Resurface and Recolor an Object on a Photo with AKVIS Decorator

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Tutorial: AKVIS Decorator

How To Use The Program


AKVIS Decorator lets you change the surface of an object in a realistic manner. The program applies a texture keeping the volume of an object, following its folds and creases. The new pattern looks absolutely natural and makes you see things differently.

To resurface or recolor an object on a photo with AKVIS Decorator follow these instructions below:

  • Step 1. Open an image.

    - If you work with the standalone edition:

    The dialog box Select File to Open appears if you double-click on the empty workspace of the program or if you click on the button on the Control Panel. You can also drag the required image into the workspace of the program. The Standalone edition of AKVIS Decorator supports JPEG, PNG, BMP, and TIFF file formats.

    - If you work with the plugin:

    Open an image in your photo editor by calling the command File -> Open or using the key combination Ctrl+O on Windows, +O on Mac.

    Then call the AKVIS Decorator plugin in the Filter/Effects menu of the photo editor:

      in AliveColors: Effects -> AKVIS -> Decorator;
      in Adobe Photoshop: Filter -> AKVIS -> Decorator;
      in Corel Paint Shop Pro: Effects -> Plugins -> AKVIS -> Decorator;
      in Corel Photo-Paint: Effects -> AKVIS -> Decorator.

    Photo of a car
  • Step 2. Select an object to apply a texture on.

    In AKVIS Decorator you can make/edit the selection using these tools: , , , , , .

    The tools' parameters are shown in the Settings Panel or in a pop-up box after right-clicking in the image window.

    Use any selection tool of your photo editor. A selection made in the graphics editor will be transferred to the plug-in. The selection must be precise.

    Make selection

    You can save your work on a selection to a file (in .decor format) with the button. You can then load this selection at any time by pressing the button.

  • Step 3. You can apply a new texture to the selected object or recolor it. Adjust the parameters in the Settings Panel, in the Texture or Color tab.
  • Step 4. Press the button to apply a texture or a color to the selected object. The result will be shown in the Processing tab. If necessary, continue adjusting parameters, edit the selection or create a new one. Then re-run the processing.

    The texture is applied to the selection
  • Step 5. You can put the finishing touches to your image with the History Brush , available under the Home Deluxe/Business licenses.
  • Step 6. You can share your result image on Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, or Google+ by clicking on .

    In the standalone version you can also print your picture with .

    A car with a new surface
  • Step 7. Save the processed image.

    - If you work with the standalone edition:

    Click on the button to open the Save as dialog box. Enter a name for the file, choose the format (TIFF, BMP, JPEG or PNG) and indicate the target folder.

    - If you work with the plugin:

    Press the button to apply the result to the picture.

    Call the Save As dialog box using the command File -> Save As, enter a name for the file, choose the format and indicate the target folder.

How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program  — Using the Program
   — Toolbar — Toolbar
   — Resurfacing — Resurfacing
   — Recoloring — Recoloring
   — Preferences — Preferences
Examples Examples
   — Color and Texture of Clothes — Color and Texture of Clothes
   — Interior Design — Interior Design
   — Repainting Animals — Repainting Animals
   — Teapots for Every Taste — Teapots for Every Taste
   — A Cambodian Bas-Relief — A Cambodian Bas-Relief
   — Aliens are Coming — Aliens are Coming
   — Fashion Show — Fashion Show
   — Toys on the Grass — Toys on the Grass
   — The Snow Queen — The Snow Queen
   — Patchwork — Patchwork
   — Decorate Your Room — Decorate Your Room
   — Engraved Coin — Engraved Coin
   — Chameleon Tank — Chameleon Tank
   — 3D Interior Coloring — 3D Interior Coloring


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