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Snap Art

Unleash Your Inner Artist

Expand your palette of creative tools with Snap Art.

Transforming your photographs into beautiful works of art has never been easier than with Snap Art 4. By analyzing the visual elements and techniques of artists through the centuries, we have designed Snap Art to produce images that look they were made by a human, not a computer.

Snap Art 4 lets you experiment with multiple artistic styles via a simple, sleek user interface. The refreshed design and layout reduces distractions and provides fast visual browsing of a wide array of presets so you can achieve perfect results quicker than ever. Snap Art works everywhere you do, now with Aperture support and as a standalone application that provides easy batch processing.

Are there any other options for a photographer who wants to offer painterly images but can’t devote his life to developing the skill of Rembrandt or Renoir? Yes, there certainly is: Alien Skin Software’s Snap Art.

Larry BrownsteinRangefinder Magazine

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Artistic Expression Made Simple

With Snap Art, no hand-eye coordination or technical training is required. You make the creative choices to turn your artistic vision into reality and leave the brushwork to Snap Art.

Select a style from one of Snap Art’s many presets such as oil painting, pencil sketch, crayon and watercolor, and Snap Art will take care of everything for you. You can then use Snap Art’s detail mask to hone and refine the individual nuances of specific areas of interest on your canvas. The end product is a finished piece of art worthy of printing on canvas and hanging in a gallery.

To explore the creative possibilities available to you in Snap Art, try it for free now!

Find Your Own Style

Snap Art comes loaded with a wide variety of presets, but they are just starting points for your own unique style. If you discover a preset that sparks an idea, it’s easy to mold it to fit your needs. Save your new look as a preset with a name, category, and even include notes. Later, you can apply it to a photo (or batches of photos) with a single click.

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Dustin Abbott

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Snap Art 4 Presets

The Right Looks in a Flash

Choosing your look is the focus of Snap Art, so the preset browser now uses thumbnails for a more visual experience. You can quickly filter by categories like Impasto, Crayon or Watercolor. Find specific styles with fast searching by name or description. In Snap Art you can tag your favorites so you can get back to them later. Your most recently applied effects are automatically remembered too.

Snap Art 4 User Interface

Snap To It

Snap Art’s updated user interface lets you work with fewer distractions. The darker theme helps you focus on your image and matches other tools in a professional workflow. The new Lightroom-style collapsible panels allow you to see only the controls you care about. Tools that get out of the way provide more space for your image. Snap Art now provides support for Apple Retina Displays and other HiDPI screens so your image previews look even better!

Snap Art 4 Renders your Images Quicker

Quick On The Draw

Snap Art 4 renders your images quicker than ever so you can get the desired look in the minimum amount of time. The entire user experience has been streamlined so you can get back to taking photos rather than sitting in front of a computer screen.

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Workflow Versatility

Whatever your workflow, Snap Art 4 will blend right in. It integrates seamlessly with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom and now Aperture. Snap Art now works as a standalone application too. This helps you quickly batch process multiple images and supports workflows that don’t use plug-ins.

Exposure X Bundle
Snap Art is part of the Exposure X Bundle, our collection of photography tools.

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Snap Art 4 Turn your photos into works of art.

Recent Snap Art Posts

The Exposure X Bundle Touches Down April 19th!

Our Photo Bundle will be released as the Exposure X Bundle on April 19th. The new version integrates the workflow between Snap Art, Blow Up and Exposure X. Save almost 60% on these great software titles by buying the bundle.

OS X El Capitan Compatibility

All of Alien Skin Software's apps are compatible with OS X El Capitan.

Creative Cloud 2015 Compatibility

Alien Skin products are compatible with the Creative Cloud 2015 release.

Dustin Abbott’s Horse Portrait

Dustin Abbott, one of Alien Skin's photographer buddies, shared an awesome new tutorial over on his blog. Dustin has been featured here bunches of times before, check them out. In this video, Dustin turns a shot of a horse into a nice-looking portrait. He covers a lot of ground in the video, so be ready for a learning experience. Dustin puts the masking tools in Photoshop to use. Next, he adds a texture layer in Photoshop and adds a coloring effect with Exposure. In addition to that, Dustin takes the image through Snap Art for a nice looking painterly effect. He finishes up the look with