Akvis has updated its ArtSuite package of photographic effects to Version 6.6 to include bug fixes and a Christmas Pack of 50 decorative hand-painted photo frames.
In addition to the new Christmas Pack, Akvis already offers a free frame pack of 30 designs for any occasion, as well as Wedding and Travel Frame Packs, both of which contain 50 hand painted frames.
Aside from photo frames, Akvis ArtSuite also offers a package of artistic effects that allow the user to experiment with his photos – convert photo into a B&W image and consequently add a color shade to it; replace colors on an image, add a texture (chosen from the built-in Texture Library or one created by the user) so that the image looks like drawn on a canvas, brick wall, corrugated paper, etc.
The program can be used as a $69 independent application (standalone) and as a $49 plug-in to a photo editor. AKVIS ArtSuite Plugin is compatible with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Corel Painter, Corel Photo-Paint, and PaintShop Photo Pro, and others.