May 19, 2008 — AKVIS announces the update of AKVIS ArtSuite to version v.4.0. ArtSuite is a collection of versatile effects for decoration of photos. In addition to the previously available 15 effects, this version offers two new ones: “Glamour” and “Two Keys”. The Glamour effect will add a glamorous look to your photo portraits. The Two Keys effect adjusts many aspects of a photo (color shades, contrast, brightness ) using two key colors. The Upgrade for registered users is free.
Whether you plan to upload holiday photos on a web-site to share with your friends or you wish to decorate a personalized greeting card, you can rely on AKVIS ArtSuite - it will add elegance and style to any photo.
Now AKVIS ArtSuite does not only offer edge effects for adding photo frames to digital photos, but some other artistic effects as well. Thanks to its 17 effects and a rich Pattern Library, the software can generate an endless number of effect versions.
The effects are grouped as follows:
Artistic Effects allow experimenting with photos – convert a photo into a black and white image and consequently add a color shade to it; replace colors on an image, add a texture (chosen from the built-in Texture Library or one created by the user) so that the image looks like drawn on a canvas, brick wall, corrugated paper, etc.
Version 4.0 offers two more artistic effects: “Glamour” and “Two Keys” .
The Glamour effect will add a glamorous look to your photo portraits. It allows smoothing the skin of a person in a natural way. Just select some colors on the skin and click on the Start button; you will get a convincing result. Not only movie stars can be glamorous!
The program can be used as an independent application (standalone) and as a plug-in to a photo editor.
AKVIS ArtSuite Plugin is compatible with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Corel Painter, Corel Photo-Paint, Paint Shop Pro, and Ulead PhotoImpact.
AKVIS ArtSuite runs on Microsoft Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista and on Macintosh Mac OS X 10.4-10.5, PowerPC G3 / Intel and above.
For a free trial, AKVIS offers 10 days of fully functional use.
AKVIS ArtSuite sells for $49 USD, downloadable from akvis.com. Home users can enjoy the full line of AKVIS plugins in the AKVIS Alchemy bundle (Enhancer, Chameleon, Stamp, Retoucher, Coloriage, Noise Buster, Decorator, Sketch, LightShop, SmartMask and ArtSuite) for USD $325 a savings of $513 over purchasing each separately. For business licenses consult the official web-site.
One license key allows activating the software on two computers, for example, on a desktop and a laptop.
About the program: http://akvis.com/en/artsuite/index.php