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Stylize Effects

This sub-menu contains effects that produce stylized looks using edge detection algorithms. The effects can be useful in finding edges for tracing, or producing specialized textures for game development (e.g., bump maps).

Photo Effects Stylize Effects

The following original image will be used to demonstrate the effects:

Original Image Original Image

Edge Detect

As the name suggests, this effect highlights edges in an image as if a strong light had been shown on it at an acute angle. Edges show up as color in the resulting image. The rest of the image will be rendered black.

Example

 

Edge Detect

Edge Detect

Emboss

This effect will generate a black and white image where the edges have been given a three-dimensional highlight similar to physical embossing.

Example

 

Emboss

Emboss

Outline

This effect will enhance edges found in an image by tracing around them with an outline of requested radius. The outline color will be sampled from the edges in the image. Intensity describes the strength of the effect.

Example

 

Outline

Outline

Relief

This effect is similar to Edge Detect, except that it blends the result back into the original image.

Example

 

Relief

Relief