In the preference panel you can choose how the effect is rendered in a new layer. If you prefer the Eye Candy 5 approach, you can have the new layer include just the effect and not a copy of your original artwork. Many Eye Candy effects use transparency, so we moved the transparency display control out of the preference panel and put it under the main preview.
This lets you quickly switch the background between checkerboard, black, white, or a custom solid color. New Effects Zillions of Effects Eye Candy has grown over 19 years to handle a huge range of graphic design tasks, from subtle extruded edges to glitzy chrome. There are 32 effect categories, over presets, and controls to let you create an unlimited number of your own styles. Realistic Effects Realism sets Eye Candy effects apart from the generic filters built into Photoshop.
Eye Candy helps designs look natural and organic. Adaptation Eye Candy scales effects to match the size of your current artwork. That makes it less likely that you will have to tweak a preset to make it look good.
Non-Destructive Editing Effects are drawn into a new layer, leaving your original artwork untouched. Eye Candy can also work as a Smart Filter, which lets you modify or remove the effect later.
The perspective shadow effect gives you complete control of the shadow angle, density, falloff and more. You can also select to have the shadow and most other effects scale with the image if you change image size. Your image opens in a new window in the Eye Candy 7 interface.
Once the image is open, you select a large button located at the top of the left panel displaying the last effect you used. A window pops up displaying all of the effects. This is a much smoother workflow than previous versions of Eye Candy, and with version 7, you can now experiment with different effects without having to cancel out of the program and reopen it.
After you choose an effect, the Effect window closes and presets for the effect are displayed in a list. Mousing over the names applies the effect in its default configuration in a small navigator window at the bottom of the left panel. The Navigator also controls the zoom level of the preview image.
Quick access is provided to 1: You can also use the Navigator to navigate through the image rather than selecting the hand icon below the preview. With a preset selected, you may need to move or zoom the image in the preview image, or reposition the effect. Tools for doing these adjustments are located directly below the preview window.
Here you have options that change with each preset. On a fast core bit Windows computer with 16GB of RAM, there is only a slight lag to update the preview on a megapixel image when you adjust the sliders. Effects and adjustments applied to type redraw instantly. Performance will vary depending on your computer hardware and image size. There are three new effects in Eye Candy 7. The first two, Lighting and Clouds, are found in the Texture group, and the third, Electrify, is found in the Shapes group.
I found both Lightning and Clouds to be believable enough to use on my photos, as well as the older Smoke, Water Drops, Shadow and Glow effects. I wanted to turn the original image top into an image that made it appear you are viewing a storm through a rainy window. First I added and customized a new lightning effect middle , then added and customized a water drop effect below. By default, EC6 filters will act non-destructively on your image by duplicating the layers below and applying the result to a new layer above the layer on which you are applying the filter.
You can change this setting in the preferences to apply the effect directly to the image when you return to Photoshop, or to apply it to its own layer in Photoshop. This last option gives you the ability to dial down the opacity of the effect, although you can also do this directly in Eye Candy 7. But to apply multiple effects, you must apply one, save it, and then reopen the new image in Eye Candy 7. The effects will also act as a Smart Filter, allowing you to adjust them at a later time, if you apply them to a Smart Object in Photoshop.
The Clouds effect is new in this version. The effect can turn a boring blue sky top into something much more interesting below and the result is believable. Eye Candy 7 is available from Alien Skin www. Installation is limited to one computer.
Alien Skin Eye Candy 7. Effects like Animal Fur, Smoke, and Reptile Skin are rendered in exquisite detail down to individual hairs, turbulent wisps, and shiny scales. Eye Candy helps you quickly explore and design looks. In Eye Candy 7, effects are chosen through easy to recognize icons rather than text menus. Presets are rapidly previewed by simply mousing over them. The theme is less clicking and more visual browsing. Whats New?