11.13. GIMPresionist

11.13.1. Pregled

Slika 17.217. Example for the GIMPressionist filter

Example for the “GIMPressionist” filter

Original image

Example for the “GIMPressionist” filter

Filter GIMPressionist applied


The GIMPressionist filter is the king of Artistic filters. It can do what Cubism and Apply Canvas do and much more. It gives your image the look of a painting. All is going as if your image was painted again on a paper and with a brush you'd have chosen. It works on the active layer or selection.

11.13.2. Aktiviranje filtra

You can find this filter via the image menu through FiltersArtisticGIMPressionist….

11.13.3. Možnosti

Slika 17.218. GIMPressionist options

GIMPressionist options

The dialog window consists of a small Preview area on the left, which is always visible, and a huge amount of GIMPressionist options organized in tabs.

11.13.3.1. Predogled

All your setting changes will appear in the Preview without affecting the image until you click on OK. The Update button refreshes the preview window (it is not automatic, GIMPressionist has so much work to do!), and the Reset button reverts to the original image.

11.13.3.2. Zavihek Prednastavitve

Slika 17.219. Presets tab options

“Presets” tab options

GIMPressionist has a lot of parameters. When combined, they give an astronomical number of possibilities. So, it is important, when an interesting preset has been found, to save it and also to send it to the plugin author if exceptional. Per contra, the intricacy of all these parameters makes difficult understanding and foreseeing how each one works.

Presets options

Shrani trenutno

Save current parameters. You can give a name in the input box on the left and a short description in the dialog that appear.

Uporabi

Load the parameters of the selected preset in the list.

Izbriši

Delete the selected preset. You can delete only the presets you have created.

Osveži

Update the preset list.

11.13.3.3. Paper tab

Slika 17.220. Paper tab options

“Paper” tab options

This tab concerns the texture of the canvas your image will be painted on. You have a list of textures and a Preview for the selected texture. A description is displayed on the right for every texture when selected.

Možnosti papirja

Preobrni

Inverts the paper texture: what was a hollow turns to a bump and vice-versa.

Prekrij

Apply the paper as it, without embossing it. It looks like if a transparent paper has been overlayed on the image.

Scale

Specifies the scale of the texture (in % of the original file): controls the graininess of the texture.

Relief

Specifies the amount of embossing to apply (3-150).

11.13.3.4. Brush tab

Slika 17.221. Brush tab options

“Brush” tab options

Brush is a general term for any material used to paint. A list of brushes is available with a Preview for the selected one.

Brush options

Gama

Changes the gamma (luminosity) of the selected brush. The gamma correction brightens or darkens midtones.

Izberi

You can also use a brush pattern you have created by selecting its image (arrow button on the Select line). This image must be on your screen before you launch the filter to be taken in account. Of course, don't use big images.

If your image has several layers, they also will be displayed in the Select list and can be used as a brush. When selected, the layer appears in the brush preview and the normal brush is deselected.

The Save as button allows you to save the selected brush.

Razmerje stranic

Specifies the brush proportions, height (0 -1) and width (0 +1).

Relief

Specifies the amount of paint used for each stroke. This may evoke painting with a palette knife.

11.13.3.5. Orientation tab

Slika 17.222. Orientation tab options

“Orientation” tab options

This tab allows to set the orientation of the brush strokes. A painter is not obliged to go over with the same paintbrush angle. To perform some effects, he can vary their orientation.

Orientation options

Smeri

With this option, you can set how many times the brush will pass through a same place, with each time a different direction, resulting in a more and more thick paint.

Začetni kot

Specifies the general direction of the strokes, the angle that the angle range will start from. Directions are often chosen to give some movement to the image.

Kotni razpon

Specifies the angle, the sector, of the stroke fan.

Usmerjenost

Specifies the direction of the brush strokes.

Vrednost

Let the value (luminosity) of the region determine the direction of the stroke.

Radij

The distance from the center of the image determines the direction of the stroke.

Naključno

Select a random direction for each stroke.

Krožno

Let the direction from the center determine the direction of the stroke.

Tekoče

Not a direction question here: the strokes follow a flowing pattern.

Obarvanost

Let the hue of the region determine the direction of the stroke.

Prilagodljivo

The brush direction that matches the original image the closest is selected.

Ročno

The Edit button opens the Edit orientation Map dialog that allows you to set the directions manually.

11.13.3.6. Zavihek Velikost

Slika 17.223. Možnosti zavihka Velikost

Možnosti zavihka “Velikost”

This tab allows you to set the number of brush sizes that will be used to paint, the limits of variation of these sizes and the criterion used to determine them.

Size options

You can specify how many brush sizes are to be used and their sizes.

Velikosti

Število velikosti čopičev za uporabo.

Najmanjša velikost, Največja velikost

The brush sizes are between these two values. The greater the size, the greater the length and width of strokes.

Velikost

You have there options to specify how the size of strokes will be determined.

Vrednost

Let the value (luminosity) of the region determine the size of the stroke.

Radij

The distance from the center of the image determines the size of the stroke.

Naključno

Select a random size for each stroke.

Krožno

Let the direction from the center determine the size of the stroke.

Tekoče

Not a length question here: the strokes follow a flowing pattern.

Obarvanost

Let the hue of the region determine the size of the stroke.

Prilagodljivo

The brush size that matches the original image the closest is selected.

Ročno

The Edit button opens the Size Map Editor. That allows you to specify the size of strokes by yourself.

11.13.3.7. Placement tab

Slika 17.224. Placement tab options

“Placement” tab options

In this tab you can set how strokes will be distributed.

Placement options

Postavitev

In the preview of the Orientation Map Editor, all small arrows look like a flow around objects. Inside this flow, strokes may be placed in two different ways:

Randomly

Places strokes randomly. This produces a more realistic paint.

Evenly distributed

Strokes are evenly distributed across the image.

Gostota potez

The greater the density the closer the strokes. With a low density, the paper or background may be visible in unstroke areas.

Sredinsko

Osredotoči poteze čopiča okoli središča slike.

11.13.3.8. Color tab

Slika 17.225. Color tab options

“Color” tab options

In this tab, you can set what the stroke color will be.

Možnosti barv

Color

You can set the stroke color in two ways:

Average under brush

Stroke color is computed from the average of all pixels under the brush.

Središče čopiča

Samples the color from the pixel in the center of the brush.

Barvni šum

This slider, and its input box, allow you to introduce noise in the stroke color, that will look less homogeneous.

11.13.3.9. Zavihek Splošno

Slika 17.226. Možnosti zavihka Splošno

Možnosti zavihka “Splošno”

In this tab you can set what will be the background and the relief of brush strokes.

Splošne možnosti

Ozadje
Ohrani izvirnik

The original image will be used as a background.

Iz papirja

Copy the texture of the selected paper as a background.

Solid

By clicking on the color button you can select a solid colored background.

Prosojno

Use a transparent background. Only the painted strokes will be visible. This option is available only if your image has an alpha channel.

Nariši robove

If it is disabled, a thin border will not be painted around the outside border of the image.

Primerno za tlakovanje

If checked, the resulting image will be seamlessly tileable. The right side will match the left side and the top will match the bottom. This is interesting if your image will be repeatedly used in a Web background.

Drop shadow

Add a shadow effect to each brush stroke.

Zatemnjenost robov

How much to darken the edges of each brush stroke. This increases paint relief or thickness.

Zatemnjenost sence

How much to darken the brush shadow.

Globina sence

How far apart from the object the drop shadow should be.

Zabrisanost sence

How much to blur the drop shadow.

Prag deviacije

A bail-out value for adaptive selections of brush size.

11.13.4. Urejevalnik orientacijskega zemljevida

11.13.4.1. Pregled

The Orientation-map editor is an annexe of the GIMPressionist filter. You can get to it by clicking on the Edit button in the Orientation tab. With this editor, you can set the direction that brush strokes given by filter will have.

11.13.4.2. Možnosti

Slika 17.227. Options of the Orientation-map Editor dialog

Options of the “Orientation-map Editor” dialog

You can place one or several vectors. You can set their direction and their strength. They will act on the corresponding area of the image.

Vektorji

In the left windows (Vectors) you can manage your vectors. By default, a vector is at center. Vectors are red when they are active, and grey when they are not with a white point at tip.

  • By clicking on the Add button, you add a vector at center of the window, whereas clicking with the mouse Middle Button puts it where you click.

  • Clicking with the mouse Left Button displaces the selected vector to the clicked point.

  • When clicking with the mouse Right Button, the selected vector points to where you have clicked.

  • Clicking on << and >> buttons displaces focus from a vector to another.

  • The Delete button allows you to delete the selected vector.

[Namig] Namig

With the scroll bar on the right of the Vectors panel, you can set the image brightness. This can be very useful if the image is very dark/bright and you can't see vectors well.

Predogled

This Preview gives you an idea of the action of the various vectors. The slider on the right border lets you change the luminosity of this preview.

Vrsta

You have there some types to arrange the brush strokes within the selected vector domain. Describing them is difficult, but you can see the result in the Preview.

Voronoi

A Voronoi's diagram consists in partitioning a plane with n master points into n polygons where each polygon has only one of these n master points and where any given other point of the polygon is closer to the master point than to any other. So each polygon limit is midway between two master point. Here is an example of a Voronoi's diagram:

Here, when this option is checked, only the vector closest to a given point of the image influences this point.

Kot

Direction of the selected vector. This slider has the same action as right-clicking (see above).

Kot zamika

This slider allows you to change the angle of all vectors.

Strength

This slider acts on the influence domain of the selected vector. This influence lowers with distance. Strength is showed with the vector length.

Eksponent moči

This slider acts on the length of all vectors, and so changes the strength of all brush strokes.

11.13.5. Urejevalnik zemljevida z vrednostmi

11.13.5.1. Pregled

The Size-map editor is an annexe of the GIMPressionist filter. You can get to it by clicking on the Edit button in the Size tab. With this editor, you can set the size that brush strokes given by filter will have.

11.13.5.2. Možnosti

Slika 17.228. Size-map editor options

Size-map editor options

You can place one or several vectors. You can set their strength. They will act on the corresponding area of the image.

Smvector-ji

In this window you can place your vectors. By clicking on the Add button, you add a vector at the center of the window, whereas clicking with the mouse Middle Button puts it where you click. Vectors are red when selected, and gray when they are not, with a white point at tip.

Clicking with the mouse Left Button displaces the selected vector to the clicked point.

Clicking on the mouse Right Button, has no evident action.

Clicking on << and >> buttons displaces focus from a vector to another.

The Kill button allows you to delete the selected vector.

[Namig] Namig

With the scroll bar on the right of the Vectors panel, you can set the image brightness. This can be very useful if the image is very dark/bright and you can't see vectors well.

Predogled

This Preview gives you an idea of the action of the different vectors. The size of squares represent the size of the brushes and their strength.

Velikost

Change the size of the brush strokes in the selected vector domain.

Strength

This slider acts on the influence domain of the selected vector. This influence lowers with distance.

Eksponent moči

Change the exponent of the stroke.

Voronoi

See Orientation Map Editor for an explanation.