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PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS Birthday Celebration 2009: Raffle, Discounts, Contests


Every year on May 29 AKVIS organizes a raffle in celebration of its birthday. This year AKVIS is 5 years old! 5 winners will be chosen in a drawing on May 29. The prize is free license keys to a package of any 5 AKVIS programs.

April 3, 2009 - AKVIS Software Inc. specializes in image processing software development and scientific research. The company was founded in 2004 by IT professionals having considerable experience in programming and software development. Since then the company has released a number of successful programs that assist in photo editing tasks such as scratch removal, fixing problems with underexposed or overexposed photos, removing digital noise, adding creative effects, etc.: AKVIS Retoucher, AKVIS Chameleon, AKVIS Stamp, AKVIS Enhancer, AKVIS Coloriage, AKVIS Noise Buster, AKVIS Sketch, AKVIS Decorator, AKVIS LightShop, AKVIS ArtSuite, AKVIS SmartMask, AKVIS Magnifier, and AKVIS ArtWork. Their latest, ArtWork, can transform a photograph to appear like an oil painting or comics style painting.

This year AKVIS is 5 years old. In celebration of this milestone, AKVIS has organized its traditional Birthday raffle:

http://akvis.com/en/birthday-2009.php

Everyone who enters the raffle at the Raffle page before May 29, 2009 will receive a coupon for 15% off of an AKVIS software title of their choice. The 15 % coupon code will be valid till July 1, 2009. The coupon will work for purchasing any AKVIS program (any license type), but not for software bundles.

In addition to the raffle, AKVIS has also organized a Creative Contest. The prizes are:

  • An autographed copy of the outstanding book The Art of Digital Photo Painting by Marilyn Sholin (www.thedigitalpaintbrush.com), and

  • A license key for any AKVIS program.

About the Book:

The Art of Digital Photo Painting
Beginners who desire a great introduction to digital painting techniques need look no further! With this guide, photographers can go beyond the camera to turn image files into creative works that resemble traditional handmade art. Everything required to develop your personal vision is covered here, with a special focus on Corel Painter Essentials and Corel Painter. Find out about multiple softwares, available products and plug-ins, and methods for creating digital art outputting it to various papers and materials. In addition to the award-winning author, several internationally known photographers showcase their best pieces and offer tips and techniques. With more than 1.5 million new digital camera owners last year, this well-priced book has an audience that’s ready and waiting!

Marilyn Sholin (www.marilynsholin.com) is a popular speaker at photographers' conventions, conducts hands-on workshops, and has been honoured by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She was chosen two consecutive years to photograph "Women of Distinction" - a black and white exhibition for the Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America.

Contestants are asked to draw their own version of AKVIS's mascot. It must be a drawing of a horse. Any software, tools, or devices can be used to draw the mascot. It can even be drawn by hand and scanned. The artwork must be an original work of the artist that does not infringe on someone's copyright. All entries must be submitted to info@akvis.com by May 28, 2009. The winner will be announced on May 29, 2009. By submitting your pictures for this Contest you authorize us to publish them on our web-site and use them for our purposes.

More:
http://akvis.com/en/birthday-2009.php

Take part in the Raffle:
http://akvis.com/en/raffle-2009.php

Take part in the Contest:
http://akvis.com/en/creative-contest-2009.php


(First posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 15:00 EDT)

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