AKVIS Charcoal - review

AKVIS Charcoal is an artistic tool for conversion of photos into charcoal and chalk drawings.It lets you create a preliminary sketch as well as a finished work of art. - It combines the advantages of different materials and can be used together with different drawing tools
- Using the sharpened charcoal you can make thin clear lines, but if you put it on the edge you'll get a wide loose stroke. 
- Charcoal creates rich and easy picturesque strokes, both delicate and bold.
- It allows you create drawings with each material or combine them using dramatic contrast between black and white. 
- Playing with colors and options, you can get a lot of variants of photo to drawing conversion and achieve outstanding artistic effects such as sanguine.
- You can observe the conversion of your photo into a charcoal and chalk drawing in real time. 
- The program makes snapshots during processing and lets you choose between them. Thanks to this feature it's possible to create variations of drawings without adjusting the settings.
- Changing the color of the background paper gives even more variants of the final result. 
- Adding your signature to an image you can feel like a real artist, the author of a work of art.
- The program offers a list of presets, ready-to-use settings combinations which make it easier to work with the software and save you time. 
AKVIS Charcoal is available as a standalone program and as a plugin to a photo editor, for Windows and Macintosh. The plug-in is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop Pro, etc. Consult the compatibility page for more details.
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