January 27, 2009 — AKVIS Software, Inc. has released AKVIS ArtWork 2.0. ArtWork applies different painting techniques to digital pictures. Available in Mac and PC versions stand-alone or as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, ArtWork helps users create a masterpiece out of an ordinary snapshot.
Version 2.0 converts photos into oil paintings and presents a new painting style - Comics. Creating an oil portrait or a comic strip from the last party is just a few clicks away! AKVIS offers a temporary discount to the Business License that allows using the software for commercial purposes.
AKVIS ArtWork is an ideal solution for creative expression and a perfect gift for a creative person. The virtual artist created by AKVIS Software combines advanced painting techniques with a touch of artistic approach to ordinary digital snapshots, making your digital pictures look as if they were real oil paintings. The automatic artist lays brush strokes naturally using the original photo as a reference, allowing creative persons to touch-up the painting by selectively changing the direction of the strokes.
ArtWork gives its users a unique possibility to create realistic paintings out of photos taken with any kind of digital camera, be it a digital SLR, a cell phone or a compact. Unlike many other artistic plug-ins that distort the picture to make it look more or less like a panting, ArtWork benefits from years of research and development and applies sophisticated image transformation algorithms to produce results that come very close to hand-painted works. The abundance of options opens access to many different styles and painting techniques.
The new Comics effect lets ArtWork users replicate works of famous comics artists with just a few clicks. Make a comic strip from your party photos! Add a rotoscope-like effect, as in the film "A Scanner Darkly". Just get ArtWork and unleash your creativity.
A painting is not complete without an inscription. ArtWork offers a wide selection of canvas and artist's signatures to make your painting a finished product, ready to be printed poster-size and hung onto a wall. Make your loved ones a perfect gift of art!
Many photo editing enthusiasts have already appreciated ArtWork’ s features. Take a look at the examples gallery!
AKVIS offers a temporary discount to the Business License that allows using the software for commercial purposes. Now design studios and professionals engaged in image processing can get a license for 189 USD instead of 299 USD. The price of the Upgrade from Home to Business license has been reduced accordingly.
AKVIS ArtWork is available as a stand-alone application, as well as a plugin to a photo editor. . The plugin version of AKVIS ArtWork is compatible with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Corel Painter, Corel Photo-Paint, and Paint Shop Pro, ACD FotoCanvas, and Ulead PhotoImpact. AKVIS ArtWork runs on Microsoft Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista and on Macintosh Mac OS X 10.4 and above.
AKVIS ArtWork Home License (plugin or standalone) sells for $72 USD, downloadable from akvis.com. Home users can enjoy the full line of AKVIS plugins in the AKVIS Alchemy bundle (Sketch, Chameleon, Stamp, Retoucher, Coloriage, Noise Buster, Decorator, Enhancer, LightShop, SmartMask, Magnifier, ArtWork and ArtSuite) for USD $325 USD, huge savings over purchasing each separately. One license key allows activating the software on two computers, for example, on a desktop and a laptop.
About AKVIS Software, Inc.
Founded in 2004, AKVIS Software Inc. 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.
A fully featured free evaluation download of AKVIS ArtWork is available at akvis.com.
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