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ALIEN SKIN SNAP ART 3

Simple Tools for Amazing Pictures Snap Art 3 from Alien Skin turns your photograph into a beautiful work of art that looks completely handmade. Improved realism in version 3 keeps your subject natural and recognizable. The result is a finished piece worthy of printing on canvas and hanging in a gallery. Using Snap Art just requires a creative idea, not handeye coordination or technical training. Simply choose from hundreds of styles such as oil paint, watercolor, pencil sketch, or the new crayon. If you need more control, the new detail mask let’s you quickly mark areas where you want the subject to be clearer. To use Snap Art, you will need to have one of the Adobe products Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or Lightroom. Version 3 uses more refined stroke placement to keep edges sharp and reproduce natural texture. This keeps the subject natural and recognizable. If you used Snap Art in the past then you will notice dramatically clearer results, especially on portraits. Instead of oval focus regions, Snap Art 3 now has a detail mask. This lets you quickly mark exactly where you want more detail. This is great for leaving backgrounds abstract while faces are detailed and natural.

With Snap Art you can draw with a wide range of physical media, such as oil paint, watercolor, pencil, and charcoal. Within those, you can choose from a plethora of styles like impasto, pointillism, or modern art techniques like comics and stylize. Snap Art supports a non-destructive workflow, making experimentation easy. Effects in Photoshop are rendered on a new layer, leaving your original image untouched. In Photoshop, Snap Art can be run as a Smart Filter for easy tweaking of the effect after it is created. Snap Art 3 can now upload your creations to Flickr. Optionally, you can add your art to the Alien Skin Flickr group where other artists share their work and techniques. For more information, visit www.alienskin.com.

MY PASSPORT FOR MAC

Mass Transit For Your Digital Life

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y Passport for Mac is designed for Mac users who need high capacity in a small design. It’s an ideal companion for the MacBook, and has plenty of room for all the user’s files. Use WD Security utility to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorized use or access. Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities. The sleek, compact design enclosure offers plenty of storage making it the ideal companion for the graphic professional, student or road warrior. It works right out of the box with your MacBook and is compatible with Apple Time Machine. Conveniently powered through the USB 2.0 interface, you can quickly connect to your MacBook or MacBook Air and access your files. There’s no need to carry around a power adapter. For more information, visit www.wdc.com.

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