Hand Drawn Art Effect for Pictures with AKVIS Draw 3.0!

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AKVIS announces the major update of AKVIS Draw for Windows and Mac OS X. The software creates pencil drawings from photos. Version 3.0 offers an improved photo to sketch effect, new tools and features.

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AKVIS Draw 3.0

Draw might be the better choice for high impact illustrations for a book or instruction manual.Of all of the AKVIS programs, Draw is probably the easiesty to use. It makes a realistic looking drawing effect in just one click!-- Michael Shaw, MaUsE Double

AKVIS Draw has been updated to version 3.0! The software converts photos into hand made pencil drawings. It creates realistic looking line art illustrations, produces both black and white sketches and color artworks. It renders various esquisse drawing styles in a quick and entertaining way, imitating a true artist's view. Give a hand drawn look to your pictures with AKVIS Draw!

In Version 3.0:

  • Improved Pencil Drawing Effect

The image to drawing conversion algorithm has been totally reworked. The effect parameters have been changed.

It's now possible to create flawless lines even more close to the real work of art. Using new features you can imitate a quick pencil sketch, an ink painting, or an avant-garde drawing. With the new version the process of creation of your perfect drawings become even easier!

The main characteristics of the newly presented style of drawing are:

  • Dynamic Lines

The new Refined Lines option lets you dynamically change the thickness of the strokes, making them flowing and smooth, and their ends thinner, which gives a sense of movement and grace, and renders more refined and elegant drawings.

  • Better Contours

In the new version, contours of the drawing look more accurately and precise. The program gives more control for changing the outlines of the image.

  • Advanced Color Options

Version 3.0 offers the advanced color management (Home Deluxe, Business). The program has now three modes to change colors of the drawing: the possibility to choose the pencil and background colors, and the Bright Colors and Natural Colors options for creating a multicolor drawing.

  • New Presets

The new version provides an updated list of the ready to use presets created with the improved algorithm. Old presets won't work with version 3.0.

  • New Tools

Draw v.3.0 includes the Crop tool (standalone version) and the History Brush (Home Deluxe, Business).

  • And other changes and improvements.

It is a free upgrade for recent buyers. Users, whose license is not valid for the new version, can get Draw v.3.0 for only $14.95.

For a free trial, AKVIS offers 10 days of fully functional use. Download AKVIS Draw 3.0!

The software runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10; and on Mac OS X 10.6-10.11; both 32- and 64-bit operating systems. The product is available as a standalone application and as a Photoshop plugin filter.

The product sells for $49 for Home license (Plugin or Standalone, without color changing and History Brush), $69 for Home Deluxe license (both Plugin & Standalone, all features are included), $89 for Business license (both Plugin & Standalone, all features are included, for commercial use). For more information about the software visit http://akvis.com/en/draw/.

AKVIS (akvis.com) specializes in development of image processing software. Since the company's launch in 2004, it has released a number of successful products: standalone applications and Photoshop plugins for Windows and Mac.

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