[Scribus] Paint or vector graphics program with charcoal drawing emulation

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Mon Dec 24 02:31:02 CET 2007

Gregory Pittman wrote:
> Hedley Finger wrote:
>> So I figured that Scribus is a good place to pose the question 
>> because there must be others using The Gimp, Krita, Inkscape, etc. 
>> for special graphics who could steer me corretly.  Believe me, I have 
>> google until my eyes rolled up!  I may be onto a lead and will report 
>> back if it turns out to have substance.
> Well, if you can't find it elsewhere, you might as well come here.
> I fiddled around with Gimp, Inkscape, and Krita and there isn't any 
> obvious easy way to do charcoal in any. IIRC, the Krita team did demo 
> something like that at LGM2 in Montreal, probably still in development.

There is this link:

which suggests using ImageMagick.
I tried it out, and I guess I would say it depends on what you want this 
to look like. It looks like charcoal, after a fashion, though it 
probably depends on the input image.
Probably worth a try. If you've never used ImageMagick, the executable 
is 'display' as in 'display yourimage.png'. Then left-click the image, 
which brings up a menu. Choose F/X > Charcoal Draw...


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