AKVIS Sketch portable converts photos into pencil sketches (black and white or in color) and watercolor paintings. It can also convert a photo into a drawing in charcoal or pastel styles. The program enjoys increasing popularity with professionals and amateurs alike as it comes so close to the work of a human artist. In contrast to standard filters (like the built-in filters in Photoshop or PSP) that offer an approximate sketch, AKVIS Sketch comes very close to the 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.
Features and improvements:
– The new Stroke Direction tool, which can be used to control hatch direction, and a set of parameters that affect the change in hatching when this tool is used (available under Home Deluxe and Business licenses).
– A new parameter in the Edges tab called Edge Strength, which controls how edges are drawn by affecting the intensity of lines and details.
– The Preview Window has been improved. Due to popular demand, the Preview Window now not only displays how the photo will appear as a drawing, it now also shows the effect of applying a canvas, making the selection of just the right texture faster and more efficient.
– Three new presets from AKVIS. Now there are a total of 11 built-in presets available.
– In Preferences it is now possible to choose whether to start the program with the last settings used or to start with the default settings.
Whats New :
New design effects
- The new version adds a bookmark Registration, which includes text effects and canvas, available in the previous version, as well as the effect of the new frame.
- Give your pictures expressiveness! On the user’s choice of several styles: Classical frame Pattern Frame, Strokes, Vignette and Passepartout.
- Learn more about the new features.
- New presets: The new version expands the list of presets AKVIS.
- Support for 4K and 5K display: Streamlined interface provides innovative display capabilities. Texts and the new vector icons are now scaled correctly in the 4K and 5K displays.
Also in the new version:
- Improved Crop tool with adjustable aspect ratios,
- Added ability to select the disc to install the program,
- Added support for new RAW file,
- Fixed minor bugs and compatibility issues.