Preview Area
In this area the preview will be shown. As you change the settings of the current style, the preview will be automatically updated
Brush Width
Controls the width of the brushstrokes. In Bitmap Brushes and Bristle Brushes, as more width, less detail in the drawing. For an explanation on how the width works in Pen and Ink mode see: Other parameter that affects Pen and Ink Mode
Brush Length
Controls the length of the brushstrokes. In Bitmap Brushes and Bristle Brushes, as more length, less detail in the drawing. For an explanation on how the length works in Pen and Ink mode see: Other parameter that affects Pen and Ink Mode
Transparency
Control the transparency of the brushstrokes. In Bitmap Brushes and Bristle Brushes, as more transparent more blurred is the result, on the opposite, not transparent may lead to harsh results. For an explanation on how the transparency works in Pen and Ink mode see: Other parameter that affects Pen and Ink Mode
Texture Options
See Textures
Brush
See Brushes
Automatic
See Automatic Color mode
Duotone
See Duotone Color Mode
Multicolor
See Multicolor Mode
Hue
Controls the color variation the Hue channel in Automatic Color Mode.
See Automatic Color mode
Saturation
Controls the color variation the Saturation channel in Automatic Color Mode.
See Automatic Color mode
Lightness
Controls the color variation the Lightness channel in Automatic Color Mode.
See Automatic Color mode
3D Brushes Options
See 3D Brushes
Size
Determines size of the area affected by the drawing tools
Density
Determines the number of strokes drawn per click or mouse movement.
IMPORTANT:
High values of Density will make GMX to draw very slow!
Precision
It determines with which precision are respected changes of intensities. A high precision will adapt better the tonalities of source image, but it can produce unreal strokes, while a low precision produces images with indefinite contours and sketch aspect.
Scan Width Defines the precision of the color of the brushstroke. Large values results in colors more approximated to the original image, but tends to be slower, on the other hand low values result in color less approximated to the original image
Gradient Brushes
See Gradient Brushes
Stop on Borders If checked, the strokes will stop in the borders of the image.
Straight Lines If checked, the strokes won't be curved. This effect is more visible when you select large brushstroke lengths.
Vectorial Brush Reserved for future use.
None
This is the default, if this option is checked, it means that the current brush is not in the Bristle Brush Mode.
Bristle Brushes Options
See Bristle Brushes section
Frequency
See The Frequency Parameter in the Pen and Ink Tutorial
Lightness
See The Lightness Parameter in the Pen and Ink Tutorial
Straight Lines
See The Straight Lines Check box in the Pen and Ink Tutorial
Border Limit
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Style Dialog Box - General Settings
Style Dialog Box - Texture and Brushes Settings
Style Dialog Box - Size and Density Settings
Style Dialog Box - 3D Brushes Settings
Style Dialog Box - Pen And Ink Settings
Style Dialog Box - Other Settings
Bristle Brushes Tab
Style Dialog Box - Color Settings

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Style Parameters

GMX-PhotoPainter – Style Parameters Reference Table

Below is an interactive screen of the Style Dialog Box, you can activate the tab by clicking on it, and you can get help by clicking on the controls.

GMX-PhotoPainter – Styles parameter table
Legend
This parameter is important!
While the parameter it’s important, it can’t be considered a “Basic” parameter.
Not frequent, but useful.
Rarely used parameter.
General Settings
Brush Width Controls the width of the brushstrokes. In Bitmap Brushes
and Bristle Brushes, as more width, less detail in the drawing. For
an explanation on how the width works in Pen and Ink mode see: Other
parameter that affects Pen and Ink Mode
Transparency Control the transparency of the brushstrokes. In Bitmap Brushes
and Bristle Brushes, as more transparent more
blurred is the result, on the opposite, not transparent may lead to
harsh results. For
an explanation on how the transparency works in Pen and Ink mode see: Other
parameter that affects Pen and Ink Mode
Brush Length Controls the length of the brushstrokes. In Bitmap Brushes
and Bristle Brushes, as more length, less detail in
the drawing. For
an explanation on how the length works in Pen and Ink mode see: Other
parameter that affects Pen and Ink Mode
Texture and Brushes
Texture Scale See Textures
Texture Thickness See Textures
Brush See Brushes
Texture See Textures
Color
Automatic See Automatic Color mode
Duotone See Duotone Color Mode
Multicolor See Multicolor Mode
Hue Controls the color variation the Hue channel in Automatic Color Mode.

See Automatic Color mode

Saturation Controls the color variation the Saturation channel in Automatic Color
Mode.

See Automatic Color mode

Lightness Controls the color variation the Lightness channel in Automatic Color Mode.

See Automatic Color mode

3D Brushes
Depth
Softness See 3D Brushes
Elevation See 3D Brushes
Size & Density
Size Determines size of the area affected by the drawing tools
Density Determines the number of strokes drawn per click or mouse movement.

IMPORTANT:
High values of Density will make GMX to draw very slow!

Other Parameters
Precision It determines with which precision are respected changes of intensities. A high precision will adapt better the tonalities of source image, but it can produce unreal strokes, while a low precision produces images with indefinite contours and sketch aspect.
Scan Width Defines the precision of the color of the brushstroke. Large values results in colors more approximated to the original image, but tends to be slower, on the other hand low values result in color less approximated to the original image
Border Limit It allows you to draw only the edges of the image. Small values will limit the area of the image allowing only the edges, great values will allow to draw the strokes over all regions of the image.
Gradient Brushes See Gradient Brushes
Stop on Borders If checked, the strokes will stop in the borders of the image.
Straight Lines If checked, the strokes won’t be curved. This effect is more visible when you select large brushstroke lengths.
Vectorial Brush Reserved for future use.
Optimum Resampling Sets an optimum resampling algorithm to be used in each brushstroke drawing. Currently
it’s too slow to be used in real scenarios.
Bristle Brushes
None This is the default, if this option is checked, it means that the current
brush is not in the Bristle Brush Mode.
Fluff See Bristle Brushes section
Large threads See Bristle Brushes section
Short threads See Bristle Brushes section
Dots See Bristle Brushes section
Pen and Ink
Frequency See
The Frequency Parameter in the Pen and Ink Tutorial
Lightness See
The Lightness Parameter in the Pen and Ink Tutorial
Straight Lines See
The Straight Lines Check box in the Pen and Ink Tutorial

Style Options Availability Table

GMX-PhotoPainter can work in three different modes:

  • Bitmap Brushes
  • Bristle Brushes
  • Pen and Ink Brushes

The following table show what options are available in each mode:

GMX-PhotoPainter – Styles parameter table
Settings
Brush Width
Yes Yes Yes
Transparency
Yes Yes Yes
Brush Length
Yes Yes Yes
Texture and Brushes
Texture Scale
Yes No No
Texture Thickness
Yes No No
Brush
Yes Yes No
Texture
Yes No No
Color
Automatic
Yes No Yes
Duotone
Yes Yes No
Multicolor
Yes No No
Hue
Yes No Yes
Saturation
Yes No Yes
Lightness
Yes No Yes
3D Brushes
Depth
Yes No No
Softness
Yes No No
Elevation
Yes No No
Size & Density
Size
Yes Yes Yes
Density
Yes Yes Yes
Other Parameters
Precision
Yes No No
Scan Width
Yes No No
Border Limit
Yes No No
Gradient Brushes
Yes No No
Stop on Borders
Yes No No
Straight Lines
Yes No No
Vectorial Brush
No No
Optimum Resampling
Yes No No
Bristle Brushes
None
Yes Yes No
Pompom
No No Yes
Large threads
No No Yes
Short threads
No No Yes
Dots
No No Yes
Pen and Ink
Frequency
No Yes No
Lightness
No Yes No
Stright Lines
No Yes No