"Thanks for these John. I just bought a very reasonably priced graphics tablet,a Huion Pro 610 and am playing with the Bezier drawing tools with these parameters. Beziers in SA are magical with all the possibilities.
I especially like what the s key…"
I am trying to generate an svg of the attached file retaining the white outlines. I am using a generic setting and have tried many alternative settings in alternative categories, but it eliminates the white outlines. Is there a setting that will retain the original image....Attached are screen shots.If so what arae parameters that will be faithful to the original vector file?ThanksSee More
"Is you switch to bezier edit mode, you can use the s hotkey to interactive adjust the smoothness of the currently selected bezier path. Your horizontal mouse movement will determine it. So select a bezier path, hold down the s key, then mouse down…"
"If you want to erase bezier paths, you need to use the Path : Path Layer Commands : Erase menu command.
Using the erase button in the main operation toolbar is going to erase the canvas raster frame buffer, not the bezier path frame.
If you are in…"
I use it to emulate old print techniques (eg.chromolithography) and to extend the boundaries of photography. My use of SA as a visual storytelling process remains to be explored as well.
My profession is graphics design and hand lettering. Initially I worked for Columbia Records during the Golden Age of Records. I have also had extensive experience in book design. Most of my work now is with magazine design. I also have taught design and typography for the past 20 years at the (formerly at School of Visual Arts & presently at the New York City College of Technology.)
The past few years I am much more interested in art/design for personal expression than in my commercial work. I have been taking drawing courses (academic style), sculpture, and Tibetan Thangka Painting with the idea of combining handwork with computer generated art.
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Thanks for your compliment. I have been working with Studio Artist for a year and half now. Except for the historical images, I take my own photos. Having a good image and preparing it before using it in SA helps a lot. I found an approach that I like and I just keep on trying different variations, sometimes adding a new brush here and there. Otherwise, like I felt at the beginning, I would be overwhelmed . There is so much to learn. I figure I would learn what I could at this level before venturing to film and animation. REpitition helps a lot as help. Keep up the good work. If you love it, your work will show it. Paul
I agree to Ben. I like your pictures too. Especially those who present that kind of irritating moment. Where one has to watch twice before figuring out that there is something wrong. That this is not a true photo, that there is something manipulated. Like in "Coney Island on My Mind" for example. How did you do that anyway? Is it done via image operation / simplify. Or did you overpaint it in a certain way?
Hi Paul, it seems like you were a little annoyed. I guess by exident I asked questions about the same picture twice. Sorry, my mistake. But don't worry I don't won't you to open your bag of tricks totaly.
But a little tip here and there can be so helpful, it is just, somehow you mentioned it yourself - hours and hours of trying things out. Help might save the one or the other hour. Anyway, except of the tutorials (which are really good) we just have this forum (by the way a good moment to say thanks to John who set it up and maintains it obviously every day). Thanks again to you too.
"Are you talking about only manual painted tiles? Or manual painted tiles in relationship to previous auto-painted ones?
Here's a previous post that talks about sub-nesting, and includes paint synth parameter settings to generate it. Note…"
"You might need to use a 50% H and V Tile Offset so that the initial tile nibs at the edges are fully positioned within the canvas, as opposed to being positioned so that the individual nib is centered at the edge."
"Thanks for the reply,
From the "what happens if I change the brush size"file I attached, I've manually painted some brush image using 16,8,4,32 respectively and with the 16,8 and 4 brush sizes it tiles correctly or sub-nests correctly…"
"That paint preset has a grid tiling path start generator. But there's nothing setup for grid tiling if it's used for manual painting. And it seems like you are referring to manual painting with your what happens if i change the brush size…"