AKVIS OilPaint Plugin - Create oil paintings from photographs. Version: 5.0.521.13551 Mac Platform: Intel OS Version: OS X 10.7 or later Web Site: http://akvis.com/en/oilpaint/index.php Overview 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. What's New in Version 5.0.521: New Picture Frames: The new Decoration tab offers an additional Frame section including a number of picture frame sets:Classic, Pattern, Strokes, Vignette, and Passe-Partout. You can choose from numerous designs and options to personalize your painting. New Presets: The new version adds some new presets created by professional artists. Look at your artworks from another angle! Support for 4K & 5K Displays: The new version brings support for 4K and 5K resolution screens. The interface has been redesigned and provides better display capabilities. Also in the new version: - improved the Crop tool with the possibility to set the aspect ratio, - added the possibility to choose a drive to install the program, - fixed minor bugs, - and other changes.