Alien Skin has released updates to its graphics filters, Eye Candy and Xenofex.

Eye Candy 3.1 and Xenofex 1.1 have now been optimized for use as Live Effects in Macromedia’s latest version of its Web tool, Fireworks 3.

Alien Skin’s effects now remain editable after being applied in FireWorks 3, and automatically update to match changes made to the original objects. Registered users can download the patches for free.

Eye Candy is a set of 21 filters - including Fire, Smoke and Drop shadow - while Xenofex is a collection of 16 effects for creating realistic natural phenomena, and sophisticated distortions.