The Maestro style in AKVIS Sketch is designed to solve artistic tasks. It creates vivid and expressive works of art with masterly hatching, clear and natural contours, and without excessive detail, less photographic and more like drawings. This style harmoniously combines exquisite technique and artistry.
Attention! The Maestro style is only available for the Home Deluxe and Business licenses. In the Home version, you can use this effect only with the watermark. It's possible to upgrade the license to unlock the premium features.
In the Sketch tab, you can adjust the parameters for the photo-to-sketch conversion.
The parameters in the Maestro style are grouped in sections: Strokes, Hatching, Edges, and Effects.
Original Colors. The option allows you to create a color pencil drawing using the original color range.
You can change the saturation of the colors by moving the slider to the right of the check-box. As the value of this parameter is increased, the colors in the image become more intense and bright.
If the Original Colors check-box is disabled, you can use two color plates to set colors for the pencil strokes and background:
Pencil Color and Background Color. Click on the plate and select a color from the standard dialog. Right mouse click on the plates resets the colors to their default values (black and white).
Stroke Thickness. (10-100). The parameter sets the stroke size. If you reduce the value, the pencil strokes get thinner and harder, if you increase the value, the strokes get wider.
Min Length/Max Length (2-100). The parameter sets the full range of the possible stroke lengths. In the drawing, only those strokes will be displayed which are greater than the minimum length (the left slider) and shorter than the maximum length (the right slider).
Angle (0-180). The parameter sets the pitch angle of the strokes in a uniform area.
Intensity (0-100). The parameter changes the color intensity of the lines (from pale to saturated).
Hatching Density (1-100). The parameter defines the number of strokes in the image. The higher the value, the less white areas remain.
Cross-hatching (0-50). The parameter adjusts the number of strokes drawn in the transverse direction.
Balance (0-100). The parameter adjusts the number and distribution of strokes between the contour lines. At value = 0, the hatching is uniform, increasing the value creates more varied hatching.
Threshold (0-100). The parameter allows removing odd strokes near the edges making the contours more neat. At low values, more strokes close to the edges are drawn. At high values, only the strokes following in the main direction remain.
Contrast Hatching (20-50). The parameter strengthens hatching near the edges.
Contour Detail (0-100). The parameter defines the number of lines at the edges. At low values, the number of contours is minimal.
Intensity (0-100). The parameter changes the color intensity of the contour lines (from pale to saturated).
Charcoal (0-10). The parameter changes the drawing technique from a fine pencil drawing to charcoal. The higher the value of the parameter, the more the result looks like a charcoal drawing.
Watercolor (1-10). The parameter adjusts soft transition between areas creating a watercolor effect.
Mixing (0-100). The parameter allows merging the drawing with the original image. At value = 0, mixing does not occur. When you increase the value, the colors of the original image begin to appear through the drawing creating a coloration effect.
Extra Effects check-box:
Shadows (0-30). The parameter enhances shadows giving your drawing more volume and depth.
Noise (0-100). The parameter adds noise to the image increasing the shading effect.
Contrast (0-100). The parameter increases the difference between highlights and shadows.