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Akvis has announced Akvis ArtSuite 10 and the new Summer Frame Pack. The software helps to decorate pictures with frames and effects. The brand new Summer Pack, with 50 hand painted colorful designs, can be installed to the program to increase its functionality. Akvis ArtSuite Standalone sells for $69, the Plugin version sells for $49. The new Summer Pack is available for $12.
Akvis Press Release
AKVIS ArtSuite v.10 & New Summer Frames Give You a Lot of Joy!
July 29, 2013 -- AKVIS announces AKVIS ArtSuite v.10 and the new Summer Frame Pack. The software helps to decorate pictures with frames and effects. The brand new Summer Pack, with 50 hand painted colorful designs, can be installed to the program to increase its functionality. The plugin version of ArtSuite is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CC.
AKVIS ArtSuite offers an impressive collection of versatile frames and effects for decorating photos. The software makes it easy to give a photo an original look, and to add elegance and style to a portrait. Available as a standalone product and a plugin for Photoshop, ArtSuite lets you apply an endless number of creative effects!
The software lets you frame your photos, make personalized greeting cards and posters, decorate your family album. The program contains many templates and texture samples for any goal, from classic wooden frames to festive decorations, fabric, brick, and even animal world patterns. Thanks to the large number of effects and a rich pattern library, the software can generate an endless variety of effect versions. With ArtSuite you can easily frame your photographs!
You can also apply the artistic effects: convert a photo into a B&W image and add a sepia effect, replace or correct colors on an image, add a texture, turn a photo into a halftone picture giving it a retro comic book look, and much more.
It's possible to extend the features of the program and enrich the collection of frames by loading your own patterns or (only in the standalone version) by adding extra themed frame packs of Hand Painted Frames created by professional artists specifically for use in this program.
In Version 10.0:
The new Summer Pack includes 50 hand painted frames of excellent quality with bright and saturated colors!
Summer is the favorite season for many kids and adults. Beautiful field and garden flowers, ripe berries, fluttering butterflies, rich grass and leaves, golden sand, shining sun and blue azure sky will serve as a stunning addition to summer photos.
Take advantage of our gorgeous frames to see the happy faces of your loved ones in a worthwhile design. Make your special memories even more special!
Now 10 themed packs are available for use in ArtSuite: Baby Pack, Wedding Pack, Travel Pack, St.Valentine Pack, Sports Pack, Christmas Pack, Winter Pack, Spring Pack, Fantasy Pack, and the new Summer Pack. These frames are offered for a pretty modest price and are intended for those who are interested in beautifully designed frames. Also, a Free Set of Frames, a collection of lovely designs for any occasion, is available for download without charge and registration.
Also, in the new version:
Added compatibility of the plugin with Adobe Photoshop CC.
Changed the setup file for Windows. Now two different files are offered - for Windows 32 bit and 64 bit.
Fixed minor bugs.
Registered users of ArtSuite can upgrade to the new version for free.
For a free trial, AKVIS offers 10 days of fully functional use. Download AKVIS ArtSuite v.10.
The additional frame packs can only be used in the Standalone version. To add the frame packs in ArtSuite just copy them into a folder selected in the program's preferences.
AKVIS ArtSuite Standalone sells for $69, the Plugin version sells for $49; downloadable from http://akvis.com.
The new Summer Pack is available for $12.
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 (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.