updated on 21 November 2020 | reading time: 3 minutes


Artistic Group of Effects

The Artistic Group is a chest of treasures in Gravit Designer. It contains eight effects, that with a single click help you to achieve a look that in other editors requires a ton of your time, patience and a decent knowledge of the program.

Artistic group of the effects

You can turn an object into an ink-drawn picture, a pencil sketch or a shrewd halftone by clicking on the effects within this group.

Vignette Effect

Vignette effect in Gravit Designer

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

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

Vignette effect controls

  1. The size slider(1) controls the spread of effect. Set a large number if you wish to cover more image with the vignette.
  2. The amount slider(2) controls the intensity of the vignette. A high value of amount makes vignette darker and increases the contrast between the edges and the center of an image.

Dot Screen Effect

Dot screen effect

The dot screen effect scatters dots to simulate a gradient or tone. Basically, it creates 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 using several options under the effect’s interface:

Dot screen controls

  1. Center X slider(1) moves dots horizontally
  2. Center Y slider(2) moves dots vertically
  3. Angle slider(3) to rotate them up to the 90º 0r 1.57rad (π/2)
  4. Size slider(4) to scale the dots up and down
Tip: there is no conventional way to recolor the dot screen effect in Gravit. To colorize the dot screen, you need to use the color grading effect and color adjust effect.

Edge Work Effect

Edge work effect in Gravit

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

Use the radius slider to control the level of posterization.

Radius slider

Keep it low to preserve the fine details. To bloat the strokes keep it high.

Edge work effect


Tip:  use the combination of the color grading effect and the color adjust effect to change the color.


Hexagonal Effect

hexagonal effect in Gravit Designer

The hexagonal effect groups pixels into the hexagons. You can control the size of the hexagons by dragging the scale slider(3).

hexagonal effect scale slider

The center-y slider(2) shifts the polygons vertically.

The center-x slider(1) moves them horizontally along the image.

Hexagonal effect controls

Ink Effect

Ink effect in Gravit Designer

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

Alcohol effect in Gravit Designer

You can portray a world as it’s seen by a drunk person by using the alcohol effect.

Alcohol effect example

The alcohol effect duplicates and blurs an object to denote the blurry motion both horizontally and vertically. The strength X(1) and the strength Y(2) control the distance of the horizontal and vertical motion respectively.

Alcohol effect controls

Sketch Effect

Sketch effect in Gravit Designer

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

Sketch effect in Gravit Designer

The strength slider controls the intensity of the strokes and the number of the details.

Strength slider of the Sketch effect

Toon Effect

Toon effect in Gravit Designer

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

Toon effect example

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

Threshold and Quantization of the toon effect