AKVIS Sponsors Graphics and Digital Photography Contests

Graphics and Digital Photography Contests

AKVIS Graphic Contests

We are pleased to sponsor graphics and digital photography contests.

The prizes are license keys for AKVIS software.

Are you going to organize a contest on image processing, photography or design? Do you need a sponsor?

Send your request to info@akvis.com — and get a prize for your winners.


User Group Raffles

We often support the meetings and raffles of user groups.

Dear Editors and Coordinators! Send your requests for supporting of contests, raffles.


ShiftArt Photoshop Challenge

Every month ShiftArt.com provides a selection of images to choose from. Entrants then create a piece of art using these images as well as their own resources.

AKVIS sponsored the January 2016 Contest.

Prize: a plugin of choice from AKVIS.

The winner, Ann Wehner has chosen AKVIS Coloriage V.10 as her desired plugin.


Weekly Contest

Creativepro Weekly Contest

From time to time, our software appears in the Weekly Contest section of CreativePro.com.

It's a Lottery. The only thing you need to do is to enter the Contest at their web site. More...


RetouchPro Contests

Sometimes we donate prizes for Monthly Contests in RetouchPro.com. For example, this Photo Art Contest.

If you a member of this community please follow their news to take part! 2009 Photograph of the Year Contest


2009-2015 Photograph of the Year Contest

PhotographyCorner.com and PhotoBook Press organized
the PhotographyCorner.com Photograph of the Year contest.

AKVIS was among the sponsors of the contest.


Also — Some Examples of Contests:


PSG Contest

The Photoshop Guru's Handbook Contest #3 is coloring line art. The participants have to colorize the image using Adobe Photoshop tools only.

Licenses for AKVIS plugins Coloriage and Chameleon, a Wacom USB PenPal tablet, a graphics book, and a copy of SiteGrinder (a Photoshop plugin from Media Labs).


Maine Student Web Design Awards

(The USA) The sponsors list of the Maine Student Web Design Program: AKVIS   , Adobe, iTunes and others.The contestants of the Maine Student Web Design Program are students and scholars.

The MSWDA.org web-site announces:

"We welcome Maine students in grades 6-12 to the third annual Maine Student Web Design Award Program...

There are plenty of prizes and awards this year, including software, web hosting services, CDs, cash, tickets, ski passes, movie rentals, passes for outdoor activities, and plenty more."

AKVIS was among the Gold Sponsors of MSWDA.


Web Design Contest


A contest for web-masters organized by the German designer portal webmasterpro.de.

The designers were to create Winter and Spring headings for the portal.


Tercer Encuentro De Creativos

(South America) Tercer Encuentro De CreativosWe present the designer event Tercer Encuentro De Creativos that will take place in August, 2005 in the city of Medellin.

The idea of the event is to exchange experience and gather together designers, art journalists, and artists of the area.

During the event, there will be an exposition and a contest for designers in the following areas: digital design, web-design, 3d design, creative work.

The event is supported by AKVIS, as well as such companies as Latin American Host, Adobe, Federación de Impresores de Colombia, etc.


And many others!

Photo Processing

Tutorial: AKVIS AirBrush

AKVIS AirBrush automatically transforms a photograph into a work of art which looks like made with a special airbrush tool that sprays paints or inks. The software works as an artistic filter creating stylish colorful airbrush designs from images using chosen settings of photo-to-painting conversion.


Tutorial: AKVIS ArtSuite

AKVIS ArtSuite is an impressive collection of versatile frames and effects for photos. ArtSuite contains many templates and texture samples that can be used to create a virtually limitless variety of options for generating frames.
Decorate a photo to give it an original and festive look!


Tutorial: AKVIS ArtWork

AKVIS ArtWork is photo to painting software designed to imitate different painting techniques - Oil Painting, Watercolor, Gouache, Comics, Pen & Ink, Linocut, Pastel, and Pointillism. ArtWork helps you to create a piece of art out of any picture!


Tutorial: AKVIS Chameleon

AKVIS Chameleon is a fun to use tool for photo collage creation. It makes the process easy and entertaining. The tool is very easy to handle as it does not require precise selection of objects.
Using the software you can quickly create your own photo collages.


Tutorial: AKVIS Charcoal

AKVIS Charcoal is a creative tool for conversion of photos into charcoal and chalk drawings. Using the program you can make professional-looking expressive black and white images. Playing with colors and options you can achieve outstanding artistic effects, such as sanguine and others.


Tutorial: AKVIS Coloriage

AKVIS Coloriage allows colorizing B&W photos and replacing colors in color photos. Just indicate the desired colors by the stroke of the brush; the program does the rest of the work: recognizes the object's border and tailors the new color to the grayscale tones of the initial picture.


Tutorial: AKVIS Decorator

AKVIS Decorator lets you change the surface of an object in a realistic manner. The program puts on 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. Recoloring is also made easy.


Tutorial: AKVIS Draw

AKVIS Draw converts your photos into hand made pencil drawings. The software creates realistic looking line art illustrations, produces both B&W and color drawings. Add a hand-drawn look to your pictures!


Tutorial: AKVIS Enhancer

AKVIS Enhancer is image enhancement software that detects detail in underexposed, overexposed and mid tone areas of a photo with uneven exposure. Enhancer improves every part of the image! The software works in three modes: Improve Detail, Prepress, and Tone Correction. The program offers a fast method to fix a dark photo, add contrast and brightness to a picture, it lets you improve color and adjust tones.


Tutorial: AKVIS Frames

AKVIS Frames is free software designed for working with the AKVIS frame packs. Using the program it's easy to decorate your photos with exclusive picture frames!


Tutorial: AKVIS HDRFactory

AKVIS HDRFactory lets you create a High Dynamic Range image from a series of shots or from one single photo. The program can also be used for photo correction. The program brings life and color to your photos!


Tutorial: AKVIS LightShop

AKVIS LightShop lets you create an infinite number of astounding light effects! The program offers advanced lighting techniques for adding stars and glow effects to images. A light effect draws attention and brighten up any photo. Add a little magic to your pictures!


Tutorial: AKVIS Magnifier

AKVIS Magnifier helps to resize images without loss in quality. Whether creating poster-size images, adding resolution for printing an enlargement, or reducing image size, Magnifier will make your prints look sharper and better defined.


Tutorial: AKVIS MakeUp

AKVIS MakeUp improves your portraits giving them a professional look. The software retouches facial imperfections making your skin radiant, beautiful, pure and even. The program adds glamour to your pictures and creates a high key effect. Look your best in every photo with AKVIS MakeUp!


Tutorial: AKVIS NatureArt

AKVIS NatureArt is an excellent tool for imitating the magnificence of natural phenomena on your photos. The program includes a number of effects: Rain, Sun, Water, Lightning, Clouds, Frost, Rainbow, Aurora, Fire, Ice and Night Sky. Add dramatic nature effects to your photo, change the weather on it! With NatureArt you can become a wizard!


Tutorial: AKVIS Neon

AKVIS Neon lets you create amazing glowing lines effects. The software transforms a photo into a neon image that looks like drawn with luminescent ink.


Tutorial: AKVIS Noise Buster

AKVIS Noise Buster is software for noise suppression on digital and scanned images. Digital noise can be seen as artifacts and random red and blue pixels that compromise the smoothness of a photo. The program is efficient against both color and luminance noise.


Tutorial: AKVIS OilPaint

AKVIS OilPaint turns your photos into oil paintings. The mysterious production of a painting happens right before your eyes. The unique algorithm authentically reproduces the technique of the real brush. With this cutting-edge software you can become a painter!


Tutorial: AKVIS Pastel

AKVIS Pastel turns your photos into pastel paintings. The program converts your photo into a lifelike digital art imitating one of the most popular artistic techniques. AKVIS Pastel is a powerful tool to unleash your creativity!


Tutorial: AKVIS Points

AKVIS Points lets you transform your photos into paintings using one of the most exciting artistic techniques - pointillism. With the software you can easily create gorgeous works of art in a pointillist manner. Discover the world of bright colors!


Tutorial: AKVIS Refocus

AKVIS Refocus improves sharpness of out of focus images. The program can process the entire photo or bring into focus only the selected part to make the subject stand out against the background. It's also possible to add bokeh and lens blur effects to your photos.
The software works in five modes: Refocus, Tilt-Shift, Iris Blur, Motion Blur, and Radial Blur.


Tutorial: AKVIS Retoucher

AKVIS Retoucher is an efficient program for photo restoration and photo retouching. The software removes dust, scratches, stains, and other defects that appear on damaged photos. It intelligently reconstructs the missing parts of the photo using the information of the surrounding areas.


Tutorial: AKVIS Sketch

AKVIS Sketch converts digital photos to amazing pencil sketches and watercolor drawings.
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.


Tutorial: AKVIS SmartMask

AKVIS SmartMask is an efficient selection tool that saves time and is fun to use. Selection has never been so simple! The software considerably increases your productivity. You will be freed from boring work and will have more room for creativity and realization of your ideas.


Tutorial: AKVIS Watercolor

AKVIS Watercolor easily makes a photo look like a brilliant and vibrant watercolor painting. The software turns ordinary images into amazingly realistic aquarelle pieces of art.



Video Processing

Tutorial: AKVIS Sketch Video

AKVIS Sketch Video is an After Effects and Premiere Pro plugin for converting videos into animated cartoons, both black and white and color. Apply cartoon effects easily with the Sketch Video plugin!