Manual Bezier Editing to Stylize a Sketch Effect

Yesterday’s post described how to automatically generate a set of bezier paths derived from the source image, and then paint in the bezier paths with a vector paint preset. Today we will show how you can use additional manual bezier editing steps to stylize a set of bezier paths prior to painting them in with…

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Crisp Pencil Sketch Effect

Today’s post describes how to build a simple crisp pencil sketch effect. The effect is painted in with 2 applications of a paint synthesizer vector paint preset that renders a smooth thin gray vector paint stroke. Rather than using the paint synthesizer’s auto-paint features, a set of bezier paths that represent the sketch strokes are…

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Bezier Path Tween Animation Part2

  This post continues the discussion about using embedded bezier paths to generate keyframed animation that morphs between a series of stylized renditions of different source images. We will extend yesterday’s black and white sketch animation example by incorporating a second animating Bezier Context action step that encodes a morphing colored backing for the animation.

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Woodcut Effects

  I quickly threw together a woodcut simulation effect for the recent discussion taking place on the Studio Artist User Forum concerning Lynn Ward’s woodcut stylings. It’s one example of some of the different woodcut effect variations I tried out. This image was generated by a custom paint action sequence (PASeq), and is based on a…

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