Alien Skin News: February 2011

Lo-Fi

We created a studio named Wingnut within Alien Skin Software to produce fun little consumer products. Wingnut's first product is Lo-Fi, a stand-alone app for the Mac and Windows desktop. Lo-Fi adds funky toy camera effects to JPEG photos and can easily share them on Flickr and Facebook. Lo-Fi doesn't have the pro features of our plug-ins, but it is perfect for regular folks who don't own Photoshop. Next time your friends bug you to jazz up their snapshots, just tell them to try Lo-Fi!

Peter Nguyen uses Exposure in his beautiful fashion photography. You can see an example at the top of this newsletter. For more, read the blog article. Peter is kind enough to show how he works his magic. He shows off his lighting setup and talks about his tools like Exposure.

On the blog we recently highlighted another attractive use of Exposure. Jenneth Orantia used a retro effect on a surfer that made us feel like we were back in the 1970s. To follow the blog you can use the RSS feed. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter since most blog posts appear there too.

Sam-Surf
© 2011 Jenneth Orantia.

Who cares about seamless tiling? Twitter!

Jeff wrote a blog article on seamless tiling textures such as the one below. They are hard to make by hand, but are easy with Eye Candy.

Other than 3-D graphics and desktop backgrounds, Twitter backgrounds are one of the most popular uses of seamless tiles these days. If you'd like to make your own, read the article and then grab Eye Candy to try it for free.

Speaking of Twitter, we are finally using it. For now we are tweeting links to blog articles but might get more ambitious later. That blue background on our Twitter page is a seamless tile from the Swirl filter in Eye Candy.

Gila-Monster

We are finalists!

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Thanks to everyone who voted for us in the About.com Reader's Choice Awards. We are finalists in the category Best Paid Photo Editing Software. It's pretty cool to be up there next to Photoshop.

The final round of voting is going on now. Please stop by and push us over the top. Take that, Photoshop!


The photo above is from Peter Nguyen, more of his work can be found in the blog article

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Sizzling Exposure
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Who cares about seamless tiling? Twitter!
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We are finalists!
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The newsletter is written by Jeff Butterworth and Jimmy Beech, the Ministers of Propaganda.

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