AKVIS Sketch is software for conversion of photos into pencil sketches and watercolor drawings. Surprise your friends with realistic color and B&W drawings that imitate the technique of graphite and color pencil, charcoal and watercolor.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.AKVIS Sketch provides a convincing result and comes very close to hand-drawn works of a human artist. Getting a similar result with the standard tools would require expertise in image editing and extensive manipulation with layers, masks, brushes and applying filters.AKVIS Sketch has a neat interface with a few sliders. At first you can process the image with the default settings and then touch up the photo adding color, or trying different techniques - from pencil to charcoal or watercolor. You can make the hatching denser or finer and change the pitch angle of strokes. It is possible to save settings as presets for future use.Home users will be delighted by the neat result of the photo-to-sketch conversion. AKVIS Sketch is a lot of fun: a pencil portrait can be a good present for your relatives and friends, a watercolor drawing obtained from your last nature shooting can decorate your room.The program can be helpful to designers who need to quickly convert images to a particular style for a web-site or an advertisement.The program is available in two versions - as a standalone application and as a plug-in to a photo editor.The batch mode support (only for the plug-in version) allows you to automatically convert a series of images. Just create an Action in Photoshop or a Script in Paint Shop Pro and apply the plug-in with thesame settings to a folder full of images. You can even create comics from home videos in this way!.
Changes in this version:
The new version includes a Quick Preview window that saves you time when fine-tuning the settings. Added Exif and IPTC data support.
RAM 512; Intel Pentium 3+; /G3+; res1024+
( By AKVIS Software Inc. - AKVIS Sketch Publisher )