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Old 12-09-2005, 07:48 PM
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Studio Artist free demo

I had been playing around with the Studio Artist demo from Synthetik off and on for years and finally took the plunge and bought the program. I have never seen such a complete program... more variations than anyone could ever use, so you are always making new discoveries! I highly recommend this demo to anyone with a Mac. It’s not available yet for PC’s, but is in the works, so they say.

Here are just a few of the effects you can get with this incredible program:

Mini-galleries full of images done with Studio Artist Operations and brushes:
http://www.pbase.com/pstewart/trees
http://www.pbase.com/pstewart/barrels
http://www.pbase.com/pstewart/barbershop
http://www.pbase.com/pstewart/santa

Painting done with a Studio Artist brush:
http://www.pbase.com/pstewart/image/52762541

The vectorizer is a unique feature. Using it, I turned this photo http://www.pbase.com/pamsav/image/47462350/large into these images: http://www.pbase.com/pstewart/moth And with added help from Photoshop, these: http://www.pbase.com/pstewart/moth_moods

If you have a Mac, I strongly suggest you download the demo and see for yourself what this monster (and it IS a monster...still plugging away trying to learn) can do. You will be amazed! And, until you decide to buy it, you can “save” the images you make by taking screenshots.
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Old 03-11-2006, 11:35 PM
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Yes, what Phyllis says!

I am not a painter, but apps such as Studio Artist help me turn my photos into great artwork.

See some samples from Studio Artist in issue #12 of my ezine at this address:
http://www.plugsnpixels.com/canvangelist/ezine.html

Issue #5 of my other ezine (Plugs 'N Pixels) will include examples from the new Studio Artist 3.5, which is on its way.
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Old 03-12-2006, 12:25 PM
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Yes, what Phyllis says!

I am not a painter, but apps such as Studio Artist help me turn my photos into great artwork.

See some samples from Studio Artist in issue #12 of my ezine at this address:
http://www.plugsnpixels.com/canvangelist/ezine.html

Issue #5 of my other ezine (Plugs 'N Pixels) will include examples from the new Studio Artist 3.5, which is on its way.
Are you hearing any rumblings of when the PC version of Studio Artist will be available?
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:50 PM
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Supposedly the fall. Hang in. Can't wait for you to explain it to me.
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Old 03-12-2006, 03:23 PM
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I ahve been usig SA mainly to do things with color I cannot do in Photoshop.

This is a very powerful program. My criticism is that if you are not a painter or high powered computer-graphaics person, the language and vocabulary used is intimidating and brand new--a very large learning curve.

One thing I have been impressed by is the interst they have in helping it's users. I recently posted my frustrations on their forum and was responded to directly by the writers of the software. They added a bunch of stuff to their program and sent me the updated version of their new version 3.5 to use. These addition were a response to my specific needs--now that's a responsive software maker.

I am impressed with the power and just need keep on trucking with this excellent package.

MDIJB
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Old 03-13-2006, 08:40 AM
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SA painings

I just viewed you work created in SA--very nice.

I have been struggling with trying to retain a lot of detail in my images but find that most of the presets in the program remove too much. You seem to have controlled nicely the loss of detail. Can you share some your technique of saving the detail. Check out my website where you can see my style and the effect I am trying to achieve. www.mdiimaging.com

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Old 03-13-2006, 08:47 AM
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One way to get back detail is to take the SA painting into Photoshop, open, then copy/paste the original image(before painting) on top of painting. Change blend mode to overlay or soft, add mask and paint on mask what you want in/out.

This gallery of mine might be helpful.

http://www.pbase.com/ob/studio_artist

You might also enjoy this forum. There is a Studio Artist thread under 'Tools'.

http://www.innographx.com/forum/
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:52 AM
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Thanks for the tips.

I should have stated that my question were for Phyllis Stewart, but now that I see your work as well, thanks.

I found the SA forum on this site where a lot of presets and settings are referred to by yourself and phyllis but cannot find them--dow do I see these?

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Old 03-13-2006, 09:54 AM
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CORRECTION.

I was referring to the SA forum Innographx.

For some reason it is not accepting my log info today.

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Old 03-13-2006, 09:57 AM
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You will need to ask questions of Phyllis at Innographx. If you have not posted at the Inn in a while you MIGHT need to reregister. Not sure.
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