updated on 05 August 2022 | reading time: 3 minutes


Artistic effects

The Artistic effects offer single-click options that let you give an image or object an ink-drawn, pencil sketch, or halftone appearance.

Artistic group of the effects


Vignette effect in Corel Vector

The Vignette effect decreases the brightness of the image edges. It is the best bet when you need to put an emphasis on the center of an image.

Within the Vignette panel, you will find everything you need to control the appearance of the effect:

Vignette effect controls

  1. The Size (1) slider controls the spread of the effect. Choose a higher number if you wish to cover a larger part of the image with the vignette.
  2. The Amount (2) slider controls the intensity of the vignette. A high amount setting makes the vignette darker and increases the contrast between the edges and the center of an image.

Dot screen

Dot screen effect

The Dot screen effect scatters dots to simulate a gradient or tone, createing a black and white halftone.

Halftone with the dot screen effect

Note: Use the Halftone effect to create a colorful halftone.

You can fine-tune the Dot screen effect by using several available options:

Dot screen controls

  1. Center X (1) slider – moves dots horizontally
  2. Center Y (2) slider – moves dots vertically
  3. Angle (3) slider – rotates dots up to the 90º or 1.57rad (π/2)
  4. Size (4) slider – scales the dots up and down
Tip: There is no conventional way to recolor the dot screen effect in Corel Vector. To colorize the dot screen, you need to use the Color Grading or the Color Adjust effect.

Edge work

Edge work effect in Corel Vector

The Edge work effect is one of the most stylish Artistic effects. It makes a beautiful black and white picture from the object by finding dark pixels and drawing black lines on them.

You can adjust the Radius slider to control the level of posterization.

Radius slider

Keep the low to preserve the fine details; to thicken the strokes, keep the radius high.

Edge work effect


Tip:  Use the combination of the Color Grading and the Color Adjust effect to change the color.



hexagonal effect in Corel Vector

The Hexagonal effect groups pixels into hexagons.

You can control the size of the hexagons by dragging the Scale (3) slider.

hexagonal effect scale slider

Drag the Center-Y (2) slider to shift the polygons vertically.

Drag the Center-X (1) slider to move the hexagons horizontally along the image.

Hexagonal effect controls


Ink effect in Corel Vector

The Ink effect draws a fine narrow ink outline over the original details of an object.

Ink effect example

You can control the number of lines and their intensity by dragging the Strength slider.

Ink effect slider


Alcohol effect in Corel Vector

The Alcohol effect simulates the appearance of objects viewed by someone under the influence.Alcohol effect example

The Alcohol effect duplicates and blurs an object to convey a blurry motion both horizontally and vertically. The Strength X (1) and the Strength Y (2) sliders control the distance of the horizontal and vertical motion respectively.

Alcohol effect controls


Sketch effect in Corel Vector

The Sketch effect transforms the image into a hand-drawn pencil sketch.

Sketch effect in Corel Vector

You can control the intensity and detail revealed by the strokes by adjusting the Strength slider.

Strength slider of the Sketch effect


Toon effect in Corel Vector

The Toon effect produces a poster-like look by reducing the number of colors depending on the value of Quantization (2).

Toon effect example

Dark pixels are underlined with black strokes depending on the luminosity threshold you can set by dragging the Threshold (1) slider.

Threshold and Quantization of the toon effect