Snap Art turns your photograph into a beautiful work of art that looks completely handmade. Improved realism in version 3 keeps your subject natural and recognizable.
The result is a finished piece worthy of printing on canvas and hanging in a gallery.
Using Snap Art just requires a creative idea, not hand-eye coordination or technical training.
Simply choose from hundreds of styles such as oil paint, watercolor, pencil sketch, or the new crayon.
If you need more control, the new detail mask let’s you quickly mark areas where you want the subject to be clearer.
Snap Art turns photos into art that looks completely natural and handmade.
To use Snap Art, you will need to have one of the Adobe products Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or Lightroom.See the requirements for details and watch our videos to see how Snap Art works in these programs as a plug-in.
Snap Art has tight Lightroom integration that supports batch processing and does not require Photoshop. Visit our Lightroom page to learn the details.
Version uses more refined stroke placement to keep edges sharp and reproduce natural texture. This keeps the subject natural and recognizable. If you used Snap Art in the past then you will notice dramatically clearer results, especially on portraits.
Instead of oval focus regions, Snap Art now has a detail mask. This lets you quickly mark exactly where you want more detail. This is great for leaving backgrounds abstract while faces are detailed and natural.
Wide Range of Media and Styles
Snap Art can draw with a wide range of physical media, such as oil paint, watercolor, pencil, and charcoal. Within those, you can choose from a plethora of styles like impasto, pointillism, or modern art techniques like comics and stylize.
Crayon and Improved Presets
We added multiple crayon presets for that messy colorful look. All the presets for existing media types were remade and reorganized to be easier to use.
Everything in One Place
Snap Art went from ten filters to just one. Now you can explore all of the media types and styles in one place without switching filters. The entire user interface is redesigned for easier exploration. The presets are always visible on the left, there is a huge preview in the center, and you experiment with your style on the right.
There are now presets that control groups of related sliders. This lets you quickly experiment with one aspect of the art, such as color scheme, without having to manipulating four different sliders. We also hid the more esoteric sliders by default so you can focus on just the most important controls.
Snap Art supports a non-destructive workflow, making experimentation easy. Effects in Photoshop are rendered on a new layer, leaving your original image untouched. In Photoshop, Snap Art can be run as a Smart Filter for easy tweaking of the effect after it is created.
Snap Art can now upload your creations to Flickr. Optionally, you can add your art to the Alien Skin Flickr group where other artists share their work and techniques.