Thanks for your compliment. Rarely do I use simplify. Part of the process involves cleaning up the photo and removing noise before I use open it with Studio Artist. SA picks up every little blemish and exaggerates it.In SA, First I sharpen the image a number of times depending on the look I want. Sometimes I will soften that by duplicating a sharpened layer and applying a blur to that overlay. Then I experiment by using different layers in different settings till I get a look I like. Sometimes with edge, Multiply, etc. I will also go in and adjust colors. I do not remember the exact steps used for Coney Island on My Mind. I have found that depending on the image, using the same sequence of steps can give entirely different result. I am continually surprised with the results I get through constant experimentation.
I appreciate your interest in my process. However, I have previously responded to your request on my approach to creating my imagery, related to this image and others. You seemed very happy with the depth of my answer. While I am always open to helping depending on the situation, I do not want to be give a step by step answer to duplicate my imagery. For one thing, it would be impossible. I myself could not even remember. And Studio Artist responds very differently to different photographs. I react to the image as if I were creating a painting, stroke by stroke. If I like the result, I keep it. If I don't I try something else. The key is to keep experimenting until you find what you like. For each image I create and decide upon as a final, I may have tried up to 20-30 other images that did not work for me. Hours and hours of work. There are no shortcuts. While this may not be the answer you hoped for, I need to be honest and direct with you.
I appreciate your reply. Yes, I was annoyed and I also felt sad afterwards that I may have overreacted. I am sorry. I reread my earlier answer to your first question. Actually everything I originally said answers your questions. For the second image I played with line sceens in Adjust to get that background pattern. But once again, depending on the photo and the color, the line screen reacts differently. There are many times when I can not get the same result on another image. For me Studio Artist is not a by the number piece of software. What differentiates it from photoshop is that the layers are interactive. That's why I spend many hours trying different options. In many cases there are no shortcuts.
I will still be happy to help you . However part of being a creator and getting ones work to a higher level involves a willingness to go through a certain amount of pain and unknowing to get to a place of greater light. For many years I had the raw talent and was unwilling to risk that. So my work was good and sometimes excellent. But I never had that breakthrough moment. Now occasionally I do and my art is starting to reflect that.
Key for me was chosing a "look" that I loved. My continued experimentation to refine that style limits my trying to know everything in SA (which is overwhelming and virtually impossible). Little by little I do add new brushes to my palette. But I always start with my foundation and see how a new experiment affects the overall look.
I do hope this helps.
There is an eraser function somewhere in SA but I don't remember where. The way I handle it in this situation is to use the region selection, lasso the areas you want to "erase" and then use Lum Adj to make those areas go white.
Good to hear from you. I am so involved with the Coney Island Images that it's difficult to stop. In a week I will be going to Paris for two weeks and will have some time to rest. I am hoping to find a gallery there for the work.
hallo frank. leider kann man in dem schönen programm nicht bei null anfangen, alle presets sind wie beschrieben neue mischungen aus den vorhandenen (global evolution) und dann eine brauchts eine menge geduld, trial and error und eine portion finetuning in den tonnen von parametern, eine spannende reise, zur zeit bin ich richtig süchtig, nicht züchtig damit.
im neuen pott ist auch ein "FrankVideospezialPatch" dabei, hab's schon zum testen fuer die 4 verschickt, bald stell ichs online, machs gut, pflicht ruft: muss zum ballett
fix und foxi, der kaputtmax
I am a bit late geting back to you. Sorry. Paris was great. I love it therre, If I could afford to, I would live there at least 6 months a year. New York is a great city but the quality of life herer sucks.
i had a lot of trouble with vimeo. it looked beautiful but you cannot embed high res video yet. you can only offer a link to it. i joined daily motion as a "motionmaker"--you send original content to be approved and then you can upload high res video. i haven't uploaded the high res video yet. had trouble using veoh. i'll upload something to dailymotion today and let you know.
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Hi I'm back after fifteen years or so. I bought this for a Mac a long time ago!!Would anyone point me to where I can change the mosaic text from Hello to some text I define myself. It must be possible and I have searched all over for the way to do this.I'm in Paint Synthesiser Classic with Mosaic - Flat with Text as the preset. Thank you! IanSee More