February 3, 2011 — AKVIS announces the update of AKVIS ArtSuite to version v.6.7. ArtSuite is an impressive collection of versatile effects for decorating photos. Version 6.7 includes an improvement in the transformation of photos in hand-painted frames, a Recent Files list which is accessible by right-clicking on the Open Image button, and a new themed frame pack is available - the St. Valentine Pack. Frame that special photo of a loved one or make a lovely greeting card for friends and family - keep the memories alive!
Whether you plan to upload vacation photos to a web-site to share with your friends or wish to make your own personalized greeting cards, you can rely on AKVIS ArtSuite to add style and elegance to any photo.
AKVIS ArtSuite not only offers edge effects for adding frames to your digital photos, but also is constantly enriched with new artistic effects as well. Thanks to the large number of effects and a rich Pattern Library, the software can generate an endless variety of effect versions.
Available as a stand-alone product and a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and other editors on Windows and Macintosh, AKVIS ArtSuite lets everyone decorate digital photos, create original postcards, personalized desktop wallpapers, etc.
The effects are grouped in two categories - Frames and Effect:
Frames (edge effects) can be used to create a photo frame for a digital photo. It can be a classic frame with wood carving or a light-hearted frame with some cheerful frogs along the border. The photo frame samples that come with ArtSuite can be easily tailored to any photo. Select a color for the frame; choose its form, its style, brightness, and the intensity of the applied edge effect. It is possible to create a frame with ragged edges, a scratched surface, a page curl, ice crystals, etc. It can be a wooden frame with figured carving or a frame with an ornament. It is also possible to load user created patterns and textures to create a unique photo frame.
Use Artistic Effects to experiment with photos. Convert a photo into a B&W image and then add a shade of color to it. Replace colors in an image, add a texture (chosen from the built-in Texture Library or one created by the user) to make the image appear as if it has been drawn on a canvas, brick wall, corrugated paper, etc.
Version 6.7 makes it easier to keep track of photos you have worked with in the program with the addition of a Recent Files list to the program. It can be accessed by right-clicking on the Open Image button. Also the he transformation of photos in multiple hand-painted frames has been improved.
In addition to these improvements of the program, AKVIS offers a new themed frame pack for ArtSuite - the St. Valentine Pack. This pack includes 50 hand painted frames perfect for your romantic photos. Keep the memories of your special moments alive by framing that special photo of a loved one or making lovely greeting cards for family and friends!
The St. Valentine Pack is available for 12 USD. Take a look at thumbnails of the new frames at the product page.
AKVIS also offers a free set of frames (30 enchanting designs for any occasion), as well as Wedding, Travel, and Christmas frame packs, each contains 50 high quality hand painted frames. These themed packs are offered at a price and are intended for professionals, as well as those who are interested in quality design photo frames.
Please note that these frames are only available in the Standalone version for technical reasons.
AKVIS ArtSuite runs on Windows XP/Vista/Win7 and on Mac OS X 10.4-10.6.
A fully featured free evaluation download of AKVIS ArtSuite is available at akvis.com.
The free frame pack, which does not require registration, can be used with ArtSuite even during the evaluation period.
Registered users of AKVIS Artsuite can upgrade to version 6.7 for free.
AKVIS ArtSuite Plugin
AKVIS ArtSuite Pluginsells for $ 49 USD; AKVIS ArtSuite Standalone for $ 69 USD.
Also, users can enjoy the full line of AKVIS products in the AKVIS Alchemy bundle (Retoucher, Chameleon, MultiBrush, Enhancer, Refocus, Coloriage, Noise Buster, Sketch, Decorator, LightShop, ArtSuite, SmartMask, Magnifier, ArtWork, and NatureArt) with a great discount (70% Off).
AKVIS ArtSuite is also part of the AKVIS Artistic bundle (Sketch, ArtWork, and ArtSuite), which sells for $149 for the plug-in version or $169 for the standalone version. This is a savings of $44 when compared to the price of these three programs purchased separately. Visit the official website to see prices for alternate versions of the bundles.
Founded in 2004, AKVIS specializes in development of image processing software and Photoshop plug-ins. The company has released a number of successful products. The AKVIS team is enthusiastic about graphics and image processing issues. The company sponsors web-design and digital photography contests. The company offers free licenses to non-profit organizations (heritage foundations and historical societies) involved in conservation and restoration of photographic archives having cultural value.
The company announces a new creative contest - Hearts for Valentine's Day! Make an image with a heart using any AKVIS programs. Send your works before February 11, 2011.
Participation in this event entitles you to a 30% discount on all AKVIS software as well as a chance to win AKVIS Gift Certificate.
Enter the contest!
About the Program: akvis.com/en/artsuite/index.php
What's New: akvis.com/en/artsuite/whats-new.php