Pencil Drawing Effect Parameters in AKVIS Draw

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Tutorial: AKVIS Draw

Pencil Drawing Effect Parameters


AKVIS Draw lets you make a hand drawn pencil sketch from your photo. The program creatively produces pencil strokes imitating an artist's view.

You can adjust the parameters for the photo to drawing conversion in the Settings Panel.

Photo to Drawing
Pencil Drawing From Photo
(Move your mouse over the image to see the original version)


Color Options:

  • Monochrome. The drawing is made with a single color and its shades.

    Choose colors for the pencil strokes and the paper using the color squares. Click on the square to activate the eyedropper tool, double click to open the selection color dialog. Use to reset colors to default (black and white), to reverse the background and pencil colors.

  • Bright Colors. The drawing is created with bright, saturated colors. In this mode, you can change the background color.
  • Natural Colors. The drawing is made using the original color range. The background is white and can't be changed.

    Attention! Color changing is only available for the Home Deluxe and Business licenses. Owners of the Home license can make just black and white drawings.

    Changing Pencil Color Changing Background Color

    Bright Colors Natural Colors
    Bright Colors Natural Colors


Effect Parameters:

  • In the Blend Mode drop-down list, you can define how the drawing will interact with the original image. The blend amount can be adjusted using the Opacity parameter.

    Attention! This feature is only available for the Home Deluxe and Business licenses.

    Blending the Result with the Original Image
    Multiply Mode, Opacity = 54

    Weak Blending (Drawing Dominates) Intense Blending
    Opacity = 10 Opacity = 85

  • Refined Lines. The check-box changes the appearance of the pencil strokes. When this option is enabled, the ends of the lines become thinner, the drawing looks more refined and elegant.

    Regular Lines Refined Lines
    Regular Lines
    (Сheck-box is disabled)
    Refined Lines
    (Сheck-box is enabled)

  • Extra Contrast. The check-box adds bright and clear lines to dark areas creating the ink effect.

    Without Extra Contrast With Extra Contrast
    Without Extra Contrast
    (Сheck-box is disabled)
    With Extra Contrast
    (Сheck-box is enabled)

  • Brightness (10-100). The parameter changes the color intensity of the lines.

    Pale Strokes Bright Strokes
    Brightness = 20 Brightness = 90

  • Level of Detail (10-100). The parameter defines the amount of details and lines.

    Less Detail More Detail
    Level of Detail = 30 Level of Detail = 80

  • Stroke Thickness (3-30). The parameter defines the width of the lines.

    Thin Lines Thick Lines
    Stroke Thickness = 5 Stroke Thickness = 25

  • Hatching Density (0-200). The parameter changes the number of the hatching strokes. Increase its value to enhance the sense of volume.

    Less Lines More Lines
    Hatching Density = 50 Hatching Density = 150

  • Sensitivity (0-80). The parameter affects the intensity of hatching.

    Less Lines More Lines
    Sensitivity = 30 Sensitivity = 70

  • Curvature (0-12). This parameter changes the form of the hatching strokes, from straight lines (value = 0) to curved ones.

    Straight Lines Curved Lines
    Curvature = 0 Curvature = 10

  • Dispersion (0-100). The parameter randomly changes hatching. Increase its value to make the strokes more weak and thin.

    Low Dispersion High Dispersion
    Dispersion = 20 Dispersion = 85

  • Contour Detail (0-1000). The parameter defines the number of the small dark lines which complement the contours of the drawing.

    Without Extra Detail With Extra Detail
    Contour Detail = 0 Contour Detail = 900

  • Contour Brightness (1-100). The parameter changes the intensity of the contours.

    Pale Strokes Bright Strokes
    Contour Brightness = 10 Contour Brightness = 90

How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Effect Parameters — Effect Parameters
   — Canvas — Canvas
   — Frame — Frame
   — Text & Watermark — Text & Watermark
   — Presets — Presets
   — Preferences — Preferences
   — Batch Processing — Batch Processing
Examples Examples
   — Drawings in the Margins — Drawings in the Margins
   — AKVIS Draw vs AKVIS Sketch — AKVIS Draw vs AKVIS Sketch
   — Pencil Drawings Gallery — Pencil Drawings Gallery
   — Creating a Pencil Portrait — Creating a Pencil Portrait
   — Portrait of Little Marie — Portrait of Little Marie


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