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Alien Skin Launches Plugin Bundle

Collection includes Image Doctor, Splat! and Xenofex 2 By Dave Nagel
Alien Skin Software has kicked off a new bundle offer for three of its plugin sets for Adobe Photoshop and compatible hosts. The new "Rest of the Best" bundle collection includes Image Doctor, Splat! and Xenofex 2 at a reduced price. It's available now for Mac OS X and Windows.

The "Rest of the Best" bundle is offering three of Alien Skin's plugin collections for $199. They normally sell for $357. Xenofex 2 includes 14 individual filters for producing a wide range of effects, including Burnt Edges, Classic Mosaic, Constellation, Cracks, Crumple, Electrify, Flag, Lightning, Little Fluffy Clouds, Puzzle, Rip Open, Shatter, Stain and Television. It sells for $129 normally.

Splat! is a collection of six individual plugins. These include:

  • Frame, which adds mattes and frames to photos or rectangular selection. It includes more than 100 preset frames that can be scaled and applied to images, including Dover and geometric borders, as well as traditional wood and metal frames, mattes and other types of borders.
  • Resurface adds high-resolution surface texture to any object, selection, or composition, such as paper, metal, stone, wood and leather. In all, more than 100 textures are included, and each can be scaled to fit the composition.
  • Edges adds decorative edge effects to a graphic.
  • Fill Stamp fills a selection with objects. t includes more than 100 objects, including leaves, buttons, coins, food and flowers, all of which can be scaled to fit.
  • Border Stamp applies Fill Stamp to borders.
  • Patchwork recreates a selection, shape or image as a mosaic. Users can choose from tile libraries including ceramic tiles, cross-stitch, light pegs and ASCII art.

Splat! normally sells for $99.

Finally, the bundle also includes Image Doctor, which is designed to remove blemishes, defects, compression artifacts and even unwanted details in an image, such as tourists in te background of a nature shot. In its present state, the ImageDoctor collection includes four filters, including Smart Fill, Scratch Remover, Spot Lifter and JPEG Repair. It normally sells for $129.

The "Rest of the Best" bundle is available now for Mac OS X and Windows for $199 through Dec. 31. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Apple DVD Studio Pro, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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