How to use styles in Photodonut tutorial

How to use styles in Photodonut for amazing drawing and sketch etc effects

Photodonut styles

how to use photodonut styles tutorial
  1. Open image in Photodonut or use the plugin via Photoshop etc to access the plugin

  2. Go to the styles panel

  3. Select building blocks or color tools or drawing styles or graphic art styles etc

  4. Select a style within those categories

  5. Change settings

  6. Click the save button in the Photodonut ring



effectsYou can use the Photodonut as a single click tool. Select a style At that point you have one effect layer with that style. OK, that is fine but say you want to add more effects. As soon as you click another style then the effect layer has another style applied. The workaround for the single style approach (if using the free version) is to use layers.


Styles and Select style. Change settings if available in the right side panel. Go to the pre-processing or post-processing if you want to modify the start or end point


There are many available styles with PD such as drawing, graphic art etc and they can all be applied in seconds to a single effect layer. One very nice feature of the PD styles is that a small preview of the effect applied to the image is used to replace the style thumbnails so you can see the end result (in miniature) before you get to the actual processing.


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multiple layersHow to add another effect layer / style. To add more styles to the photos in PD. Go to the effect layers panel. Click the + button at the bottom (you can also delete from the same panel). Go to the styles again in PD. Apply another style and change settings


You will see another effect layer / style in the effect layers panel such as mixing a drawing style and pop art style and comic book style etc. As the effect layer now contains that style and settings, you can also blend that with the other styles in PD via the blend and opacity settings in the same panel


spottedYou can use blend styles to create all kinds of different effects with images.


Go to the effect layer and style and Select. Go to the blend mode in PD and Set to difference or multiply etc


You will then see the effect / style applied in difference mode between the two layers (or more effect layers / styles)


You can apply styles such as fine etching style in PD, black and white pencil drawing style etc but you cannot create your own styles in the free version (there is a whole load of functionality and ways to manipulate the building blocks in the premium). The free version comes with a lot of great styles though but it is worth checking out the other models of the PD for more functionality


post processing

Once you have applied the PD styles and effect layers and blends, you can save the result via the PD in the left corner. Before you save, you can modify the entire image using the post-processing. A neat little set of saturation and gamma and hue and gamma etc options (would be even better if this was extended to include splits with the red and green etc channels and more like camera raw filter) which can then be used to brighten or add contrast to the end result. The end result can then be saved as a PNG file or JPG file etc


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