Category Archives: Philosophy
Here are our selections from the Alien Skin Flickr group for the week. Thanks for sharing, everyone!
At Alien Skin we have a unique giving program. Every year, each team member chooses a charitable organization for the company to donate $1,000 to. This gives everyone the opportunity to make a difference to a cause that is important … Continue reading
We have heard a lot of concern about Adobe’s move to the Creative Cloud (CC). Here is what you need to know about it in relation to our products. What is the Adobe Creative Cloud? You can find long explanations of … Continue reading
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Recently we had a lot of cold, cloudy, rainy weather. Each morning a voice in my head said, “There’s no light out there for photography. Everything is dead in the winter. Stay in bed!” But then I had some strong … Continue reading
Image stabilization (IS) in some lenses and cameras will actually make a picture more blurry when used with a tripod. Common advice is to turn off IS when using a tripod. I like to read advice, but then I test … Continue reading
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
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
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