About Graphics Software: My Favorite Gear, Alien Skin Plugins,Making Snow
- Graphics Softwarefrom Sue Chastain
Need some Holiday gift ideas? Perhaps my favorite graphics gear will give you some ideas for yourself or someone you know. And the two newest plug-ins from Alien Skin would make a great gift for someone who's into digital photography.Top 10 Favorite Things on my Desk
The main computer I work on daily is a custom-built, dual-core Athlon running Windows XP, but there is a lot of additional hardware and gadgetry that helps me out in my job as the About Graphics Software Guide. Here you can learn about some of my favorite gear -- the computer hardware and gadgets I use most.
Alien Skin Blow Up Image Enlargement Plugin
Alien Skin Blow Up can enlarge your images in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements with better results and with more functionality than competing products. The interface is straightforward and easy to use, but you might have a hard time justifying the cost against the printed results unless you do a large volume of extreme enlargements.
Alien Skin Exposure Photography Plug-In
Alien Skin Exposure is a plug-in designed to accurately simulate the look and feel of film in your digital photos. Exposure comes with a number of presets to recreate the appearance of Velvia, Kodachrome, Ektachrome, GAF 500, TRI-X, Ilford, and many other film types. It also offers controls for tweaking the color, tone, focus and grain of your photos.
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