AKVIS Sketch 14.0

AKVIS Sketch 14.0

Reviewed by Chad Faith

"Photo to Sketch Conversion Software"


If you are on the hunt for a good software product that allows you to create drawings and paintings from photos, AKVIS Sketch is your ideal solution. Pencil sketches, watercolor paintings, black and white drawings and even comics from your home videos can be created using the many tools and features that AKVIS Sketch provides you with. Let’s analyze it in detail in this quick article.


The installation of AKVIS Sketch is fast, smooth and it doesn’t pose any problems. You might want to know that AKVIS Sketch comes in two flavors: standalone and as a plug-in to a photo editor. Compatibility with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro and many more photo editors is provided by the plug-in version of AKVIS Sketch. AKVIS Sketch doesn’t come with any other programs bundled and the image utility software size revolves around 30MB, so don’t worry, it's just a small download.


One of the product’s strengths lies in its interface. It is very neatly designed and it looks pleasing to the eye. Navigation is straightforward so it is really a pleasure to work with AKVIS Sketch. Adding color and trying different techniques are done relatively easy with the adjustable sliders. You can choose among these options; pencil, charcoal or watercolor. The interface of AKVIS Sketch is made for beginners and all in all, it won’t bring you any major hurdles in using it. In addition, the interface is very helpful and guides you well in using the program’s different features.


The conversion of photos into pencil sketches and watercolor drawings is the ultimate purpose of AKVIS and it certainly succeeds in delivering the goods. Graphite, color pencil, charcoal and watercolor painting can all be used to create realistic color as well as black and white paintings. However, ultimately to achieve something beautiful, you certainly need some artistic skills. But if you are a beginner and just want to mess around and have a bit of fun… this is also possible. The processed images are superb and they resemble the hand-drawn works of a human artist. This is the goal, isn’t it? 


In terms of cons, there aren’t any major problems – perhaps only a minor annoyance that should be addressed in the near future. The fact that AKVIS Sketch lacks any useful presets is rather unpleasant. The presets would have been a great help whenever you are starting from scratch. As a result, a process of trial and error needs to be undertaken for achieving the desired results is required for every beginner.


There aren’t any real alternatives to AKVIS Sketch that are worth considering. There are some plug-ins belonging to the domain in which AVIS operates but none of them matches the functionality of it.


AKVIS Sketch is a very good tool that turns your photos into drawings. You get access to many options, filters and features that will allow maximum customization of your photos. Furthermore, obtaining the desired effect is guaranteed. It is priced at $72, however, you can also try a free trial before deciding to buy it.

Requirements: Pentium III, 1 Gb RAM, 100 Mb HDD, Intel/G4, display 1024x768

What's new in this version: Fixed bugs. Added compatibility of the plug-in with Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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