Good morning or afternoon as I agree with, "Andrés Taida", in this tutorial I will show you what the "pictorization filter" tool is about and some entertaining things that can be done with it.
First of all let's see how to get to the tool
Let's go in parts and see the elements that compose it, first let's start with the movable bars
1) - First among the bars we have the * Line thickness *, as basically it only affects the thickness of the lines we will not delve into it since with what it says on the bar it is enough to understand what its total function is
2) - * Simplicity of lines * denotes the amount of detail in the drawing lines, the simpler the lines are, the more the result of the original drawing will move away, but if you put them too detailed the drawing will notice very stained For the amount of detail, combining this element with the density of lines can be essential to occupy the photo as a manga or comic background.
3) - * Line Density * is the number of lines that the program has to work, the higher the bar is, the more lines you will have in the drawing.
going back to point 2) one of the great combinations you have to make is to maintain a high detail in the lines but leaving a relatively low density, that way the background will look realistic, detailed and at the same time clean.
While many details are lost by lowering the density (such as the wheel of the car) it should be clear that this way of using the tool is a good way to save time.
4) - * Line opacity * Although the name clearly describes the function of the tool, it is of vital importance when it comes to the "pictorizing filter" with color as it helps to keep the boundaries between the paint and the elements that are defined. They compose it without the line-art taking a lot of presence.
Although it is difficult to observe the intrusion that the lines have in the image is noticeable, however if we see the 2nd image it is clear that the elements are more defined especially if we look at the fence to the right of the bush
5) - * Line smoothing * is basically the blur of the lines in the "painting filter", the interesting thing about this is that seeing the line-art it would seem that the one that will have a more realistic finish is going to be the one has not out of focus
but at the time of adding color to the equation the shadows generated by the blur add substance to the drawing and contrasts in the shades maintaining the realistic approach, while those with the lines without softening are closer to a cartoon style
6) - * Simplicity of color spots * is the complexity of the colorization that the drawing will have, that is, the higher the bar is, the more details will be ignored such as leaf wrinkles and some light effects / shadow.
Increasing this bar is a good way to get away from the realism of the photo to make it look more like a traditional painting
7) - * Color blur * is the tool that works as the focus, the more blurred the more the colors and definitions of the elements of the image will be combined and the less blurred this sharper and more detailed will be
(The image above does not have any kind of pictorial filter)
8) - * Color gradient * is the amount of colors the tool has to occupy in the "picturing effect", in color this is by far the most important and least easy tool to occupy of all
This tool is that it allows the gradual changes of colors, the higher the bar and the more uniform the change of colors, the lower and the changes will be sudden, very low and you can only see a very limited range of colors, similar to when you raised it the contrast to old televisions.
Now you know what all the tools are and what each one does, with this you will have a vague idea of how to point to a certain need when you want to use the tool
but I still think the most important part is to play with the tool, to learn how to use a design tool, the most essential thing is definitely to use it to satisfy the curiosity of knowing what the photos we are using would look like, so, then I will put some examples next to the bars that belong to them.
These are some of the many "painting filters" that I made in the course of doing the tutorial
The parts that I loved most about this tool are
1) -Learn how to make water and sky in monochromatic, many times beginners like myself have problems knowing how to represent water in a shadowless drawing such as monochromatic (which is what is used in most of the sleeves currently ) and although at no time use any plot for the drawings, the "picturizing filter" gives you an idea of what frames you could use to get the result you want.
2) -In the images of nature we especially find ourselves in doubt about how to get to the colors we see, and like the previous point, the "picturing filter" gives you a great idea of how to get there, the tool " simplicity of color spots "is especially effective in this.
3) -The freedom to learn to color without spending time drawing, this is by far the best part of a personal way that I saw in the "pictorial filter" because many times we want to paint but without the need to draw something every time you want , the obvious solution to this problem would be to draw with paint, but for beginners like me, drawing is still a complex process, even more so with painting
Well here the solution that the program gives us is the line-art, if in the photo we lower the density and opacity of the lines we have an excellent book to paint without affecting the view too much while we draw
Finally, I must say that the "painting filter" is a very useful tool and I hope everyone uses it wisely, either to save time on stage, learn to paint or just have fun while playing with it.