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Old 11-10-2009, 02:15 PM
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sketch program

I am looking to get a sketch program, can anyone tell me which is better akvis sketch or redfield sketch. Akvis is more expensive, is it worth the difference. I was trying to find a comparison between the 2 but couldn't.

what about free sketch plugins? are there any ?
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:31 PM
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Re: sketch program

They are somewhat difficult to compare because renderings look so different. I personally prefer Akvis, didn't like what I get with Redfield, but I can not claim that I tried very hard to get optimal settings. Easiest way is to download a free trial and check for yourseft.
I am not aware of free sketch plug ins but photoshop itself has a few build in filters that could give you a basic sketch.
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:25 AM
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Re: sketch program

Here is a review of Akvis by Danny
I have redefields sketch and havent used it, in about two years
I use just photoshop now and a action i made which can be got from here

There are different actions for sketches to be found here

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Old 11-11-2009, 09:45 AM
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Re: sketch program

Fotosketcher is a free program that has some decent results. Available here: http://www.fotosketcher.com/

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Old 11-11-2009, 11:30 AM
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Re: sketch program

Below a few sketch tuts from Innograpx

http://www.innographx.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=274
http://www.innographx.com/forum/view...php?f=5&t=3909
http://www.innographx.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=444
http://www.innographx.com/forum/view...php?f=5&t=3223

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Old 11-11-2009, 01:34 PM
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Re: sketch program

Another one to try is Little Inkpot
http://www.littleinkpot.co.uk/FreePlugins.htm
May help.

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Old 11-11-2009, 02:54 PM
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Re: sketch program

Topaz Simplify is a good one for the edge pencil work.
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:46 PM
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Re: sketch program

filter forge has many sketch filters. the program isnt free, but the 6000+ library of filters is.
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:22 PM
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Re: sketch program

thanks for the replies, regarding filter forge how can the filters be free if the program is not.

palms, will check out your action

pavel and jch thanks for those links

peter the inkpot chalkoholic looks like it might be good

i am interested in doing a colored sketch or colored pencil look not black and white.
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:44 PM
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Re: sketch program

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thanks for the replies, regarding filter forge how can the filters be free if the program is not.

palms, will check out your action

pavel and jch thanks for those links

peter the inkpot chalkoholic looks like it might be good

i am interested in doing a colored sketch or colored pencil look not black and white.
Once you have B&W, converting it to color sketch is fairly straightforward- duplicate background, move it at the top of layer stack and set layer blending to color
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