Alien Skin Software's latest version of its artistic natural media plug-in features intelligent stroke placement which creates clean edges and natural stroke patterns and new tools to make it easier to mark areas of your images that should get more detail.
Compatible with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Photoshop Lightroom, Snap Art can apply hundereds of styles to your digital images such as oil paint, watercolor, pencil sketch, and newly added ones like crayon. The use of layered brush strokes and the enhancement of important edges makes it appear more like the work of a human artist and the new version uses more refined stroke placement, making the subject natural and recognisable. To use Snap Art you just have to browse the presets to find a style appropriate for your photo. You can tweak a few sliders to customise the look, but most of the time this is not necessary. The Snap Art 3 interface has been completely redesigned for better ease of use. All the presets are now in one place for easier browsing. The preview is also progressively rendered to give faster feedback.
Pricing and Availability
Snap Art 3 will be available in August 2011 through Alien Skin
for $199 USD (£121 current exchange rate). Owners of Snap Art 1 or 2 may upgrade for $99 USD. Free upgrades will be automatically sent to everyone who purchased Snap Art 2 directly from Alien Skin Software in April 2011 or later.
- Adobe Photoshop CS4 or later
- Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 or later
- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 or later
- Microsoft Windows users must have at least a Pentium 4 processor or compatible and Windows XP SP3 or later. Apple Macintosh users must have an Intel processor and Mac OS X 10.5 or later. A monitor with 1024x768 resolution or greater is required.
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