AKVIS Charcoal 2.0 (Mac OS X)
AKVIS Charcoal is an artistic tool for conversion of photos into charcoal and chalk drawings.
Charcoal is one of the most popular materials for drawing. It lets you create a preliminary sketch as well as a finished work of art. It combines the advantages of different materials and can be used together with different drawing tools. Using the sharpened charcoal you can make thin clear lines, but if you put it on the edge youll get a wide loose stroke. Charcoal creates rich and easy picturesque strokes, both delicate and bold.
Chalk is one of the first creative tools for kids. It is ideal for sketching and creating large drawings on pavement or tinted paper. White chalk is used to highlight bright areas of the image, add accents, and give the picture volume.
AKVIS Charcoal allows you create drawings with each material or combine them using dramatic contrast between black and white. Playing with colors and options, you can get a lot of variants of photo to drawing conversion and achieve outstanding artistic effects such as sanguine.
You can observe the conversion of your photo into a charcoal and chalk drawing in real time. The program makes snapshots during processing and lets you choose between them. Thanks to this magnificent feature its possible to create variations of drawings without adjusting the settings.
Changing the color of the background paper gives even more variants of the final result. To make a drawing more authentic its possible to apply a variety of canvas textures. Adding your signature to an image you can feel like a real artist, the author of a work of art.
The program offers a list of presets, ready-to-use settings combinations which make it easier to work with the software and save you time. You can create your own presets saving your favorite combinations of the parameters.
Requires OS X 10.7 or later // Photoshop CS 6 or later.