The Artistic effects offer single-click options that let you give an image or object an ink-drawn, pencil sketch, or halftone appearance.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
The Dot screen effect scatters dots to simulate a gradient or tone, createing a black and white halftone.
You can fine-tune the Dot screen effect by using several available options:
- Center X (1) slider – moves dots horizontally
- Center Y (2) slider – moves dots vertically
- Angle (3) slider – rotates dots up to the 90º or 1.57rad (π/2)
- Size (4) slider – scales the dots up and down
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.
Keep the low to preserve the fine details; to thicken the strokes, keep the radius high.
The Hexagonal effect groups pixels into hexagons.
You can control the size of the hexagons by dragging the Scale (3) 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.
The Ink effect draws a fine narrow ink outline over the original details of an object.
You can control the number of lines and their intensity by dragging the Strength slider.
The Alcohol effect simulates the appearance of objects viewed by someone under the influence.
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.
The Sketch effect transforms the image into a hand-drawn pencil sketch.
You can control the intensity and detail revealed by the strokes by adjusting the Strength slider.
The Toon effect produces a poster-like look by reducing the number of colors depending on the value of Quantization (2).
Dark pixels are underlined with black strokes depending on the luminosity threshold you can set by dragging the Threshold (1) slider.