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Free AKVIS OilPaint Software & REVIEW

Today I received a free copy of AKVIS OilPaint Software
 
I went to school for commercial art and learned programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Corel.  I have an Associates of Science in Commercial Art as well.  This program is easy to use and can transform your pictures into masterpieces in less than a minute, even if you didn’t go to school for this type of stuff.  You can use one of the loaded pre made settings to instantly transform your photo.  You just choose the one preset that is pleasing to your eye.

You can also tweak the brightness of your canvas and add text.  I liked that each of  paint options had an explanation of what they do at the bottom of the options list.
Here’s a picture to better explain what I mean

 

Here are some of the pictures I oil’fied:
Here’s an Oil Painting of Clearwater Beach in Florida.
OK, it was made using AKVIS Software!
Here’s the original photo:
It completely removed the people in the water and birds.  I controlled the settings to do this, because it looked like little mistakes in the oil picture.  So without them, it looks better to me.
Next up, I thought I’d try a portrait of a zombie eating monster, like one in The Walking Dead, complete with a bullet hole to the head.
This zombie didn’t die though!
Here’s the original Zombie picture taken with an iPhone.
I decided to try one more, this software is really fun.  I wanted to do some wildlife that I took photos of at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in Crystal River, FL.  These are native to Florida flamingos.  I think I painted this really nice, don’t you? 
 And the original photo looks like this:
I really liked Akvis OilPaint.  It’s quick and easy.  The software itself was laid out in a simple way so that anyone can learn it fast.  
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.