Alien Skin software is running a four-day summer sale from July 20 to July 24, with an impressive 40% savings on products bought from the Alien Skin online store. This includes Exposure X2, one of my favourite Photoshop alternatives, recently updated to include Advanced Layers.

This isn’t the only software that Alien Skin publishes. It also has Blow Up, for creating high-quality enlargements, Snap Art for making photographs look like hand-crafted artworks, and Eye Candy 7, a long-standing favourite amongst graphic designers for creating special effects in Photoshop such as fire, chrome and more.

You can get all three photo-orientated applications in a single Exposure X2 bundle – Exposure X2, Blow Up and Snap Art – and at a lower price than buying all three separately. You can download trial versions of each product to help you make your mind up, but remember you’ve only got four days to take advantage of the 40% off summer sale.