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CraftArtist 2 Professional

by Serif
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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  • Platform:   Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
  • Media: Software Download

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Platform: PC Download
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United Kingdom and who have a U.K. invoice address.
  • Note: Giving as a gift is not available for this item.
  • ASIN: B00CT01VIO
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 15 May 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 158 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

Platform: PC Download

The perfect software for crafting on your computer!

The next edition of the amazing CraftArtist Professional software is here! CraftArtist 2 Professional is brand new and brimming with amazing new features for you to get crafting with! It’s easier than ever to make cards, scrapbooks, invitations, photobooks, party crafts and more!

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The Digital Crafting Toolkit – New features!

The Digital Crafting Toolkit contains every single tool you could possibly need for crafting! We’ve added three brand new tools to CraftArtist 2 Professional that you’ll love. Use the 3D Decoupage Tool to instantly convert embellishments, photos and more into a beautiful stacked image. You can even edit the style of your decoupage to give it a different shape or central point. We’ve also added the brand new Punches tab and the fabulous new Stamp Mode. You’ll find every type of punch you could want: shapes, flowers, Steampunk designs, birds, frames and more! With the new Stamp Mode you can select any object and create a stamp from it with one click! Especially effective when you resize, recolour and rotate the stamp while using it. The Digital Crafting Toolkit also contains a whole range of stencils, brushes, scissors and edges – being creative has never been so much fun!

Perfect photos in minutes!

There’s no need to buy a separate photo editing package – CraftArtist 2 Professional contains all the photo editing power you need. Quickly & easily remove red eye, erase blemishes and correct brightness. Or for those of you that like to add special effects, there are over 60 to choose from! Plus, use the Cutout Studio to easily remove an object from its background.

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Even more amazing tools & features- What’s New!!

We have been working hard to bring you all the tools you could possibly want for crafting on your computer. As well as the new 3D Decoupage Tool and the Punches tab, you can also create and share your designs even easier than before. Not only can you import PDF files into CraftArtist ready for editing, you can now choose from loads of professional export options when creating a PDF file. We have also completely redesigned the Print Preview so it now gives you an accurate picture of what will come out of your printer. If you love to use your cutting machine with CraftArtist, you’ll be pleased to know that it now supports SVG file import and export. Plus, when saving your design as a picture, you now have more file types for saving them, including as a Bitmap.

NEW! Graphic Styles

The filter effects you might know from CraftArtist 1 have been revitalised! Now containing over 450 graphic styles, each one can be applied to embellishments, images and other graphics with one click.

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New! Generate palette from image

A fantastic new feature – pick a favourite photograph and CraftArtist will create a colour palette to match it! Allows you to coordinate your design with your photo for fantastic results.

Improved! Colour Picker

The Colour Picker in CraftArtist has always been a handy tool, but now, it’s incredible! Not only can you pick any colour from your design, you can now choose from four different picking modes. A popular one is the Gradient Sampler which allows you to take a selection of colours across an area and create a gradient swatch from it.

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NEW! Multi-Level Solo Mode

Fans of Solo Mode for working on intricate designs will love this new tool. Not only can you isolate a part of your design to work on, you can now isolate further within that area of your design! Particularly handy for working on detailed scrap pages, you’ll wonder how you managed without it!

PLUS! Improved Digikit Creator!

The Digikit Creator allows you to import images and graphics from your computer and save them in your own CraftArtist kit. Well now, you can cut, copy & paste tags from item to item as you save, making it quicker and easier than ever to save your kits. We’ve also added in the ability to save stencils, graphic styles and punches as part of your digikits. Plus, as an extra helping hand, CraftArtist will now delete duplicate tags.

Minimum System Requirements for CraftArtist 2 Professional:

Windows-based PC with DVD drive and mouse (main processor must support SSE2 instructions), Microsoft Windows® XP (32 bit), Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (32 or 64 bit), 512MB RAM (1GB RAM for 64-bit operation), 1.1GB (recommended full install) free hard disk space (program only)* 1024 x 768 monitor resolution Optional: Windows-compatible printer, Internet connection * Does not include space requirements for downloaded Digikits. Additional disk resources and memory are required when editing large or complex documents.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unleash your Creativity with Craft Artist 2 19 Aug. 2013
Platform for Display:PC
I've used this software and its previous versions for over four years and can thoroughly recommend it. There are video tutorials for you to develope your skills and the Daisytrail forum where other worlwide users are willing to share experience and offer help. Serif support and it's ticket system provide assistance when necessary and were invaluable when my PC had to be re-built. The best advice I can give is just play and learn as you go, you can't break it. There's no waste of ink because you don't need to print anything until you're completely happy with the design. I've made memory albums and a large number of cards, both digital and hybrid. I've also created my own digikits with paper, embellishments and frames from kits purchased elsewhere.

I can ignore email promotions if I choose but by placing my first order over the phone with Serif, their sales team have repeatedly phoned to pressure me into further purchases. However, they don't appear to hold records of those I've made via Create and Craft for digikit bundles.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't stop playing with it. 8 Jan. 2013
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
This program is excellent and can't wait to buy some more bits and pieces to go with it. It took a while to get used to it but now can't stop creating my own cards.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I've had this for a while now but 4 May 2014
By J D Tilston VINE VOICE
Platform for Display:PC
have hardly ever used it as there is so much I don't like about it. The worst thing I find is that there are very few digikits - what you really need to use it as they have the components you make a card up with in them - included with the program and most of them have to be bought. More and more keep being brought out and it can get very addictive therefore very dear. I would prefer to buy a program that included a decent collection of images to use in it such as Greeting Card Factory Deluxe. Okay you can't do as much in that as you can in this, but you don't have to keep spending to get a decent collection of images to use. Another thing I don't like is that you have to browse through the digikits in a digikit browser to find what you want to use and drag each one you want into a side bar so you can use it. When you use a component in a clip art, or similar, collection you just drag and drop or copy and paste directly in to the template.
Templates can't be customised or, at least, the margins can't be changed in them. For example if you want a card made from a sheet of A4 card folded and choose the relevant template - A5 (folded) - you can't set the margins to zero to make it totally borderless even if you set the printer to borderless. To achieve a borderless project you need to create your own template in the custom selection.
I have made a few decent cards with this program but usually go to the other one I mentioned. It's just so much easier to insert components in to the card and the whole card doesn't involve so much faffing around. Also I had approximately 10,000 images, of all kinds that would make up a normal card, included in the price I paid. I can use all of those plus anything else I have in other collections of images quickly and easily.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good for the price 24 April 2014
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
I have been having a lot of fun with this, creating scrapbooks and pages.
Its quite complex to use and think it will take me some time to learn how to do everything.
The help menu is very good and there is also a pdf version which I am going to print out when I get some new ink.
I think most of the photo scrapbooks I make will stay on the computer as It would use a lot of ink unless you like pale backgrounds.
The drawback for me is that anything one creates can only be saved as a craft artist file, although it does seem to be able to import photos and images in formats such as tiff and jpeg.
I have a huge amount of images I created in a corel programme which I am unable to use on my windows 8.1 computer however I can use them in this programme.
I comes with some free images which are in collections called Digi-kits, just a way of keeping bits for a layout together The problem is when one scrolls through the available digi kits and wants to use one it takes you the website where one can purchase new kits. My advice is Dont pay for any new kits until you have used the free stuff. There is a lot of free stuff, you just have to register on the daisytrail website for free where there is a Lot of free stuff and also tutorials, more help, forums where people share what they have done, When I took a look there were some impressive layouts from members.
There is also a photo editor which seems good for such an inexpensive programme although I haven't yet worked out how to crop photos.
I have only had this for a day and a half and have spent too long on it, its like having a new toy.
its very good value. To anyone who is new to this sort of programme persevere and use the help menu
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC
I had high hopes for this, owning other Serif products that are excellent value. To do anything much with this you have to download additional stuff. Some is free, but anything useable you have to pay for. Not good considering the price you pay for the 'shell' program. I also find it so slow its ridiculous. I'm going back to using Greeting Card Factory. Very disappointed as it looks so good in the demo videos.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars I don't like it at all
I thought this would help me in my card-making activities. I don't like it at all, it is so limited in what you can do with it. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Panny
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent program with many features of photoshop without the price
Excellent program with many features of photoshop without the price. As you can save in pdf format it's very useful for professional printing etc. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Anonymous
3.0 out of 5 stars Not one for the boys.
Not one for the boys! There are aspects of this software that can be useful when used in conjuction with other image manipulation programmes such as Photoshop Elements. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Terence
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent, great delivery
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Well worth it!
Published 1 month ago by Miss Gillian P Whitby
5.0 out of 5 stars Really easy to use and a big timesaver
Bought this to create artwork for a 90th Birthday Party and it got the job done with very little effort. Really easy to use and a big timesaver.
Published 1 month ago by pchelper
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent product
Published 1 month ago by Jennifer Simmons
5.0 out of 5 stars Craft helper
Great content AAAA
Published 2 months ago by Margaret Ross
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A delight to work with!
Published 3 months ago by Mr. G
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
You need this before the Digi kits
Published 4 months ago by HazelD
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