Eye Candy 5: Impact by Alien Skin

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Eye Candy Effects Collection
by Alien Skin
Eye Candy 5: Impact
July 26, 2007
Eye Candy Effects Collection: Introduction
Eye Candy 5: Impact Eye Candy 5: Nature Eye Candy 5: Texture Snap Art Xenofex 2
Eye Candy Effects Collection: Specifications Eye Candy Effects Collection: Conclusion


Eye Candy Effects Collection
Features: 54 special effects available which include Eye Candy 5 Impact, Eye Candy 5 Nature, Eye Candy 5 Texture, Snap Art, and Xenofex 2.
Requirements: Requirements vary, so please visit the Eye Candy Effects Collections Specifications page for more details on each application.
Official Website: http://www.alienskin.com
MSRP: $399.00
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The first of the Eye Candy Effects Collection we're taking a look at, is Eye Candy 5: Impact. Bevel, Chrome, Glass, Gradient Glow, Motion Trail, Perspective Shadow, and Super Star also comprise Eye Candy 5: Impact. Impact is one of three Alien Skin Eye Candy applications which is meant to transform your images, web design, and graphic creativity to a new level. Three new filters are included in this version and are noted below. What the Eye Candy filters are known for, is high-quality results without the tiresome adjustments of multiple layers using other applications.

Eye Candy 5: Impact Features

Some of the major features of Eye Candy 5: Impact:

  • Three new filters: Backlight, Brushed Metal, and Extrude
  • Bevel, Chrome, Glass, Gradient Glow, Motion Trail, Perspective Shadow, and Super Star have also been brought up-to-date for Eye Candy 5
  • Intra-product navigation (switch from one Eye Candy 5 filter set to another within the Eye Candy 5 interface)
  • Professional results with minimal work
  • Simple yet advanced adjustments for the user who wishes to customize their EC5 filters to their own tastes
EC5 Impact GUI

EC5 Impact GUI
EC5 Impact GUI

Impact Examples

Below are examples of the Brushed Steel filter being used as a background, and applying the Chrome filter to the DIGITALDINGUS text.

Brushed Steel & Chrome
Brushed Steel & Chrome

Circular Gold & Motion trail (with PS CS2 Warp Text)
Circular Gold & Motion trail (with PS CS2 Warp Text)

The following two examples are using the Bevel filter:

Bevel - Result #1
Bevel - Result #1

Bevel - Result #2
Bevel - Result #2

Shown below is an example using Motion Trail. While you can use Motion Trail on a contrasty object, making it appear to move, you can also use it for softening images, conveying a different perspective, as well as bringing new emotion to the image.

Image without Motion Trail
Image without Motion Trail

Image with Motion Trail
Image with Motion Trail

The difference between Alien Skin's Impact filters and built-in filters, is the amount of detail and professional appearance. You just cannot get this level of detail unless you're highly skilled, and even then, Alien Skin's engineers have designed their filters to rival anything on the market.


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