AKVIS Sketch
AKVIS Sketch 15.0.2663.10076
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Convert photos into pencil sketches and watercolors. Standalone App and Plugin.   Demo ($72.00)
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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
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 CC.
  • Renamed the Color Pencil check-box to Original Colors.
  • Added new tools: Zoom and Hand.
  • Fixed some bugs and interface glitches which occurred when switching Classic/Artistic styles:
    • Fixed crash when importing presets from other style;
    • Improved visibility of guiding and effect area lines and buttons for loading/saving these lines;
    • Fixed the restoration of the current settings.
  • Changed and the options of displaying the Hints Panel (removed the old "yellow" style).
  • Improved the interruption process when using the "Stop" button.
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 more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.4.6 or later
  • For the plugin version - Adobe Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5 64-bit





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AKVIS Sketch User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Magosilvan reviewed on 14 May 2012
I had some problems with previous version, but now it works again as expected and with improved Italian localization.
[Version 13.5.2486.8619]


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Deltam reviewed on 08 Feb 2012
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.
[Version 13.0]


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Magosilvan commented on 28 May 2010
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.
[Version 11.0.2105.6817]


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Dragonce reviewed on 27 May 2010
More faster than Corel Painter to transform photos to sketchs
[Version 11.0.2105.6817]


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Dlwhite commented on 02 Nov 2009
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.
[Version 9.0]

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Deltam replied on 03 Nov 2009
Just try it. Sketch offered for trial period - 10 days free of charge
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Deltam commented on 03 Nov 2009
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.
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Schubert reviewed on 17 Aug 2009
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.
[Version 9.0]


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Schubert reviewed on 14 Apr 2009
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.
[Version 8.6]


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DeltaM reviewed on 02 Nov 2007
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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[Version 6.0]


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sjsw reviewed on 07 Aug 2007
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.
[Version 5.5]


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cal6n commented on 06 Aug 2007
Why am I looking at your XP program?
[Version 5.5]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 06 Aug 2007
Because AKVIS has not made any OS X screenshots available...
There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.


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Deltam rated on 15 May 2012

[Version 13.5.2486.8619]



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AKVIS Team rated on 08 Feb 2012

[Version 13.0]



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Deltam rated on 24 Aug 2011

[Version 12.5.2265.7774]



Jym-O rated on 26 Jul 2011

[Version 12.5.2265.7774]



Imaquiz rated on 11 Jun 2011

[Version 12.5.2265.7774]



Wwg rated on 11 Jun 2011

[Version 12.5.2265.7774]



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Deltam rated on 10 Feb 2011

[Version 12.0.2207.7514]



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Garyi rated on 30 Jan 2011

[Version 12.0.2207.7514]



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Deltam rated on 28 Dec 2010

[Version 11.0.2165.7401]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Demo
Date:04 Sep 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $72.00
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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 a similar result with the standard tools would require expertise in image editing and extensive manipulation with layers, masks, brushes and applying filters.

AKVIS Sketch has a neat interface with a few sliders. At first you can process the image with the default settings and then touch up the photo adding color, or trying different techniques - from pencil to charcoal or watercolor. You can make the hatching denser or finer and change the pitch angle of strokes.

Home users will be delighted by the neat result of the photo-to-sketch conversion. AKVIS Sketch can bring a lot of fun: a pencil portrait can be a good present for your relatives and friends, a watercolor drawing obtained from your last nature shooting can decorate your room, you can convert any photo to an original drawing to print on a T-Shirt.

The Batch Processing support allows you to automatically convert a series of images. You can even create comics from home videos in this way!

The program can be helpful to designers who need to quickly bring images to one style for a web-site or an advertisement booklet.
On the whole it's a wonderful tool for those who have always wanted to draw but didn't know how.


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