The Stencil effect converts a photo into an impressive drawing with contrasting outlines.

Stenciling is a technique of creating a monochrome print (usually black and white). Using the effect in AliveColors, you can not only make an authentic monochrome print, but also create a multi-color drawing. A unique algorithm allows you to create high-contrast eye-catching images.

Original Image Stencil Drawing
Stencil Drawing



Contours. The effect adds outlines to the image.

Contours Contours

Parameters of the Contours tab:


Hatching. The effect adds hatching to the midtone areas.

Hatching Hatching

Parameters of the Hatching tab:


Pop Art. The effect fills the midtone areas with pattern elements.

Pop Art Pop Art

Parameters of the Pop Art tab:

Note: You can use either Hatching or Pop Art, not both at the same time.


All changes are displayed in a small preview area.

To process the entire image with the selected settings, press the Run button.

Click Default to restore the original settings.

Click OK to apply the changes to the image and close the effect parameters.

Click Cancel to close the dialog box without applying changes.