Relaxing at the River: Make a Framed Sketch with AKVIS Sketch and AKVIS ArtSuite

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Tutorial: AKVIS ArtSuite

Relaxing at the River: Make a Framed Sketch


The author of this tutorial is Richard Turner.

This tutorial was created in AKVIS Sketch and AKVIS ArtSuite.

    Original image Result
    Original image Result

"She was swinging in the hammock cherishing a thought that summer wouldn't end..." Richard Turner caught a moment and took the photo of his wife relaxing at the river. After using AKVIS Sketch and AKVIS ArtSuite this ordinary photo got artistic completeness and perfection. From this tutorial you can learn how to do this.

  • Step 1. Open the standalone version of AKVIS Sketch and open the original image.

    Photo of a woman relaxing at the river
    Photo of a woman relaxing at the river
  • Step 2. Set the parameters of the strokes and your photo will be converted into the color sketch.

    In the Classic style adjust the parameters:

      Enable the Color Strokes check-box.
      Angle = 45;
      Size = 8;
      Min length = 5;
      Max length = 20;
      Midtones Intensity = 8;
      Midtones Hatching = 100.

    Result of the convertion into the color sketch
    Result of the conversion into the color sketch
  • Step 3. Save you result and close AKVIS Sketch.
  • Step 4. Open AKVIS ArtSuite (standalone edition) and open the saved sketch to add a frame. It's easier to work in Autorun mode (this option can be selected in the Preferences). In this mode the changes (effect adjustments) take effect in real time.
  • Step 5. Choose Frame from the drop menu in the Settings Panel. In the neighbouring drop menu you can see the types of frames. The parameters of these frames will be shown later.

    We use the Strokes frame.

    Choose a frame in AKVIS ArtSuite
    Choose a frame in AKVIS ArtSuite
  • Step 6. Set the values of the parameters as Richard did:

      Frame Color - gray;
      Frame Width = 47%;
      Stroke Width = 3;
      Stroke Count = 30.

  • Step 7. Save the framed image. ArtSuite will ask if you want to use the result as a source image. Choose yes.

    Framed image
    Framed image
  • Step 8. Choose an outer frame from the drop menu of frames. Let's choose the Classic Frame. Select a pattern from the Texture Library. Also you can change the brightness and width of the selected frame. Here are the variants of the frames:

    Classic frame
    Classic frame
    Classic frame
    The variantes of the frames

    Finally the author chose this frame:

    Outer frame
  • Step 9. Save the result and close AKVIS ArtSuite.
How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Preferences — Preferences
Effects Effects
   — Black & White — Black & White
   — Shift Colors — Shift Colors
   — Channel Mixer — Channel Mixer
   — Texture — Texture
   — Glamour — Glamour
   — Two Keys — Two Keys
   — Halftone Effect — Halftone Effect
Frames Frames
   — Classic — Classic
   — Pattern — Pattern
   — Strokes — Strokes
   — Scratches — Scratches
   — Page Curl — Page Curl
   — Squares — Squares
   — Ragged — Ragged
   — Spray — Spray
   — Artistic Frame — Artistic Frame
   — Frost — Frost
   — Artistic Crop — Artistic Crop
   — Passe-Partout — Passe-Partout
   — Hand Painted Frame — Hand Painted Frame
Examples Examples
   — Berlin Cathedral Postcard — Berlin Cathedral Postcard
   — Change Seasons — Change Seasons
   — Create Your Own Art Gallery — Create Your Own Art Gallery
   — Make a Calendar  — Make a Calendar
   — Prowling Tiger — Prowling Tiger
   — Frog Prince House — Frog Prince House
   — Summer Dreams (Advanced Tutorial) — Summer Dreams (Advanced Tutorial)
   — Relaxing at the River — Relaxing at the River
   — Happy New Year! Year of the Tiger! — Happy New Year! Year of the Tiger!
   — Handmade Wedding Invitation — Handmade Wedding Invitation
   — Making Your Own Frames — Making Your Own Frames
   — Retro Style Portrait: Black & White Effect — Retro Style Portrait: Black & White Effect
   — Changeable Fruit - Shift Colors — Changeable Fruit - Shift Colors
   — Valentine's Day: Capturing a Memory — Valentine's Day: Capturing a Memory
   — Thumbing Through Photos: Curled Edges — Thumbing Through Photos: Curled Edges
   — Old Paper Effect — Old Paper Effect


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