15 11, 2012

Eye Candy 7 is almost here!

By |November 15th, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Announcements, Design, Eye Candy|76 Comments

Eye Candy 7 will be here in early December and it’s going to be awesome!
Even Easier
We completely rewrote the Eye Candy user interface to

7 11, 2012

Pintograph update

By |November 7th, 2012|Announcements, Design, Fun|4 Comments

In case you didn’t read the original article, Pintograph is a fun side project I created for generating complex line art. It is a free

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

5 10, 2012

Blow something up with Marilyn Sholin

By |October 5th, 2012|Blow Up, Design, Photography, Tutorials|2 Comments

Marilyn Sholin wrote this article about resizing her paintings. She’s a veteran at preparing art for prints. Her painting style combines photography, Photoshop and

19 09, 2012

The Best Features are Invisible

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

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

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

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

24 08, 2012


By |August 24th, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Announcements, Design, Fun|18 Comments

Pintograph is an app for the iPhone and iPad that draws complex artwork. This is a fun side project, so for now it is

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

29 05, 2012

Cornucopia of Geometric Morsels

By |May 29th, 2012|Design, Fun, Photography|Comments Off

If you like art that is geometric in nature, then you’ll have fun checking out the favorites on Flickr of fdecomite and Jonathan McCabe. That’s

22 05, 2012

Painting with Shadows

By |May 22nd, 2012|Design, Fun, Photography|1 Comment

I recently ran across some ingenious artists who use shadows to create pictures.

First up is Kumi Yamashita. The objects creating the shadow are usually attached