Getting Started
Sliders and Settings
Managing Presets
Managing Textures
Limitations of DEMO
License for use and distribution

 Sketch Master:


 Sketch Master Plug-in - This is a manipulation tool for the creation of realistic looking hand-drawings derived from photos. You can simulate various tools such as charcoal, lead pencil, ink-pencil, crayon, airbrush, etc. Three layers with separate settings allow one to produce some effects of stylized fine-arts on all sorts of surfaces (water paper, squared paper, laid paper, canvas, leather, crepe, rag paper or any other kind of surface you wish). Sketch Master Plug-in is compatible with Texturation 3D texture database

 A smart random settings generator helps you to create your artwork by simply clicking on the Dice.




1 Unzip SketchMaster.8bf file to your plug-ins folder.
To deactivate the demo version just delete SketchMasterDemo.8bf
3 Restart Image Editor if necessary.

The filter category name is Redfield

filter info
Current version 3.33
Release date Jan.19.2012
Registration fee US$39.90


system requirements
Pentium IV 2000
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 32/64-bit
512 Mb RAM
Adobe Photoshop compatible Image Editor 32/64 bit

 Getting Started:


It is a very good idea to click the Dice first. You can also find the samples with specific presets on



The Dice (random settings generator) is the best tutorial for the Sketch Master filter. Click it multiple times to demonstrate the capabilities. The majority of our sample pictures were created using Randomizations.

 Sliders and Settings:



 Stroke Section  


This section allows you to change the pattern for strokes creation as well as to control their depth and direction. Use the red cross to reset the section settings. Use the dice for randomization.

Stroke Pattern

Click on the Pattern Selector thumbnail to activate the Patterns Viewer screen


Adjusts the scale of the selected pattern from 1:4 to 4:1. Double-click to reset


Rotates The Strokes

There are two sliders for the stroke direction control


Stroke Skew

There are two selectors for skewing the strokes



Stroke Length

Determines the length of the strokes



The brightness level splitting four-component slider


  Low White point

  Middle White point

  High White point


  Low Light point

 Middle Light point

  High Light point


  Low Dark point

 Middle Dark point

  High Dark point


The Black Point setting allows one to control the density of black areas of a picture


Low Black Point

Middle Black Point

High Black Point



The color palette four-component slider. This is disabled if the palette checkbox is not checked






Stroke Opacity

Controls the Stroke Opacity


Stroke Softness

Stroke Softness adjustment



 Line Section  


There are five sliders for the lines property control. Use the red cross to reset the section settings. Use the dice for randomization.


Dark Lines

Two component slider for the Line Intensity and Line Clearness control


Bright Lines

Two component slider for the Line Intensity and Line Clearness control

Line Width

Two component slider for the Line Width and Line Smoothing control

Line Diffusion

Line Diffusion adjustment


Line Distortion

Line Distortion adjustment. The shape of distortion is controlled with help of Stroke Layer


 Background Section  


This section allows you to change and adjust the pattern of background layer. Use the red to reset the section settings.


Background Pattern

Click on the Pattern Selector thumbnail to activate the Patterns Viewer screen


The background pattern visibility on/off

Background Color

Color of the background layer, transparent mode is also available


The Garbage slider allows one to add a portion of junk pixels to the picture



 Samples and additional presets:


The samples are located on the Sketch Master page:


Additional Presets can be found at:




 Managing Presets:


Choose 'SAVE USER PRESET' from Preset Box


Type the preset name and click [Save] to save the preset or click [Delete] to delete it.


You can export all your presets to the file. Please click on 'Export User Presets' button and type a file name. The file with presets is the Windows Registry File, to load the presets just double-click on it and confirm the registry entries.

!note: The Registry Entries file is a plain text file. You can view it with any available text editor like WordPad.




 Managing Textures:


You can add your own textures to the collection.

1 Click on pattern selector to enter Patterns Viewer.
Right-click on a pattern thumbnail to enter Pattern Editor.

  Click on the 'file import' icon to load a pattern from the disk.
  Click on the 'save' icon to add the loaded pattern to collection.

Additional textures can be found at:

!note: The maximum number of patterns allowed is 1000




 License for use and distribution:

One registered version of this software may either be used by a single person who uses the software personally on one or more computers, or installed on a single workstation used nonsimultaneously by multiple people, but not both. The software is protected by international copyright law and international treaty provisions. You acknowledge that no title to the intellectual property in the software is transferred to you. You further acknowledge that title and full ownership rights to the software will remain the exclusive property of the author, and you will not acquire any rights to the software except as expressly set forth in this license. The registered version of software may not be distributed on online services, bulletin boards, or other electronic media. It may not be distributed on CD-ROM, disk, or other physical media without the permission of copyright holder. You may not donate, rent, lease, sell, emulate, clone, modify, decompile, disassemble, otherwise reverse engineer, or transfer the program, or any subset of the program, except as provided for in this agreement. Any such unauthorized use shall result in immediate and automatic termination of this license and may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution.


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