Valentine's Day: Capturing a Memory in a Photo

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Tutorial: AKVIS ArtSuite

Valentine's Day: Capturing a Memory in a Photo


AKVIS ArtSuite lets you place pictures in hand painted frames. Using hand painted frames saves time, especially when you don't have much experience with graphics editors. You can create a beautiful and romantic picture using a hand painted frame from the St. Valentine Pack.

    Original Image Result
    Original Image Result

  • Step 1. Open an image you wish to frame.

    Original Image
    Original Image
  • Step 2. The photo looks very nice, but it would look even better if we enlivened it a bit with more vibrant colors. This can be done with the Two Keys effect in AKVIS ArtSuite.

    Click on the lower color plate and give the white color key a gray color:

    Replacing White With Gray

    Press to process the image.

    The Effect of Changing One of the Key Colors
    The Effect of Changing One of the Key Colors
  • Step 3. Press to save the image under a different name. The program will ask if you want to use this image (with the applied effect) as the source image as you continue working in the program. Choose Yes.

    Saving the Intermediate Result
  • Step 4. Select Hand Painted Frame from the list of the Frames, then choose the St. Valentine Pack.

    Attention! If the desired frame pack is missing or unregistered, follow these instructions.

    Choosing a Frame Pack

    After selecting a pack, a sample frame will be shown in the Settings Panel. Clicking on this frame opens up a list of all the frames in this set. A new frame can be chosen from this list by clicking on the desired frame.

    Choosing a Frame in AKVIS ArtSuite
    Choosing a Frame in AKVIS ArtSuite

    At the bottom of the program window, two images are shown - the original image (dark) and the image with an applied effect (light). Double-click on the desired image to place it in the frame.

    Improved Image Placed in a Frame
  • Step 5. Press to process the image, then press to save the result.

    Photo in a Frame
    Photo in a Frame
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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