AKVIS Sketch 16.0.2844.11111-r

Create realistic color and B&W drawings that imitate the technique of graphite and color pencil, charcoal and watercolor painting
AKVIS Sketch is an application which allows you to apply several effects to your favorite image files.

The interface of the program is plain and simple to navigate through. Images can be imported via the file browser only, because the "drag and drop" method is not supported. Batch processing is allowed.

So, you can make a selection on the picture and apply various effects, such as watercolor, charcoal, coloration, smudging, strokes and edges, as well as choose a preset.

On top of that, you can change the background mode (sketch, sketch and photo, sketch and blur), add text and configure settings (e.g. font style and size, text, outline and glow color, position), and use a canvas (configure texture properties – repetition, reflection, alignment – and parameters - brightness, embossing, distortion).

In addition, you can check out the "before" and "after" images, as well as zoom in and out of a navigator, use the undo and redo functions, and more.

The simple-to-use program runs on a very high amount of system resources, contains a comprehensive step-by-step guide with snapshots and can be easily used by individuals of all levels, whether they are beginners or experienced. The sketch effects have a very good quality. We strongly recommend AKVIS Sketch to all users.

Reviewed by , last updated on November 21st, 2014

file size:
66.5 MB
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operating system(s):
Windows 2K / XP / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003
C: \ Multimedia \ Graphic \ Graphic Plugins
download hub:
Create Sketch ( + 2 others )

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4 Screenshots
AKVIS Sketch - The main window enables you to start editing your images by selecting watercolor or smudging colorationAKVIS Sketch - You can navigate to the Text tab if you want to stamp your favorite images with personalized watermarksAKVIS Sketch - From the Canvas tab you have the possibility to configure the texture propertiesAKVIS Sketch - The Preferences window of the application enables you to use the OS file dialog
What's New in This Release:
  • Added the button for making a snapshot during the image processing, to the right of the progress bar.
  • Improved the Timeline with the possibility to pin images to save them in the list when changing the parameters.
  • Added the post-processing tools to edit the result - Pencil and Eraser, and the History Brush that lets fading the drawing effect.
  • Added the smart non-destructive Crop tool.
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AKVIS Sketch is a comprehensive and practical application that will enable users to add background effects to the resu...

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