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Alien Skin Releases Xenofex 2

Photoshop plugin adds new effects, Mac OS X compatibility By Dave Nagel
Alien Skin today released Xenofex 2, a plugin collection for Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Fireworks and other graphics applications. The new version includes additional and updated effects and a new user interface. It's available now for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows.

Xenofex now includes 14 individual filters for producing a wide range of effects. These include four new filters, along with updates of the offerings from the previous version. Individual filters include:

  • Burnt Edges;
  • Classic Mosaic;
  • Constellation;
  • Cracks;
  • Crumple;
  • Electrify;
  • Flag;
  • Lightning;
  • Little Fluffy Clouds;
  • Puzzle;
  • Rip Open;
  • Shatter;
  • Stain;
  • Television.

The new filter set also adopts the interface introduced in Eye Candy 4000, another of the company's plugin sets. The interface offers its own presets and basic editing tools, as well as effect controls and menus for switching between plugins.

Xenofex 2 is available now for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows for $129. Discounts are also available for users of Xenofex 1. It supports Adobe Photoshop 6 and 7 and Photoshop Elements 2; Macromedia Fireworks MX; and Jasc Paint Shop Pro. 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, 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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