Type of Program: Photo to Art converter
Supported Platforms: Win98/ME/2K/XP/NT/Mac OS X
Company Name: Akvis
If you want a plugin for conversion of photos into realistic
pencil sketches, watercolor paintings, graphite color pencil and charcoal, then
Akvis Sketch is the answer.
A very easy to use plugin which when called presents you with a window with the
image ready to be converted to a sketch at the click of a mouse at default
settings which in itself is pretty impressive piece of artwork. Where Akvis sets
itself above others is the adjustable parameters which are laid out as a bank of
sliders for you to fine tune or completely change the way the image looks as a
piece of art. Each slider has a clear description of its function when you hover
the cursor over it and each adjustment can be viewed as soon as you have made
You don't need expertise in image editing and extensive manipulation with
layers, masks, brushes and applying filters etc especially as there are some
excellent easy to follow tutorials. If you want to know if Akvis Sketch will
work with your image editor then visit
http://akvis.com/en/compatibility-software.php to see the comprehensive list.
Akvis offer a 10 day trial for you to see the excellent results you will be able
to obtain, it's well worth it believe me.
Ease of Installation:
Reviewed by Simon Baillie