Category Archives: Tutorials

Dustin Abbott’s Autumn Abstract with Snap Art 4

We are delighted to consider Dustin Abbott part of our team of industry-leading photographers. He’s appeared on our blog a number of times. Check out his other articles, here. Dustin does great work whether it be with the camera or … Continue reading

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Flickr Photo of the Month – December 2013

We’re pleased to announce the winner of the Alien Skin Photo of the Month for December 2013. Selected from the entries in our official Flickr group over the last four weeks, the award goes to this gorgeous shot of Somersby … Continue reading

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Sharpening Simplified

We’ve all used sharpening during post-processing before. It’s something as common as retouching red-eye or removing skin blemishes. Unfortunately, it’s commonly misunderstood. First, let’s get to know sharpening by answering a few basic questions. What’s sharpening for? Sharpening is a … Continue reading

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Dustin Abbott’s From Good to Great – Part 3

This is Dustin Abbott’s final installment of his short article series about using Exposure to enhance his photos. Check out the first and second part if you haven’t seen them yet. Dustin, you have the floor. — We established the … Continue reading

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Dustin Abbott’s From Good to Great – Part 2

Picking up where we left off yesterday, Dustin Abbott will take us step-by-step through his workflow using Exposure. If you missed yesterday’s post, take a look, here. — My first suggestion to make a great shot is to start with … Continue reading

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Color Filters in Exposure Video

Here is a new video demonstrating how to use Exposure 5‘s color filter controls to enrich your photos. In B&W photography, color filters adjust the conversion of the image’s tones just like placing a filter over the end of your … Continue reading

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Joseph Francis

Joseph Francis is a freelance visual effects supervisor based in Los Angeles. He has had a long career in the 3D field. I asked him to share a little about himself as well as give our blog readers a little … Continue reading

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Quick and Simple Guide to Curves

The curves editor is a powerhouse for editing brightness and color tones. Some photographers will only use curves to make adjustments in post. This goes to show how flexible they can be. Regardless of the program, this tool can be … Continue reading

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4 Shortcuts to Lovely Photos in Lousy Light with Chris Corradino

Chris Corradino is a travel photographer and teacher based out of New York. His work has been highly circulated in publications such as the Associated Press, USA Today, National Geographic, and Wall Street Journal. He’s deeply committed to providing a … Continue reading

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Exposure 5 Film Noir Video

Learn how to replicate the look of a classic Film Noir crime drama scene with Exposure 5. Using the controls in the Tone Curve panel, you can make adjustments to make the image more dark and mysterious, bring back some … Continue reading

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