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Snap Art
by Alien Skin
The Pointillism Filter
December 26, 2006
Snap Art Introduction Color Pencil Comics Impasto Oil Paint Pastel
Pen and Ink Pencil Sketch Pointillism Stylize Watercolor Snap Art Conclusion



Snap Art
Host Requirements: Adobe PS CS or later, Adobe PS Elements 4 or later, or Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI or later
System Requirements For Mac G4 or G5 processor, 512MB RAM, MAC OS X 10.3.9 or later
System Requirements For Windows: 2 GHz Pentium 4 processor, 512MB RAM, Windows XP or later
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Pointillism is the eighth filter offered by Snap Art and has an interesting history of its own. Pointillism was initially created by George Seurat and Paul Signac because they didn't prefer the smaller brush strokes of the Impressionistic style at their time (late 1880's). Seurat began to use little dots, closely packed between each other, and when viewed from a particular distance, the dots could no longer be distinguished and a complete image was seen. In this filter I also noticed Alien Skin decided to be a little "artistically humorous" by adding Impressionistic settings. Seurat would certainly be frowning on this! However, it is nice Alien Skin adds these variables in Snap Art because you can view the differences in styles.

Pointillism Basic Settings

Snap Art - Pointillism

A total of 25 predefined filter settings (including the default filter) are available to you for immediate viewing and comparison.

Pointillism Example


Original Image

Once again I found myself adjusting a few sliders after the default setting was used. Here, I found the default setting way too bright, so I increased the Paint Coverage slider to its maximum as well the Paint Thickness and decreased the Brush Stroke slider by 50% of the default setting. Finally, the second example was converted to Black and White.

Snap Art Pointillism Filter
Pointillism Filter - Factory Default Et Al & B&W Conversion


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