Alien Skin Software has released Snap Art 4, the new version of its artistic natural media application for photographers. It transforms a photo into a beautiful work of art that looks completely handcrafted.
Snap Art 4 features a redesigned user interface and improved speed. It can be used as a plug-in with popular host software or as a standalone program.
Snap Art 4 can styles and media such as oil paint, pencil sketch, watercolor, and crayon. It mimics the techniques of human artists, such as layered brush strokes and enhancement of edges. For more control, the masking tool can bring out extra detail in areas that need it, says Terence Tay, designer of the new Snap Art 4 software.
Snap Art 4 is now available at www.alienskin.com for US$99. Owners of earlier versions of Snap Art may upgrade for $69. Free upgrades will be automatically sent to everyone who purchased Snap Art 3 directly from Alien Skin Software in August 2013 or later.
Snap Art 4 may be used as a standalone program or a plug-in. When it is used as a plug-in it requires one of the following host applications: Adobe Photoshop CS6, or CC; Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 or newer; Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 or newer; Apple Aperture 3 or newer. Mac users need to be running Mac OS X 10.8 or newer.