Category Archives: Alien Skin Software

Alt Photo

I’m pleased to introduce Alt Photo, our first photography app for the iPhone. Alt Photo puts some of our well researched film looks into a fast and easy to use mobile tool. Alt Photo was designed for quick shooting on … Continue reading

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More Mushroom Madness

My mushroom photography project is surprisingly popular, so here are more highlights from my walks (and crawls) in the woods. I like the diffuse lighting found in a forest. Direct sunlight is usually too harsh. In many of my shots … Continue reading

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The Best Features are Invisible

When improving a product, many people have an instinct to add features that grab your attention. This usually involves new buttons and sliders. It’s easy to show off that kind of feature, but it’s often bad for the product. Every … Continue reading

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20 Best Photoshop Plug-ins

Creative Bloq is a web site that provides daily design tips and inspiration. I’m pleased as punch that they included Exposure, Eye Candy, and Blow Up in their list of the 20 Best Photoshop Plug-ins. Exposure is #1! I’m not … Continue reading

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Pintograph

Pintograph is an app for the iPhone and iPad that draws complex artwork. This is a fun side project, so for now it is free in the App Store. We hope you enjoy it! Here are some samples of art … Continue reading

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Draw outside the lines!

Our first product was Eye Candy and it was successful because it figuratively and literally drew outside the lines. The lines in question are the “marching ants” at the edge of a selection in Photoshop. In 1993, filters were not allowed to … Continue reading

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Communicating with Clients

I ran across a story of a bride who was dissatisfied with her wedding photos. What is the lesson from this experience? It’s not, “Take better photos.” We all know we should learn more about our craft and do a good … Continue reading

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Exposure Reviews

Two extremely clear and thoughtful reviews of Exposure recently came out from Lee Morris of Fstoppers and Hugh John of Merlin John Online. If you aren’t already an Exposure fan, then take a look. The Lee Morris review has a … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT: Exposure 4 bug on OS X 10.8

Problem When you run an old installer for Exposure 4 on a Mac running OS X 10.8, it will erase everything else in the Photoshop plug-ins folder. Solution This only happens during installation. If you already have Exposure 4 installed then you do not need to uninstall it. Just make sure you use … Continue reading

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iOS Apps Beta Sign-Up

Alien Skin is on the lookout for beta testers for two upcoming iOS apps. First up is Pintograph, an app for the iPad and iPhone that creates beautiful geometric line art. Beta testing for Pintograph will run through August 20th. … Continue reading

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