AKVIS ArtWork it is designed to imitate different painting techniques.
This photo to painting software helps you to create a piece of art out of any digital photo.
AKVIS ArtWork is an ideal solution for your creative expression!
Combining advanced technologies with an artistic approach, this AKVIS program is an impressive creative suite and a perfect virtual artist.
The transformation of a picture into a painting happens before your very eyes — you can follow the birth of a work of art in real time!
The Oil technique converts your photographs into oil paintings. The program lays brush strokes naturally using the original photo as a reference.
Even with the default settings you can achieve a realistic result coming very close to hand-painted works. Tweak the options, and you can research a variety of oil painting styles.
For those in need of more flexibility and having ideas on how the final panting should look, there is a tool called Stroke Direction. This semi-automatic and highly intelligent tool is a real godsend as it gives you full control over the strokes! Use a special brush to define the guiding lines, and the virtual painter will convert the image into a painting directing the strokes to follow the drawn guiding lines. With this technique you can achieve truly realistic paintings with human hair, patterns and textures going in the right direction.
The Watercolor style converts a photo into a watercolor painting. Watercolor is one of the most difficult painting techniques and it is hard for a machine to emulate this effect, but ArtWork handles this well.
The Gouache effect lets you create a gouache painting from a photo. It can also make an image look like a tempera picture.
Gouache is a versatile painting technique which uses dense intensive colors. Its characteristics are brilliance and opacity.
The opacity feature and covering power allow you to create outstanding effects that can not be achieved with the watercolor paints.
This technique is widely used in decorative painting and when creating color sketches and drawings.
Next style, the Comics effect, allows ArtWork users to replicate works of famous comics artists with just a few clicks. This effect reduces the tones of the photo to create an image similar to a poster or a cartoon. You can make a comic strip from your party photos or create an original poster.
The Pen & Ink effect creates ink drawings from digital photos. It is emulating a special technique in which colored inks are applied to paper using a pen - from modern pens to a quill dipped in an inkwell. This style produces graceful images composed of object outlines.
The Linocut effect creates an image in the style of a linocut print. Linocut is a method in which a raised pattern is carved into a piece of linoleum, which is then used with ink to print an image on paper. Linocuts are known for their characteristic expressiveness, strong contrast between black and white, and rich and exuberant strokes. This effect is ideally suited for images of architecture or nature scenes.
In Linocut as well as in Pen & Ink you can change the color of drawing and the background color.
Pastel is a special artistic technique which bridges the gap between painting and drawing. The pastel sticks or pencils form soft velvety strokes with subtle edges which can be smeared with your fingers. A distinctive feature of the pastel technique is the "glimmer" of colors in the form of small specks. Unlike paints, pastels don't cover the whole surface. The small gaps left uncovered let the background paper color show through the strokes and increase the general color effect of the painting.
Oil Painting, Watercolor, Gouache, and Pastel styles also provide Post-Processing Tools for manually retouching a processed image. For example, you can refine the image by removing paint irregularities, add some final touches to your masterpiece.
The software includes ready-to-use AKVIS presets which help you start working. They can be applied "as is" or can be modified.
The program lets you save your favorite photo-to-painting settings as a preset and use them in the future. It's possible to import and export your presets.
The virtual painter will take care of converting a digital picture into a painting, but what else makes a painting look like a work of art? Canvas and the artist's signature! ArtWork offers the choice between a flat background and a rough surface (canvas, paper, etc) that makes the impression even more stunning. You can add a signature or an inscription to the picture with your own font and color.
You can print the final painting on a color printer, frame it or put it into a ready-made photo frame, or even add some real oil strokes to make the painting real.
Create a greeting card or a poster, and you have a wonderful present for friends and family.
No brushes or paints are required. Just get ArtWork and unleash your creativity.
Young artists and art teachers can use ArtWork to improve painting skills. Those who generally focus too much on details can first simplify their images using ArtWork, then use the result as a reference to paint their own oil painting.
AKVIS ArtWork is available in two versions - as a standalone program and as a plugin to a photo editor.
The plug-in is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop Pro, etc.