Alien Skin Software has released Eye Candy 5: Textures, an assortment of 10 texture generator plug-ins that are compatible with Adobe Photoshop 7, Photoshop Elements 2, Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8 and Macromedia Fireworks MX 2004 on Mac or Windows.

Textures includes such surfaces as photorealistic snake and lizard skin, brick, stone, wood and fur and features settings for more than 200 frequently used effects, compatibility with 16-bit images and a better settings management system than previous releases in the Eye Candy series.

Pricing is $99 (around £55), with upgrades from Eye Candy 4000 available for $49 (£28). Alien Skin expects to release two more 10-plug-in collections in the Eye Candy series during 2005: Eye Candy 5: Nature, which will offer fire, smoke and similar effects and Eye Candy 5: Impact, which will feature a variety of graphic design elements.