a big fan of art and luckily I am also able to draw,
paint and sculpt. However, for many folks, creating art
is something of a challenge (if not completely impossible)
when it comes to producing something which they conceive
of as ART. For those of you who take photos and who also
enjoy playing with your images, Photoshop and several
plug-ins have enabled you to create art-like images.
Snap Art helps you create images that evoke the feeling
and style of many traditional and real world art styles.
Snap Art plug-in consists of 10 Photoshop-compatible
plug-in filters, each of which creates a very distinctive
effect. Effects include; oil paint, impasto, pastel,
pencil sketch, pen and ink, Pointillism, Comics,
Watercolor and others. It is very similar in the
range of effects it creates, to some of the styles
I've found in other artistic effects emulation plug-ins.
Although it won't turn you into an artist, Snap Art
is very easy to use and the results are much more
configurable than most other similar plug-ins.
tend to use tools like this in combination with the
other features in Photoshop and also with my Wacom
graphics tablet for line work. I found that I wasn't
overly impressed with the pencil sketch and watercolor
styles, but several other styles were very useful.
My favorites so far are oil paint, impasto and comics.