AKVIS News Archive 2014

AKVIS News 2014

December 24, 2014
AKVIS SmartMask 6.0: Complex Selections Made Easy! (Press Release, PDF)

We have released a new version of AKVIS SmartMask. The software is available as a standalone program and as plugin for Photoshop and other image editors, for Windows and Mac OS X.

AKVIS SmartMask provides powerful tools which let you quickly select a part of an image and remove a background. The program works equally well with soft and sharp edges. The software makes even a difficult selection as easy as pie! You will be freed from boring work and will have more room for creativity and realization of your ideas.

The new version brings some improvements which allow more flexibility when using the program.

In Version 6.0:

Download AKVIS SmartMask 6.0 and try all features of the software during the 10-day trial period.

All registered users of SmartMask can upgrade to the new version for free.

 

December 10, 2014
Enjoy Christmas Lights on Your Photos with New AKVIS Neon 1.0 Software! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the release of our new extraordinary software AKVIS Neon!

The program turns a photo into a drawing created with glowing lines. It brings outstanding visual effects to images making them look like painted with light.

With Neon you can transform an ordinary photo into a gorgeous drawing. The magical glow effects make your holiday images even more exciting and joyful. The program will inspire you and help to prepare sparkling Christmas and New Year cards and invitations.

The software does not require any special skills, it is easy to learn and apply. It provides a collection of ready-to-use presets which help you quickly create a huge variety of incredible effects.

Download AKVIS Neon 1.0 and try all features of the software during the 10-day trial period. The new product is available as a standalone program and as a plugin filter for Adobe Photoshop and other image editors, for Windows and Mac OS X.

The functionality of the program depends on the license type. During the trial period you can try all options and choose the license you like. Consult the comparison table for detailed information about the features, versions, and prices.

Special Offer for Our Valued Customers (till Jan 15, 2015):

Contact us to validate your discount. The offer is valid for all licenses of the new software.

 

November 20, 2014
AKVIS Sketch 16: New Tools & Features, Snapshots, Watermark (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the major update of AKVIS Sketch, the leading photo to sketch conversion software for Windows and Mac OS X. The product comes as a standalone application and as a Photoshop plugin filter.

AKVIS Sketch lets you create color drawings and B&W sketches from your photos, imitate the technique of graphite and color pencil. Adjusting the settings, it's also possible to add some painting effects like watercolor, pastel, and charcoal to the picture. The software competes with hand drawn art! It's a wonderful tool for those who have always wanted to draw but didn't know how.

The program can operate in various drawing styles and includes a number of ready-to-use presets which help you create a wide variety of digital artworks. The software makes your photo look like a real drawing.

The new version provides significant improvements, more flexibility, and new features and tools!

In Version 16:

Download AKVIS Sketch 16 for Windows and Mac OS X.

You can evaluate the software during the 10-day trial period.

All owners of Sketch v.9-15 can upgrade to version 16 for free! Those who have an older version v.1-8.6 need to pay an upgrade fee for the latest version.

 

October 23, 2014
Horror Pack for AKVIS ArtSuite - 50 Stunning and Creepy Frames (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce new frames for your photos - Horror Pack for AKVIS ArtSuite. ArtSuite is an impressive collection of versatile effects for decorating photos. Adding extra themed frame packs it's possible to increase the functionality of the software and enrich the built-in Library.

Horror Pack:

Now we offer 16 themed packs created by our designers specifically for use in ArtSuite, each for a pretty modest price; and also a free set of frames for any occasion is available free of charge.

Note that the frame packs can only be used in the AKVIS ArtSuite Standalone program (with Home Standalone, Home Deluxe, Business licenses); not in the Plugin version, not with the other software.

 

October 13, 2014
New Software Product - AKVIS Charcoal 1.0: Charcoal and Chalk Drawings (Press Release, PDF)

We are proud to announce our new 22nd software product AKVIS Charcoal! It is a creative tool for conversion of photos into charcoal and chalk drawings. Using the program you can make professional-looking expressive black and white images. You can also achieve outstanding artistic effects, such as sanguine and others, by playing with colors and options. The program contains 34 ready to use presets.

Download AKVIS Charcoal 1.0 and try all features of the software during the 10-day trial period.

The new product is available as a standalone program and as a plugin filter for Adobe Photoshop and other image editors, for Windows and Mac OS X.

Note that the functionality depends on the license type. Consult the comparison table for detailed information about the features, versions, and prices.

Only Now! Discounted Prices for AKVIS Charcoal (till Dec 1, 2014):

Contact us to validate your discount.

 

September 22, 2014
AKVIS AirBrush 2.5: Create and Share Airbrush Drawings (Press Release, PDF)

We have released a new version of AKVIS AirBrush. The software is available as a standalone program and as a plugin for Photoshop and other graphics editors, in versions for Windows and Mac OS X.

AKVIS AirBrush lets you turn your photo into a stylish painting which looks like made with a special tool called an air brush or spraying gun. Airbrush paintings created with the program look great and catch the eye with unprecedented clarity and level of detail. The software helps you to create outstanding pictures, personalized cards and invitations, make an image in a comic style or get a liquid art effect, give your photo an expressive and picturesque look. With the program you can get both monochrome and color airbrush drawings.

In Version 2.5:

Download AKVIS AirBrush v.2.5! You can use it during the 10 day trial period free of charge.

Registered users of AirBrush can upgrade to the new version for free!

 

September 16, 2014
Fixed Bugs in AKVIS Refocus 5.1. Faster Image Processing!

We offer a minor update for AKVIS Refocus for Windows and Mac OS X.

In Version 5.1:

All owners of Refocus can upgrade to the new version for free. Please download and use the latest version!

 

August 28, 2014
AKVIS Refocus 5.0: Make Your Photos In Focus! (Press Release, PDF)

We are pleased to announce the update of AKVIS Refocus to version 5.0!

The software is your indispensable assistant for enhancing out of focus images, as well as for adding bokeh and lens blur effects to your photos. With the program you can process the entire photo or bring into focus only certain parts using the selective focus technique.

The software works in three modes: Refocus, Tilt-Shift, and Iris Blur. The 1st mode makes photos sharp and clear, the other two help to blur a background gradually creating a miniature effect or giving your photo the appearance of a shallow depth of field.

The product is available as a standalone program and as a plugin for photo editors, for Windows and Mac.

The new version provides significant improvements.

In Version 5.0:

Download AKVIS Refocus v.5.0 and try all features of the software during the 10-day trial period!

Registered users of Refocus can upgrade to version 5.0 for free!

 

August 1, 2014
AKVIS Chameleon 8.5: Photo Collages in a Few Clicks! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the update of our collage creation software AKVIS Chameleon. The product is available as a standalone program and as a Photoshop plugin, in versions for Windows and Mac.

The software creates collages and montages smoothly and seamlessly, adjusting a pasted fragment to a target color range. It is extremely easy to use as does not require precise selection of objects.

The program works in 4 collage creation modes: Montage, Chameleon, Blend, Emersion; which process images differently and give different results.

In Version 8.5:

Download AKVIS Chameleon v.8.5 and try all features of the software during the 10-day trial period!

Users who own versions 5.0-8.0 of AKVIS Chameleon can upgrade to v.8.5 for free! Only those who have an older version (v.1-4.4), need to pay for an upgrade to the latest version. Contact us if your version of Chameleon is earlier than 5.0.

Attn Windows Users: Uninstall the previous version before installing v.8.5. Now two setup files are available for Windows: for 32-bit and for 64-bit operating system.

 

July 23, 2014
AKVIS NatureArt 6.0: Make Friends with Mother Nature! (Press Release, PDF)

We have released a new version of AKVIS NatureArt for Windows and Mac OS X.

The software reproduces natural phenomena on your digital photos. You can play with seasons changing, make a sparkling greeting card, enliven a dark landscape, cover your picture with enchanted fog or with ice, add fire and lightning to your image, create surreal scenery.

With NatureArt you can become a wizard!

The software includes these nature effects: Rain, Sun, Water, Lightning, Clouds, Frost, Fire, Ice, Rainbow. You can get the most out of the effects and create much more from them: snow from rain, moon from sun, moss from frost, etc.

In Version 6.0:

Download NatureArt v.6.0 as a standalone application or/and as a Photoshop plugin filter, for Windows and Mac.

Registered users of NatureArt can upgrade to version 6.0 for free!

Note that some features are only available for the advanced licenses: Home Deluxe and Business. Consult the comparison table for detailed information about the features, versions, and prices. During the trial period you can try all effects and tools and choose the license you like.

 

July 10, 2014
AKVIS SmartMask 5.0: Removing Image Backgrounds (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the update of AKVIS SmartMask.

The software successfully handles with one of the most essential and effortful tasks a user has to do with images - selecting objects and removing backgrounds. SmartMask makes even a difficult selection as easy as pie. Now, you can spend less of your time on selection of objects and more of it on creativity.

The product is available as a standalone program and as a plugin for photo editors, for Windows and Mac.

In Version 5.0:

Download AKVIS SmartMask 5.0 and try all features of the software during the 10-day trial period.

Registered users of the software can upgrade to the new version for free.
Windows-users are highly recommended to uninstall previous versions of SmartMask before installing v.5.0.

 

July 1, 2014
NEW Software - AKVIS Pastel 1.0: Turn Your Photos into Pastel Paintings (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the release of the new artistic software AKVIS Pastel. The program turns your image into a lifelike digital art, imitating one of the most popular artistic techniques - pastel art. The new product is available as a standalone program and as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and other image editors, for Windows and Mac OS X.

It is a powerful tool to unleash your creativity. You can choose one of the 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.

Download AKVIS Pastel 1.0! You can try all features of the software during the 10-day trial period.

The functionality of the program depends on the license type. Consult the comparison table for detailed information about the features, versions, and prices.

Discounts on the new AKVIS Pastel software for our loyal customers:

50% Off - for the clients who have purchased all 20 AKVIS programs; 20% Off - for those who have bought at least one AKVIS program at the release of the new Pastel software.
The offer is valid till August 1. Contact us to validate your discount.

 

June 9, 2014
AKVIS MakeUp 3.5: Retouch Your Portraits! (Press Release, PDF)

We have released the new version of AKVIS MakeUp!

The software lets you improve your portrait photos giving them a fresh new look and a professional quality.
The program intelligently recognizes the face and removes small defects on the skin, making it radiant, beautiful, pure and even. The efficient retouching post-processing tools like Spot Remover, Teeth Whitening, and Red Eye Removal help to improve the result and make the picture perfect in a quick and entertaining way.

In Version 3.5:

AKVIS MakeUp is available in two versions – as a standalone program and as a plugin to a photo editor, for Windows and Mac OS X.

Download AKVIS MakeUp 3.5 and try all features of the software during the 10-day trial period!

Registered customers can upgrade MakeUp to version 3.5 for free.
Windows-users are highly recommended to uninstall previous versions of the software before installing v.3.5.

 

May 27, 2014
AKVIS ArtWork 8.1: Painting & Drawing Effects (Press Release, PDF)

We are pleased to announce that AKVIS ArtWork has been updated to version 8.1.

It is a collection of the most popular painting and drawing techniques. The program makes it easy to create a piece of art from any photo! It combines advanced technologies with an artistic approach.

Look at the ArtWork's styles: Oil, Watercolor, Gouache, Comics, Pen & Ink, Linocut, Pastel.

The software is available as a standalone program and as a Photoshop plugin, for Windows and Mac.

In Version 8.1:

Download AKVIS ArtWork 8.1 for Windows and Mac.

Registered users of the software can upgrade to the new version for free.

Those who have not yet purchased the program can try it for the 10-day trial period without registration.

 

May 19, 2014
Beauty Pack for AKVIS ArtSuite: 50 Cute Picture Frames! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce a new frame collection for AKVIS ArtSuite — Beauty Pack!

Extraordinary themed frame packs from AKVIS can be installed to the ArtSuite program to increase its functionality and enrich the built-in Library. The software lets you easily frame your photographs. Just place a photo into a frame and run image processing; the edges will be smoothed and hidden to fit the frame, and voilà - you have a stylish and impressive framed picture!

Now we offer 15 themed packs created by our designers specifically for use in ArtSuite, each for a pretty modest price; and also a free set of frames for any occasion is available free of charge.

Note that these frame packs can only be used in the AKVIS ArtSuite Standalone program, with Home Standalone, Home Deluxe, Business licenses; not in the Plugin version, not with the other software.

 

May 12, 2014
AKVIS OilPaint v.3.0: Oil Paintings from Your Photos (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the update of AKVIS OilPaint. This artistic software is available for both Windows and Mac users, as a standalone program and as a plugin filter for Adobe Photoshop and other image editors.

AKVIS OilPaint turns your photos into oil paintings. The mysterious production of a painting happens right before your eyes. The unique algorithm authentically reproduces the technique of the real brush. OilPaint lets you feel like an artist!

Version 3.0 provides new features and enhanced functionality. (Video)

It is a free update for all OilPaint customers.

New in OilPaint 3.0:

Download a free trial of AKVIS OilPaint v.3.0!
If you have a license, just download and install the new version, your key will work.

 

April 24, 2014
AKVIS MultiBrush v.8.0: Retouching and Painting Tools (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce that AKVIS MultiBrush has been updated to version 8.0!

AKVIS MultiBrush is a real digital creative workshop, exhaustive image enhancement solution featuring a collection of useful tools, layers and channels palettes, and other essential features.
Retouching and painting tools in the program are grouped into two sets: Standard and Artistic Brushes. The software makes it easy to retouch photos and enhance portraits and even lets you draw amazing paintings and add funny details on your pictures. In addition to its retouching and painting brushes, MultiBrush also has a number of useful "common" tools which help to edit images. It provides the most popular operations with images: lets you crop a photo to improve its composition, make selections, add text.

The new version brings more flexibility and provides many improvements for the tools!

In Version 8.0:

Registered users of the software can upgrade to the new version for free.

Download AKVIS MultiBrush v.8.0. You can try all features of the software during the 10-day trial period!

The product is available as a standalone program and as a plugin to image editors, for Windows and Mac.

 

April 18, 2014
AKVIS ArtSuite v.10.5: Frames and Effects to Decorate Your Photos (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the update of AKVIS ArtSuite.

Use AKVIS ArtSuite to decorate your pictures with frames and effects. The program contains many templates and texture samples for any goal, from classic wooden frames to festive decorations, fabric, brick, and even animal world patterns. Thanks to the large number of effects and a rich pattern library, the software can generate an endless variety of effect versions. With ArtSuite you can easily frame your photographs!

The product is available as a standalone application and as a plugin for photo editors for Windows and Mac. The standalone program offers more features; equipped with the Hand Painted Frames, it also supports extra themed frames packs. The Deluxe variant includes both plugin and standalone versions for home users.

In Version 10.5:

Download AKVIS ArtSuite v.10.5 and use the software during the 10-day trial period without registration.

Registered users of the software can upgrade to the new version for free!

 

April 10, 2014
AKVIS Retoucher v.7.0: Image Restoration & Retouching (Press Release)

We have released the new version of AKVIS Retoucher v.7.0.

It is an efficient photo restoration program. It lets you remove dust, scratches, stains, and other defects, and even helps to get rid of the irrelevant details and unwanted objects. The software reconstructs selected parts of an image using samples from surrounding areas. It is extremely helpful when you need to restore a torn photo or enlarge image canvas. The work is done automatically - just select areas to be restored and run image processing. It looks like magic when you observe the defects vanishing before your very eyes.

In Version 7.0:

Download AKVIS Retoucher v.7.0 as a standalone program and Photoshop compatible plugin, in versions for Windows and Mac OS X. You can try all features during the 10-day trial period without registration.

Registered users of Retoucher can upgrade to version 7.0 for free by downloading and installing the updated program.

 

April 4, 2014
Welcome to the Pirates World! 50 New Frames for Your Photos! (Press Release)

We have released a new collection of frames for AKVIS ArtSuite — Pirates World!

AKVIS themed frame packs can be installed to the ArtSuite program to increase its functionality and enrich the built-in Library. Using the software you can easily frame your photographs! With the release of the new pirates frames, 14 themed packs are now available for use in ArtSuite.

Besides themed frame packs, each for a pretty modest price, a free set of frames for any occasion is available for download without charge and registration.

Note that these frame packs can only be used in the AKVIS ArtSuite Standalone program (with licenses: Home Standalone, Home Deluxe, Business), not in the Plugin version, not with the other software. Read the instructions.

 

March 20, 2014
AKVIS Draw v.1.1: Pencil Drawing Effect - Brand NEW Software! (Press Release)

Add a Hand-Drawn Look to Your Pictures!

We are happy to inform you that the first public release of our new (20th) program AKVIS Draw is available for download.

With this software you can create hand drawn pencil sketches and line art pictures from your photos. The program is incredibly easy to use; it lets you make a realistic looking one-click drawing effect in a quick and simple way. Just load your image into the program and adjust settings to generate an artwork. The software creatively produces pencil strokes imitating an artist's view. Read more….

Download AKVIS Draw v.1.1 and use it during the 10 day trial period free of charge. The software is available as a standalone program and as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Corel Paint Shop Pro, and other image editors, for Windows and Mac OS X.

The functionality of the program depends on the license type. During the trial period you can try all options and choose the license you like. Consult the comparison table for detailed information.

Special Offer for Our Valued Customers (till May 1, 2014):

The new product has entered into the Alchemy All-in-One Bundle and is available with other AKVIS programs with the 60% discount.

 

February 28, 2014
AKVIS OilPaint v.2.0: Oil Painting Effect - New Tools & Features! (Press Release)

We have released the new version of AKVIS OilPaint v.2.0.

The update speeds up image processing, brings more flexibility and new features!

AKVIS OilPaint creates oil paintings from photographs. The mysterious production of a painting happens right before your eyes. The unique algorithm authentically reproduces the technique of the real brush. With this cutting-edge software you can become a painter!
The software product is available as a standalone program and as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Corel PaintShop Pro, and other image editors, for Windows and Mac OS X.

In Version 2.0:

Download AKVIS OilPaint v.2.0.
You can try all features of the software during the 10-day trial period!

Upgrade Information:

Registered users of AKVIS OilPaint can upgrade to version 2.0 for free.

 

January 29, 2014
What is Your Zodiac Animal? Chinese Horoscope Frames for Your Photos! (Press Release)

We are glad to announce a new set of frames for AKVIS ArtSuite — Chinese Horoscope, a stunning collection of high resolution picture frames!

AKVIS themed frame packs can be installed to the ArtSuite program to increase its functionality and enrich the built-in Library. The brand new product joins the family of the AKVIS frame series; and now 13 themed packs are available for use in ArtSuite!

The Chinese Horoscope pack includes 60 beautifully designed frames of excellent quality!

In Oriental Horoscope, every year within the twelve-year cycle is symbolized by a certain animal. The Chinese Zodiac signs are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig. The new frame pack offers variants for all 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals. Use our stylish frames to decorate your pictures, prepare a poster or a greeting card. Feel the ancient wisdom and beauty of the East!
See the new frames…

You can buy the new collection for only $15!

Note: The frame packs can only be used in the AKVIS ArtSuite Standalone program (with licenses: Home Standalone, Home Deluxe, Business), not in the Plugin version, not with the other software.
To add a frame pack (zip) to ArtSuite, just copy it into a folder selected in the program's preferences.
Read the instructions.

 

January 21, 2014
AKVIS Restoration Bundle - New Life for Old and Damaged Photos! (Press Release)

Three AKVIS photo retouching programs have been updated!

We are glad to release AKVIS Retoucher v.6.5, AKVIS MultiBrush v.7.5, and AKVIS Coloriage v.9.5.

All of these products are available in two variants: as Photoshop plugins and as standalone applications, in versions for Windows and Mac OS X. They can be purchased as separate products as well as in the Restoration Bundle (40% Off).

AKVIS Retoucher is an efficient photo restoration software. It removes dust, scratches, stains, and other defects that appear on damaged photos. The software intelligently reconstructs the missing parts of the photo using the information of the surrounding areas. The program also helps to remove odd objects from your image.

AKVIS MultiBrush makes it easy to retouch photos and enhance portraits. Featuring a collection of healing and enhancement brushes, stamping and drawing tools, the software helps you to perform portrait enhancement, retouch image flaws, remove unwanted objects from digital pictures, and even paint funny details on a photo. The program offers two sets of tools — Standard and Artistic Brushes.

AKVIS Coloriage lets you add color to your old black and white photos. The program is also helpful when you need to replace color or make a selective desaturation. The software creates natural-looking colorization in a quick and entertaining manner. The rich Color Library with the skin, hair, sky, verdure and other color patterns helps you to select realistic colors for your pictures.

In the New Versions:

Upgrade Information:

Those who have not yet purchased the programs can download and try them for the 10-day trial period.
Use our special offer - the software bundle that will save you money.

 

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We can give a free version of AKVIS photo retouching and restoration software to non-profit organizations involved in conservation and restoration of photographic archives having cultural value.

When sending us a request, please, enclose a link to your web-site.

 

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