AKVIS Neon transforms a photo into a drawing created with glowing lines. The program brings outstanding visual effects to images making them look like painted with light.
Adjust the effect settings in the Image -> Effect tab.
Along with the basic parameters, you can use the auxiliary settings to boost the effect. The configurations of these two groups operate in a similar mode but will be applied at different stages of the image processing.
Detail / Extra Detail (0-100). The parameter defines the amount of lines which create a drawing.
Color Variety (0-100). When increasing the parameter, additional colors and shades will appear in the image. The higher the value of the parameter, the brighter and more saturated they become.
At the Detail value = 0, changing the parameter does not affect the image.
Glow Intensity / Extra Glow Intensity (1-100). The parameter lets you adjust the strength and brightness of the glow effect.
Image Blur / Extra Image Blur (2-25). The parameter modifies the degree of smoothing of the image. It simplifies the image and reduces the influence of the edges and contours of the original picture on the result.
Darken / Extra Darken (0-100). The parameter adds darker shades to the image and fills the areas with black.
Sharpen Detail / Extra Sharpen Detail (0-100). The parameter strengthens the sharpness of the lines.
Inversion / Extra Inversion. If this check-box is enabled in any group of the parameters, the image appears more blurry, and the Darken option works contrariwise, i.e. lightens the image. With a double inversion, when both check-boxes are activated, light glow lines turn into dark contours.
The Adjustment tab is used for quickly tuning the obtained result.
Brightness (-100 to 100). The parameter defines how the image is illuminated. At higher values the image is brighter while at lower values it is darker.
Contrast (-100 to 100). The parameter increases (at values greater than 0) or decreases (at values less than 0) the difference between light and dark areas of the image.
Saturation (-100 to 100). The parameter changes the intensity of color from a neutral gray to the brightest color.
Colorize (0-100). This option lets you add a color tint to the image. You can select a color from the dialog box which opens by double-clicking on the color plate or pick from the image with the eyedropper that is activated by a left-click on the plate. Adjusting the parameter you can change the degree of color mixing. The maximum value gives a monotone, single color, effect.
Note! This feature is available only for Home Deluxe and Business licenses.
The Hue group contains the settings to manipulate colors without affecting the image brightness.
Shift in Light (-180 to 180). The parameter changes only light pixels.
Shift in Dark (-180 to 180). The parameter changes only dark pixels.
Total Shift (-180 to 180). The parameter adjusts all the colors in the image.
With the Hatching parameters you can add the pencil hatching effect to the image.
Intensity (0-100). The parameter sets the strength of the effect.
Stroke Length (0-100). The parameter changes the length of the strokes that allows you to achieve different results: from stippling with dots to hatching with long straight lines.
Angle (-90 to 90). The parameter sets the pitch angle of the strokes (in degrees).