Pointillism Effect

Pointillism is a style of painting in which small dots of color are applied to create the illusion of form. It was part of the impressionist movement that wanted to make thoughts and feelings visible and opened the gates to modern art.

Adding a Pointillism Effect Adding a Pointillism Effect
Pointillism Painting

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
Size of Dots = 25
Large Dots of Paint
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
Density = 20
More Dots
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
Saturation = 10
Bright Strokes
Saturation = 50

Color Variety (0-100). When increasing the parameter, some of the points will change their color. The higher the value, the more colors appear in the image and the more saturated they become.

Color Variety = 5
Color Variety = 5
Color Variety = 25
Color Variety = 25

Relief (0-100). This parameter gives volume to the strokes. At low values the points are flat. The higher the value the more pronounced the strokes are.

Flat Points
Relief = 20
Relief Points
Relief = 90

Aspect (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
Aspect = 0
Oval Strokes
Aspect = 90

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.


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