Vancouver, Canada (PressExposure) June 19, 2009 -- June, 2009 - AKVIS announces the update of ArtSuite to version v.5.0. ArtSuite is a collection of versatile effects for decoration of photos. The Standalone version offers new Hand Painted Photo Frames. These frames have been designed by artists specially for ArtSuite. Also new to version 5.0: new interface design; improved compatibility of the plugin with Photoshop CS3, CS4 on Macintosh computers; improved texture generation options in the Texture effect.
Whether you plan to upload holiday photos on a web-site to share with your friends or you wish to decorate a personalized greeting card, you can rely on AKVIS ArtSuite - it will add elegance and style to any photo.
AKVIS ArtSuite does not only offer edge effects for adding photo frames to digital photos, but it is being constantly enriched with new artistic effects as well. Thanks to the large number of effects and a rich Pattern Library, the software can generate an endless number of effect versions.
The effects are grouped as follows:
Edge Effects (Photo Frames) allow generating a photo frame for a digital photo. It can be a classic frame with wood carving or a funny frame with some cheerful frogs along the border. Photo frames samples that come with ArtSuite can be easily tailored to any photo. Select a color for the frame; choose its form, its style, brightness, and the intensity of the applied edge effect. It is possible to create a frame with ragged edges, scratched surface, a page curl, etc. It can be a wooden frame with figured carving or a frame with an ornament. It is also possible to load the user patterns and textures to create a unique photo frame.
Artistic Effects allow experimenting with photos - convert a photo into a B&W image and consequently add a color shade to it; replace colors on an image, add a texture (chosen from the built-in Texture Library or one created by the user) so that the image looks like drawn on a canvas, brick wall, corrugated paper, etc.
Version 5.0 offers new Hand Painted Photo Frames. These frames have been designed by artists specially for ArtSuite. Please note that these frames are only available in the standalone version for technical reasons. http://akvis.com/en/artsuite-tutorial/frames/hand-painted-frame.php
Also new to version 5.0: new interface design; improved compatibility of the plugin version with Photoshop CS3, CS4 on Macintosh computers; improved texture generation options in the Texture effect; new interface language added - Italian.
The program can be used as an independent application (standalone) and as a plug-in to a photo editor.
For a free trial, AKVIS offers 10 days of fully functional use. Details are available at http://akvis.com/en/artsuite/download-artistic-effects.php