Dec 5, 2006

Alien Skin Releases Snap Art

snapart_boxshot.jpgAlien Skin Software has released a new plug-in called Snap Art.

From their web site: Snap Art creates beautiful, natural media artwork in a single step. Render any image in an unlimited variety of real-world art styles including oil paint, pencil sketch, pen & ink, comics, and more. Great for stylizing photos or graphics, Snap Art works without laborious hand editing and is more versatile than Actions or brushes.

Conventional artists often use an underdrawing to outline key objects within a composition. This lightly drawn sketch serves as a guide and is usually painted or drawn over in the final composition. Similarly, Snap Art uses edge detection to discern the objects, edges, lines, and shapes of an original image. Then, using this outline, an advanced paint engine strokes and fills this outline using the brushes and colors you specify. This allows realistic reproduction of detail, but balances that realism with convincing artistry.

Loaded with hundreds of settings, Snap Art distills this complicated process down to a single step. Simply find the factory setting that works for your image. And for the advanced user, detailed controls are available to fine tune a composition for the desired effect.

For a sample of Snap Art work, check out the examples page.

Snap Art retails for US $129.00

Discount pricing is available for owners of other Alien Skin products.

Host requirements
Snap Art is a plug-in and must be used with one of the following host programs:

Macintosh Hosts:
Adobe Photoshop CS or later
Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 or later

Windows Hosts:
Adobe Photoshop CS or later
Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 or later
Corel Paint Shop Pro XI or later

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