All of us aliens have been receiving a lot of excited emails and messages from people expectantly awaiting news on the impending release of Snap Art 4, so we wanted to provide you all with a quick update as to how things are coming along.
For those that are new to the Alien Skin family, Snap Art is a really cool software tool that allows you to take a standard photograph and render it as a work of art such as an oil painting, pencil sketch or a watercolor. The results mimic the techniques used by veteran artists, such as the build-up of layered brush strokes and the augmentation of important edges. These characteristics make each piece of work look as if it were handmade versus generated by a computer.
With Snap Art 4, we’ve been hard at work making the best possible software available. Over the last few weeks we’ve been doing some polishing and putting the finishing touches to everything. It’s all looking fantastic and feedback from our Beta users has been resoundingly positive. We’re very much looking forward to letting you all get your hands on it!
One of the things you’ll notice immediately with this version of Snap Art is the completely redesigned user interface, which helps you make visually stunning artwork more easily than ever. Everything in Snap Art 4 is faster and more responsive. We’ve also updated the color scheme to help you focus on your photo, similar to other modern image editing tools.
One of my personal favorites in the new additions is the visual preset browser; it shows what each preset would look like on your image before it’s even been applied. You can also save favorites and view your recently used presets with just the click of a button.
For more details and some examples of Snap Art in action, check out Jimmy’s video overview:
For those of you who just can’t wait for Snap Art 4 to be released, don’t worry! You can simply purchase a copy of Snap Art 3 today and receive a free upgrade to Snap Art 4 when it launches in a few weeks. Similarly, free upgrades will be be automatically sent to everyone who purchased Snap Art 3 directly from Alien Skin after August 2013.
That’s all for now. We’ll be back in touch soon with more updates on our progress.
Have a great weekend everybody!
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