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Alien Skin SnapArt 3 Quick Software Review


As mentioned in another post,  I attended Wedding Photographic Society (WPS) convention this past week,  I was the lucky winner of Alien Skin’s SnapArt 3 during one of the giveaways.  To be honest at first, I was a little disappointed that I did not win one of their other software products like Exposure 3 , Bokeh 2, or even Blow Up.  All of these would have been my preference over SnapArt for my needs.  The main reason for this is that I am photographer that prefers to have minimal post production enhancements to my images and am definitely not a painter/sketcher or Photoshop artist.

Since both Alien Skin and I call Raleigh home, I decided to play around a little bit with SnapArt and see if I could give it a chance.  It just might expand my horizons a bit and maybe provide another new product for my customers.  First,  I watched a couple of SnapArt tutorials from the Alien Skin website, and spent about 5-10 minutes in each of these images.  I found the software pretty easy to use and really liked the layer feature. This allowed me to mask and provide more detail on the model’s face in both the images shown here.  The software integrates nicely with both Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3 which are my tools for managing and editing my images.

I really would really your feedback on these images.  Please feel free to comment on the results.  The original photographs are at the bottom of the post.  Overall, the software appears to do exactly what it says it should. I do plan to play a little more with it in the future.


Here are the original photos that were used for the images above.


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