Name: Impresso Pro
Mac OS X 10.6 or later 64-bit
Windows Vista or later 32/64-Bit
PLUGIN HOST REQUIRMENTS:
Adobe Photoshop CS3+, CC, CC 2014 or CC 2015(Mac/Win),
Photoshop Elements 10-13 (Mac/Win),
Photoshop Elements (Mac App Store) or Lightroom 4+ (Mac/Win)
Link for more information: http://www.jixipix.com
Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/impresso-pro/id996224848?mt=12
What's New in Version 1.5.1:
Its your Lucky Day!
The most powerful Photo to Paint software has been updated with MASSIVE updates. 3 new layer types, all existing layers completely redesigned, real-time painting, powerful new painted edges on the canvas layer, and Cracks for the ultra realistic aged look!
⁃Aged Paint Layer • linear/angled controls, two crack styles (paint sensitivity blends the paint into dark areas of the painting )
⁃Background Paint Layer • creates soft painted edges that blend together. Brush on areas to recede objects or scenery for a natural out-of-focus effect.
⁃Soft Paint Layer • creates a hard edge in order to show the contrast from the other edges around it—great for foreground objects. The hard edge is attention grabbing so use it conservatively when brushing in fine detail. Keep in mind, if your painting is full of hard edges objects will look unnatural. However, in cases where you want a photo-on-painting composition turn the soft paint settings to zero and brush the full original back in.
⁃Painted Edges • ‘user will have the option of using the edge as is or applying paint strokes to it so it blends better with the canvas’. Once the edge is applied it can be sized, rotated and transformed.
⁃Real Time Brushing
⁃Link Settings: A link icon can be found at the end of the Artistic Finish that unifies the color across all layers. you can also find link options for the Canvas Strength and Color Enhance ones too. This is how it works, the first layer you click the link on will change all the others to that setting. if you add a new layer it will be auto linked to that setting as well. if you turn off the link all the layers go back to the way they were.
⁃Favorite Presets • Hold on preset to choose a favorite
1.5.1 - Tweaks to preset saving and hiding and showing layers
Lucky you, 21st century software wielding seer and lover of beauty—you have Impresso Pro. With the same enduring attention to detail, light, color, and texure, Impresso transforms your photos into multi-textured, stroke-filled Impressionist masterpieces. And keen eyes will love how Impresso maintains the balance of your piece! The result—captivating, print-worthy paintings brimming with passion, life, and beauty.
Transform photos into paintings then combine paint effects with layers and brushes for gorgeous print-worthy artwork
For professionals who like creative control we give you Smart Layers and brushes for blending multiple paint styles, a library of Edges that blend beautifully with canvas, a Background Paint effect to create distances, a Soft Paint effect for enhancing foreground subjects, an Aged Paint effect for adding cracked texture, and an ultra-impressionism effect called Tache to cover paintings with broken brush strokes and dabs of color. Impresso Pro has everything an Artist or Photographer will need to create gallery-style paintings with enough detail even for the largest print.
Includes: Layers, Brushes, Soft Paint, Background Paint, Aged Paint, Painted Edges and three Impressionism Paint Effects: Alla Prima, En Plein Air and Tache paint styles.
A pro workflow automatically transforms a photo into a painting and places it on a paint layer along with a canvas. With a smart built-in layering system the photo can then be transformed again when a new paint layer is chosen and placed on the layer above. The layers are ‘smart’ because the settings are retained per layer allowing changes to brush strokes, color finishes and other settings for infinite variation when blending. There are several ways to blend the layers, change the opacity slider to blend the strokes beneath, or to blend color use the brushes to brush-off the paint style or back-on if too much is removed. This powerful feature is great for creating lighter values in distant elements and colorful ones in the foreground. With layers you can also achieve another level of depth (or depth-of-field) by overlapping larger brush strokes with finer ones—all it takes is this simple technique to achieve a highly creative work.
Paint Styles and Effects
Alla Prima (‘wet-on-wet’ or ‘all-at-once’)—is great for portraits! This beautiful paint style starts by filling the painting with an abundance of brushstrokes. A library of artistic finishes compliments this style by adding light, color and movement.
En Plein Air (in open air)—is perfect for landscapes. This stroke-filled effect consists of eight artists’ palettes created by famous impressionists. Use them as they are or edit the paint colors to make your own palette—save preset feature keeps the palette and all the layers intact for future projects.
Tache (‘spot’ or ‘blot’)—applies broken brushstrokes throughout the painting. This technique of laying thick patches, flecks and dabs of color is great for making paint look as if it stands out from the surface. Apply a light spackling of strokes or fill the painting with dabs of color.
NEW—Soft Paint Effect—creates a hard edge when brushed to show contrast from other edges around it—great for foreground objects
NEW—Background Paint Effect—recedes objects and scenery when brushed for a natural distant and out-of-focus effect
NEW—Aged Paint Effect—cracks paint in a linear or angled fashion with control over crack color, strength, size, angle, spacing and sensitivity
NEW—Painted Edges—creates a painted vignette
Canvas Layer—supplies the canvas texture and adds a painted edge. Here you set texture to canvas or linen, adjust canvas color or change painted edges.