AKVIS Software have released AKVIS ArtWork 2.0. ArtWork applies different painting techniques to digital pictures. Available in Mac and PC versions stand-alone or as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, ArtWork helps users create a masterpiece out of an ordinary snapshot.
Version 2.0 converts photos into oil paintings and presents a new painting style - comics. Creating an oil portrait or a comic strip from the last party is just a few clicks away!
AKVIS ArtWork is an ideal solution for creative expression and a perfect gift for a creative person. The virtual artist created by AKVIS Software combines advanced painting techniques with a touch of artistic approach to ordinary digital snapshots, making your digital pictures look as if they were real oil paintings. The automatic artist lays brush strokes naturally using the original photo as a reference, allowing creative persons to touch-up the painting by selectively changing the direction of the strokes.
ArtWork gives its users a unique possibility to create realistic paintings out of photos taken with any kind of digital camera, be it a digital SLR, a cell phone or a compact. Unlike many other artistic plug-ins that distort the picture to make it look more or less like a panting, ArtWork benefits from years of research and development and applies sophisticated image transformation algorithms to produce results that come very close to hand-painted works. The abundance of options opens access to many different styles and painting techniques.
The new Comics effect lets ArtWork users replicate works of famous comics artists with just a few clicks. Make a comic strip from your party photos! Add a rotoscope-like effect, as in the film "A Scanner Darkly". Just get ArtWork and unleash your creativity.
A painting is not complete without an inscription. ArtWork offers a wide selection of canvas and artist's signatures to make your painting a finished product, ready to be printed poster-size and hung onto a wall. Make your loved ones a perfect gift of art!
Many photo editing enthusiasts have already appreciated ArtWork’ s features. Take a look at the examples gallery
AKVIS ArtWork is available as a stand-alone application, as well as a plugin to a photo editor. The plugin version of AKVIS ArtWork is compatible with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Corel Painter, Corel Photo-Paint, and Paint Shop Pro, ACD FotoCanvas, and Ulead PhotoImpact. AKVIS ArtWork runs on Microsoft Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista and on Macintosh Mac OS X 10.4-10.5. For more information please visit the AKVIS