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AKVIS Sketch

AKVIS Sketch is a program for conversion of photos into pencil sketches and watercolor drawings. It can make any photo look like a black-and-white or color drawing, and it can imitate the techniques of graphite or color pencils, charcoal, or watercolor painting. The program works in an entertaining way. It allows you to observe the conversion of a photo into a drawing or watercolor in real time, and even lets you interrupt the process when the required result is achieved. Its special effects can be used to create a blend of a drawing and a photo, imitate motion, or add a "time machine effect" by swirling the background. It can accentuate certain parts of an image by blurring the rest of it.

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Recent releases

  •  01 Jun 2010 08:53

    Release Notes: This version offers the ability to switch between two interface modes: Express and Advanced. You can now save the guiding lines to a file, in case of work interruption, and load them later. The plugin version supports 64-bit systems and is compatible with Photoshop CS4/CS5 on Mac and PC.

    •  10 Mar 2010 15:02

      Release Notes: An error that caused the program to crash occasionally when working with stroke direction lines has been corrected.

      •  27 Nov 2009 16:15

        Release Notes: This release offers new features and improvements: a new Stroke Direction tool to control hatch direction, new parameters, new ready-to-use AKVIS presets, 64-bit support (for plugins), and compatibility with Windows 7 and Snow Leopard.

        •  02 Apr 2009 14:53

          Release Notes: This release improves the way a photo is converted into a watercolor painting, fixes the compatibility bug that caused the plugin version to crash, and adds support for 32-bit images.

          •  11 Dec 2008 13:31

            Release Notes: This version offers a new Text tab that allows you to add a signature or a greeting to your drawing.


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