Tips & Tricks For Working With AKVIS NatureArt

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Tutorial: AKVIS NatureArt

Tips & Tricks For Working With AKVIS NatureArt


These tricks will help you create various nature effects using AKVIS NatureArt.


  • Autorun Mode. When selecting the presets or adjusting the parameters, it is recommended to enable this function in the program Preferences . This considerably speeds up the time needed for the processing.
    When working with tools (regardless of the effect), it's better to disable the Autorun Mode.


  • Take advantage of ready-to-use presets. For your convenience the program offers a number of ready-to-use presets. By using the presets, you can quickly select effect settings.


  • Save the selections and direction lines! For this purpose just press the button . By clicking on you can load the saved file to make a change (for example, to add or remove something). See an example of working with saved direction lines.


  • It's possible to apply multiple effects to an image.

    Source Image
    Source Image

    In the standalone version save the result with and then click on Yes when asked the question: Use the result as a source image?

    Sun and Clouds Effects Rain, Fire, Lightning Effects
    Sun and Clouds Effects Rain, Fire, Lightning Effects

    If you want to get different images with various effects applied, select No.

    Water Effect Rainbow Effect
    Water Effect Rainbow Effect

    In the plugin version just re-call the NatureArt filter and apply the effect you want with .


  • To draw a straight line with the Selection Brush , click once where you want the line to start, move to the other end of the line, and hold down the Shift key.

    Straight Selection Lines

    You can lock the mouse movement to either horizontal or vertical direction by holding the Shift key.


  • To cancel the selection, use the Selection Bucket in the "eraser mode". Just click with the tool while pressing Ctrl.


  • You can choose how the selection appears in the program Preferences : "marching ants" or filled with color (by default, red), and change the opacity of the color.


  • To reduce the effect and correct the result, use the History Brush . Read more…

    Note that this tool is only available for the Home Deluxe and Business licenses.


  • To change the image scale you can use the following keyboard shortcuts: + and Ctrl++ (++ on Mac) to increase the image scale; - and Ctrl+- (+- on Mac) to reduce the scale.

    Double-clicking on the tool's icon makes the image scale to 100%. Double-clicking on the tool's icon makes the image fit the window.


  • To cancel the last operation use the hot-key Ctrl+Z (+Z on Mac) or click on .
    To return the last cancelled operation use the hot-key Ctrl+Y (+Y on Mac) or click on .


  • Adjust the tools' parameters in the pop-up window that appears when right clicking in the image.


  • Pay attention to your license type. The functionality of the program depends on the license type. Consult the comparison table for more information. During the test period you can try all options and choose the license you like. You can upgrade your Home license to Home Deluxe or Business anytime by paying the difference in prices.


How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Presets — Presets
   — Tips & Tricks — Tips & Tricks
   — Preferences — Preferences
Effects Effects
   — Rain — Rain
   — Sun — Sun
   — Water — Water
   — Lightning — Lightning
   — Clouds — Clouds
   — Frost — Frost
   — Rainbow — Rainbow
   — Aurora — Aurora
   — Fire — Fire
   — Ice — Ice
Examples Examples
   — NatureArt Gallery — NatureArt Gallery
   — Torch of Liberty — Torch of Liberty
   — Above the Sea — Above the Sea
   — Day & Night — Day & Night
   — Flaming Text — Flaming Text
   — The Sea on a Midsummer Night — The Sea on a Midsummer Night
   — Playing With Light — Playing With Light
   — Tempest in a Glass — Tempest in a Glass
   — Greeting Card with a Christmas Tree — Greeting Card with a Christmas Tree
   — Enchanted Forest: Adding Fog & Mist — Enchanted Forest: Adding Fog & Mist
   — Smoke & Sandstorm Effects — Smoke & Sandstorm Effects
   — Frosty Window — Frosty Window
   — Planet of Storms — Planet of Storms
   — Frozen River — Frozen River
   — Ice Rose: Art of Freezing — Ice Rose: Art of Freezing
   — Creating an Animated Avatar — Creating an Animated Avatar
   — Sunset Picture — Sunset Picture
   — Fiery Girl:  Drawing with Flame — Fiery Girl: Drawing with Flame
   — Water Effect on Specific Areas — Water Effect on Specific Areas
   — The Cat and the Rain — The Cat and the Rain


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