As in the real world, GMX-PhotoPainter paintings are composed of many overlapped brushstrokes. Each brushstroke has it’s associated style which defines how it will look. A GMX painting does not have to use the same style on the whole picture, you can start by painting some brushstrokes with a desired style, and then switch to a different style when it’s required. There are a number of predefined styles, that can be directly accessed by clicking on the Style icon:
While GMX provides you a variety of predefined styles, the real power of GMX comes when you define your own styles. There are a lot of properties that a style have , each of which can be modified. This guide will help you learn how to create a style and how to choose the right parameters for it.
You can skip this section and jump directly to the Create a Basic Style Mini
In GMX-PhotoPainter there are three different kinds of Styles:
Each brushstroke consists in a image deformed along a path, each one is drawn using the selected color mode. This style is commonly used by many predefined styles.
The Bitmap Brush Style has the following characteristics and features:
By looking at the Style
Options Availability Table you can check that almost all Style options are available for the Bitmap Brush Style.
The Bristle Brush Style does not use an image, instead the brushstroke is composed of many small and fine lines or dots of a similar color.
There are four kinds of different Bristle Brushes:
Bristle Brush: Dots
Bristle Brush: Short threads
Bristle Brush: Large threads
Bristle Brush: Large threads (thin lines)
Pompom Style: (thick lines)
Pompom Style: (thin lines)
Note that decreasing the with of the lines, (figures 4 and 6) results in more soften paintings.
Also to obtain softer results you can decrease the “Alpha” parameter.
GMX-PhotoPainter will ask the name for the new style:
The Pen and Ink Brush Style it’s fully covered in the Pen and Ink Tutorial. However it’s adequate to point out here some differences and similarities with the Bitmap Brushes:
This option let you overlap the color over a painting done in black and white, or vice versa, you can paint the black and white details over a color image.
The following example will show this feature:
Now, this photo painted in Pen&Ink Style:
Now the last step, choose some style, and then, modify it by opening the Color Window, and then choose the Blend Mode “Color Only”:
This is the final result: