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Alien Skin Ships Splat!

Photoshop effects plugins support OS X By Dave Nagel
Alien Skin Software has released Splat!, a new set of effects filters for Adobe Photoshop. The new release includes a variety of plugins, all built within the same basic interface as the company's Eye Candy 4000 plugins. The package is available across multiple platforms and includes support for Mac OS X for host applications that support OS X Photoshop plugins.

Filters in the new set include:P>
  • 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! uses the interface introduced in Eye Candy 400, which includes the ability to switch between filters in the collection directly within the preview window. The interface also includes command menus and keyboard shortcuts, including an unlimited undo feature. Users with Photoshop 6.0 or later can also create their own frames, borders and stamp files.

Splat! is available for Macintosh and Windows (including Mac OS X) for $99. Registered users of other Alien Skin products will receive discount pricing when ordering directly from Alien Skin Software. Online delivery is available at the Alien Skin Web site. For more information, visit

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, 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 [email protected].

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