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,…


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…


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…


Simple Vector Paint Strategy

Today’s post shows how to use a single vector paint preset to build up a simple but interesting paint style. We’ll show how the paint preset was built, and gain some insight into the underlying paint strategy defined by the paint synthesizer programing used to build up the final image.

Watercolor Wash Effect

Yesterday we discussed how to use the ‘Sketch to Internal Path Memory1‘ path start Generator to create sketching paint presets. Today we will use 2 different variations of this particular intelligent sketch paint effect along with a factory water wash blend paint preset to build a paint action sequence that emulates a brightly color saturated…


Building a Paint Strategy Ex4

Today’s post continues our exploration of different approaches to generating paint strategies that work to build up different visual aesthetic paint effects. Today’s example takes an extreme approach to get across that how you approach this task is only limited by your imagination, and the end result may be very different than the individual sub-components…