Using the commands of the Brush Strokes menu, you can create simple artistic effects, add strokes, grain, and texture to an image. You can apply these effects: Accented Edges, Glowing Edges, Splatter, Spray.
Accented Edges. The effect emphasizes edges in an image with darker or lighter strokes. Depending on the settings, it simulates a line drawing or simply highlights the edges of a photo.
Edge Width (1-14). Sets the thickness of the lines.
Edge Brightness (0-50). Changes the color of the lines. The lower the value of the parameter, the darker the strokes are; increasing the values makes them lighter. With a value = 25, the edges are not outlined.
Smoothness (1-15). Increasing the parameter reduces the amount of detail in the image and smooths out uneven edges.
Glowing Edges. The effect defines edges in an image and adds a neon glow to them, filling the rest of the areas with black.
Edge Width (1-14). The thickness of the glowing lines. The minimal value corresponds to one pixel lines; increasing the parameter thickens the lines.
Edge Brightness (1-20). The clarity of the glowing lines. The higher the value, the brighter the color of the edges is.
Smoothness (1-15). Reduces the number of small details.
Splatter. The effect simulates splatters creating splashes and blots of paint.
Radius (0.0-50.0). Scattering range of spots.
Smoothing (1-15). Reduces splashing by combining individual spots.
Random Seed (0-100). Sets a different distribution of spots.
Spray. The effect simulates paint spraying along the specified direction.
Direction. Specifies the direction of strokes: horizontal or vertical.
Radius (0.0-70.0). Scattering range of strokes.
Stroke Length (0-20). Stretching strokes along the selected direction.
Random Seed (0-100). Sets a different distribution of strokes.
If the Fixed Preview Area check-box is enabled, all changes will be displayed in a small preview area. If the check-box is disabled, the changes will be applied to the area visible in the Image Window.
Click Default to restore the original settings.
Click OK to apply the changes to the image and close the effect dialog box.
Click Cancel to close the dialog box without applying changes.