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Akvis AirBrush is a new application which converts photos into “paintings” that look as though they were made with a special airbrush tool. Equipped with 40 ready-to-use presets, Akvis AirBrush works as an artistic filter creating stylish colourful airbrush designs from images using chosen settings of photo-to-painting conversion. The program also lets you save your favourite photo-to-painting settings as a preset, which can be imported and reused at any time. Akvis AirBrush can be used as a standalone program and as a plugin to a photo editor. The plug-in is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop Pro etc. Akvis AirBrush sells for $49 for Home version (either Plugin or Standalone, all features except colour changing), for $69 for Home Deluxe (Plugin and Standalone, all features included), and for $89 for Business (Plugin and Standalone, all features included, for commercial use).
Website: Akvis AirBrush
Akvis Press Release
Make Airbrush Drawings from Photos with AKVIS AirBrush v.1.0!
Apr 12, 2013— AKVIS announces the release of its new (18th) program - AKVIS AirBrush v.1.0. The software makes photos look as if they are airbrush paintings made with a special airbrush tool. The program helps users to create a piece of art out of any picture. AKVIS AirBrush is available in versions for Windows and Mac OS X, and can be used as a standalone program and as a plugin to photo editors.
About AKVIS AirBrush
AKVIS AirBrush is photo to painting software that makes an airbrush drawing from a photo.
Airbrushing is a painting technique based on the use of a special tool called an air brush or spraying gun. Since it’s a touch free technique, it allows the painter to add light strokes, minor details, and blurry edges. The result is impressive and looks great, often reaching photographic quality and incredible realism. Airbrushing offers freedom of artistic expression and allows the artist to use all types of paints: oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, and even ink.
This technique has grown so popular these days that one can come across airbrush paintings anywhere. Paintings can be added to any surface. The airbrush art is widely used in auto body industry, for adding graphics to cars, motorbikes, and helmets. It can also be used for decorating mobile phones, computers and home electronics, for creating T-shirt designs or fingernail art.
Airbrushing makes it possible to turn any regular item into a work of art. It has already become a new trend in modern art. Airbrush paintings look great and catch the eye with unprecedented clarity and level of detail.
AKVIS AirBrush automatically transforms a photograph into your own fine art masterpiece which looks like made with a special airbrush tool.
The software works as an artistic filter creating stylish colorful airbrush designs from images using chosen settings of photo-to-painting conversion. Now you do not need to perform complex manual work, drawing lines and details with tools. Just choose one of the AirBrush presets or play with the effect settings. The program will do all work like a real artist!
AKVIS AirBrush is equipped with 40 ready-to-use presets which help you start working. They can be applied “as is” or can be modified. The program lets you save your favorite photo-to-painting settings as a preset and use them further. It’s possible to import and export your presets. You can share your favorite settings with other fans of this exciting technique.
The software offer Batch Processing feature that lets you automatically process a series of images. It is useful when dealing with a lot of photos or when creating a video (to process all frames automatically).
AKVIS AirBrush can be used as a standalone program and as a plugin to a photo editor. The plug-in is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop Pro, etc. Consult the compatibility page for more details.
A full-featured free evaluation download of AKVIS AirBrush v.1.0 is available at the Product Page.
The software runs on Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win 8 and on Mac OS X 10.4-10.8, both 32 bit and 64 bit.
Pricing and Availability
The brand new program sells for 49.00 USD for Home version (either Plugin or Standalone, all features except color changing), for 69.00 USD for Home Deluxe (Plugin and Standalone, all features included), and for 89.00 USD for Business (Plugin and Standalone, all features included, for commercial use). One license key allows activating the software on two computers.
The functionality of the program depends on the license type. During the trial period you can try all options and choose the license you like. Please consult the comparison table for more details about license types and versions of AirBrush.
All AKVIS products, including the new one, packaged together in the Alchemy All-in-One Bundle, are offered with a great discount - 60% Off.