About Jeff Butterworth

Jeff Butterworth is the founder of Alien Skin Software. He used to create the products, but now he does marketing and gets coffee for the programmers.
19 10, 2012

Free Gallery Wrap Tool

By |October 19th, 2012|Announcements, Blow Up, Design, Photography|2 Comments

A gallery wrap is a canvas print stretched around the outside of a wood frame. You can see an example below. Preparing a photo for a gallery

17 10, 2012

More Mushroom Madness

By |October 17th, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Bokeh, Exposure, Fun, Photography, Tutorials|3 Comments

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

23 09, 2012

The Mushroom Project

By |September 23rd, 2012|Exposure, Fun, Photography, Tutorials|15 Comments

I recently started photographing mushrooms. At first I didn't think there were many mushrooms here in Raleigh, NC, but now that I'm looking

19 09, 2012

The Best Features are Invisible

By |September 19th, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Business, Design, Philosophy|Comments Off on 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

11 09, 2012

20 Best Photoshop Plug-ins

By |September 11th, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Blow Up, Design, Exposure, Eye Candy, Photography, Reviews|Comments Off on 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

8 09, 2012

500px.com apps

By |September 8th, 2012|Fun, Photography|1 Comment

If you are a fan of 500px.com and use an iOS device then there are apps for that. They have been out for a while,

15 08, 2012

Draw outside the lines!

By |August 15th, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Business, Design, Eye Candy, Philosophy|3 Comments

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"

13 08, 2012

Even more great Exposure 4 reviews

By |August 13th, 2012|Exposure, Photography, Reviews|Comments Off on Even more great Exposure 4 reviews

Exposure 4 continues to inspire glowing reviews. I'm glad that reviewers are focusing on the features we worked on the most: realistic new looks, speed,

10 08, 2012

Using our tools on travel photos

By |August 10th, 2012|Blow Up, Bokeh, Exposure, Snap Art, Tutorials|3 Comments

I'm going to share a few ideas for how to use our software tools in travel photography. For more travel topics, see my recent article

9 08, 2012

Communicating with Clients

By |August 9th, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Philosophy, Photography|Comments Off on 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,