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Can I make a low poly portrait without drawing every shape?

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Q&A, by Mark White
January 21, 2016

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There is a quick way of creating low poly art found in the Filters Gallery, under Artistic Filters called Cutout. In here you’ll find three controls: Number of Levels, Edge Simplicity and Edge Fidelity. The Number of Levels dictates how many different tones and colours are in the cutout; Edge Simplicity dictates the complexity of the shapes; and Edge Fidelity increases or decreases edge smoothness. Play about with all three sliders!