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AKVIS News 2015

 

June 23, 2015
New Sweet Frame Pack and Brand New Free Program AKVIS Frames 1.0! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the brand new AKVIS Frames software which is available free of charge, and the new frame collection Sweet Pack that can be used in the new program as well as in AKVIS ArtSuite.

AKVIS offers a rich range of theme packs of frames; each is designed for a specific topic. These amazing ready to use frames are intended for those who are interested in high quality design picture decorations.
With the release of the new set, 21 themed packs are now available for use in the AKVIS programs! Among them, you will find special event sets (Christmas, Wedding, etc), four seasons sets, and many others.

The frame packs can only be used with the AKVIS programs: AKVIS Frames (New!) and AKVIS ArtSuite.

    The new AKVIS Frames program is available to everyone for free! Even if you do not have ArtSuite Standalone, you can now take advantage of rich and powerful collections of the AKVIS frame packs!

    Using the program it's easy to decorate your photos with exclusive picture frames! Just place a photo into a frame and run image processing - the edges will be smoothed and hidden to fit the frame, and you will get a perfect stylish picture.

    Download AKVIS Frames 1.0 for Windows and Mac! It is distributed free of charge. To register the program just enter your email address in the Activation window.

    Note: Each frame pack should be registered separately with its serial number.

    Read the Tutorial for the new program.

The new Sweet Pack includes 100 hand painted frames of super quality, 50 horizontal and 50 vertical templates, two variants for each design. You can look at the preview images of the new frames.

    Welcome to our Sweet Boutique! Add flavor to your images with AKVIS photo frames! You can use these tasty designs to prepare stupendous greeting cards, wedding and birthday party invitations. A portrait adorned with a delightful frame is the sweetest gift idea.

    Colorful candy and dessert frames will make your photos delicious. Decorated with tempting chocolates, cookies, cakes, pies, donuts, muffins, cupcakes, brownies, macaroons, and waffles, the amazing frames will impress and inspire everyone who has a sweet tooth. You can feel like they melt in your mouth. Enjoy these yummy frames!

Buy the new set for $17! Subscribers to AKVIS Newsletter can buy the new pack with a discount of 10%, for only $15.30. All 21 frame packs are available in the bundle at the discounted price 30% Off!

 

May 29, 2015
AKVIS SmartMask 7.0: Selections Made Easy - Now with Refine Edges! (Press Release, PDF)

We are happy to announce a new version of AKVIS SmartMask for Windows and Mac OS X.

SmartMask is a perfect solution for creating selections and masking objects on images. It saves you time and is fun to use. Featuring powerful tools the program makes both simple and complex selections and removes backgrounds as easy as pie. It processes equally well soft and sharp edges. SmartMask frees you from boring work and gives you more room for creativity.

In Version 7.0:

  • Added the new Refine Edges feature (for Deluxe and Business licenses) which lets you quickly adjust edges of selections and cutout objects. With this extremely helpful innovation you can tweak your selections in just a few clicks.
  • Added standard selection tools for creating precise geometric shapes and freeform selections.
  • Added the Strength parameter to the History Brush and Background Eraser options.
  • Improved the Print dialog with new features of printing high resolution images on multiple pages.
  • And some minor changes and fixes.

Download AKVIS SmartMask 7.0 and try all features of the software during the 10-day trial period.
The software is available as a standalone program and as plugin for Photoshop and other image editors.

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

 

May 14, 2015
AKVIS Decorator 4.0: Change Textures on Your Images! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the update of AKVIS Decorator to version 4.0.

The software lets you change the surface of an object in a realistic manner. The program applies a new texture or a color keeping the volume of an object, following its folds and creases. The new pattern looks absolutely natural and makes you see things differently! The program is equipped with a rich Texture Library, with more than 1,800 textures, from fabrics to stones and metal, from food to nature elements. You can also apply your own textures.

In Version 4.0:

  • Added the Share option that lets users post pictures from the program to Flickr, Twitter, Google+, Dropbox.
  • Added native support for 64 bit. Improved the program performance on 64-bit Windows and Mac OS.
  • Changed the installation process on Windows. Now two setup files are available: for Windows 32 bit and Windows 64 bit.
  • Improved compatibility of the plugin with Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 2014.
  • Fixed minor bugs.

Download AKVIS Decorator 4.0 and try all features of the software during the 10-day trial period.

The 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.

Upgrade Information:

All registered users of Decorator can upgrade to the new version 4.0 for free! Just download and install the new version.

Attention: Windows-users are highly recommended to uninstall previous versions of Decorator before installing v.4.0.

 

May 6, 2015
AKVIS Sketch 17: Pencil Sketches from Photos! Now with Cross-hatching! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the update of AKVIS Sketch, the leading photo to sketch conversion software! The product is available as a standalone program and as plugin for Photoshop and other image editors, for Windows and Mac OS X.

AKVIS Sketch lets you create color drawings and B&W sketches from your photos. The program reproduces the technique of graphite and color pencil. It competes with hand drawn art! Now you do not need to handle a pencil to feel like an artist. All you need to create your original work of art is good taste and AKVIS Sketch. Read more about the program.

The new version provides significant improvements and new features.

In Version 17:

  • Added the new Cross-hatching option to the Artistic style, for Deluxe and Business versions.

    This unique and cutting edge option enables the special mode of drawing when the pencil strokes are drawn in different directions and intersect. Now you can make your drawings even more realistic! See Examples.

  • Added Presets created with the new cross-hatching technique.
  • Added the possibility to quickly search for fonts by typing in the list in the Text tab.
  • Improved the Print dialog with new features of printing high resolution images on multiple pages.
  • Extended the list of supported RAW files with new digital cameras.
  • Fixed minor bugs.

Download AKVIS Sketch 17! You can evaluate the software during the 10-day trial period.

Upgrade Information:

Existing AKVIS Sketch users may check which versions they can update to for free in the Customer Room. It's also possible to see the expiration date of free updates in the About the Program window of the software.

  • If the date of the 1st activation of your license is later than May 5, 2014, your key will work with the new version! Just download Sketch 17 and re-activate with your serial number.
  • If your version is older and you cannot update to v.17 for free, you may either use the previous version 16 or purchase 1 Year of Updates (for $14.95) and get the new version Sketch 17 and all subsequent releases of Sketch which will be available in the course of the next year!

 

April 27, 2015
New Picture Frames for Your School Photos! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce a new frame collection — School Pack for use in AKVIS ArtSuite!
The ArtSuite software lets you easily frame your photographs. Adding extra themed frame packs it's possible to increase the functionality of the program and enrich the built-in Library.

With the release of the new frames, 20 themed packs are now available for use in ArtSuite!

School Frame Pack:

    The new set includes 50 excellent high quality picture frames for your school photos!

    Each family archive has school photos. These shots represent precious memories of your first teacher, of all successes and disappointments, of the best friends and the first love… all special moments of your school life!

    With our excellent frames you can easily create beautifully decorated pictures. You can arrange junior and senior photos, make a great gift for a teacher, or prepare an invitation to a meeting of graduates.

    These bright ready-to-use frames are suitable for decoration of both individual and group portraits; all of them are designed for a landscape format and all together compose a wonderful photo book.

    You can look at the preview images of the new frames.

    Buy the new collection for $15! All subscribers to AKVIS Newsletter can buy a new product with a discount of 10%, for only $13.50.

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.

 

April 20, 2015
AKVIS NatureArt 7.0: Incredible Nature Effects at Your Fingertips! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce a major update of AKVIS NatureArt!

The software lets you imitate the magnificence of natural phenomena on your photos. You can play with seasons changing, cover your picture with enchanted fog, add fire to your image, create surreal scenery… Feel like a wizard who can manipulate natural forces!
With the program you can choose and apply the dramatic, eye-catching effects: Rain, Sun, Water, Lightning, Clouds, Frost, Rainbow, Fire, and Ice. You can get the most out of these effects and create much more from them: snow from rain, moon from sun, moss from frost, etc.

The new version brings even better quality, more flexibility, and new features.

In Version 7.0:

  • Added the new Transform tool that lets transforming selections and direction lines.
  • Considerably improved the Sun effect. With the new algorithm and options the effect now works faster and gives better results.
  • Added the Reverse Colors option to the Rainbow effect.
  • Added the Line Sets (ready-to-use lightning layouts) to the Lightning effect.
  • Added the possibility to import/export users presets.
  • Added the new History States parameter to the program's Preferences.
  • Improved the Print dialog. Now it's possible to print super high resolution images on multiple pages.
  • And other changes and improvements.

Download AKVIS NatureArt 7.0! You can evaluate all features of the software during the 10-day trial period.

The 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.

How to Upgrade to Version 7.0:

    All customers who purchased AKVIS NatureArt within the last year (after Apr 20, 2014) get the new version for free! Check your license in the Customer Room or contact us at support@akvis.com.

  • If your license is eligible for a free update, download NatureArt 7.0 and activate the new version with your serial number.
  • If you are not eligible for a free update, you may use the previous version 6.0 or purchase 1 Year of Updates ($14.95) and get this new version 7.0 and all subsequent releases of NatureArt which will be available in the course of the next year!

 

April 1, 2015
New Easter Pack for AKVIS ArtSuite - 50 Joyous Frames for Your Photos! (Press Release, PDF)

Easter is just around the corner! We are glad to announce the festive Easter Pack, a new set of frames for use in the AKVIS ArtSuite program.

ArtSuite is a rich and versatile collection of effects and frames; it contains many templates and texture samples. With the software you can quickly and easily decorate your photos with spectacular frames and share on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc.

It's possible to add extra themed frame packs to the program to increase its functionality. The ready-to-use photo frames save you time and efforts and grant professional quality results. Special event sets like Christmas, Wedding, Valentine, Communion frame packs, will make your holiday memories even more amazing!

A new set of frames, one more holiday collection, is now available for ArtSuite!

Easter Frame Pack:

    The new set includes 50 hand painted frames of super quality with the Easter decorations to embellish your holiday photos!

    Easter is an ancient holiday related not only to the Christian traditions, but also to the renewal of nature and the return of spring; it is a celebration of life, fertility, and prosperity.

    The new frame collection will help to make the Easter holiday special and unforgettable for kids and adults. Light and delicate, cute and elegant frames perfectly reflect the general spirit of Easter.

    On these stunning bright designs you will find the main Easter symbols: colorful eggs, lovely chicks and bunnies, and blooming flowers. Use these frames to decorate your photos and selfies, and prepare exclusive postcards.

    Enjoy this beautiful holiday with your family and friends! Happy Easter!

    You can look at the preview images of the new frames.

    Buy the Easter Pack for only $15.

With the release of the new set, 19 themed packs are now available for ArtSuite! Also, a free set of frames is offered without charge to all users of ArtSuite Standalone. More…

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. Read the Instructions.

 

March 25, 2015
New Software! AKVIS Points 1.0: Pointillism Effect for Your Photos! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the release of our new artistic software AKVIS Points! The 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 new program lets you transform your photos into paintings using the pointillism technique.

This painting technique is characterized by applying of separate brush strokes in the form of dots or spots. A complex hue is decomposed into individual colors, which are displayed on the canvas as dotted strokes, small dabs of paint of pure color. The optical mixing of these dots gives us the visual perception of an entire painting.

With the Points software you can easily create gorgeous works of art in a pointillist manner. Make paintings in the style of Georges Seurat and Paul Signac! Discover the world of bright colors!

Download AKVIS Points 1.0 and evaluate the software without registration!

Note that the functionality of the program depends on the license type. Some features (Timeline and Post-Processing Tools) are only available for Home Deluxe and Business licenses. Consult the comparison table for detailed information about licenses, features, and prices.

During the trial period you can try all options and choose the license you like.

Special Offer for Our Valued Customers (till June 1, 2015):

  • Our loyal customers who have purchased all or almost all (20-23) AKVIS programs get a 50% discount on the new program AKVIS Points!
  • Our clients who have bought at least one AKVIS product at the release of AKVIS Points can order the new software with a discount of 20%.
  • New customers have an opportunity to buy the program with a 10% discount.

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

 

February 26, 2015
New Pets Frame Pack - 60 Cute and Funny Frames for Your Pets Photos! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce a new frame collection - the Pets Pack created exclusively for AKVIS ArtSuite.*

The ArtSuite software lets you easily frame your photographs. You can add extra themed frame packs to the program to increase its functionality and enrich the built-in Library. The ready-to-use photo frames save you time and efforts and grant high quality results. With the release of the new set, 18 themed packs are now available for ArtSuite!

The new frame collection is an ideal choice for any animal lover! Frame your pet's photos!

Pets Frame Pack:

    The new set includes 60 hand painted frames of excellent quality for photographs of your pets.

    We feel deep affection towards our cats, dogs, fish, parrots, and other pets, we pamper them and treat them like full members of our family. We like to share their photos with friends, we set them as wallpaper on a phone screen or just put on a bookshelf.

    This unique set of frames is designed specifically for pictures of domestic animals and pets. You can frame photos of your pet with nature decorations, surround it by furry and feathered friends, by its favorite toys, food and treats.

    The field of application of the frames extends beyond pets images. These funny, lively, amusing designs can be used for decorating any photos, for example, for pictures of your baby or shots from a themed party; or for preparing invitations to exhibitions, tradeshows, and fairs.

    Professional photographers can take advantage of the new frame collection as well.

    You can look at the preview images of the new frames.

    Buy the Pets Pack for only $15.

    All subscribers to the AKVIS Newsletter can buy the product with a discount of 10%, for only $13.50! Stay tuned! You can subscribe in the Customer Room.

* 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. More…

 

February 16, 2015
AKVIS Magnifier 8.0: Super-High Resolution Photos! Poster Size Prints! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce a major update of AKVIS Magnifier. The software is now even more effective!

AKVIS Magnifier lets you resize images without loss in quality. It can not only reduce an image, but can also increase your picture by dozens of times with no artifacts or halos! The software makes it easy for anyone to produce professional-looking photos with perfect quality.

In Version 8.0:

  • New Print options! Now it's possible to print super high resolution images on multiple pages to get professional-quality posters.
  • Added Dropbox to the list of publishing services.
  • Added support for more RAW formats to the standalone version.
  • Fixed the problem with changing resolution in the plugin version.
  • Fixed the batch processing bugs in the standalone version.

Download AKVIS Magnifier 8.0! You can evaluate all features of the software during the 10-day trial period!

The software is available as a standalone application and as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
You will find the Magnifier plugin in the Automate menu of Photoshop, not in the Filter menu! Select the command: File -> Automate -> AKVIS Magnifier.

Registered users of Magnifier can upgrade to version 8.0 for free.

 

January 28, 2015
AKVIS Draw 2.0: Sketchy Style Drawings in a Click! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the update of AKVIS Draw to version 2.0.

With this artistic software you can create light and airy pencil sketches from your photos. The program transforms any picture into a realistic looking drawing in a quick and entertaining way, imitating an artist's view. Give a hand-drawn look to your pictures with AKVIS Draw!

In Version 2.0:

  • Added the preset real time quick preview to the 64 bit version.
  • Added the Pencil tool (available in the After tab).
  • Added the Show Original option to the tools' parameters that facilitates more precise drawing.
  • Improved the Text tab:
    - Added the possibility to load an image (a logo, a scanned signature, etc);
    - Added the parameter to change the opacity of the text/image;
    - Added the button to put the text/image in the middle of the drawing;
    - Increased the max value of the font size (from 100 to 200 px).
  • Added Dropbox to the list of the publishing services.
  • Extended the list of the supported RAW files from various cameras.
  • Added official support for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
  • Fixed minor bugs.

Download AKVIS Draw 2.0 and try all features of the software during the 10-day trial period.

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

 

January 14, 2015
Communion & Confirmation Frames - New ArtSuite Frame Pack (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce a new frame collection — Communion & Confirmation, exclusively for AKVIS ArtSuite! The ArtSuite software lets you easily frame your photographs. Adding extra themed frame packs it's possible to increase the functionality of the program and enrich the built-in Library.

With the release of the new frames, 17 themed packs are now available for use in ArtSuite!

New Communion & Confirmation Frame Pack:

    The new set includes 50 hand painted frames of super quality!

    The sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation are important milestone on the route to becoming an adult. Joyful excitement, solemn church ceremony, festive clothes and decorations put everybody in a thoughtful and contemplative mood. The whole family will remember this event for years to come!

    AKVIS frames help you capture the most precious moments. You can create unique invitations, table plans and menu cards as well as decoration elements and greeting cards or even make a photo book.

    Don't let your memories fade away!

    Take a look at the preview images of the frames.

    Buy the new collection for only $15! All subscribers to AKVIS Newsletter can buy a new product with a discount of 10%, for $13.50.

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 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.

 

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