FotoSketcher 2.45 is almost ready. I just need to test it thoroughly before releasing it. If you want to try it for yourself (and don't hesitate to let me know if you find any lingering bugs), here is a stable beta version: http://www.fotosketcher.com/FotoSketcher_2.45_RC2.exe
- improved brushstrokes placement in Painting 7 effect to give a more painterly effect.
- added a new stylised effect called Emergence 2, based on calculating an approximation of the source image using shaded triangles. The result is different from Emergence and can look a bit like knife painting.
- solved a bug in the custom brush code used for Painting 7 and 8 effects. Any image can be used as a brushtroke template (must be dark pixels on a white background)
Here are some digital paintings made with FotoSketcher 2.45:
Painting 7 with new algorithm
Original photo credit Pierre Hanquin: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pierrehanquin/7170104717
Original photo credit: http://www.shorpy.com/node/11302
Have fun with this new version of FotoSketcher :-)