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Old 04-22-2009, 05:12 PM
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Re: DaPainter.

I've been experimenting with this new tool and the Van Gogh Starry seems to work best. The problem is that, except for a different photo image, everyone's work looks alike.
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:13 PM
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Re: DaPainter.

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Yeah, I finally found that counter by moving the sliders on the image. Thanks.

I tried the edge detect and it does help. But, like you I have to sharpen the image and do some other tweaking on it in PSP to get it good enough for me. Even then I need the great look of the brushwork etc. the program offers coupled with more detail.

BTW...registered on the forum for DaPainter, but site must be down, couldn't get on........unable to connect etc.,etc.

Steve C.
Should have said upper left side; lol

Anyway, looks like the blog works now. For the curious, below's the direct link to Dapainter's blog site.

http://www.mmbforums.com/ipb/index.php?showforum=83
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:51 PM
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Re: DaPainter.

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I've been experimenting with this new tool and the Van Gogh Starry seems to work best. The problem is that, except for a different photo image, everyone's work looks alike.
Alan
(Alan, I know you know about the following. It's for those who do not.)

In Photoshop, here's a couple adjustment layers to try to vary colors:
* Hue/Saturation (Hue control)
* Color Balance
* Selective color
* Posterize

For those who have Painter, Effects > Tonal Control > Posterize using Color Set comes in pretty handy for this purpose.
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:00 PM
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Re: DaPainter.

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Has anyone tried Painters auto paint function?

If so, how does it compare?
Mainly the ability to have more control over the outcome by specifying setting values, for example:
* Style (from just about any brush category/variant, e.g., oils, chalk, pencil, ...)
* Stroke characteristics, e.g. length, width, size, shape, angle, pressure, randomness
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:45 PM
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Re: DaPainter.

Are we able to control the output size with this programme?

I notice it has been shrinking down my photos after the auto paint
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:29 PM
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Re: DaPainter.

Only when you first open the program. Once you import your target image, this setting can not be changed. I suppose they will address this on a future update.

Tools>Settings.
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:56 PM
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Re: DaPainter.

Trying some people images in DaPainter.

Reduction has brought out some unwanted canvas streaking. Would have been better to just leave canvas unchecked.

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Old 04-23-2009, 05:23 PM
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Re: DaPainter.

nice effect Steve.....how are you finding the program, its quite good being able to watch it paint for you, good way of learning.

Do you know of any other programs/plug ins that give better results on portraits?
(prefer with Auto paint features)
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:59 AM
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Re: DaPainter.

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nice effect Steve.....how are you finding the program, its quite good being able to watch it paint for you, good way of learning.

Do you know of any other programs/plug ins that give better results on portraits?
(prefer with Auto paint features)
Not a bad program, but you need to do a lot of work on the image before processing in DaPainter if you want detail. I like the painterly effect this program gives, but I also like more detail than it gives along with the painterly look. So I work with the original image a little more before using it.

I haven't found one program or plugin that will do great portraits. If you pay enough I am sure there are some. But I usually use at least two and sometimes more, combined to achieve decent portraits. There were at least 3 used on the image I posted, before I even tried DaPainter on it.

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Old 04-29-2009, 05:18 PM
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Re: DaPainter.

where is the edge detect on this program?
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