Alien Skin’s Snap Art has taken the work out of creative digital paintings. Alien Skin Snap Art 4 price Share Your Photos on Flickr One final new feature in Snap Art 3 is its ability to upload your creations to Flickr. I had no trouble authorizing Snap Art 3 to publish to my Flickr account, and after that the process continued to be smooth. Figure 3. The natural quality of Snap Art 3’s output is exceptional. I produced this rendering of the Eiffel Tower with two Photoshop layers. Top: Colored Pencil filter, Abstract-Angled preset, layer in Color mode. Bottom: Pencil Sketch filter, Abstract-Charcoal preset (black and white). Click on the image below to see a larger version. Snap Art 4 by Alien Skin Software is a plug-in as well as a standalone program to turn photographs into "natural media paintings." Snap Art has been my favorite plug-in for creating "painterly" images. When I did mainly photography, I used Snap Art to give my images effects similar to natural media painting. However, I never desired to imitate an oil painting or a watercolor. I liked to use these media presets and ones I created for my own effects. They can be used very successfully to imitate an oil painting, printed on canvas, or they can be used to add an interesting "painterly"effect to an image. Now I use them for special purposes to soften and make more life-like 3D renders. In this review I will give examples of the Alien Skin presets using them directly on photographs as well as 3D rendered images. My personal workflow is usually conceiving an image mentally, creating it and rendering it in e-on software's Vue, and then bringing it into Photoshop for refining. In Photoshop, I use Snap Art to soften the lines, add a texture, and give the image a particular "feel." Thus, I hope you can see that Snap Art 4 has many possibilities. I will be testing it using Photoshop CC and Windows 7, 64-bit. Transforming your photographs into beautiful works of art has never been easier than with Alien Skin Snap Art 4. By analyzing the visual elements and techniques of artists through the centuries, they have designed Snap Art to produce images that look they were made by a human, not aputer. Alien Skin Snap Art 4 price ©All material in this website is copyrighted by Paula Sanders 2001-2013 Better Selections With the Detail Mask Snap Art 2 introduced the focus region, an ellipsis that served as a mask to selective reduce filter effects. In my review of version 2, I said that while it was an improvement, it wasn’t a true mask. Snap Art 3 has replaced the focus region with the detail mask, a major improvement in masking. You paint rather than draw the detail mask, and the detail mask brush has its own size, hardness, and amount settings, which gives you greater control. The detail mask can have more than one mask, each applying its own effect. You control these masks in Snap Art’s Layers panel. The Right Looks in a Flash The left panel consists of the presets. Once expanded, they take the image you are working and show thumbnails of all the styles including those you have created and saved. It is very easy to save presets. Now you can see thumbnails of the very image you are modifying. Adobe Photoshop CS6, or CC Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 or newer Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 or newer Apple Aperture 3 or newer Artistic Expression Made Simple With Snap Art, no hand-eye coordination or technical training is required. You make the creative choices to turn your artistic vision into reality and leave the brushwork to Snap Art. However, one of the best UI improvements toe from Snap Art 3 isn’t even in the Snap Art window: Snap Art 3’s filters have beenbined into one filter and show up in Photoshop’s Filter menu as one (Filter > Alien Skin > Snap Art 3). Snap Art’s filters are now selected in the UI’s Background panel. Previously, all ten filters had their own menu items under Filter > Alien Skin. I like this change because plug-ins such as Snap Art tend to crowd Photoshop’s Filter menu and make it hard to navigate. Snap Art 3 keeps things simple and also makes it easy to change filters without closing Snap Art and selecting a new one in the Filter menu. - Only the best software, we focus on quality not quantity. - Filtering feature to allow you to only show Freeware and/or Non-beta software. - Optimized pages for faster browsing. - Very fast servers with 100Mb connections, to make your downloads as fast as possible. - All software is 100% spyware and virus free. - We keep the old versions of programs, so if you update and don't like the new version, you can always return to the old one. - Full support for resuming downloads and download managers. Where can I buy low cost Alien Skin Snap Art 4?If you want to buy Alien Skin Snap Art 4 for a lowest price - just buy OEM version.