AKVIS OilPaint — Revues :
Most people like to take photos of the places and persons they like, then show them off on blogs and personal websites or print them and frame them. However, if you want to make sure your friends will surely notice your pics, you can turn them into oil paintings using AKVIS OilPaint. <...>
It is advisable to start experimenting with the presets, so as to get a taste of the paintings you can obtain. If you want to create a project from scratch, you can directly adjust the saturation and relief values, as well as stroke thickness, intensity and curvature. You also get the chance to alter the maximum stroke length to make it seem more authentic. <...>
All in all, AKVIS OilPaint can help all users make the most of their photographs even if they have little or no artistic skills, as their oil paintings will be admired by everyone.
You might wonder why I like turning my photos into what looks like oil paintings. High resolution cameras show all the wrinkles and gray hairs and turning these shots into artworks can make them look way better. That is one reason. Another reason for me is to add illustrations to projects I am working on. I am currently working on converting an entire collection of Zorro stories to eBooks. It is fun to have an appropriate picture for the cover of each eBook and if it looks like artwork rather than a plain photo, all the better. <...>
I recommending going to the AKVIS website and downloading out a trial copy of OilPaint. If you do not have a program like Photoshop, get the stand-alone application. It is a lot of fun to see how you can change your photos into artwork.
AKVIS OilPaint is a stand-alone application and Photoshop plugin which can transform digital images into realistic oil paintings.
Open an image and the program immediately applies its default painting effect to a small preview area. This didn't look too dramatic for us, but if you're not happy there are more than 40 preset styles to choose from. You can then manually tweak these by dragging any of 8 sliders - Simplicity, Saturation, Max Stroke Length, Stroke Thickness/ Intensity/ Curvature, Wide Background Strokes, Random Strokes. Whatever you're doing, the preview window updates almost immediately to show the results.
There's almost as much flexibility in defining the canvas. Unlike other tools, you don't just get to select a material: you can set the canvas scale, pattern, brightness and position of a light source, prominence, distortion effect and more.
Have you ever wished your favorite photo was an oil painting? Well I know a few of my favorite beach pictures would look great as an oil painting. Now that AKVIS Software has released a new Photoshop plugin and stand alone application called OilPaint you can turn photographs into oil paintings. OilPaint features a new brush stroke algorithm that more closely imitates real brush strokes.
I love how easy the OilPaint program is to use. <...> There is also a mix slider in OilPaint that mixes the brush strokes with the original image to smooth the oil effect.
Photographers who like to give their photos an oil paint look should most certainly look into the OilPaint Software. Photographers who already own other AKVIS Software should check out the new brush stroke algorithm and compare it to what they are using now. I really like the Oil Paint effect generated by the OilPaint program.
AKVIS Oil Painting Software is software designed to turn ordinary photos into oil paintings. The best thing is that you don’t have to be an artist to use it. Turn your photos into works of art with this easy to use software.
This is a great application for those who want to take their images to another level. It’s easy to use, and renders fast and effectively. There’s even a free trial which you can evaluate for 10 days with different licenses before buying.
Sometimes a photo doesn’t seem like enough—or even much of anything—at least not to the disinterested observer. But to the photographer, each frame has a special meaning. Software like Akvis OilPaint seeks to provide visual artists with the tools to effectively convey a message directly from their mind’s eye to the canvas. <...>
If you want to make oil paintings out of your photos, Akvis OilPaint 1.0 is a fine choice. It’s fairly swift, very stable, and easy to learn and use.
Recently, Akvis published a new and excellent product: Oil Paint. It is amazing piece of software which converts digital photos into oil paintings. Conversion is so realistic but there are and other required qualities: fast rendering, simple to use and I must mention that in introduction: non-destructive Crop tool in standalone version.