If you've updated to xTool Creative Space software V1.5, you're in for a delightful update! We added five bitmap filters designed to boost your engravings.
Meet the New Bitmap Filters
The addition of these filters – Sketch, Comic 1, Comic 2, Relievo, and Black & White – is not just about adding a color twist to your designs. They're crafted meticulously to enhance engraving results. Imagine getting the restoring hand-drawn comic or the depth of a 3D sculpture on a 2D surface. Sounds exciting? It is!
This guide will navigate you through their application, and show you examples of choosing the right filter for varying images. Let's dive in!
Getting Started: How to Use Filters
Kick-off by importing a bitmap image.
With a simple left click, a bitmap panel will pop up on the right.
Pick the filter that catches your eye.
Tips: When working with filters, maxing out on sharpness can often give optimum results.
Uncover the Best Practices
Sketch for a Superior Trace Effect When aiming for that authentic sketchy trace, the Sketch filter does wonders.
Original > Sketch
Blending Sketch with Comic 1 for Vector-like Outcome An intriguing mix! The fusion of Sketch and Comic 1 simulates a vector illustration. Definitely worth a shot.
Original > Sketch > Comic 1
Accentuating Color Blocks with Comic 1 & Comic 2 For images where color blocks are close in hue, the combination of Comic 1 and Comic 2 can make them pop, enhancing clarity.
Original > Comic 1 > Comic 2
A Clear Contrast with Sketch and Comic 2 Seeking a departure from the original style? This duo offers distinct engraving styling, highlighting even the minutest details.
Original > Sketch > Comic 2
The 3D Visual Punch with Sketch & Relievo Filters
Here's a trick for a faux 3D embossed look:
Begin with the Sketch filter, ramping up sharpness to its peak.
Take a screenshot, then reapply using the Relievo filter. Tweak to suitable strength.
Here's the result, a visual treat that looks 3D embossed!
Sketch + Relievo
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