AKVIS ha released AKVIS Draw V.2.0, an application which converts photos into pencil sketches and line art pictures. This update adds real-time effects previews to the 64 bit version, expands raw image file support, adds the Pencil tool to the After tab, improves upon the Text tab, adds a 'Show Original' option to the tools' parameters, fixes minor bugs, adds Dropbox to the list of the publishing services and official support for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. All registered users of AKVIS Draw can upgrade to the new version for free.
AKVIS Press Release
Sketchy Style Drawings in a Click with AKVIS Draw 2.0!
January 28, 2015 - AKVIS announces the release of AKVIS Draw V.2.0, standalone application and Photoshop plugin for Windows and Mac OS X. The software creates hand drawn pencil sketches and line art pictures from photos. The program makes both B&W and color drawings. The new version adds the presets quick preview and some other useful features.
AKVIS Draw has been updated to version 2.0.
With this artistic software you can create light and airy pencil sketches from your photos. The program transforms any picture into a realistic looking drawing in a quick and entertaining way, imitating an artist's view.
Equipped with the ready-to-use presets and adjustable parameters, the program renders various esquisse drawing styles. Besides creating black and white sketches, the software also allows using the original colors of the image to make color pencil drawings.
Give a hand-drawn look to your pictures with AKVIS Draw!
In Version 2.0:
Added the preset real time quick preview to the 64 bit version. Now, when moving a cursor over a preset in the list, the quick result appears in the small window.
Added the Pencil tool to the After tab. Using this new tool together with the Eraser you can edit the drawing: quickly remove extra lines, soften too sharp strokes, and add some finishing touches to your sketch.
Added the Show Original option to the tools' parameters that facilitates more precise drawing.
Improved the Text tab. Since this version you can not only type a text but also place a logo or a scanned signature to protect your drawing. It's possible to locate your text/image in the middle of the drawing and change its opacity that lets you create a watermark effect.
Added Dropbox to the list of the publishing services.
Extended the list of the supported RAW files from various cameras.
Added official support for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
Fixed minor bugs.
For a free trial, AKVIS offers 10 days of fully functional use.
Download AKVIS Draw 2.0 and use it during the trial period free of charge.
All registered users of Draw can upgrade to the new version for free.
The software runs on Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win 8 and on Mac OS X 10.6-10.10. The product is available as a standalone program and as a Photoshop compatible plugin.
AKVIS Draw, Home license, sells for $49 or €39. 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.