Alien Skin Software announces new patches to Eye Candy 3 and Xenofex for Macromedia Fireworks 3

Raleigh, NC (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 our secure online order page.

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.

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