Alien Skin Software’s Snap Art 4 Turns Photos into Paintings or Sketches

Alien Skin Software’s Snap Art 4 Turns Photos into Paintings or Sketches


Raleigh, NC—Alien Skin Software released Snap Art 4, a new version of its artistic natural media application that transforms a photo into a work of art that looks handcrafted. With a redesigned user interface and improved speed, Snap Art 4 can be used as a plug-in with popular host software or as a stand-alone program.

Snap Art 4 is designed to render hundreds of styles and media, such as oil paint, pencil sketch, watercolor and crayon. It mimics the techniques of human artists, such as layered brush strokes and enhancement of important edges, and it takes care of all the tedious work of drawing brush strokes. For more control, the masking tool can bring out extra detail in areas that need it.

“Using Snap Art 4 simply requires a creative idea, not hand-eye coordination or technical training,” said Terence Tay, designer of the new software. “Thanks to Snap Art 4’s realistic effects, even aspiring photographers can create prints that are worthy of hanging in a gallery.”

The software’s user interface was completely rewritten to make it easier to use, and Snap Art is now faster and more responsive. Some new features include: a modern dark color scheme that reduces distractions around the image; a visual preset browser that shows how each preset will look when applied to an image; and favorites and recently used presets are now a click away.

Snap Art 4 is available for $99. Owners of earlier versions of Snap Art may upgrade for $69. Free upgrades will be automatically sent to everyone who purchased Snap Art 3 directly from Alien Skin Software in August 2013 or later.