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.
Love your work. I haven't made the purchase yet, wanted to know if Studio Artist works in anyway with Photoshop or if once I create a file in SA can it be saved in a format to do more work on it in Photoshop?
Thanks for the response. I can't draw a lick, but I do a fairly decent job of taking pictures. I like to convert pictures to water colors and pencil drawings and I havn't found anything better than SA. I like to take several different photos and combine them and didn't know if SA would allow me to compose in Photo shop and do other work in SA and back again. Your imput has been the deciding factor in making a purchase.
You're right about the strength of a photo, and altering it too much is dangerous in my book as well. Your latest "Frumpkin" is solid proof--it so strong to begin with. but the additional texture makes it a standout. I love it!
As for teaching, I still do, but online for the largest community college on the island, ncc, so I am in front of the screen 12-14 hrs a day. In between correcting work, I dabble--it's my much needed outlet. However, I feel way out of the league with those who post about sophisticated processes that I cannot get my brain around. This software is wonderful, but has such a high learning curve, that I find myself "stabbing" away hap hazardly most of the time and hoping for happy accidents to happen. When they do, I am pleased, but then cannot duplicate it because I can't remember what I did in the first place. I may be wrong, and may not have explored it enough, but the tutorials could use some updating and additional "simple" explanations for those of us who are not technically inclined. Seems like some processes have been ignored or not treated as fully as they could be. I have reviewed many tutorials repeatedly, but constantly have to come back to check something out. Usually end up having to work both in PS and SA to get something halfway decent. Cheers,Dee
21 Variation 20
This is the 21st part of the Goldberg Variations, a music - images dialogue in 32 movements between Elisabetta Guglielmin (harpsichord) and Jean Detheux (images).
At first, the 32 videos will be posted on Vimeo, one at a time (Aria…
Attached are:Exported Image = GirlWithClasses_Soda.jpgPaint Synthesizer Preset = Alpha_PNG_TSP_Untouched_Orient_Modulation_6Mosaic Image Folder = Stuff.zipI want to replace certain colors from my GirlWithGlasses.jpg source image with certain .png's from my Mosaic Image Folder:Source Image skin color = Yellow Fanta soda canSource Image hair color = Orange Fanta soda canSource Image clothing color = Purple Fanta soda canSource Image glasses and pupils = = Black Coke soda canSource Image lips =…See More
"Reset Generator is what you were looking for in the Path Start control panel. It's an editable parameter of it's own, not an option in the Generator. If you turn it on, then a random seed parameter you can set for it becomes…"
What would be necessary to to make AutoPaint strokes look more consistent from frame to frame in an animation? (Or even when re-drawing the same frame for that matter?)A fixed random seed for Auto Paint would help probably. I checked out different types of "Path Start / Generator", but I could not find the right option.The best would be if that random seed can be animated, so it's possible to have more continuous strokes and more flickering ones.A hint would be very much appreciated, thanks a…See More