If you aren’t familiar with the shortcut keys in our products then I strongly suggest that you read this article and watch the video below. These tips will also make you more productive in Photoshop since we use the same shortcuts whenever possible.

The video was made with Exposure 3, but the shortcuts mentioned apply to all of our products.

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About the Author:

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.


  1. Ken June 25, 2012 at 6:54 am

    I gotta say I love Blow Up 3, I shoot a D7000 and get the largest pic I can in RAW, I made a preset in Blow-Up 3 to that size, now when I have to crop a pic, I can take it to Blow up three and make it the same size as it was when shot and of all my other pics, it’s a nice way of cleaning up edges and still having the same size pics… I think we all already know in Photoshop by holding Shift and Alt when you crop it will maintain aspect ratios while doing a centered crop, or by just holding the shift key it will maintain aspect ratio but work from corner to corner.. doing this helps blow it back up to its original size without distorting the pic when blow-up- Anyway I normally do digital apintings and this is the best program for blowing the pics up to paint.. so thanks for a great product

    • Jeff June 25, 2012 at 9:59 am

      Thanks for mentioning those shortcut keys that constrain cropping in Photoshop! I must admit that I wasn’t aware of them.

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