Adobe’s Photoshop is great but it doesn’t include every option you could want. Plug-ins can meet that need. This time, Alien Skin.
Alien Skin Software – www.alienskin.com
Alien Skin Software do filter sets.
Eye Candy 4000
Eye Candy 4000 consists of 23 filters. Some will work on a whole
image, other only on a selection or partly transparent layer.
Corona puts a glow like the Sun’s Corona around a selection in your image. You have lots of control.
Chrome allows you to put a bevel on a selection and chrome it.
Fire does what you would think, it generates flames around a
selection. You have a lot of control here and you can generate some
BevelBoss allows you to create bevels.
Marble generates good marble textures but since you have
control over colours you can actually generate any vaguely similar
Weave is really neat. It creates those woven photography looks.
By itself could be a bit cheesy but with addition work this could be
Smoke is like Fire but creates smoke rising from a selection.
Xenoflex contains 16 plug-ins for purely special effects purposes.
Shards is a potentially very useful filter that breaks an image up in a broken mirror type effect.
Crumple gives a squished up but then straightened out look to you images.
The Television filter adds scan lines, distortion and ghosting to
your image. You can control all these things and is just the filter to
help you incorporate fake TV images in your work.
Splat! is different from other Alien Skin products in that it applied
images stored in container files on your disk to your images. Splat!
already works in Photoshop 7 and Photo-PAINT 10 under Mac OS X. It
works very well.
Border Stamp places images around the border of an image to form a sort of frame.
Edges places a variety of edge effects, from torn paper to process dots, around the edge of your image.
Frames puts a variety of picture frames around your image.
Patchwork examines your image and places a variety of
mosaics. You can choose from ASCII art, Cross-stitch, Light peg, Mod
and Tiles effects. Resurface gives you a huge variety of surface effects to apply to your images.