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Snap Art: Getting Started

Snap Art includes a series of filters which can be used in Photoshop. These filters can be accessed by clicking the Filter menu and looking for the name of the product. The following are...[more]

Photo Essentials: An Overview

Photo Essentials is a group of photo editing tools that are designed to be used with Adobe Photoshop Elements. The tools, which are made by OnOne Software, can improve the color of your photos,...[more]

3 Cool Features of Photo Essentials 3

Photo Essentials 3 is a program made by onOne Software that is designed to improve Adobe Photoshop Elements. By using Photo Essentials 3, you can replace unwanted backgrounds, enlarge pictures for poster sized prints,...[more]

Photo Essentials: Improving Upon Photoshop

Photo Essentials, which is made by onOne Software, is a set of tools that are designed to work with Adobe Photoshop Elements. You can use the tools to replace unwanted backgrounds in your photos,...[more]

Using Texture Filters in Alien Skin Eye Candy

Alien Skin Eye Candy is a plug-in for Photoshop and filter software for creating texture effects on images. The easy interface lets you create the effect in a short time with an automatic adaptation...[more]

Designing with Alien Skin Eye Candy

If you are a graphic designer, then you will love Alien Skin Eye Candy. Alien Skin Eye Candy is a program that comes with 30 different Adobe Photoshop filters. Whether you need to create...[more]

How to Use Xenofex

Xenofex 2 is a web design software and special effects program that allows you to manipulate images and photographs. Xenofex is a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, and it allows you to further manipulate your...[more]

Xenofex: Affecting Lighting

Xenofex from Alien Skin is a set of sophisticated filters to create various graphic effects on your images. Each filter has a number of presets or you can also adjust the controls under the...[more]

Why Use Alien Skin Exposure to Edit Photos?

Alien Skin Exposure is a great choice if you are looking for a photo editing program. Unlike many other photo editing programs, the tools that are provided by Alien Skin Exposure make your photos...[more]

Alien Skin Exposure 101

Alien Skin Exposure, which is made by Alien Skin Software, is a photography plug-in for Adobe Photoshop. Alien Skin Exposure allows you to edit your photos by using the over 500 included presets. You...[more]

3 Useful Features of Alien Skin Snap Art

Snap Art 2 is the latest offering from Alien Skin. It provides you with useful add on tools for PhotoShop, Photo Elements 6 and Corel Paint Shop Pro X2. When you run through the...[more]

Understanding Alien Skin Snap Art

Alien Skin Snap Art is a plug-in that is designed to work with Adobe Photoshop. Alien Skin Snap Art allows you to quickly and easily turn your photos into pieces of art. Alien Skin...[more]

3 Useful Features of Alien Skin Bokeh

Alien Skin Bokeh is an effects plug-in for Adobe Photoshop. Whether you are looking to create focus effects or lens stimulation, Alien Skin Bokeh is the plug-in for you. Alien Skin Bokeh is compatible...[more]

Alien Skin Bokeh 101

Bokeh from Alien Skin is a plug-in for Lightroom and Photoshop, which enables the user to draw attention to a specific object in the photo. This can be done by adjusting the depth of...[more]

Alien Skin Blow Up: Everything You Wanted to Know

If you are not familiar with Alien Skin Blow Up, Alien Skin Blow Up is a image enlargement program. You will need to have a working copy of Adobe Photoshop to use Alien Skin...[more]

3 Useful Features of Image Doctor

Image Doctor is an Adobe Photoshop plug-in that is made by Alien Skin Software. Simply put, you can use Image Doctor to create the perfect photo. The algorithms that are featured in Image Doctor...[more]

An Image Doctor Overview

People love perfect photographs and with the help of Image Doctor, you can produce high quality and flawless photographs. Image Doctor is not a cheap program, but it is not cheaply made either. If...[more]

Photo Bundle: Explaining it's Plugins

When you purchase Photo Bundle from Alien Skin Software, you are gaining access to five different plug-ins. Those plug-ins are Blow Up, Bokeh, Exposure, Image Doctor and Snap Art. By purchasing Photo Bundle instead...[more]

What Sets Photo Bundle Apart

Photo Bundle is a collection of photography plug-ins that were designed by Alien Skin Software. All of the plug-ins that are included with Photo Bundle are designed to be used with Adobe Photoshop. The...[more]

What is MainActor?

MainActor is multimedia editing software that will work on Linux and Windows platforms. It is made up of five components that make it an extraordinary program that will fulfill any editing needs all in...[more]

What is a Speedlight?

If you are new to photography then you might not be aware of what a speedlight is. However, it's very important that you take the time to learn about what this is and how...[more]

How to Use a Speedlight With a Flash

Speedlight pertains to Nikon’s line of strobe flash devices used in photography. Devices are distinguished by a prefix of SB as part of the model’s name. These devices are purchased separately but can be...[more]

Lomo Fisheye Camera 101

The Lomo Fisheye Camera is a 35 mm camera. The Lomo Fisheye Camera is the first ever 35 mm camera that comes with a built-in fisheye lens. The Lomo Fisheye Camera measures 4.25 inches...[more]

When to Use Full Spectrum Lighting

The term full spectrum lighting is a misnomer. It is not considered a real term by a number of expert photographers. Although there are a number of fluorescent lighting devices which are advertised to...[more]

3 Great Natural Light Sources

Natural light sources are great because they can be manipulated to create great photographic lighting and can save you a lot of money in equipment rentals as they might make the need for artificial...[more]

Using Natural Light Lamps in Photography

Natural light lamps are used to simulate natural light. These types of lamps are marketed and advertised to providing light closest resembling that of natural sunlight. Photographers use these light sources to provide controlled...[more]

3 Reasons to Use Natural Light in Photography

As a photographer, you get used to working with different kinds of lighting, including natural light, to produce high quality photos. With natural light, you don’t need to carry around extra equipment, and you...[more]

Creating Natural Light in a Studio

Taking photographs with natural light can produce photos of a high quality that studio lighting just cannot produce. Often in the studio, it is not always possible to have a window that can be...[more]

3 Tips for Window Lighting Beginners

Window lighting instead of using a flash can be an option; use a tripod when you are shooting indoors, turn the flash off, stand out of direct line of the window and concentrate on...[more]

Creating a Lomography Photograph in Photoshop

Lomography photography gets its name from LOMO PLC, which was a company in St. Petersburg, Russia (which produced standard point-and-shoot cameras). While it may seem counterintuitive, lomography focuses on the accidents of photography: blurry...[more]

What is Lomography?

Lomography is the trademark of the company known as Lomographische AG in Austria. Lomography is based on the idea that you can create meaningful and unique photos in your day to day life. It...[more]

Where to Get the Best Digital Camera Advice

Digital camera advice will help you to make the right decisions and choose the best camera. There are thousands of different cameras that you will need to consider. It's important to try and get...[more]

How to Use Microsoft SkyDrive for Virtually Unlimited Photo Storage

In the age of virtually unlimited email storage space, unlimited photo storage is a need that is still not completely addressed. Popular photo services like Picassa, Flickr, and Photo bucket have monthly bandwidth and...[more]

Why All Pros Should Use a Portable Photo Storage Device

A portable photo storage device is very important, especially in the professional photography business, because of the capability it brings with it. There are a lot of photographers who think that it would be...[more]

Guide to Creating Your Own Radio Commercial Production

Creating a Radio Commercial Production requires not only technical knowledge about how the radio industry works, but it also requires a certain creative wisdom to put words into rhymes and jingles that deliver the...[more]

How to Use Leading Lines in Landscape Photography

Landscape photography often includes many objects and a wide angle of sight. For a landscape composition to be more easily perceptible, certain techniques might be applied. One of the basic techniques that a photographer...[more]

Basics of the Wedding Photography Business

Whether you are starting out in photography business or are an established professional, you will have to agree that it is the wedding photography opportunities that pay the bills for you. Weddings take place...[more]

Screenwriting: Understanding Dual Dialogue or Side-By-Side Dialogue

In screenwriting terminology, dual dialogs simply mean that two characters are speaking simultaneously (or side-by-side).The dual dialog is represented by a dual column format in the written script. This format places the simultaneously spoken...[more]

Understanding the Fuji Camera Repair Service

Fuji cameras are very reliable, but there are still plenty of people who need to use the Fuji camera repair service. This makes it easy to get broken cameras and accessories fixed and back...[more]

Selling Your Used Digital Cameras

Thanks to the Internet, it is very easy to sell used digital cameras. You simply need to decide on a price and decide where to list your used camera for sale. If you are...[more]

3 Reasons to Buy Used Digital Cameras

Buying used digital cameras depends to a large degree on where you plan to make your purchase. Knowing the history of the camera helps a lot in making up your mind. Keep in mind...[more]

3 Advanced Video Camera Repair Tips

What do you do if you need video camera repair? One of the most important items you probably own as a filmmaker is your video camera. If it is not working properly, there are...[more]

Basics of Video Camera Repair

Video camera repair is not without any risks. In most cases, individuals who lack experience repairing video cameras are not advised to repair their own devices. The repair process is a delicate matter and...[more]

How to Make a Thermal Imaging Camera

A thermal imaging camera has many useful applications. However, these cameras are so expensive that few people can actually afford them. A typical thermal imaging camera can cost as much as $40,000, which is...[more]

What is Thermal Imaging?

Thermal Imaging is a special type of photography which has many uses. There is probably a very good chance that you have already heard about thermal imaging, however you might not be aware of what...[more]

3 Common Problems for an Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera

An infrared thermal imaging camera is a very useful type of camera. Instead of capturing light, these cameras work by capturing heat signature of objects. There are a number of uses for this. These...[more]

How an Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera Works

Understanding how an infrared thermal imaging camera works may be a bit complicated for some, but it is actually easy to understand. There are a lot of people who use infrared thermal imaging but...[more]

3 Good Thermal Imaging Camera Models

Thermal imaging camera can detect and produce images in absolute darkness, light snow, rain and fog. The efficacy of the camera will depend on its various features and also the weather conditions. Here are...[more]

Operating a Thermal Imaging Camera

A thermal imaging camera is a unique type of camera. Unlike most cameras which capture light, a thermal camera will capture the heat coming from an object. The heat is displayed on a screen...[more]

Properly Identifying Digital Camera Problems

Digital camera problems can be quite frustrating, and if you are able to identify them properly, you can also find their solution. Here are few points to consider when you are trying to identify...[more]

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