The Sketcher Plugin was created to provide
illustrative effects to computer images,
whether photographs, computer drawn pictures
or 3D renderings. It can render smooth artistic
pencil sketches, pen and ink illustrations,
and a number of different halftone/threshold
plugin comes with useful default settings
such as the above pencil sketch rendering,
ready to apply 'straight from the box'.
There's a larger example here. Different styles
enable a range of visual expression. More
styles are available at the Sketcher
effects are made easy, ideal for designers,
architects, graphics artists, hobbiests
or anyone wanting a quick artistic representation
of an image. By combining the Sketcher plugin
with the other functions of your graphics
application, such as adjustment layers,
you can open up many more artistic options
In the above, the source
image is divided into light and dark zones.
A pencil sketch rendering is created for
each and recombined over a midtone base.
The Sketcher Plugin is ideal for many purposes
- For computer graphics
professionals, the Sketcher Plugin can
add an artistic panache to work, and
even save time on projects. For example
a quality 'sketched' image can be created
from lower quality sources saving on
3D raytracing time. This
page illustrates this.
- For designers, the
Sketcher Plugin creates quick stylised
images. Whether pen and ink work illustrating
a flyer or a high contrast grainy photo
cover art, the Sketcher plugin provides
unique and fast solutions.
- For enthusiasts,
the Sketcher Plugin provides ways to
pep up digital photos and add variety
to the digital album, or provided emotive
sketches of those family portraits.
Even more results are
possible working with other Little Ink Pot
plugins, offering incredible range and realism.
Portrait Sketch using the Sketcher
Wet and dry ink using the Sketcher