The 2.6 update also adds many behind-the-scenes improvements, like background rendering, to make ToonIt faster and more responsive.
Commercial photographer and product reviewer Stan Sholik said, "I've had the opportunity to review many Photoshop plug-ins and ToonIt! is unique in its ability to transform images, especially portraits, into unique cartoon-and graphic novel-like creations. And best of all it is easy and fun to use, inviting you to experiment and find new looks that can increase sales."
ToonIt! Photo is used by photographers and digital artists to create a variety of cool cartoon styles, beautiful painted effects, and illustrated looks. One of the key features of ToonIt! is its ability to turn people and faces into believable cartoons and illustrations. The software uses advanced algorithms from Toonamation, Inc and allows ultimate control in customizing the cartoon effect with paint styles, shading and outlines.
"Many artists have used ToonIt to transform personal photos and fine art," said Jim Tierney, president of Digital Anarchy. "We're also finding that pro portrait photographers use ToonIt in clever monetizing ways, like offering a cartoon image to their clients as a part of the portrait package. It's an easy way to offer a whimsical ‘bonus' on top of the more traditional photographs."
Pricing and Availability
ToonIt! Photo for Photoshop is regularly priced at $159 USD, but will be on sale for $89 until July 15, 2010. The plugin works in Adobe Photoshop CS-CS5 and Photoshop Elements 6.0-9.0. The plugin runs on Macintosh 10.3.9-10.6, Windows XP-7.0 and Vista systems.
A separate version for use in Apple's Aperture is on sale for $79 USD, normally $129. ToonIt! Aperture is also updated to version 2.6 for the render improvements.
Current owners of ToonIt! Photo and ToonIt! Aperture should contact Digital Anarchy for free update instructions. Demo filters and samples are available at http://www.digitalanarchy.com.