AKVIS Decorator 1.2

December 29, 2006 | Mark Goldstein | Software | Comment |

NikonAKVIS Press Release

Paint the World Yourself! AKVIS Decorator Changes Texture/Color on an Image.

December, 2006 - AKVIS LLC announces the release of AKVIS Decorator V.1.2 for Windows and Macintosh. The plug-in allows applying a new texture/color to an object preserving its volume.  The new color or texture looks absolutely natural. New to version: support of Photoshop CS3 beta on Windows and and PowerPC Mac, new interface languages: German, French, Spanish, Japanese, minor bugs fixed. Have you ever seen a car made of brick? A statue dressed in fine clothes? With AKVIS Decorator you can create things that were unimaginable even to Mother Nature. The Decorator plug-in allows you to change the surface of an object in a realistic manner.

Select a part of an image a dress on a girl, a car, a piece of furniture, etc, and apply new textures to it. The girl can have her dress painted in gay patterns, dotted or chequered, appear as if made of velvet or satin, or even of wood or candies. There is a great variety of built-in patterns to apply - from fabrics to stones and metal, from food to nature elements.

Unlike the “bucket-fill” tool in many photo editors, the plug-in follows the underlying features of the object, the texture that already exists, and makes the new color or texture look natural.

Applying a snake scale to a cars surface can be fun, but of more practical use is to apply AKVIS Decorator for design purposes.

With this software you can quickly choose a suitable design for your apartment by playing with different colors and patterns for furniture, walls, curtains, decorations, etc. Its useful for designers to show the customers the same room in different versions or for web-designers to represent the same items in an online shop (china-ware, blankets, clothes, piece of furniture, etc) in different colors/patterns.  Demonstrations of Decorator’s features are available at http://akvis.com/en/decorator-tutorial/index.php  
By AKVIS tradition, the program has a simple interface, easy grasped even for newbies. In the plug-ins window you select a texture for the object (you can adjust its color and frequency of the pattern), press the Run button and get a wonderful result. If needed, you can adjust the brightness and the angle of lighting.

The program applies a texture preserving the volume of an object, following its folds and creases. The new pattern looks absolutely natural and makes you see things differently.

New to version 1.2: support of Photoshop CS3 beta on Windows and and PowerPC Mac, new interface languages: German, French, Spanish, Japanese, minor bugs fixed.

AKVIS Decorator Plug-in is compatible with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Corel Painter, Corel Photo-Paint, Jasc Paint Shop Pro and Ulead PhotoImpact. AKVIS Decorator runs on Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/NT and on Macintosh Mac OS X, PowerPC G3 and above.

AKVIS Decorator sells for $54 USD, downloadble from www.akvis.com .

Home users can enjoy the full line of AKVIS plugins in the AKVIS Alchemy bundle (Decorator, Enhancer, Chameleon, Stamp, Retoucher, Coloriage, Noise Buster, Sketch) for USD $285 USD, a savings of $261 over purchasing each separately. For business licenses consult the official web-site. One license key allows activating the software on two computers, for example, on a desktop and a laptop.

For a free trial, AKVIS offers 10 days of fully functional use. Just download and use the program: http://akvis.com/en/decorator/download-change-texture.php