Eye Candy 7 is a very interesting software package. It renders realistic effects that are not easy to create in Photoshop. Have you ever wanted to add lightning or fire to your images?
This software is meant for graphic designers, but as a photographer, I’ve been known to dable in the design of my own promotional materials.
Using Eye Candy 7 to add effect to graphics is easy. Just select the layer in Photoshop you want to add an effect to, launch Eye Candy, select the effect and tweak. Most of the effects need a shape layer to be applied. [click to continue…]
Alien Skin Exposure 4 is a Photoshop and Lightroom plugin designed to give you the creative tools of film. The goal of the software is to give your photographs a more human feel with the ease of choosing a preset. [click to continue…]
The above video shows off a preview of processing a glamour photo with Alien Skin Exposure 4.
I’ll pass along full details once the software is officially released later this month. Exposure 4 will run $249 for the full version, or $99 for upgrades from Exposure 3. If you’ve bought Exposure 3 since November, the upgrade is free.
Also, check out Alien Skin’s Exposure page for updates.
Alien Skin has unveiled Blow Up 3, an image enlarging tool. (You can see my review of Blow Up 2 here.) Blow Up 3 includes a simper interface and Lightroom integration.
Alien Skin describes the difference in the above images as follows: [click to continue…]
Alien Skin recently released its new Snap Art 3 Photoshop plug-in that turns photos into paintings or sketches. Snap Art 3 uses Alien Skin’s new intelligent stroke placement for clean edges and nature stroke patterns.
See a short intro in Alien Skin’s video below. [click to continue…]