Now AKVIS ArtWork offers two painting styles - Oil Painting and Comics. In the future, the program will learn additional painting techniques.
The Oil Painting effect converts your photographs into oil paintings. The program lays brush strokes naturally using the original photo as a reference.
Unlike many other programs and Photoshop plug-ins, ArtWork creates a real painting out of a photo, not just adds twisted geometric lines to make it look like one. Even with the default settings you can achieve a realistic result coming very close to hand-painted works. Tweak the options, and you can research a variety of oil painting styles.
For those in need of more flexibility and having ideas on how the final panting should look, there is a tool called Stroke Direction. This semi-automatic and highly intelligent tool is a real godsend as it gives you full control over the strokes. Use a special brush to define the guiding lines, and the virtual painter will convert the image into a painting directing the strokes to follow the drawn guiding lines. With this technique you can achieve truly realistic paintings with human hair, patterns and textures going in the right direction.
NEW! The new Comics effect allows ArtWork users to replicate works of famous comics artists with just a few clicks.
The virtual painter will take care of converting a digital picture into an oil painting, but what else makes a painting look like a work of art? Canvas and the artist's signature! AKVIS ArtWork offers the choice between a flat background and a rough surface (canvas, paper, etc.) that makes the impression even more stunning. You can add a signature or an inscription to the picture with your own font and color.