Swans: Dance on the Water

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Tutorial: AKVIS Pastel

Swans: Dance on the Water


Swans have always been a symbol of grace, faithfulness and nobleness. This beautiful bird is often considered to be one of the most romantic figures in the world culture. H. C. Andersen wrote the touching story of the little ugly duckling who turns into a beautiful swan. "Swan Lake" composed by P. I. Tchaikovsky is one of the most famous ballets of music history.

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a pastel painting from a photo with AKVIS Pastel.

    Original Image Result

  • Step 1. Open the image in AKVIS Pastel.

    Source Image
    Source Image
  • Step 2. The processed fragment will be shown in the quick preview window.

    AKVIS Pastel Window
    AKVIS Pastel Window
  • Step 3. Adjust the parameters and start the editing by pressing .

    Processing Result
    Processing Result: White Background
  • Step 4. The background color of the previous painting is white. You can specify a different background color by clicking on the color square Paper Color.

    New Paper Color
    New Paper Color

    The results differ:

    Processing Result
    Processing Result: Blue Background
    (Click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version of the image)
How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Pastel Effect — Pastel Effect
   — Abstract Art — Abstract Art
   — Canvas — Canvas
   — Frames — Frames
   — Text — Text
   — Toolbar — Toolbar
   — Timeline — Timeline
   — Presets — Presets
   — Preferences — Preferences
   — Batch Processing — Batch Processing
Examples Examples
   — Swans: Dance on the Water — Swans: Dance on the Water
   — Winter Pastel: Portrait of a Boy — Winter Pastel: Portrait of a Boy
   — Pets Portrait in Pastel — Pets Portrait in Pastel
   — Rabbits Family — Rabbits Family
   — Pastel Gallery — Pastel Gallery


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