AKVIS Draw converts digital images to gorgeous pencil drawings
October 13, 2015 – 08:39 | Comments Off on AKVIS Draw converts digital images to gorgeous pencil drawings
AKVIS Draw converts digital images to gorgeous pencil drawings

AKVIS has shipped AKVIS Draw 3.0 ($49-), its powerful digital image > pencil drawing converter, with an enhanced ability to create both color and black and white sketches.
The new release also delivers improved contours and …

Transform any photo into a work of art with AKVIS AirBrush 3.0
September 21, 2015 – 10:22 | Comments Off on Transform any photo into a work of art with AKVIS AirBrush 3.0
Transform any photo into a work of art with AKVIS AirBrush 3.0

AKVIS has announced AKVIS AirBrush 3.0 ($49 – $89), its powerful applications for transforming digital photos into airbrushed works of art.
Unlike many similar tools, the program preserves a lot of detail from the original photos, …

Corel Painter 16 adds sound-sensitive brushes, promises more realistic effects
August 11, 2015 – 06:21 | Comments Off on Corel Painter 16 adds sound-sensitive brushes, promises more realistic effects
Corel Painter 16 adds sound-sensitive brushes, promises more realistic effects

Corel has unveiled Corel Painter 16 for Windows and Mac, a major new release of its acclaimed digital paint program for professionals.
The new build introduces new brushes – including a selection that react to sound …

FotoSketcher 3.00 adds amazing “brushstrokes” effect
March 9, 2015 – 10:14 | Comments Off on FotoSketcher 3.00 adds amazing “brushstrokes” effect
FotoSketcher 3.00 adds amazing “brushstrokes” effect

David Thoirin has announced the release of FotoSketcher 3.00, a freeware Windows application for transforming digital photos into works of art.
The headline addition this time is a new Painting 10 (brushstrokes) effect, which turns your …

FotoSketcher 2.90 adds watercolour effect
July 17, 2014 – 04:08 | Comments Off on FotoSketcher 2.90 adds watercolour effect
FotoSketcher 2.90 adds watercolour effect

French developer David Thoirin has released FotoSketcher 2.90, an update to his freeware Windows program for transforming digital photos into works of art.
The major new feature is a second watercolour effect (Edit > Drawing Parameters …

Grungetastic transforms ordinary photos into grimy works of art
August 29, 2013 – 08:35 | Comments Off on Grungetastic transforms ordinary photos into grimy works of art
Grungetastic transforms ordinary photos into grimy works of art

Most graphics software will do its best to clean up your photos, removing noise, optimising brightness and contrast, and generally leaving them bright and polished.
If you’re bored with this approach, though, you could always try …

FotoSketcher 2.50 transforms your photos into works of art
August 8, 2013 – 06:58 | Comments Off on FotoSketcher 2.50 transforms your photos into works of art
FotoSketcher 2.50 transforms your photos into works of art

David Thoiron has announced the release of FotoSketcher 2.50, his excellent tool for transforming digital photos into paintings, sketches, cartoons and more. And while it doesn’t exactly transform the program, the update does include one …

FotoSketcher 2.45 adds new knife-painting effect, improves existing brushstrokes filter
June 14, 2013 – 11:47 | Comments Off on FotoSketcher 2.45 adds new knife-painting effect, improves existing brushstrokes filter
FotoSketcher 2.45 adds new knife-painting effect, improves existing brushstrokes filter

Freeware digital art creation tool FotoSketcher 2.45 has been released by French author David Thoiron. FotoSketcher, also available in portable form, provides quick and easy tools for Windows users wishing to transform digital photos into …

XnSketch transforms photos into paintings, sketches and more
April 28, 2013 – 13:10 | Comments Off on XnSketch transforms photos into paintings, sketches and more
XnSketch transforms photos into paintings, sketches and more

Most photo editors have a few filters which can turn regular photos into instant works of art: an oil painting, say, or a pencil sketch. But if you’d like more – or you just want …

SpeedyPainter: a small but surprisingly capable paint tool
April 16, 2013 – 13:43 | One Comment
SpeedyPainter: a small but surprisingly capable paint tool

If you’ve spent some time exploring the world of free PC paint programs, then you’ll know that most of them look much like any other application. There are menus here, ribbons there, toolbars, flyouts – …

Zip Art creates gorgeous abstract images, no artistic ability required
June 19, 2012 – 05:26 | Comments Off on Zip Art creates gorgeous abstract images, no artistic ability required
Zip Art creates gorgeous abstract images, no artistic ability required

Some people seem to be born with great artistic talent, able to produce amazing work with just a few strokes of a pencil or some well-placed dabs of paint. If, like the rest of us, …