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AKVIS Sketch for Mac

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Download AKVIS Sketch 27.0

AKVIS Sketch for Mac

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  • Latest Version:

    AKVIS Sketch 27.0 LATEST

  • Requirements:

    Mac OS X 10.11 or later

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  • Author / Product:

    AKVIS LLC / External Link

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AKVIS Sketch for Mac converts photos into pencil sketches creating realistic drawings. Now you do not need to handle a pencil to feel like an artist. All you need to create your original work of art is good taste and AKVIS Sketch!

In contrast to standard filters that offer an approximate sketch, It comes very close to the hand-drawn works of a human artist. It lets you create an awesome pencil drawing from any photograph with a mouse click!

The software offers two photo to sketch conversion styles: Classic and Artistic, which help to create a wide variety of pencil drawings. Each style has its own benefits. Play with the settings and enjoy the results!

AKVIS Sketch for macOS has a neat interface with a few sliders. At first, you can process the picture with the default settings and then touch up the image by adding color or trying different techniques - from pencil to charcoal or watercolor. You can adjust all the settings: make the hatching denser or finer, change the pitch angle of strokes, choose the pencil color, etc.

The extremely helpful Timeline feature allows you to get semi-processed sketches and variations of your drawing. Watch the process and choose between the snapshots. Pin the result and continue to play. Then you can compare versions of the drawing and choose the best one... or two.

The program offers a list of ready-to-use presets which make it easier to work with the software and save you time. You can create your own presets with your favorite combinations of the photo to drawing parameters.

Using the software you can also add some unique background effects to your picture! Create a combination of a sketch and a photo, mixing drawings with real life; imitate motion or add a "time machine effect" by swirling the background. Put an accent to certain parts of the image by blurring the rest of it in an artistic way.

You can personalize your pencil sketch by inserting a signature, a greeting, a logo, or a watermark; add a rough texture surface to your image, as if it had been drawn on canvas, corrugated paper, brick wall, etc. You can also add a frame to your drawing to create a real work of art.

You can make a pencil portrait as a gift for your relatives and friends, print your sketch on a T-Shirt, decorate a room with a watercolor drawing or a poster. Designers use the program to quickly bring images to one style for a website, an Instagram account, or an advertisement booklet. Experts apply Sketch to demonstrate the features of the architectural styles. Authors create illustrations for their books with this software.

AKVIS Sketch for Mac is available as an independent standalone program and as a plugin to a photo editor. The plugin version is compatible with AliveColors, Adobe Photoshop, Corel PaintShop Pro, etc.

Note: Try all the features of the software during the free 10-day evaluation period. During the trial period, you can try all options and choose the license that best fits your needs.

Also Available: Download AKVIS Sketch for Windows

What's new in this version:

AKVIS Sketch 27.0
- Added the multithreaded image processing. The conversion speed has been increased by 2-3 times
- In Home version, it's now possible to try the premium effects (with the watermark)
- Added the list of styles to the Control Panel in the Presets interface mode
- Fixed minor bugs and increased stability

AKVIS Sketch 26.0
- Added Multistyle (new rendering style)
- Added support for Linux for the standalone app
- Increased the default value of the quick preview to 700
- Fixed bugs and improved stability

AKVIS Sketch 24.5
- Redesigned user interface.
- Changed the program's icon.
- Changed the default value for Processing Size Limit in the Preferences.
- Extended the list of supported RAW formats.
- Fixed a wrong display of the preview for images not larger than the preview area (in the Classic style).
- Improved the program stability and fixed minor bugs.

AKVIS Sketch 24.0
- Improved the Maestro style.
- Added combined use of Passe-Partout and Classic Frame (Decoration -> Frame -> Passe-Partout)
- Added Color option for Vignette (Decoration -> Frame -> Vignette)
- Added support for macOS 11 Big Sur
- Improved compatibility with Adobe CC 2021
- Extended the list of supported RAW formats
- Updated the Installation Wizard for Windows
- Fixed bugs and improved program stability

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