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AKVIS Sketch converts photos into pencil sketches and watercolor paintings.

Now you do not need to handle a pencil to feel like an artist. All you need to create your original work of art is good taste and AKVIS Sketch. Our efficient method allows creating realistic color and B&W drawings that imitate the technique of graphite and color pencil, charcoal and watercolor painting.

In contrast to the similar standard filters (like the built-in filters in Photoshop or PSP) that offer an approximate sketch, AKVIS Sketch provides a convincing result; it comes very close to hand-drawn works of a human artist. Getting more...

What's New

Version 15.0.2663.10076:
  • Added the possibility to change Pencil Color and Background Color of a drawing.
  • Added new presets to both styles, Classic (+24) and Artistic (+25).
  • Added the Share option that lets users post pictures from the program to the social services: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Google+.
  • Added compatibility of the plugin with Adobe Photoshop more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.4.6 or later
  • For the plugin version - Adobe Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5 64-bit

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Magosilvan Member IconReview+94
Magosilvan
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I had some problems with previous version, but now it works again as expected and with improved Italian localization.

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Version 13.5.2486.8619
Deltam Member IconReview+13
Deltam
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A very good update. I do not see what else to add to a photo to sketch application. This is a best solution imho. I use this software often.
I like the new Artistic Mode even more than the first style available in the previos version.

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Version 13.0
Magosilvan Member IconComment+94
Magosilvan
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Just a few days after the new version of Artwork, Akvis releases this important update also to Sketch (64 bit support, optional advanced mode and new multilanguage complete tutorials).
Increased features and speed, together with developer's availability make acceptable purchase price.

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Version 11.0.2105.6817
Dragonce Member IconReview+23
Dragonce
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More faster than Corel Painter to transform photos to sketchs

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Version 11.0.2105.6817
Dlwhite Member IconComment+153
Dlwhite
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We need a review! Hey MacWorld! MacLife! MacApper! Please compare the assorted plug-ins that make "art" from photos! I own AlienSkin's awesome SnapArt, and the new controls in SnapArt 2.0 look to be worth the upgrade cost. But I've never tried this AKVIS program... Never even heard of it until today.

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Version 9.0
Deltam
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Just try it. Sketch offered for trial period - 10 days free of charge

Deltam
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Actually, Sketch is good addition to Akvis ArtWork which offers several effects http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/29713/akvis-artwork
Sketch works with pencil drawing, ArtWork makes oil paintings, and comics art.

Schubert Member IconReview+30
Schubert
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I have been using this plugin almost every day since I installed it, and now they made it even better! If you haven't tried Akvis Sketch, you don't know what you are missing. Every Photoshop friend I have has become addicted to the Sketch plugin. The developers listen to the users and keep making it better with each release. Try it, buy it, and thank me later.

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Version 9.0
Schubert Member IconReview+30
Schubert
+3

Your search is over, you don't need anything else to accomplish what Akvis Sketch can, along with your beloved Photoshop. I found the answer with this excellent plugin.

Nothing compares to Akvis Sketch. I have tested almost every competitive product available. Akvis Sketch is by far the most accurate and detailed. I have tested it against other Photoshop plugins, Photoshop action scripts, and standalone applications. I have been using Photoshop since the day they released it, and am currently using version CS4.

If you are an Adobe Photoshop fanatic, and you want the ability to extend Photoshop into another dimension, do yourself a favor and download a trial copy of Akvis Sketch and test it out for yourself. I'll bet you end up purchasing Sketch. You will not be disappointed. It is well worth the price. Don't waste your money purchasing another program to do what Akvis Sketch can, along with every professionals favorite... Photoshop.

Stay tuned, as I will be downloading, testing, and reviewing all of the other Akvis Photoshop plugins and posting my results.

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Version 8.6
DeltaM Member IconReview+13
DeltaM
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I learnt about the Sketch plugin from the DTG review, they compared Alien Skin snap art and Akvis Sketch in their article "BEST Photoshop Drawing Plug-Ins": http://www.graphic-design.com/DTG/Reviews/akvis_vs_alien.html They wrote that "Sketch provides a convincing result that comes very close to hand-drawn works of a human artist.".
Then I downloaded the program and tried it for free. I really like it. It is not such fast as wrote Fred Showker, but it makes good job. The plugin differs from the selection edges tool as different as chalk and cheese. I can't figured out how it works but I am satisfied with the results.
I use ibook, os x 10.3.9, Photoshop CS.
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sandy

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Version 6.0
sjsw Member IconReview+131
sjsw
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This made the trash in less than 30 minutes. There are dozens of FREE photoshop "actions" that put this way overpriced "plug-in" (it's actually a separate program) to shame. Try actioncentral or the exchange on adobe's site.

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Version 5.5
cal6n Member IconComment+16
cal6n
+0

Why am I looking at your XP program?

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Version 5.5
MacUpdate-Lon
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Because AKVIS has not made any OS X screenshots available...

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Deltam
Version 13.5.2486.8619
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AKVIS Team
Version 13.0
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Deltam
Version 12.5.2265.7774
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Jym-O
Version 12.5.2265.7774
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Imaquiz
Version 12.5.2265.7774
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Deltam
Version 12.0.2207.7514
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Garyi
Version 12.0.2207.7514
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Deltam
Version 11.0.2165.7401
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Downloads 24,174
Version Downloads 1,227
License Demo
Date 04 Sep 2013
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $72.00
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