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Akvis has released AirBrush v.2.0, a program that turns photos into stylish airbrush paintings. Version 2.0 adds the possibility to create multicoloured drawings and offers new presets. The plugin version is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CC. The software sells for $49 for the Home version (all features except colour changing), $69 for the Home Deluxe edition (all features included), $89 for the Business version (all features included, for commercial use). 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.
Akvis Press Release
AKVIS AirBrush v.2.0: Airbrush Drawings from Photos! Now in Full Color!
July 22, 2013 -- AKVIS announces the release of AKVIS AirBrush v.2.0, available as a standalone program and as a plugin for graphics editors, for Windows and Mac OS X. The software turns photos into stylish airbrush paintings. Version 2.0 adds the possibility to create multicolored drawings and offers new presets. The plugin version is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CC.
Airbrushing is a painting technique based on the use of a special tool called an air brush or spraying gun. This technique has grown so popular these days that one can come across airbrush paintings anywhere. It has already become a new trend in modern art. Airbrush paintings can be added to any surface. These pictures look great and catch the eye with unprecedented clarity and level of detail.
AKVIS AirBrush is photo-to-painting software that makes airbrush drawings from photos. The program automatically transforms a photograph into your own fine art masterpiece which looks like made with an airbrush tool. 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 does all work like a real artist! The result is impressive and looks great, often reaching photographic quality and incredible realism. The software makes it possible to turn any regular item into a work of art!
AKVIS AirBrush is available as a standalone program and as a plugin for Photoshop and other graphics editors, in versions for Windows and Mac OS X.
In Version 2.0:
The new version adds the possibility to process the image using the original color range.
Now there are two ways to create a color airbrush painting:
using the Original Colors check-box (*New*) or
using color selection for Paint and Background.
Note that color changing feature is only available for Home Deluxe and Business licenses. Please consult the comparison table for more details about license types and versions of AirBrush.
New ready-to-use presets.
Now the software offers 55 presets which help you start working.
Compatibility with Adobe Photoshop CC.
We have also changed the setup file for Windows. The installation process is now better and easier. Two different files are offered - for Windows 32 bit and for Windows 64 bit.
Registered users of AirBrush can upgrade to version 2.0 for free!
A full-featured free evaluation download of AKVIS AirBrush v.2.0 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 software 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. Consult the official website for more details about licenses and features of AirBrush.
AKVIS (akvis.com) specializes in development of image processing software and scientific research. The company was founded in 2004 by IT professionals having considerable experience in programming and software development. Since then the company has released a number of successful programs.