Tips and Tidbits, part of Brainstorms and Raves

Notes on Web Design, Development, Standards, Typography, Music, and More

*Tips & Tidbits,'s daily column, merged with Brainstorms & Raves August 1, 2001. Tips & Tidbits Archives are available for December, 2000 through August, 2001.





Free Eye Candy 3, Special on Paint Shop Pro 7

Two great deals are being offered, one by Alien Skin and the other by Jasc. They both have time limits as noted below.

  • Get Eye Candy FREE only through this weekend:
    In Depth Arts is offering Alien Skin Eye Candy 3 for FREE with a demo of its new version 4. If you haven’t tried this terrific graphics program plugin, you’re in for a fun exploration. Note 29 October, 2006: Link dead, removed link.
  • Until May 1, 2001: Get Paint Shop Pro + Book for $49
    Visit Jasc’s Paint Shop Pro tm 7 Special Offer page to upgrade to version 7 for $49 and get Teach Yourself Paint Shop Pro 7 in 24 Hours free, good until May 1st. After May 1st you can still get PSP 7 for $49, but it doesn’t include the book. Either way, it’s a huge cost saving. Note 29 October, 2006: Link dead, removed link.

If you’re looking for tutorials or tips on using the above, I’ve also written some tutorials using Alien Skin Eye Candy, Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop, and more. Here are a couple of direct links:’s Graphics section also has an annotated listing of some of the best graphics-related tutorials, tips, software, plugins, and filters available.

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