Alien Skin Software Announces Snap Art 2 Artistic Natural Media Plug-in for Photoshop
Photos are quickly turned into paintings or sketches that look handmade. New focus regions allow detail to be retained where needed, such as around faces. Significantly faster on most computers.
Raleigh, North Carolina – May 1, 2009 – Alien Skin Software today announces the immediate availability of Snap Art® 2, the new version of its artistic natural media plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® and Photoshop Elements. Snap Art turns a photo into a beautiful work of art with a single click. Choose from ten natural media and hundreds of styles, such as oil paint, watercolor, and pencil sketch. Detailed simulation of individual brush strokes and canvas texture gives results that are indistinguishable from handmade art. You make the creative choices while Snap Art takes care of all the tedious work of drawing brush strokes.
“It is much easier now to render portraits with Snap Art because you can control where detail is retained,” said Tom Welsh, the designer and lead programmer of Snap Art. “I added the oval focus regions to give creative control, but they are simple enough that Snap Art is still quick and easy to use.”
Wedding and portrait photographers can use Snap Art to offer premium services. Once a Snap Art image is printed on canvas and framed, it is difficult to tell that it was not created by hand.
Snap Art 2 renders artwork even more naturally than before. The techniques of human artists are carefully emulated, such as multiple layers of varying stroke size and enhancement of important edges from the original photo. Snap Art simulates details down to individual bristles on curved strokes and interaction between the brush and canvas texture.
Ease of Use
All of Snap Art’s presets have been improved and many more added. New in version 2, settings are grouped into categories to help you quickly find the style you are after.
Snap Art 2 takes advantage of multi-processors and multi-core CPU’s, making it significantly faster than version 1 on most computers. Now Snap Art 2 can work on images of any size, making it suitable for extremely large prints.
Pricing and Availability
About Alien Skin Software
Snap Art, Alien Skin Software, and the Alien Skin Software logo are registered trademarks of Alien Skin Software, LLC. Adobe and Photoshop are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.