Sketcher
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Turn digital photos into hand-made art.   Shareware ($14.99)
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Sketcher is for you if, like most of us, you like hand-made drawings, colorful oil paintings and accurate pencils strokes of the sketches, bu can't draw well enough. This little app solves the problem!

Sketcher can easily turn any digital photo into the pencil sketch, watercolor or oil drawing, it's light, simple, cross-platform, feature rich and it's free to try! And more than this: the license is valid for both Mac and Windows platforms!
What's New
Version 1.3:
  • Fixed crash on "Expressive brushstrokes" algo
  • Some UI fixes
  • Enhancements for OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 64-bit processor



MacUpdate - Sketcher



Sketcher User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Chaloots commented on 16 Oct 2012
My current version of Sketcher (1.2) was purchased through MacUpdate. I see now that there is a more recent version.

The app doesn't seem to have a "Check for updates" option. How could I update what's installed to a newer one?
[Version 1.3]

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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 16 Oct 2012
By far the easiest way to keep this and all of your apps up to date is with MacUpdate Desktop (www.macupdate.com/desktop). Alternatively, you can download the new version and drag it to your Applications folder, replacing version 1.2.
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Chaloots replied on 16 Oct 2012
Which is sorta kinda the route I took. I remembered having MU's little brother, the free MU Menu, installed. Sure enough the app icon was there in the list. A couple of clicks later version 1.3 was on my desktop.

Thanks for the prompt reply, Ryan!
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Mac66graphics reviewed on 01 Apr 2012
Thank you. Even at the regular price, this ranks up there with the far more expensive apps that come close to doing what this app does. As a professional graphic designer, this app makes me look like a expert AND the results you get are GREAT
[Version 1.2]


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Szmetana reviewed on 28 Mar 2012
It's a fun little app. Bought it, downloaded it and quickly came up with some very pleasing watercolors that looked completely "unPhotoShopped".

But one problem. I can't Save.

I can Export to TIFF or JPG, but can't Save in native format. Just says "Error creating file". Bug? (Absolutely nothing shows up in Console log when it fails.) 10.6.8 on an Intel Mac.
[Version 1.2]


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Ty_11b72cb2 reviewed on 27 Mar 2012
Purchased, downloaded, and installed. I'm not seeing all the features that are posted in the user guide video on the developer site, such as paint blend and water mix. I never had to insert a serial number either. What's the deal?
[Version 1.2]

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Neatberry (developer) replied on 28 Mar 2012
Hi,
"Paint Blend" and "Water Mix" were removed in the last version. "Paint Blend' is Oil + Pastel, "Water Mix" is Watercolor +Pastel.

We have removed them since version 1.2 was extended with color pencil, new oil painting options and so on - the app's been focused on truly UNIQUE filters.
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Pozo commented on 26 Mar 2012
macupdate link is NO GOOD. I cannot download the software after paying for the software.
C'on MU do it right.
[Version 1.2]

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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 26 Mar 2012
Hi Pozo, are you still having issues? I just tried the download link and it seems to be working fine on my end. http://neatberry.com/files/sketcher/Sketcher.dmg
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Szmetana replied on 28 Mar 2012
Using Safari? Check your Downloads folder. You don't get any indication it's downloading, just a blank tab/window in Safari, but it should still show up in the Downloads folder.
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neimen commented on 30 Nov 2011
interesting app that yields a wide range of effects. if it had the ability to save image manipulation settings as presets, i'd probably shell out for it.
[Version 1.2]

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Neatberry (developer) replied on 01 Dec 2011
Since version 1.2 app support own document type. Not quite presets, of course, but at least you can save your favorite settings.
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Itty reviewed on 07 Aug 2011
Excellent little app that is Best-in-Class compared to Corel Painter's Auto Paint or Photoshop's Artistic Effects Filters. And it is superior to Adobe PixelBender. It is also superior to Corel Painter's Sketch effect filter. This is the best Watercolor/Opaque watercolor effect filter I've seen so far, at any price. This app saves time when using Adobe Photoshop's Brush engine to convert an image to a painterly effect.
[Version 1.1]


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C. Spencer Van Gulick commented on 31 May 2011
Quick look at this program shows potential for "artifying" photos at a very reasonable price. Have not purchased, however, because (1) image cannot be moved in preview window when fine tuning with sliders, (2) application does not remember window size settings on launch and, most important, (3) while final render when saving appears far better than previews, the understandable demo watermark is so busy that the saved results cannot really be evaluated. Good start, though; I'll watch it.
[Version 1.0]

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Gobra replied on 01 Jun 2011
Thanks for the feedback, we'll fix the windows and watermark.
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Ty_11b72cb2 had trouble on 26 Mar 2012
Purchased, downloaded, installed and pasted in serial number. I'm not seeing all the features that are posted in the user guide video on the developer site, such as paint blend and water mix. Also my export feature is grayed out.
[Version 1.2]

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Ty_11b72cb2 replied on 26 Mar 2012
Actually, I'm not sure I was prompted to paste in a serial number and perhaps this is the problem. Is there a demo only version and perhaps I need to activate the full version by pasting the serial number somewhere?

Dhollis2 rated on 22 Oct 2012

[Version 1.3]



Artyparty rated on 16 Oct 2012

[Version 1.3]



Ralph-Warman rated on 12 Oct 2012

[Version 1.2]



misjvo rated on 06 Oct 2012

[Version 1.2]



bjf0651 rated on 07 Aug 2012

[Version 1.2]



Autumn1 rated on 28 Mar 2012

[Version 1.2]



Jerry Bigio rated on 28 Mar 2012

[Version 1.2]



Atreio rated on 26 Mar 2012

[Version 1.2]



Jms18 rated on 26 Mar 2012

[Version 1.2]



Acaonweb rated on 21 Jan 2012

[Version 1.2]


Downloads:11,969
Version Downloads:3,797
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Shareware
Date:16 Oct 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $14.99
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Sketcher is for you if, like most of us, you like hand-made drawings, colorful oil paintings and accurate pencils strokes of the sketches, bu can't draw well enough. This little app solves the problem!

Sketcher can easily turn any digital photo into the pencil sketch, watercolor or oil drawing, it's light, simple, cross-platform, feature rich and it's free to try! And more than this: the license is valid for both Mac and Windows platforms!


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