Monday, May 4, 2009

Dear Pentaxians, Alien Skin Snap Art 2 can turn your photos into "Works of Art".

Alien Skin Snap 2 Menu inside Photoshop Elements 7
Working screen
Original photo
Oil painting
Oil painting on canvas
Water Color

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Hi Pentaxian friends.

I know we are all awaiting impatiently for some new about the introduction of the new Pentax K-7. Let's take a break and have fun with some new software from Alien Skin. They have just introduced Snap Art 2 which can turn your images into work of Art. I downloaded a 30 days trial version and played with the software a bit.

I only used the default settings of the software but very artistic images can be produced. See their video demonstration. Personally, I prefer changing a photo to an oil paint emulation than using HDR for instance. Too many people, in my opinion, use HDR to enhance their photos, trying to make us believe that it was all done with the DSLR in RAW with minor adjustment. In the case of morphing to an oil paint or water color, there is no confusion...the image has obviously been manipulated, but it's Art and you decide what the image should look like.

You can download a 30 days demo here. Demo

Thanks for reading and have fun,

Yvon Bourque

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