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Artistic Inspiration from the sunday New York Times

The stylized graphics used in the sunday New York Times often serve as visual inspirations for me. I'll see a particular stylistic image used as the illustration for an article and wonder, now how could i create that particular stylistic effect in Studio Artist. Sometimes i figure it out, sometimes i decide i need to add an extra feature to create some aspect of the style.

This sunday's NYT (6/24/07) is a good illustration of this. The illustration by Jeffry Smith below in 'the week… Continue

Added by Synthetik Software on June 24, 2007 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Conscious Manipulation of Image and Effect Focus

It's often very tempting to just hit the action button and apply a particular paint preset or image processing effect to the entire canvas. But by working with the concept of selective application of focus of a particular effect you can achieve some really interesting results. The image below was created by combining together several different kinds of directed effect focusing techniques.

One typical effect is to center the viewers… Continue

Added by Synthetik Software on May 12, 2007 at 11:41am — No Comments

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"Thanks. I've got half a dozen or more themes I am working on to get posted on the website, all using that linear drawing style. I'll start dropping a few more here on the forum."
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