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AKVIS has released Version 8 of its ArtWork photo-to-painting software. This update adds a new Share feature that enables users to post pictures directly from the program to social networks. Additionally, the plug-in is now compatible with Photoshop CC and PaintShop Pro X6. AKVIS offers a free upgrade to version 8.0 for all registered customers of ArtWork.
AKVIS Press Release
AKVIS ArtWork v.8.0: Painting Effects for Your Photos. Now with New Share Feature!
September 26, 2013 -- AKVIS announces the release of AKVIS ArtWork v.8.0, photo to painting software for Windows and Mac OS X. Version 8.0 offers the new Share feature that lets posting pictures from the program to social networks. The plugin is compatible with Photoshop CC and PaintShop Pro X6.
AKVIS ArtWork is the perfect virtual artist which can create images in various painting styles. The program combines advanced painting techniques with a touch of an artistic approach to digital photographs, making pictures look as if they were real paintings.
The software offers 7 painting styles: Oil, Watercolor, Gouache, Comics, Pen & Ink, Linocut, Pastel. Each effect includes a number of ready-to-use presets which will help you to quickly create paintings and drawings in a variety of styles.
No brushes or paints are required. Just get ArtWork and unleash your creativity!
The transformation of a digital photo into a painting happens before your very eyes, so you can follow the birth of a work of art in real time.
You can create an oil portrait of your friend, a landscape watercolor painting, a funny poster with your dog or an impressive linocut print to decorate your bedroom!
The program also lets changing a canvas and adding a text to the picture. Using the Batch Processing feature you can create comics and cartoons from videos.
AKVIS offers a free upgrade to version 8.0 for all registered customers of ArtWork.
Version 8.0 adds the new Share feature that lets posting pictures from the program to the social services: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Google+. Now you can quickly publish your newly created work of art!
The software is available for Windows and Mac OS X: the Standalone version is targeted at the customers who prefer regular applications, the Plugin is popular among the users working with photo editors. The ArtWork plugin v.8.0 is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CC and Corel PaintShop Pro X6 and their older versions.
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.
For a free trial, AKVIS offers 10 days of fully functional use. Details are available at the ArtWork Page.
AKVIS ArtWork, Home license, sells for $72 or €55. The functionality of the program depends on the license type. Consult the official website for more details about license types and versions of the software.
AKVIS (http://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.