Simulate old-fashioned mezzo-images.
Engraver III lets you turn any picture into an impressive old-style engraving with just a few mouse clicks. You are in control, just like the old masters. Edit the line widths, curve patterns, colors and tints, add additional layers to simulate cross-hatching; even add noise and randomness to give your engraving the imperfections of an old printing press. Finish your engraving by choosing paper colors and textures. Once you find the perfect parameters for your engravings, Engraver III lets you save your settings for use on your next masterpiece.
The Engraver III plugin implements a new image-processing engine, which produces high-quality images faster than previous versions. The rendering engine is powerful enough to let you work in a large preview size in high-resolution with no effect on performance (important on Retina screens). The new version introduces multilayer support, which allows you to create an engraving with intersecting patterns, simulating more realistic and complex crosshatching. You can also experiment with parameters that creatively affect and blend the layers, with the results all shown in real-time. We’ve kept all the old geometric patterns and added even more in Engraver III, giving you a unique family of engraving effects not available in any other plugin. Old-fashioned engravings had imperfections, caused by the engraver’s hands or by the printing process. The new randomization options let you add noise to the engraving lines, change line roughness, continuity and edges, or engraving line coverage of the image. All these imperfections make your engraving all the more unique.
We’ve worked hard to make the user interface of Engraver III powerful and easy to understand. We’ve made the Engraver III window resizable, and the Preview pane scalable. Parameters are also conveniently grouped by themes. Engraver III’s power starts with its large set of factory parameters (grouped in subfolders for convenience). You can quickly explore plugin possibilities and features, and tune up settings as you go. And again, when you create a special setting you want to use again, it’s easy to save it!
Updated on Oct 24 2016
Note: Engraver III version 1.x is a paid upgrade from Engraver II.