- Name: AKVIS Artistic Bundle
- Version: July 2016
- Language: English
- Mac Platform: Intel
- OS Version: OS X 10.6 or later
Includes: Pre-Activation (install and play)
Web Site: http://akvis.com/en/bundles/artistic.php
- AKVIS AirBrush
- AKVIS Draw
- AKVIS Charcoal
- AKVIS OilPaint
- AKVIS Pastel
- AKVIS Points
- AKVIS Sketch
AKVIS AirBrush is photo to painting software that makes an airbrush drawing from a photo.
Airbrushing is a painting technique based on the use of a special tool called an air brush or spraying gun. Since it’s a touch free technique, it allows the painter to add light strokes, minor details, and blurry edges. The result is impressive and looks great, often reaching photographic quality and incredible realism.
AKVIS AirBrush automatically transforms a photograph into your own fine art masterpiece. It works as an artistic filter creating stylish colorful designs from images using chosen settings of photo to painting conversion. Now you do not need to perform complex manual work. Just choose one of the presets or play with the effect settings. The software will do all work like a real artist.
Web Site: http://akvis.com/en/airbrush/whats-new.php
AKVIS Draw lets you create hand drawn pencil sketches and line art pictures from your digital photos!
The software is incredibly easy to use; it makes a realistic looking drawing effect in just one click! Load your image into the program and adjust settings to generate an artwork. The software creatively produces pencil strokes imitating an artist’s view.
Equipped with the ready-to-use presets and adjustable parameters, the program renders various esquisse drawing styles. Besides creating black and white sketches, the software also lets you make color drawings.
The program offers the fastest way to convert a photo into a drawing. The result of automatic conversion can compete with the work of a real artist. For more flexibility, the program allows editing the drawing with the eraser and pencil tools. You can quickly remove extra lines, soften too sharp strokes, and add some finishing touches to your sketch.
Give a hand-drawn look to your pictures with AKVIS Draw!
Web Site: http://akvis.com/en/draw/index.php
AKVIS Charcoal is an artistic tool for conversion of photos into charcoal and chalk drawings.
Charcoal is one of the most popular materials for drawing. It lets you create a preliminary sketch as well as a finished work of art. It combines the advantages of different materials and can be used together with different drawing tools. Using the sharpened charcoal you can make thin clear lines, but if you put it on the edge you’ll get a wide loose stroke. Charcoal creates rich and easy picturesque strokes, both delicate and bold.
Chalk is one of the first creative tools for kids. It is ideal for sketching and creating large drawings on pavement or tinted paper. White chalk is used to highlight bright areas of the image, add accents, and give the picture volume.
AKVIS Charcoal allows you create drawings with each material or combine them using dramatic contrast between black and white. Playing with colors and options, you can get a lot of variants of photo to drawing conversion and achieve outstanding artistic effects such as sanguine.
You can observe the conversion of your photo into a charcoal and chalk drawing in real time. The program makes snapshots during processing and lets you choose between them. Thanks to this magnificent feature it’s possible to create variations of drawings without adjusting the settings.
Changing the color of the background paper gives even more variants of the final result. To make a drawing more authentic it’s possible to apply a variety of canvas textures. Adding your signature to an image you can feel like a real artist, the author of a work of art.
The program offers a list of presets, ready-to-use settings combinations which make it easier to work with the software and save you time. You can create your own presets saving your favorite combinations of the parameters.
Web Site: http://akvis.com/en/charcoal/index.php
AKVIS OilPaint is photo to painting software that creates oil paintings from photographs. The characteristic feature of the program is a unique algorithm of the artistic application of brush strokes that authentically reproduces the technique of the real brush.
Creating a real oil painting is long and complicated process. With the OilPaint software you can become a painter and turn your photos into works of art in just a few minutes!
Oil painting is one of the most popular techniques. The history of this method goes back many centuries. Traditionally, artists apply oil paints to a linen or cotton canvas. The advantages of oil painting are bright luminous colors which blend well, expressiveness of the brush strokes that gives the picture a special rough texture, brilliance and naturalness of the picturesque image.
Oil painting technique is widely used for creating artworks in different artistic styles – Impressionism, Abstract art, Photorealism, and others; in the genres of still life, landscape, portraiture, history painting, or scenes from everyday life.
Even if you are not a professional painter you can create your own masterpiece! Just use AKVIS OilPaint to turn a regular photo into an oil painting. Adjusting the density, texture, and thickness of the brush strokes, you can not only get impressive effects, but also find your own painting style.
The mysterious production of an artwork happens right before your eyes. The program creates a picture that looks like a handmade oil painting. You can personalize your work by adding text or watermark. To enhance the authenticity of your painting you can adjust the canvas surface.
The software offers a number of ready to use Presets that let you familiarize yourself with the features. The Batch Processing support allows you automatically create a series of images in the oil painting style.
Using the additional post-processing tools you can add final touches to your painting, and strengthen or reduce the oil effect on certain areas.
Web Site: http://akvis.com/en/oilpaint/index.php
AKVIS Pastel is software for conversion of photos into pastel paintings. The program turns your image into a lifelike digital art imitating one of the most popular artistic techniques – pastel art.
Pastel bridges the gap between painting and drawing. The pastel sticks consisting of powdered pigment generate soft velvety strokes with subtle edges which can be smeared with your fingers. To paint in pastels, you need a rough textured surface which holds the pigment.
A distinctive feature of the pastel technique is the deep vibrant shimmering colors and rich velvety texture. Unlike oil and watercolor paints, pastels don’t cover the whole surface. The small gaps let the paper show through the strokes and increase the general picturesque effect.
AKVIS Pastel is a powerful tool to unleash your creativity. Once you load your image in the program, you can choose one of the effect presets or change the pastel settings to create a unique painting. The adjustable effect parameters give you a strong sense of control over your digital art. The software starts creating your new pastel by a mouse click.
The advanced brush tools will help you to refine the result, change the direction of the automatic strokes, strengthen or weaken the pastel effect on different areas, put the finishing touches to your picture.
To obtain a true pastel painting, it’s especially important to choose a right surface. Generally, pastel artists use a textured paper. With the software you can put your painting to any surface: sanded paper, MDF board, brick wall, and others.
Using the program, you can not only create a pastel painting from your photo, you can personalize your artwork by adding a signature, a title, or a greeting.
The Batch Processing option in the program lets you apply the artistic effect to a folder full of images and automatically convert all pictures. It is a very useful and time-saving feature especially when you need to make a number of drawings at the same style for a site, blog or booklet.
Web Site: http://akvis.com/en/pastel/index.php
AKVIS Points lets you transform your photos into paintings using the technique of pointillism.
Pointillism is a painting technique characterized by applying of separate brush strokes in the form of dots or spots. This style is an offshoot of Impressionism. A complex hue is decomposed into individual colors, which are displayed on the canvas as dotted strokes, small dabs of paint of pure color. The optical mixing of these dots gives us the visual perception of an entire painting.
The software includes ready-to-use AKVIS presets which help you start working. It’s possible to create your own presets by saving your favorite photo-to-painting settings.
The program offers the choice between a flat paper and a rough surface that makes the impression even more vivid. It’s also possible to add a signature, an inscription, or a copyright watermark to the picture.
The software supports the Batch Processing feature which helps you to automatically convert a series of images with the same effect settings. It is useful when you need to create a number of paintings at the same style for a book or a blog or to convert a video into a cartoon with the pointillism technique.
While filtering the image, the program makes snapshots of intermediate steps. Thanks to the indispensable and spectacular Timeline feature it’s possible to create variations of paintings without adjusting the settings.
The program gives at your disposal the special Post-Processing Tools to add final touches to your masterpiece, and strengthen/reduce the pointillism effect on certain areas.
Web Site: http://akvis.com/en/points/index.php
AKVIS Sketch converts photos into pencil sketches and even creates watercolor paintings.
Now you do not need to handle a pencil to feel like an artist.
All you need to create your original work of art is good taste and AKVIS Sketch!
We propose an efficient method that lets you create realistic color drawings and B&W sketches, imitate the technique of graphite and color pencil, and even generate the charcoal, pastel, and watercolor effects.
In contrast to standard filters that offer an approximate sketch, AKVIS Sketch comes very close to the hand-drawn works of a human artist. Getting a similar result with the standard tools would require expertise in image editing and extensive manipulation with layers, masks, brushes and applying filters. AKVIS Sketch lets you create an awesome pencil drawing from any photograph with a mouse click!
The software offers two photo to sketch conversion styles: Classic and Artistic, which help to create a wide variety of pencil drawings. Each style has its own benefits. You may play with the settings and enjoy the results!
The software has a neat interface with a few sliders. At first you can process the picture with the default settings and then touch up the image by adding color, or trying different techniques – from pencil to charcoal or watercolor. You can make the hatching denser or finer and change the pitch angle of strokes.
The extremely helpful Timeline feature allows you get variations of your drawing without adjusting the settings. Watch the process and choose between the snapshots.
The program offers a list of ready-to-use presets which make it easier to work with the software and save you time. You can create your own presets with your favorite combinations of the photo to drawing parameters.
You can make a pencil portrait as a gift for your relatives and friends, print your sketch on a T-Shirt, decorate a room with a watercolor drawing or a poster. Designers yse the program to can quickly bring images to one style for a web-site or an advertisement booklet. Authors create illustrations for their books with this software.
Both professionals and home users will be delighted with the ease and effectiveness of the program and excited by the neat result of the photo-to-sketch conversion. Using AKVIS Sketch is a lot of fun!
On the whole it’s a wonderful tool for those who have always wanted to draw but didn’t know how.
Using the software you can also add some unique background effects to your picture! Create a combination of a sketch and a photo, mixing drawings with real life; imitate motion or add a “time machine effect” by swirling the background. Put an accent to certain parts of the image by blurring the rest of it in an artistic way.
The Batch Processing support lets you automatically convert a series of images. You can make comics or cartoons from your home videos in this way.
You can personalize your work of art by inserting an inscription, a signature, a greeting, a logo or a watermark; add a rough texture surface to your image, as if it had been drawn on canvas, corrugated paper, brick wall, etc.
Web Site: http://akvis.com/en/sketch/index.php