Alien Skin Plug-In Creates Artwork from Photos

Creates fine art effects in original photographs.

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Snap Art, a new Adobe Photoshop plug-in from Alien Skin Software, takes regular photographs and creates convincing fine-art effects such as watercolors, charcoal drawings, color-pencil drawings, oil pastels, and more.

An intelligent stroke engine based on edge detection renders brush, pen, and pencil strokes that follow the features of the original image, producing a realistic reproduction of detail. Snap Art also includes an assortment of canvas and paper types, works with 16-bit images,and is scriptable with Photoshop actions. Also available are context-sensitive help and an online manual.

Snap Art is intended for Adobe Photoshop CS or later, Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 or later, or Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI or later. It requires 512 MB RAM and 1024 x 768 or greater monitor resolution. Windows users must have a Pentium 4 or later processor and Windows XP or later; Macintosh users must have a G4 or G5 PowerPC processor and Mac OS X 10.3.9. Price: $149.


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