Linocut is a printmaking method which uses linoleum, in a technique similar to woodcut. You cut a design into the linoleum surface and print it on a paper.
In a classical engraving the image is created by black strokes on a white background. Linocut's characteristic expressiveness, strong contrast between black and white, and its rich and exuberant strokes are made using a soft material. Some famous artists like Picasso and Matisse worked with this technique.
Under the Painting tab in the Settings Panel you can adjust parameters to convert a photograph into a linocut painting.
Attention! The quick preview does not work for this style. You must press in order to see changes applied.
Posterizing (10-100) - simplifies an original image through the reduction of similarly colored pixels.
|Posterizing = 15||Posterizing = 90|
Level of Detail (1-100) – The amount of detail and lines in an image. Increasing the value of this parameter results in more detail and a darker image.
|Level of Detail = 20||Level of Detail = 70|
Sharpen (1-100) - The distinctness of the image's lines. Increasing this parameter makes strokes appear clearer and more precise, without affecting the overall level of detail. Blurry images will appear darker.
|Sharpen = 5||Sharpen = 75|
More White (0-50) – Increases the number of areas in the image filled in white.
|More White = 5||More White = 40|
More Black (0-100) – Increases the number of areas in the image filled in black.
|More Black = 10||More Black = 90|
Paint Color - The color which is applied (printed) onto the image. To change the color click on the plate and choose a color from the Select Color dialog.
Background Color - The color of the surface to which the linocut is applied. To change the color click on the plate and choose a color from the Select Color dialog.