13 09, 2011

Don’t rasterize your text, watch this video!

By |September 13th, 2011|Eye Candy, Tutorials|3 Comments

This short video shows Eye Candy's Motion Trail filter on a smart object. Using smart objects for text is a simple trick that makes changes

8 09, 2011

Learn how to make speedy adjustments in Eye Candy.

By |September 8th, 2011|Eye Candy, Tutorials|Comments Off on Learn how to make speedy adjustments in Eye Candy.

Here is a new video tutorial that shows how to use the Adjustment Tool found in some Eye Candy filters. If a filter has an

2 05, 2011

Jiggle and Shower Door return from the dead

By |May 2nd, 2011|Eye Candy, Tutorials|4 Comments

Many years ago we had filters in Eye Candy for randomly warping images. They were called Jiggle and Shower Door. Someone recently asked about them so I made a tutorial for achieving those effects with the Ripples filter in Eye Candy 6. You can see the effects below. The article contains presets that you can download for all of these effects.

8 03, 2011

Eye Candy 6 Scaling Modes

By |March 8th, 2011|Eye Candy, Tutorials|5 Comments

In Eye Candy 6 we introduced the concept of scaling mode which makes it much easier to use.

4 02, 2011

Who cares about seamless tiling? Twitter!

By |February 4th, 2011|Design, Eye Candy, Fun|2 Comments

If you ever filled a large area by repeating a small image then you have experienced the ugliness of images that don’t tile. You usually end up with sharp distracting cracks where the images meet. I bet you have seen this in the background of bad web sites!

22 12, 2010

64-bit Updates Done!

By |December 22nd, 2010|Announcements, Blow Up, Bokeh, Exposure, Eye Candy, Snap Art|17 Comments

All Alien Skin products are now 64-bit compatible!

22 12, 2010

Handy Shortcut Keys

By |December 22nd, 2010|Blow Up, Bokeh, Exposure, Eye Candy, Snap Art, Tutorials|1 Comment

Most people don’t read software manuals, which means that invisible features are usually missed. By invisible I mean part of the user interface that you can’t see, like shortcut keys. Let me share a few of my favorite shortcut keys with you. These apply to almost all of our products.

6 12, 2010

Winter Effects

By |December 6th, 2010|Eye Candy|2 Comments

Eye Candy has some chilly effects that are great for winter and holiday sale designs.

3 12, 2010

64-bit Update for Eye Candy 6

By |December 3rd, 2010|Announcements, Eye Candy|10 Comments

Important Eye Candy 6 update adds bug fixes along with support for Mac CS5.

29 11, 2010

Cutout effects with Eye Candy

By |November 29th, 2010|Eye Candy, Tutorials|2 Comments

For all you graphic guru’s out there, we have a slick cutout effect tutorial over in our support area. The graphic you’ll learn to make looks like a hole cut in a surface exposing something behind. I would consider this one of the classic effects every graphic designer keeps in their tool belt.