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AKVIS News 2017


February 15, 2017
AKVIS Pastel 3.0: Instant Abstract Paintings from Your Photos! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce a new version of AKVIS Pastel.

The software turns photos into wonderful pastel paintings. Using the built-in library of textures and picture frames, you can easily enrich the appearance of the resulting masterpiece. Take a fresh look at your photographs and spark your creativity!

Version 3.0 gives you even more creative freedom taking your digital art to the next level. Pastel 3.0 offers the new Abstract Art tab with a number of adjustable parameters that let you create captivating abstract paintings from photos. New ready-to-use presets help you start working and learn how to apply the effect. Additionally, the software is now fully compatible with Photoshop CC 2017.

List of Changes in Version 3.0.

Download AKVIS Pastel 3.0. You can test the software during the trial period without registration.

How to Upgrade to Pastel 3.0: The upgrade is free for recent buyers as well for those who bought 1 Year of Updates during the last 12 months! Users, whose license is not valid for the new version, can get Pastel 3.0 for only $14.95. Check your license.


February 7, 2017
USA-Inspired Frames: Capturing the Spirit of the American Dream (Press Release, PDF)

AKVIS is pleased to introduce the new USA Pack for AKVIS Frames and AKVIS ArtSuite – the latest addition to the Countries series. The collection includes 100 themed picture frames created by professional artists - 50 horizontal and 50 vertical variants for each design.

Nearly everyone in the world knows something about the USA, even if they have never been there. The Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Times Square, the Hollywood sign, the White House, and Las Vegas casinos have become globally recognizable icons, and everyone has heard of American football and baseball, classical Hollywood cinema, jazz and blues - American musical innovations.

The elegant USA-inspired frame pack is an excellent match for people who want to create something truly amazing with no effort at all. Embellish your family or travel photos with traditional American symbols and landmarks, create stylish invitations for a Fourth of July or USA-themed party, add stars and stripes to your greeting cards. A gorgeous American-style frame can add some character to your photo and make a world of a difference!

The frame miniatures are available at akvis.com.

The AKVIS frame packs may only be used in AKVIS Frames (free) or AKVIS ArtSuite (standalone version).

The new USA Pack sells for $17. More…


January 30, 2017
AKVIS Sketch 19: Pencil Drawings from Photos. New Effects & Settings! (Press Release, PDF)

AKVIS is happy to announce the major release of AKVIS Sketch 19, the number one photo to drawing conversion software. Using AKVIS Sketch, you can imitate the technique of graphite or color pencil, charcoal or watercolor painting or even seamlessly combine photography and drawing to bring a fresh viewpoint into ordinary scenes. The program offers the choice between two conversion styles: Classic and Artistic, which help to generate a huge variety of effects.

Version 19 offers new effects and settings giving your drawings an even more life-like appearance! Also, the new version provides an updated list of built-in presets, an optimized interface, enhanced compatibility with Photoshop CC 2017, minor bug fixes, and other improvements. Discover the wonderful world of digital art!

List of Changes in Version 19.

Download AKVIS Sketch 19 and try all features of the software during the trial period.

How to Upgrade to Sketch 19: It is a free upgrade for recent buyers as well for those who bought 1 Year of Updates during the last 12 months! Users, whose license is not valid for the new version, can get Sketch 19 for only $14.95. Check your license.


January 18, 2017
AKVIS Photo Correction Bundle: Touch up Your Photos in an Instant! (Press Release, PDF)

Enhancer 15.5, Noise Buster 10.1, Refocus 6.5, HDRFactory 5.5

AKVIS announces the release of AKVIS Enhancer 15.5, AKVIS Noise Buster 10.1, AKVIS Refocus 6.5, and AKVIS HDRFactory 5.5. Each program has its unique algorithm to help you optimize your photos without having to spend hours of your precious time! The programs let you automatically adjust contrast and brightness, reduce noise, and boost details, regardless of shooting conditions.

The new versions offer a redesigned interface with support for Ultra HD resolution, provide full compatibility with Photoshop CC 2017, new tools and options, and some other improvements.

Download free trial versions and try all the features during the free 10-day evaluation period!

The programs can be bought separately or in the AKVIS Photo Correction Bundle with 40% discount!

Upgrade Information: Customers who bought or upgraded their licenses during the last 12 months can get the new versions for free. Users whose licenses are older and are not valid for the latest versions can update each program for $14.95 or update all products at once for only $39.95.


January 10, 2017
New Vintage Frames: Add a Touch of Nostalgic Romance to Your Images! (Press Release, PDF)

AKVIS is pleased to announce the brand new Vintage Pack for AKVIS Frames and AKVIS ArtSuite. The collection includes 100 enchanting templates created by professional artists - 50 horizontal and 50 vertical variants for each design.

Stylish and elegant, these vintage picture frames by AKVIS will inspire you with endless creative possibilities. The adorable designs will be perfect companions for your old family photos. You can also use them as personalized scrapbooking templates, embellishments, greeting cards, and other DIY decorations.

Declare your feelings for your partner by creating a personal love letter, frame your photos from a vintage-styled photo shoot, prepare unique retro-party invitation cards or a striking gift on your parents' anniversary! Wedding photographers can use these designs to ensure an unforgettable surprise for newlyweds. Add a touch of nostalgic romance to your images!

See the frame miniatures on our website.

The AKVIS frame packs may only be used in AKVIS Frames (free) or AKVIS ArtSuite (standalone version).

The new Vintage Pack sells for $17. More…



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