Category: General

Alien Skin releases Exposure 4

Exposure 4Alien Skin Software yesterday announced the immediate availability of Exposure 4, the new version of its photography effects plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Photoshop Lightroom. Exposure provides accurate film simulation and a wide range of creative effects in a simple interface.

Exposure 4 is a great tool for photographers and high-end designers, and carries a rather hefty price of $249 ($99 upgrade). I’m a huge fan of Alien Skin’s plugins for Photoshop. I have not used Exposure 4 yet, but I’ll be testing it out and posting a brief review very soon.

Infographic: Should you work for free?

Should I work for free

Should I work for free

Ever have a difficult time deciding if you should take on that design project for free? This infographic will help you decide.

[ilink url=”http://shouldiworkforfree.com/” style=”download”]You can download the infographic here[/ilink]

iPhone 4/4S case with tripod mount, sun shade and more

DiffCase

The DiffCase offers tripod mounts, sunshade, and more

DiffCase: A different kind of iPhone case, indeed. One of the things I wish the iPhone had was a standard tripod mount built-in – but that would completely ruin the look of the beautiful phone. But since most of us tend to buy a case for the phone anyway, the DiffCase not only offers protection for your phone, but a dual tripod mounting system, and a sunshade/face cover as well.

Check out theDiffCase.

Cool iPhone cases

Retro iPhone case
Cool iPhone cases, from Apple retro, original iMac, LOST, G4 Towers, and more

Retro iPhone case

Cool iPhone cases, from Apple retro, original iMac, LOST, G4 Towers, and more

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Handy tool: Belkin Mini Surge Protector and Dual USB Charger

Belkin USB charger and surge protector
Charge your iPhone and iPad, as well as power three other devices using only one plower plug
Belkin USB charger and surge protector

Charge your iPhone and iPad, and power three other devices using only one plower plug

360-degree rotating plug with 4 locking position and a mini-USB cable to charge virtually any USB device. I love the fact that it doesn’t cover the second plug in an outlet, and at only $12 I think it’s a bargain!

More info from the Amazon page.

Are you ready for IPv6?

The Internet Protocol (IP) is the language that computers and devices use to communicate with each other on the Internet; it works much like phone numbers, which let us connect one telephone to another.

IPv6 is the new version of the Internet Protocol. The addresses used by the current version of the Internet Protocol, IPv4, are nearly all used. At Google, we believe that IPv6 is essential to the continued health and openness of the Internet – and that by allowing all devices on a network to talk to each other directly, IPv6 will enable innovation and allow the Internet to continue to grow. (more…)

The psychology of color

Color Psychology

There's a reason restaurants use red

Ever wonder why so many restaurants use so much red in their color palette? Have you noticed that the corporate colors of so many large companies includes blue? There’s a reason. This excellent infographic after the jump sheds some light on the subject. (more…)

The forbidden colors

Hidden colors

The eye can't see certain colors. Or can they?

Try to imagine reddish green — not the dull brown you get when you mix the two pigments together, but rather a color that is somewhat like red and somewhat like green. Or, instead, try to picture yellowish blue — not green, but a hue similar to both yellow and blue.

Is your mind drawing a blank? These colors exist, but you most likely can’t see them. These “forbidden colors” are the subject of this interesting article by Natalie Wolchover over at Life’s Little Mysteries. (more…)