Our Origin Story
Way back in 1993, a UNC graduate student named Jeff Butterworth left school to build one of the world’s first commercial Photoshop plug-ins. Finley Lee joined him quickly thereafter, and Alien Skin Software was born. They released the Eye Candy plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, which is still going strong today.
In the decades since, Alien Skin has steadily evolved to become an industry-leading creator of award-winning image editing apps. Photographers and graphic designers appreciate the creative possibilities and time savings that Alien Skin apps provide them. For many of them, Alien Skin apps are essential part of their workflow.
We’re passionate about making it easy for our customers to create gorgeous work. To this end, we distill advanced math and cutting edge research into simple tools that render beautiful images. With each product release, we aim to set a new high-water mark in speed, simplicity, and creative possibilities.
Who We Are
An elite band of high-tech image processing rocket scientists, beamed to Earth by an advanced alien civilization eager to help humankind with its image editing needs? Or a hard-working group of programming nerds and creative types with a passion for developing creative imaging apps? When the espresso flows, sometimes we’re not sure.
Without further ado, meet the Alien Skin gang:
Thanks to Bart Cusick for the alien illustrations. To see more of his work, visit his homepage.