Snap Art: Introduction

This is the story of Snap Art. If you already own Snap Art, you can skip this one.

Images provided by Tony Sweet, Dustin Abbott, Jeff Butterworth, and Jimmy Beech.

Snap Art: Getting Started

Demonstrates the basics of using Snap Art, including how to launch it from Photoshop and Lightroom.

Photo: Jeff Butterworth

Snap Art: Standalone Application

Snap Art now works as a standalone application. This video shows you how to launch it and process images in batches.

Images © Tony Sweet.

Snap Art: Lightroom

This video shows how to launch Snap Art from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. It also shows you how to batch process images with Snap Art.

Images © Joe Payne.

Snap Art: Aperture

This video shows how to launch Snap Art from Apple Aperture. It also shows you how to batch process images with Snap Art.

Images © Dylan and Sara Howell.

Snap Art: Effects Tour

A tour of Snap Art's range of effects and a quick look at controls for perfecting your image.

Photo: Tyson Robichaud

Snap Art: Lighting for Textures

Learn how Snap Art's Lighting controls can be used to emphasize the texture created by the build-up of paint.

Photo: Dylan and Sara Howell

Snap Art: Detail Masking

This video shows you how to apply selective adjustments to specific areas of your image to enhance details, draw attention to your subject, etc.

Photo: Dustin Abbott


Snap Art 4 Shortcut Keys

Click through to this page for a list of all Snap Art 4’s shortcut keys.

Color to Black & White Conversion

To get great results from Pencil Sketch, you usually need to experiment with the black & white conversion controls. This article shows how.

Printing Advice for Snap Art

Images from Snap Art look really fantastic when printed and hung on your wall. Check out this article for some great tips and recommendations on getting the best results.

Pencil Sketches Made Easy

Snap Art’s pencil sketch effect delivers great results at the click of a button. In this article, we show you how to use the mask feature in order to refine your image and provide added detail where needed.

Snap Art for Video

Aside from stills, Snap Art works great with video images too. Take a look at these videos for details.

Advice from Photographers

Here are some useful articles by professional photographers on getting the most from Snap Art:

Art Effects Made Easy with Tim Grey
Flower Photography with Tony Sweet
Chris Wieck’s Snap Art Tips

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Tech Support

Our support page has lots of helpful articles to help you get the most out of Snap Art.

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Snap Art is part of the Exposure X2 Bundle, our collection of photography tools.

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Recent Snap Art Posts

Photo to Art in a Snap with Jeremy Chan

Sony Artisan, instructor, photographer, and master retoucher Jeremy Chan shares some insight into getting the most out of Snap Art. He provides workflow details about his popular photo to art images.

To Paint or Not to Paint: A Guide for Photo-to-Painting Transformations

Dustin Abbott shares about the importance of recognizing what type of image will work when transforming it from photo to painting.

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.