Smudging is the next step after mastering the technique of line drawing. When an artist uses this shading technique he can achieve subtle gradations in shade and tone, making it possible to give an image volume and expressiveness. This tutorial shows how such a technique can add a beautiful effect to a portrait when using AKVIS Sketch.
To get rid of unnecessary detail reduce Edge Strength from 80 to 45. You make the strokes more expressive by changing Charcoal to 2. Then increase the value of Smudging to 10. If you wish, switch to Advanced mode and change some of the parameters there.
|AKVIS Default Settings||After Changing Parameters in "Express" Mode|
Press to process the entire image. A great result!
To do this, switch to the Background, select Sketch and Blur from the drop-down list, use Drawing on Blur, and choose Gaussian Blur for the blur method.
Draw over the area with defects using the green pencil . This area will be blurred before being converted to a drawing. Use the blue pencil to limit the scope of that area.
Press to start processing.