Combining Paint Action Sequence Presets (PASeq)

How to Combine Paint Action Sequence Presets (PASeq’s) using the History Window It’s easy to combine PASeq steps using the History Sequence Window from the Windows menu (which records steps like a PASeq).  So you can record or drag and drop steps into the History Sequence and then drag and drop them into another PASeq…


Using Custom Favorites Presets to Build Gallery Show Effects

One cool feature of Favorites categories is that you can combine together different operation mode presets into a single accessible category. This is useful for organizing different kinds of presets (like paint and image operation presets) that work together to build specific visual effects. Favorites categories can also be used to control Gallery Show processing…


Using Gallery Show to Preview an IP OP Effect

The following image gallery below off a few random Smart Blur effects generated by using Studio Artist’s new Gallery Show features to randomly mutate new image operation effects in real time. This particular Gallery Show feature is very useful for previewing the range of potential different artistic styles that any given image operation effects can…


Paint Stroke Orientation

  This post discussed how to work with the path angle control panel in the Studio Artist’s paint synthesizer mode to adjust the orientation of the paint path relative to the orientation of the source image. Depending on whether the automatic painting attempts to follow the orientation of the source or draw perpendicular to it,…


Rotoscoping Basics

How to Smooth Flicker in Auto-Rotoscoping Movie Editing Basics with a PAseq Preset This video explains how a Paint Action Sequence (PASeq) works in Studio Artist for making movies.  You can also use any PASeq to make still images as well.  This video will show you how to edit a Factory PASeq Preset.  You will…


Otto Laske’s Algorithmic Visual Composition

    Otto Laske Otto makes heavy use of Studio Artist to create his visual compositions. When asked what he particularly likes about working with Studio Artist, he had this to say. “Studio Artist is a real gold mine for serious professional compositional explorations in the visual domain. It encourages experimentation and leads to unbelievable…


Automatic White Balance Correction

Studio Artist’s image operation effects include one called White Balance, which you can use to automatically correct the white balance of an image. Today’s post will take a quick look at using the White Balance effect to balance the nighttime lighting in a processed image.

MSG Mirror Reflection Abstraction

Today’s post take a look at a MSG preset that generates an abstraction effect via horizontal mirror reflection symmetry along with some additional image processing. This approach to generating symmetry effects is an alternative to a recent post where we used successive applications of an interactive warp translate effect to build mirror symmetry in a…


Tightening up a Paint Effect

Today’s post will describe an approach you can take to tighten up a paint preset. By tighten, we mean make it generate a more realistic representation of the source image, as opposed to generating a loose abstracted painting style.

Wet Paper Towel Paint Effect

Today’s post continues our recent discussion of some different approaches to building wet paint effects. Today’s post takes a look at a paint preset that simulates painting on top of a wet paper towel. This produces a very soft diffuse wet colored paint backing effect.     Yesterday we talked about how to use a…


Colorized Mass Abstractor Effect

The Mass Abstractor is a Studio Artist image operation effect. It can process a source image into a variety of different black and white effect styles. What about generating color output from the Mass Abstractor? Today’s post shows one way to do that, using the Colorize image operation effect.