Akvis have announced the releases of Akvis ArtSuite, an all-in-one photo framing, decoration and enhancement suite for Windows and Mac platforms. Featuring a collection of hand-painted, tastefully crafted photo frames and literally hundreds of stunning artistic effects, Akvis ArtSuite turns ordinary snapshots into beautiful portraits. The new Glamour effect turns any portrait into a beautiful pinup. The new Two Keys effect adjusts many aspects of a photo using two key colours.
Akvis ArtSuite makes it easy for anyone to produce a beautiful portrait out of an ordinary snapshot. Akvis ArtSuite is available stand-alone and as a Photoshop plugin. No photo editor is required with the stand-alone edition, and no steep learning curve involved. Akvis ArtSuite is enriched with visual effects, but has not become any more difficult to use. All effects can be tried, adjusted and combined by simply clicking and sliding.
Black & White, Shift Colours, and Channel Mixer effects make it easy to create an old-fashioned monochrome portrait or an autumn landscape with glowing colours. The built-in collection of textures makes it easy to add a texture to an image, making images look like they are drawn on a canvas, brick wall, or paper.
The newest addition to the ArtSuite family is a glorying Glamour effect. Glamour turns an ordinary portrait into a beauty from fashion magazine covers. The new effect improves human skin, enhancing skin tones and smoothing imperfections without affecting the natural skin texture or applying the artificial plastic look to the skin.
The new Two Keys effect adjusts many aspects of a photo (colour shades, contrast, brightness) using two key colours.
No picture is complete without a matching frame, and Akvis ArtSuite delivers. Say a firm no to tasteless, programmer-generated photo frames! The entire collection of frames supplied with Akvis ArtSuite is carefully designed and tastefully painted by professional artists. There are frames for family portraits and frames for the kids, frames for birthdays and frames for weddings. It takes a click to apply frames with ragged edges, scratched surfaces, page curls, and so on. It can be a wooden frame with figured carving or a frame with an ornament. It is easily possible to apply a transparent frame, so that the underlying image serves as background. Akvis ArtSuite would be worth having even for its collection of frames alone!
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