Alien Skin Exposure 18.104.22.1685 Standalone & Photoshop Plug-in | 64.6 MB
Exposure brings all the creative tools of film photography to the digital world. Over 500 analog techniques and organic looks are back like cross processing, Polaroid and vintage Daguerreotype. There is careful research under the hood, but the controls are simple so you can focus on the creative choices. The result is a photo that looks like it was made by a human, not a computer.
Alien Skin Exposure 3 is available immediately, and works on either the Windows platforms with Adobe Photoshop CS3 to CS5, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 or 3, Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 or 8, and Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X3. Exposure 3 works as a 64-bit plugin on both platforms, providing access to more memory.
This, coupled with a rewritten user interface, has brought a significant increase in speed. Preview rendering using Photoshop CS5 64-bit is said to be 30% faster on the Windows platform.
Other changes in the user interface compared to the previous release include the ability to use the mouse wheel to quickly adjust zoom by arbitrary amounts, a drag-and-drop function that lets users duplicate a factory preset as a user preset, and the ability to add text descriptions to user presets. These comments appear as a tooltip when you hover over the preset, and some factory presets now include descriptions by default. Beyond the user interface, Alien Skin has also greatly expanded the range of presets on offer, with new categories including Cinematography and Lo-Fi allowing users to mimic the look of movies or toy cameras, for a total of over 500 factory presets.
The most significant new features in Exposure 3 are:
• 64-bit support for Photoshop CS5 on both Macintosh and Windows
• Tight Lightroom® integration that does not require Photoshop
• Aging effects and vintage films such as Technicolor and old Kodachrome
• Simulation of Lo-Fi toy camera photography
• Hundreds of new settings in all categories, including more films, color toning, and aging
• User interface improvements such as a much faster preview and hover help
A new Dust and Scratches feature enhances the ability to give photos the impression of age. Dust and scratch size and quantity can be adjusted, and positioning can be repeatedly randomized until you're happy with the effect. There's also a vignetting function with variable color, shape, and feather, and blur can also be vignetted so that image corners show less detail than the center of the frame. Further vintage films such as Autochrome, early Kodachrome, and Technicolor have been added, and Exposure 3 can also create unusual coloring reminiscent of cross-processed film.
Alien Skin Exposure 3 groups presets into two types -- either Black & White, or Color -- and these are accessed as separate plugins for Photoshop users. In Photoshop Lightroom, Exposure 3 appears as an external editor which can edit only sRGB TIFF files, which Lightroom automatically generates from Raw or JPEG files as needed. The user is prompted whether they want a Black & White filter or a Color one, when Exposure 3 is called by Lightroom. Batch processing is possible for Lightroom users, and when each image in the queue is edited, you're prompted whether to apply changes and then adjust the settings again for the next picture, or to apply the same changes to all photos in the queue.
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