AKVIS Charcoal is an artistic tool for converting pictures into charcoal and chalk drawings.
Charcoal is one of the most popular materials for drawing. This technique allows you to create preliminary sketches and finished works of art. Charcoal combines the advantages of different materials and can be used in conjunction with various drawing tools. Using a sharp charcoal, they can be made clear fine lines, but when tilted broader lines are obtained. Charcoal creates colorful strokes intense and easy to make, both delicate and thick.
Chalk is one of the first creative tools for children. It is ideal for drawing and creating large drawings on the pavement or colored paper. White chalk is used to highlight the light areas of the image, add accents and provide volume.
Charcoal AKVIS creates drawings with each of the materials or combined using contrast between black and white. By playing with colors and techniques, you can get a lot of variants in converting a photograph drawing and achieve exceptional, such as sanguine artistic effects.
You can see the conversion of your photograph into a drawing in charcoal or chalk in real time. The program snapshots in the process and allows you to choose between them. Thanks to this wonderful option, you can create variations of the same drawing without changing the settings.
Color variations even given the paper versions of the final result. To make a more authentic drawing is possible to apply a variety of fabric textures. By adding your signature to the image you can feel like a true artist, the author of a work of art.
The program includes the list of presets, combinations default settings which make it easier to work with software and user save time. You can create your own presets by saving favorite combinations of parameters.
AKVIS Charcoal is available as a plugin for image editor.
The plugin is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop Pro, etc.
What’s new in version 3.0:
AKVIS Charcoal converts pictures in charcoal and chalk drawings. Version 3.0 provides the texture library updated, the new function of random patterns on the Frame tab, various interface improvements, support for new RAW files and other changes. Turn any photo into a stunning work of art!
In version 3.0:
Texture Library updated
The library of textures in the Frame tab has been updated! It offers hundreds of textures and patterns of high quality divided into subject categories. The pattern frame now includes two categories: stars and ornaments and doodles. Use new textures to create Christmas cards or invitation cards for special occasions!
Random frame patterns
frame patterns offers the new feature: random patterns! The option allows you to combine up to 20 patterns in a frame. Expand your creative horizons!
The user interface has undergone several improvements. Some check boxes on the tab Marco have been replaced by icons easy to use. Enabled tools on the toolbar are now highlighted in color.
Also in the new version:
– support for more RAW files in the standalone version was added.
– improved algorithm for increased brightness patterns and textures;
– Fixed minor bugs.