Clearlake Oaks, CA (PressExposure) February 09, 2011 -- Novelty photo favors are a popular staple of amusement park souvenirs. Face swap, photo to cartoon, head on body and fake magazine covers are created from customer photos and printed as fun and personalized keepsakes. But you don't have to go to the local county fair or Disneyland. Novelty Photo Software LLC has released a new version of their popular caricature software which creates the same great novelty photos right on the desktop. Caricature Studio 6 makes it easy for anyone to apply a variety of effects and overlays to any photo. There's lots of creative and useful ways to use the generated images. Personalized greetings, fliers and web graphics are just a few. Use the photo to cartoon filters and add talk bubbles and text to make custom comics and cartoon panels. For a last-minute economical gift that will make a big impact, an inexpensive frame and matte can be used to create an instant signature frame. Create a fake magazine cover from a favorite photo of the recipient, then add one of over 100 templates included with the software. Friends and family can sign the matte and add personal anecdotes.
Caricature Studio 6 was designed for ease of use with a familiar Windows interface. Many of the tools such as resize, zoom, paint brush and others will be familiar to Windows users. In addition to the great caricature effects, there is a library of clip art and templates included for creating projects. Old-west style "wanted" posters and parody magazine covers can be conjured up in a matter of minutes, ready to print. The filters packaged with Caricature Studio include comic style rendering and colorization effects to give caricatures a "hand drawn" photo to cartoon look. The software also supports the popular Photoshop plugin format which provides endless possibilities for image manipulation. Besides caricature art, you can also insert talk bubbles and text boxes anywhere on the image to produce comic-style panels. The head-on-body and face swap tools means that you no longer have to be a Photoshop expert to create great celebrity fakes.
Even for the artistically challenged, it is quite easy to produce comical images quickly from regular photos. Adults and kids alike will find Caricature Studio entertaining and useful. It can be used to create a variety of personalized art for greeting cards, wedding announcements, birthday invitations and sales fliers. The included help file details how to embellish T-shirts, coffee mugs, posters and mouse pads with your caricatures for truly personalized gifts. Webmasters will enjoy creating custom avatars and web graphics. The original version released in 2006 received wide acclaim from shareware site editors. Returning users will find version 6 far surpasses its predecessor in terms of features, functionality and image quality.
Caricature Studio 6 is available both as an instant digital download from the company's website, http://caricaturesoftware.com.