AKVIS has introduced version 3.0 of AKVIS Draw for Mac OS X and Window. The software creates pencil drawings from photos.
Version 3.0 offers an improved photo to sketch effect, new tools and features. The image to drawing conversion algorithm has been totally reworked. The effect parameters have been changed. A new Refined Lines option lets you dynamically change the thickness of the strokes. In version 3.0, contours of the drawing look more accurately and precise. The program gives more control for changing the outlines of the image.
The revamped AKVIS Draw offers advanced color management (Home Deluxe, Business). The program has now three modes to change colors of the drawing: the possibility to choose the pencil and background colors, and the Bright Colors and Natural Colors options for creating a multicolor drawing.
Version 3.0 is a free upgrade for recent buyers. Users, whose license is not valid for the new version, can get Draw 3.0 for US$14.95. A demo is available for download at the AKVIS web site (http://akvis.com/en/draw/).
On the Mac platform, AKVIS Draw requires OS X 10.6-10.11. The product sells for $49 for a Home license, $69 for a Home Deluxe license, and $89 for a Business license.