Nora Laiken
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Need Help Finding Old Preset
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  I installed the latest version of SA (4.05 I think) for Windows (I have Win 7) and it over-wrote all of the old presets.I am particularly interested in recovering a present called "Contour Paint."…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Dalton Synthetik Software May 9.

Problems With Opening Certsin JPGs
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 I have recently found that certain jpgs  do not open correctly in SA for Windows. They come up as an entirely black image ! These jpgs open perfectly in PS or any other program I have that uses a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Dalton Synthetik Software Jul 8, 2012.

How to Create a Watercolor Cloner ?
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    I would like to create a watercolor clone brush. I am willing to use any of the many watercolor presets but don't know the magic parameters for making them into clones. Does anybody know how to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Dalton Synthetik Software Jun 27, 2012.

How Do You Get Thse Paint Strokes?
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I enjoy the "Contour Paint" method of application of paint strokes and would like to apply this to some other impasto presets. What types of settings that Contour Paint has need to be transferred to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Dalton Synthetik Software Apr 20, 2012.

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Nora Laiken left a comment for Eric
"You have to try saving it in different formats - no easy solution so far for the jpeg format. :("
Jul 10, 2012
John Dalton Synthetik Software replied to Nora Laiken's discussion Problems With Opening Certsin JPGs
"Like i thought, it loads and displays fine on our windows computers here.  We should probably move this discussion to email at this point, because the problem appears to be associated with something specific to your computer that is causing the…"
Jul 8, 2012
Nora Laiken replied to Nora Laiken's discussion Problems With Opening Certsin JPGs
"Thank you John. Here is a zipped jpeg saved as a progressive"
Jul 8, 2012
John Dalton Synthetik Software replied to Nora Laiken's discussion Problems With Opening Certsin JPGs
"Upload a zip compressed problem source image (or email it to me) and let me try it on one of our windows machines. The tests we have run so far show that progressive jpegs generated from photoshop open fine and are not black. And someone else on…"
Jul 8, 2012
Nora Laiken replied to Nora Laiken's discussion Problems With Opening Certsin JPGs
"Thank you. I got the alpha view enabled, but jpegs saved as progressive still open as black. I can get around this problem by not saving in progressive, and other photoediting programs do not seem to save in progressive, but it does appear rather…"
Jul 8, 2012
John Dalton Synthetik Software replied to Nora Laiken's discussion Problems With Opening Certsin JPGs
"Here's a tip on working with alpha channels in layers. The alpha : set to menus just set the current layer's alpha channel to whatever you choose, like full on, full off, the current selection buffer contents or the source image alpha…"
Jul 8, 2012
liveart replied to Nora Laiken's discussion Problems With Opening Certsin JPGs
"If you select one of the options a check mark will show up next to the menu choice. But above the "Full off" choice there is a choice "enable for view" if there is a check mark next to that then you have Alpha view enabled, and…"
Jul 8, 2012
Nora Laiken replied to Nora Laiken's discussion Problems With Opening Certsin JPGs
"Thanks for the reply. I have difficulty understanding this control for the alpha channel.. Going to canvas->alpha->set to, one gets   Full off   Full on   Selection   Source   I see no way to change these controls…"
Jul 8, 2012
liveart replied to Nora Laiken's discussion Problems With Opening Certsin JPGs
"Nora, in SA do you have alpha enable set to on?"
Jul 8, 2012
Nora Laiken replied to Nora Laiken's discussion Problems With Opening Certsin JPGs
"I don't know what to tell you. I now can reproduce this phenomenon 100% of the time using CS5 64 bit and SA 4.04 on Win 7. JPGs saved as progressives open black on SA.I will try to upload a zipped file for others to try. If it is only my…"
Jul 7, 2012
Philip Savage replied to Nora Laiken's discussion Problems With Opening Certsin JPGs
"As far as i know the default JPEG save preference in Photoshop is standard baseline - that is in Windows versions anyway. Saving a JPEG as progressive in Photoshop CS5 on my Win7 64bit opens perfectly in SA4."
Jul 7, 2012
John Dalton Synthetik Software replied to Nora Laiken's discussion Problems With Opening Certsin JPGs
"I don't have CS5 on any of our windows machines. progressive mode is the default setting for saving jpegs in my copy of photoshop on the mac. I don't have any problem opening those jpeg files on windows in studio artist. Zip compressing a…"
Jul 6, 2012
Nora Laiken replied to Nora Laiken's discussion Problems With Opening Certsin JPGs
"John,   Did you catch my email regarding the source of the problem? It appears that SA on Win 7 gives "black" for jpegs saved in "progressive" mode on CS5. You may have been able to open the one I sent because it was altered…"
Jul 5, 2012
Nora Laiken replied to Nora Laiken's discussion Problems With Opening Certsin JPGs
"I now have part of the answer to this problem. If I save a file in CS5 (Photoshop) in the "progressive" jpg mode, it opens as a black screen in SA. If it is saved in the standard or optimized jpg mode, they open normally in SA. I must have…"
Jul 3, 2012
Nora Laiken replied to Nora Laiken's discussion Problems With Opening Certsin JPGs
" I am using Win 7"
Jul 3, 2012
John Dalton Synthetik Software replied to Nora Laiken's discussion Problems With Opening Certsin JPGs
"I just tried opening them both in Studio Artist on windows 7 64 bit. Same result as XP, they both open fine, which is kind of what i expected after they worked ok on XP. So again, i'm not sure what to tell you. "
Jul 3, 2012

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John Dalton Synthetik Software replied to John Dalton Synthetik Software's discussion AutoGenerating a Rough Sketch to Auto Convert Into Colored Regions in the group Studio Artist Tutorials
"Lucas also pointed out something interesting you could do in his post here. You could take your original source image and use some other studio artist effect to turn it into a set of geometric shapes. Like rectangular blocks for example. Then you…"
57 minutes ago
Alex Wencelblat replied to John Dalton Synthetik Software's discussion AutoGenerating a Rough Sketch to Auto Convert Into Colored Regions in the group Studio Artist Tutorials
"OK John. For sure my example is inconsistent with many holes.Without trying to reach the final solution I see in the image I've sent, something closer to the WPAP philosophy : The pattern generation in the luminosity zones.But instead of…"
1 hour ago
John Dalton Synthetik Software replied to John Dalton Synthetik Software's discussion AutoGenerating a Rough Sketch to Auto Convert Into Colored Regions in the group Studio Artist Tutorials
"Don't give up. Maybe i didn't understand what you were actually asking me in your comment. I'll read through it again, and maybe i can come up with a PASeq or 2 that tries to do what you are asking for (as i understand it). We do…"
4 hours ago
John Dalton Synthetik Software replied to John Dalton Synthetik Software's discussion AutoGenerating a Rough Sketch to Auto Convert Into Colored Regions in the group Studio Artist Tutorials
"You can record that menu command as an action step in a PASeq you use for processing movies. So yes, you can use that as a part of your movie processing."
4 hours ago
Lucas Krech replied to John Dalton Synthetik Software's discussion AutoGenerating a Rough Sketch to Auto Convert Into Colored Regions in the group Studio Artist Tutorials
""There is also a Canvas : Canvas to : Source menu command" Had I known this before I would have saved SO MUCH TIME and used SA for many more applications. Any chance there is a way of integrating this for movies? I find most animations…"
6 hours ago
Lucas Krech commented on Lucas Krech's photo
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A collaboration between me and my daughter

"John, you know my wife. You honestly think we could have Microsoft products in our house? I could see her totally getting in to Studio Artist in another year or two. Right now she's at about the level as indicated by the above image."
6 hours ago
Alex Wencelblat replied to John Dalton Synthetik Software's discussion AutoGenerating a Rough Sketch to Auto Convert Into Colored Regions in the group Studio Artist Tutorials
"OK John.I'll give up with this one.Just trying to give ideas."
7 hours ago
John Dalton Synthetik Software replied to John Dalton Synthetik Software's discussion AutoGenerating a Rough Sketch to Auto Convert Into Colored Regions in the group Studio Artist Tutorials
"If you are using the vectorizer, then the Region Effect control setting sallow for various geometric stylistic effects to be applied to the individual regions. And the Shape option for the vectorizer Main Technique is really all about generating…"
7 hours ago