobe Photoshop LE 4.0 or
later, Microsoft Image Composer 1.5 or later, CiEBV PhotoLine 32 (version 4.52
or later), SPG ColorWorks:WEB 3 (version 3.004 or later), MicroFrontier Digital
Darkroom 1.2, MicroFrontier Enhance 4.01 and Micrografx Picture Publisher 8.
Eye Candy 3 and Xenofex require a PowerPC Macintosh or a PC running Windows 95,
98 or NT.
Company Information Alien Skin Software develops,
markets and supports easy-to-use software that adds time-saving features to
larger graphics applications. Founded in 1993, Alien Skin is located in
Raleigh, North Carolina and distributes its products worldwide.
Copyright© 1999 Alien Skin Software, LLC. All rights
reserved. Alien Skin Software and Xenofex are trademarks of, and Eye Candy is a
registered trademark of, Alien Skin Software, LLC. All other trademarks are
properties of their respective owners. We will never wear suits.