Generates a 'paint-brushed' version of the source clip. Use the Frequency and Stroke Length parameters to adjust the density and shape of the brush strokes. Set Jitter Frames to 1 if you want to re-randomize the brush stroke pattern for each frame.

In the Sapphire Stylize effects submenu.


Source:  The current layer.   The clip to be processed.


Style:   Popup menu,  Default: Van Gogh.
Selects the style of brush strokes.
Van Gogh:  the stroke directions align with the edges found within the image.
Hairy Paint:  the strokes are perpendicular to the edges within the image.
Pointalize:  the strokes are cellular pointy shapes with no direction.

Frequency:   Default: 50,  Range: 1 or greater.
The density of brush strokes in the frame. Increase for smaller strokes.

Stroke Length:   Default: 2,  Range: any.
Determines the length of the brush strokes along the directions of edges in the source clip. If this is negative you can switch from VanGogh to HairyPaint styles and vice versa.

Stroke Align:   Default: 0.2,  Range: 0 or greater.
Increase to smooth out the directions of the strokes so nearby strokes are more parallel.

Smooth Colors:   Default: 0,  Range: 0 or greater.
Blurs the source by this amount before generating the brush strokes. Increase to cause the colors of nearby strokes to be more consistent.

Seed:   Default: 0,  Range: 0 or greater.
Used to initialize the random number generator. The actual seed value is not significant, but different seeds give different results and the same value should give a repeatable result.

Jitter Frames:   Integer,  Default: 0,  Range: 0 or greater.
If this is 0, the locations of the strokes will remain the same for every frame processed. If it is 1, the locations of the stokes are re-randomized for each frame. If it is 2, they are re-randomized every second frame, and so on.

Sharpen:   Default: 1,  Range: any.
The amount of post-process sharpening applied.

Sharpen Width:   Default: 0.1,  Range: 0 or greater.
The width at which to apply the post-process sharpening filter, relative to the stroke sizes. Higher values affect wider areas from the edges, lower values only affect areas near sharp edges.

Opacity:   Popup menu,  Default: Normal.
Determines the method used for dealing with opacity/transparency.
All Opaque:  Use this option to render slightly faster when the input image is fully opaque with no transparency (alpha=1).
Normal:  Process opacity normally.
As Premult:  Process as if the image is already in premultiplied form (colors have been scaled by opacity). This option also renders slightly faster than Normal mode, but the results will also be in premultiplied form, which is sometimes less correct.

See Also:

Sapphire Plug-ins Introduction

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