The Preset Favorites Toolbar provides a way to custom organize different Studio Artist presets. We highly recommend you save all your custom presets in your Favorites folder so that when there are updates to Studio Artist you can easily copy all your custom favorites to the new version of Studio Artist.
You can build custom Favorites categories to provide quick access to presets you frequently use in your work. The Favorites toolbar is also useful when manually painting, since it takes up much less screen real estate than the full Preset Browser palette.
Favorites categories also provide a way to mix and match different preset types in a single category. So you could do something like make a category for watercolor effects that included watercolor paint presets as well as image processing presets that simulate wet canvas effects.
The Preset Favorites toolbar is docked at the top of the main workspace in Studio Artist’s default workspace. But like all Studio Artist palettes and toolbars, you are free to move and reposition them at any docking location in the workspace (top – bottom – left – right). Toolbars will automatically adjust to be horizontal or vertical depending on where you dock them in the interface.
The Favorites toolbar consists of a heart shaped icon pulldown menu that lets you choose your custom Favorites categories (1st gallery image below). After you choose a specific Favorites category, the individual preset icons associated with that category are displayed in the Favorites toolbar.
If you mouse over a Favorite preset Icon you can get more information about the preset.
You can create a new favorites folder two ways. Edit > Preset > Make new Favorites Category
Or Control Click (mac) Right Click (win) and mouse down in the Preset Window. There are several other options here as well.
If you are not seeing your presets toolbar click on Windows > and check Favorites Preset Tool Bar
A preset favorites category can include different Studio Artist operation mode preset types within a single category. This is different that the factory preset collection, which organizes presets by specific operation mode type. So a factory paint preset collection-category can only include paint presets in it. But a preset favorites category could include paint, image processing, msg, texture synthesizer, vectorizer, dualmode paint, or PASeq preset in a specific category.
For more detailed information please watch the video at the top of this post.