Turn Your Images into Works of Art in a Snap
Snap Art 3 is Alien Skins latest version of their painting and drawing effects plug-in software for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements. And its exactly what the name impliessoftware for quickly transforming photographic images into stylized art. Theres a comprehensive collection of preset styles to get you started such as crayon, oil paint, pencil, comics, and watercolor that are further broken down into subgroups for landscapes, portraits, abstracts, etc. You can globally adjust the preset style using sliders to modify brushstroke, surface texture, color, light, etc., or locally use a layer mask to modify your image.
At any point in your exploration you can save and name your modifications. Snap Art processes large files relatively quickly and renders your image in a large preview window. The tools and controls are easy to use and the process is intuitive, but just in case, the interface has mouseover tooltips and theres a collection of video tutorials on Alien Skins website.
For some, Snap Arts quick results might be a legitimacy issue. Making art is supposed to be a difficult, time-consuming process. However, within minutes of opening one of my pictures in Snap Art 3, I was struck with the effects and couldnt deny that I liked what I saw: complex brushstrokes, clean edges, delicate pointillism, and more. I made several prints on canvas paper that appeared natural without a manufactured look.
Snap Art is made to order for busy wedding photographers who need to deliver that special moment in a unique artistic manner. Snap Art lets us explore our images and expand our vision. Its well worth trying out.
Company: Alien Skin Software, LLC
Hot: Quality artistic effects
Not: No written manual