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AKVIS' logo. Click here to visit the AKVIS website! PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS NatureArt V.1.5: Nature Effects For Your Digital Photos. Now In 7 Languages!

AKVIS announces the upgrade of its program, AKVIS NatureArt, to Version 1.5. AKVIS NatureArt is an excellent tool for imitating the magnificence of natural phenomena on your digital photos. You can choose from six nature effects: Rain, Sun, Water, Lightning, Clouds, and Fire.

AKVIS is proud to announce an upgrade of its program, NatureArt, to Version 1.5.

AKVIS NatureArt is an excellent tool for imitating the majesty of natural phenomena on your digital photos. It also lets you create nature scenes from scratch, such as converting a blank background into a warm ocean or an evening sky with the moon and twinkling stars.

The same photo can take on a whole new look just by changing the scene's weather. Its spirit will change dramatically, from a crackling thunderstorm to a peaceful morning, from a forest in flames to a dreary rainy scene. Nature effects have an impact on our mood and can be used to strengthen the impression made by a picture.

NatureArt offers 6 nature effects: Rain, Sun, Water, Lightning, Clouds, and Fire. But the list of possible uses is far greater. You can create a vast array of effect versions. Change the weather on a photo, illuminate a night sky with glistening stars, light up a dark landscape by adding sources of light, create a flaming text effect or even your own little tempest in a teapot.

The Rain effect adds precipitation to an image. You can add various kinds of rain (from drizzle to downpour) by adjusting the parameters. You can even add snow using the AKVIS Snow preset.

The Sun effect adds the most important celestial body to an image - The Sun - in all of its glory, depending on the time of day, the changing seasons, and the weather: bright, dim, summer, winter, rising, setting, etc. By changing settings or using one of the presets from AKVIS, it's possible to transform the sun into the moon (AKVIS Moon preset) or into one of its more distant neighbors in the galaxy (AKVIS Star preset).

The Water effect adds a body of water to an image. The horizon of the body of water can be adjusted vertically up and down. The water's characteristics as color, depth, and the appearance can be adjusted, as well as the direction of waves. You can change an existing body of water's appearance or add a river to a forest background.

The Lightning effect adds lightning bolts of any shape and number to an image. The lightning bolt’s attributes, such as its glow, thickness, and number of branches can be adjusted via various parameters. Add some excitement to a cloudy scene or electrify a peaceful background. In Version 1.5 of AKVIS NatureArt you can now change the color of lightning bolts.

The Clouds effect adds clouds to an image. They can be applied anywhere on an image using the program's selection tools. Their density, size, and transparnecy can be adjusted using the effect's parameters. Now with Version 1.5 of AKVIS NatureArt you can change the color of clouds as well. Use it to fill a vague, blank sky or to add a dreary fog around an old house.

The Fire effect (only available under the Home Deluxe and Business licenses) adds tongues of flame to an image. You can change their color and other characteristics by adjusting various parameters. Illuminate a scene with bright flames or even make flaming text.

In addition to the introduction of color to the Lightning and Clouds effects, Version 1.5 also adds new languages to the program's interface and help pages. AKVIS NatureArt is now available in 7 languages: English, French, German, Russian, Italian, Portugese, and Japanese.

AKVIS NatureArt is available in two editions, as an independent program (standalone) and as a plugin to a photo editor.

The plugin edition is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro, etc. Check the compatibility page for more details.

AKVIS NatureArt runs on Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/Win7 and on Macintosh Mac OS X 10.4-10.6, both 32 bit and 64 bit.

Test the software for 10 days free of charge! Download AKVIS NatureArt v.1.5 for Macintosh and Windows here.

Users who own Version 1.0 of AKVIS NatureArt can upgrade to Version 1.5 for free.

AKVIS NatureArt Home License (plug-in or standalone) sells for $ 72 USD or 55 Euro, downloadable from akvis.com.

AKVIS NatureArt is available in the Alchemy bundle. Now the all-in-one pack is available in four variants.

AKVIS specializes in development of image processing software 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.

About the program: akvis.com/en/natureart/index.php

Screenshot: akvis.com/en/natureart/screenshots-nature-effects.php

Download: akvis.com/en/natureart/download-nature-effects.php

Tutorial: akvis.com/en/natureart-tutorial/index.php

Graphics: akvis.com/en/company/graphics.php

Website: akvis.com

(First posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 16:40 EST)

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