This photo to sketch conversion software makes pencil sketches and watercolor drawings. Surprise your friends with realistic color and B&W drawings that imitate the technique of graphite and color pencil, charcoal and watercolor painting.
Version: 14.0AKVIS Sketch is photo to sketch conversion software. It turns photos into pencil sketches and watercolor paintings.
License: Free To Try $72.00
Operating System: Windows
AKVIS Sketch lets you create realistic color and B&W drawings, it imitates the technique of graphite and color pencil, charcoal and watercolor painting.
The program is available in two versions: as an independent program (standalone) and as a plugin to a photo editor.
AKVIS Sketch has a neat interface with a few sliders.
At first you can process the image with the default settings and then touch up the photo adding color, or trying different techniques - from pencil to charcoal or watercolor. You can make the hatching denser or finer and change the pitch angle of strokes, or add / remove the original colors.
You will be delighted by the neat result of the photo to sketch conversion. Using the program can be a lot of fun.
Make a pencil portrait as a gift for your relatives and friends, a watercolor drawing obtained from your last nature shooting can decorate your room, or you can convert any photo to an original drawing to print on a T-Shirt.
The program helps you when you need to quickly bring images to one style for a website or an advertisement booklet.
AKVIS Sketch comes very close to the hand-drawn works of a human artist. On the whole it's a wonderful tool for those who have always wanted to draw but didn't know how.
Version 14.0: Fixed bugs. Added compatibility of the plug-in with Adobe Photoshop CS6.
Version 12.5: Added Batch Processing. Added support for RAW files. Fixed small bugs.
Version 12: Added the new Smudging parameter which creates the effect of smearing hatching in midtone areas. Improved algorithm for calculating semi-processed images: the result is simpler and more exact. Added the list of Recent Files. Fixed
Version 11: Version 11 offers the ability to switch between two interface modes: Express and Advanced. You can now save the guiding lines to a file, in case of work interruption, and load them later. The plugin version supports 64 bits and is compatible with Photoshop CS4/CS5 on Mac and PC.
Version 10.1: In this version an error has been corrected that caused the program to crash occasionally when working with stroke direction lines
Version 10.0: Version 10 offers new features and improvements: new Stroke Direction tool to control hatch direction, new parameters, new ready-to-use AKVIS presets, support 64bit (for plugin), compatibility with Windows 7 and Snow Leopard.
Version 9.0: Version 9.0 offers an improved algorithm of photo to sketch conversion, a new interface design, new parameters, 7 new ready-to-use AKVIS presets, possibility to import / export a list of presets; fixes bugs.
Version 8.6: Version 8.6 improves the way a photo is converted into a watercolor painting, fixes the compatibility bug that caused the plugin version to crash, ads support of 32 bit images.
Version 8.5: Version 8.5 offers a new tab Text, which allows adding a signature or a greeting to your drawing.
Version 7.0: Added the Background tab with special effects that make the final photo more impressive. Added tools which help to define the effect areas (Keep/Drop pencils).