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Best Software or Plug in for AUTO PAINTING

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Old 05-02-2009, 03:36 AM
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Re: Best Software or Plug in for AUTO PAINTING

Thanks, I will check it out
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:04 PM
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Re: Best Software or Plug in for AUTO PAINTING

I own Dynamic Auto Painter and find it very good but I think I prefer the two others that I am evaluating right now, they are Simplify and Essential 4. And of those two I think Essentials 4 has the edge because of the ability to mix and match the different effects and also the many different ways of use (plus it has a great video tutorial included).

Attached are the original photo (taken by my granddaughter) and the use of each of the programs on it (L to R - Original - Essentials 4 - Simplify)

btw I bypassed the other software mentioned simply because they are too expensive for me to buy.
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Old 05-10-2009, 03:18 PM
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Re: Best Software or Plug in for AUTO PAINTING

Hi Morty
Is that Topaz simplify you are using?
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Old 05-10-2009, 03:21 PM
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Re: Best Software or Plug in for AUTO PAINTING

Yes, sorry, the image on the right is with Topaz Simplify
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Old 05-10-2009, 06:38 PM
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Re: Best Software or Plug in for AUTO PAINTING

Does painter essentials have the simplify options like topaz simplify?
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:52 AM
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Re: Best Software or Plug in for AUTO PAINTING

It has loads of options ... I think the best way to see how you like it is to download the free trial version. It is fully functional and lasts for 60 days, plenty of time to play with it and see if you like it or no. That's what I have done and am almost sure I am going to be buying it at the end.

Here's the link.
Painter 4 Essentials

Lots of info on the page to look through before you download too.
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:23 AM
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Re: Best Software or Plug in for AUTO PAINTING

Thanks Morty, I will check it out
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:59 PM
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Re: Best Software or Plug in for AUTO PAINTING

Anyone know a coupon code for Dynamic Auto Painter?
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:48 PM
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Re: Best Software or Plug in for AUTO PAINTING

you might also want to check out plugins. filter forge comes to mind first. with over 7000 filters now and a completely new version 2, both for the pc and mac, there are some great painterly type filters ranging from watercolors to oils. yes, it's not truly an 'auto painter' but it comes close in some instances. http://www.filterforge.com .

here's one from a filter i made in filter forge:
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:13 AM
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Re: Best Software or Plug in for AUTO PAINTING

I've tried a bunch of them I would vote for SnapArt
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