Extraordinary visions of image elements that don't exist ... until you create them

creates impressive light effects

We've told you about some of the crazy things Akvis has been doing with images ... now they're empowering you with a light stick that will generate impressive light effects in a fast and uncomplicated way. The new version includes new futuristic light effects reminiscent of UFO landings lights, starburst, laser beams, and neon flashes. Take advantage of ready-to-use presets to make your photos look extraordinary! May 30, 2017

Generate abstract paintings full of imaginative shapes and expressive color

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I was at an art fair on Las Olas recently and booth after booth was selling spectacular oil paintings. I noticed how "perfect" they were, so I went in for a very close look. Wow -- nobody else noticed, but these were digital paintings -- and they were flying off the shelf at anywhere from $200 to $20,000. Hello!
      Then I get this note from Akvis and I'm thinking ... maybe I ought to give up this internet publishing and sell oil paintings in Key West. It would probably pay for my retirement! May 18, 2017

Ah, Provence! That charming region of France now can frame your prized photos!

If you like to enhance your imagery, or photos, or you just want a bit of pinash for gift photos, then these romantic and adorable picture frames capture the essence of French countryside living. For flat prints or canvas, add an artful balance between rustic and chic. Get inspired by the authentic Provence motifs! May 3, 2017

Photoshop Tutorial: The Essential Guide to Creating Vintage-Style Posters

Vintage means "antique" or from a particularly fine year (when it comes to wines.) To be an "Antique" in the U.S. it has to be at least 50 years old. Except for automobiles, and that's 25 years old. Much of the "vintage" simulations you see online aren't really "vintage" but what someone thinks is vintage. In Europe and the Middle East, designers will use the term "vintage" just to get clicks, including any look from the 1970s, back to pre-historic. We're thrilled to have Annabelle provide us with this poster design that seems to simulate a poster from the Art Deco period. April 4, 2017

Photoshop Tutorial: Add A Realistic Old Photo Effect To Any Photo with Photoshop

OH NO ... time for some Photoshop Madness -- and what we usually get from every Tom, Dick and Harriet online is how to make your old, broken and torn photos retouched to look like new. How boring is that. In fact, we've had a half-dozen of these tutorials in this site over the years! Well, thanks to Annabelle Yeoh, here's a twist! She's going to show you how to take a perfectly excellent modern day photo, and make it look like it was shot in the teens, and saved in grandma's old trunk up in the attic. August 31, 2016

Photoshop Madness : Celebrating Summer 2016 3D Technique without PSD 3D!

PSD Summer 2016

This Photoshop tutorial will be teaching you how to create a 3D summer text effect without using Photoshop 3d capabilities! This effect is great for summer party invitations or cards, and can be easily changed to fit any season or holiday! This tutorial assumes you have advanced knowledge of basic Photoshop functions such as adjustment layers and layer effects. July 14, 2016

Photoshop Madness : Make Your Own Angry Bird Fan Art With Photoshop

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Love the Angry Birds? Well, this super addicting game even has its own movie very soon! To celebrate the wacky world of this game, let’s create some adorable fan art using Photoshop. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to use photo textures to make your characters look realistic. June 23, 2016