Name: AKVIS Artwork (Standalone and PS Plugin)
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.7 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64/32-bit processors
Web Site: http://akvis.com/en/artwork/index.php
AKVIS ArtWork is designed to imitate different painting techniques. This photo to painting software helps you to create a piece of art out of any digital photo. AKVIS ArtWork is an ideal solution for your creative expression! Combining advanced technologies with an artistic approach, this AKVIS program is an impressive creative suite and a perfect virtual artist.
Effects & Features:
The Oil technique converts your photographs into oil paintings. The program lays brush strokes naturally using the original photo as a reference. Even with the default settings you can achieve a realistic result coming very close to hand-painted works. Tweak the options, and you can research a variety of oil painting styles. For those in need of more flexibility and having ideas on how the final panting should look, there is a tool called Stroke Direction. This semi-automatic and highly intelligent tool is a real godsend as it gives you full control over the strokes!
The Watercolor style converts a photo into a watercolor painting. Watercolor is one of the most difficult painting techniques and it is hard for a machine to emulate this effect, but ArtWork handles this well. The software lets you create beautiful, airy, and light watercolor paintings which look like realistic paintings.
The Gouache effect lets you create a gouache painting from a photo. It can also make an image look like a tempera picture. Gouache is a versatile painting technique which uses dense intensive colors. Its characteristics are brilliance and opacity. The opacity feature and covering power allow you to create outstanding effects that can not be achieved with the watercolor paints. This technique is widely used in decorative painting and when creating color sketches and drawings.