Alien Skin to release new film emulation and photography effects software June 2014
Alien Skin software has announced the upcoming launch of the latest version of its flagship photography effects software, Exposure 6. Designed to create accurate analog film emulation and creative effects, Exposure 6 can be used as a plug-in or as a stand-alone program. The program offers over 450 preset effects that can be applied to an image to quickly achieve a desired look, including Polaroid, Kodachrome, and TRI-X emulations. New features that are a part of Exposure 6 include Bokeh functionality, as well as an updated image processing engine for instant previews. A faster workflow and greater creative texture control are also included. Able to integrate with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Apple Aperture, Exposure 6 -- either as a plug-in or standalone -- will be available in June for $150.
Snap Art 4 provides naturalizing art effects for photography
Alien Skin Software today announced its upcoming release of Snap Art 4, an artistic natural media application for photographers. Featuring a redesigned UI and improved speed, Snap Art 4 can render hundreds of styles and media, such as oil paint, pencil sketch, et cetera, to mimic the technique of human artists on a photo image. Emulating brush strokes and drawing lines, its masking tool can bring out extra detail in a photo. Snap Art is compatible for integration with many popular photography editing software tools, such as Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Apple Aperature, and can also be launched as a standalone application. Available in November 2013, Snap Art 4 will be priced at $100, with upgrading pricing at $70. Free upgrades will be automatically sent to those who purchased Snap Art 3 from Alien Skin Software in August 2013 or later.
Corel Painter free update
Alien Skin Software has announced Exposure 4, a new version of its image effects plug-in for Photoshop. A completely redesigned interface has been added with the latest release, along with new controls for exploring a range of effects or creating custom presets. Black & White and Color Film have also been combined into a single filter, and a new text search feature allows users to easily search for filters. Exposure 4 is expected to be released in February at a cost of $250. However, current Exposure customers will be able to purchase an upgrade license for $99.
First Look at Exposure 2
Digital photography, some film veterans will argue, has no feeling, due to the lack of imperfections in digital imagery. Others prefer the artistic qualities that film grain provides, and the varied tonal ranges that exist or have existed through different film types. Unfortunately, film is slowly losing ground to the digital lifestyle, and many film types are being discontinued, never to be seen again. Alien Skin's Exposure 2 gives new digital photographers a chance to play with well-loved vintage film effects – some that are even discontinued completely – and provides film photographers with the chance to keep using their tricks of the trade on in to the digital age.