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.
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 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:
- The size slider(1) controls the spread of effect. Set a large number if you wish to cover more image with the vignette.
- 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
The dot screen effect scatters dots to simulate a gradient or tone. Basically, it creates a black and white halftone.
You can fine-tune the dot screen effect using several options under the effect’s interface:
- Center X slider(1) moves dots horizontally
- Center Y slider(2) moves dots vertically
- Angle slider(3) to rotate them up to the 90º 0r 1.57rad (π/2)
- Size slider(4) to scale the dots up and down
Edge Work Effect
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.
Keep it low to preserve the fine details. To bloat the strokes keep it high.
The hexagonal effect groups pixels into the hexagons. You can control the size of the hexagons by dragging the scale slider(3).
The center-y slider(2) shifts the polygons vertically.
The center-x slider(1) moves them 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.
You can portray a world as it’s seen by a drunk person by using the alcohol effect.
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.
The sketch effect transforms the image into the hand-drawn pencil sketch.
The strength slider controls the intensity of the strokes and the number of the details.
The Toon Effect produces a poster-like look reducing the number of colors depending on the value of Quantization(2).
Dark pixels are underlined with the black strokes depending on the luminosity threshold you can set dragging the Threshold slider(1).