Pointillism Effect: Painting with Colored Dots

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Pointillism Effect


Pointillism is a painting technique characterized by applying of separate brush strokes in the form of dots or spots. A complex hue is decomposed into individual colors, which are displayed on the canvas as dotted strokes, small dabs of paint of pure colors. The optical mixing of these dots gives us the visual perception of an entire painting.

With the AKVIS Points software you can easily create gorgeous works of art in a pointillist manner.

Adding a Pointillism Effect
Pointillism Painting
(Hover the mouse over the picture to see the original image)

You can adjust the effect parameters in the Painting tab:

Size of Dots (10-100). This parameter specifies the maximum size of the points.

Small Dots of Paint Large Dots of Paint
Size of Dots = 25 Size of Dots = 75

Density (10-100). The parameter changes the number of points in the image. The higher the value, the fewer areas will remain unpainted.

Fewer Dots More Dots
Density = 20 Density = 70

Saturation (0-100). This parameter defines the color intensity of the brush strokes. At the value = 0, the strokes have saturation of the original image. When increasing the parameter, the colors become brighter and more saturated.

More Pale Strokes Bright Strokes
Saturation = 10 Saturation = 50

Intensity (0-100). The parameter controls the degree of the visibility of the brush strokes. The lower values give more transparent and blurred strokes. When increasing the parameter, the dots become more vivid and noticeable.
Spongy Strokes Intensive Strokes
Intensity = 25 Intensity = 75

Complementary Colors (0-50). The parameter adds dots of complementary colors to the painting, making it more vibrant and bright.

Complementary Colors = 0 Complementary Colors = 20
Complementary Colors = 0 Complementary Colors = 20

Shift (0-100). This parameter makes the dots shift beyond the boundaries of their color region.
Shift = 20 Shift = 90
Shift = 20 Shift = 90

Shape (0-100). The parameter determines the shape of the strokes based on the aspect ratio of the brush. At the value = 0, the strokes have a circular shape, when increasing the parameter they turn into ellipses.
Round Strokes Oval Strokes
Shape = 0 Shape = 90

Tilt (0-180). The parameter sets the direction along which the brush strokes will be drawn. It is related to the next parameter and has an influence only if Alignment does not set to 0.

Horizontal Direction Vertical Direction
Tilt = 0 Tilt = 90

Alignment (0-100). This parameter changes the orderliness and uniformity of the brush strokes. At the value = 0, the dots are placed randomly. When increasing the parameter, the strokes are applied along the line defined by Tilt. The parameter has no effect if Shape = 0.

Random Arrangement Ordered Arrangement
Alignment = 0 Alignment = 100

Random Seed (0-9999). This is the starting number for the random number generator that defines the distribution of the brush strokes. Every number produces a unique distribution of color spots.

How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Pointillism  Effect — Pointillism Effect
   — Timeline — Timeline
   — Toolbar — Toolbar
   — Canvas — Canvas
   — Frames — Frames
   — Text — Text
   — Presets — Presets
   — Preferences — Preferences
   — Batch Processing — Batch Processing
Examples Examples
   — Sunny Morning Landscape — Sunny Morning Landscape
   — Beautiful Bride in the Autumn Park — Beautiful Bride in the Autumn Park


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