Studio Artist Key Features

Studio Artist Features - Automatic Painting and Drawing Software

Intelligent Painting and Drawing

Your Personal Creative Assistant

Auto • Assisted • Manual

Studio Artist uses artificial intelligence to automatically paint, draw and rotoscope. Studio Artist examines a source image or video and then re-renders from scratch in the style you choose either automatically or interactively with just Two Easy Steps:

Choose an Automatic Paint Preset and press Action

Or choose an Assisted Paint Preset and let Studio Artist help guide your drawing and painting or you can paint or draw manually with a Wacom tablet using Studio Artist’s Intelligent Paint Synthesizer Engine.

Studio Artist includes thousands of professionally designed presets to get you started as well as an extensive editor so you can tweak the factory presets or create your own or let Studio Artist’s Intelligent Assistant create presets for you.

Studio Artist includes every imaginable paint and drawing style from oils to watercolors to pens and pencils to hatching, mosaics, vector paints (exclusive to Studio Artist) plus a lot more.

Studio Artist Features - Automatic Rotoscoping making moving art

Automatic Animation • AutoRotoscoping • Resolution Independent Video Effects

Automatically Render Video into a Moving Painting or Drawing

Studio Artist can re-paint or draw video (rotoscope) frame-by-frame automatically. Design a series of paint and image processing operations on one frame and then let Studio Artist generate a hand-painted and/or image processed video sequence automatically. Completely resolution independent. Use a low-res source video and output a rotoscoped version to any resolution even larger than 4K!

Manual and Assisted Drawing Animation

Studio Artist offers a full feature set for those who want to create animations from scratch or just add elements to an automated animation.  From layers to keyframing to compositing Studio Artist has tools to help animators create the look they want.  Let Studio Artist help or do it all yourself using our rich paint and drawing tools.

Studio Artist Features - Automatic Mosaic Art

Automatic Photo Mosaics

Go beyond the Grid with Studio Artist’s Intelligent Mosaic Mapping

The Photo Mosaic processes in Studio Artist go way beyond conventional grid based photo mosaic effects. Just check out Charis Tsevis’ work using Studio Artist. Using any folder of images, Studio Artist can intelligently create a photo mosaic of any source image with adaptive regionalization. This includes curves and other shapes.

Studio Artist can re-colorize the sub-image tiles on the fly to match the colors of the source image creating a more realistic render.  There are many re-colorizing choices including the use of color palettes to create a more stylized look.  Studio Artist can also blend image folders with text and computer-generated images as well as paints creating stylized, painterly and abstracted effects.

Incredibly flexible and easy to use.  Hundreds of presets are included to get you started.  Use our image banks or make your own.

Studio Artist Features - Raster photos into vector art

The Vectorizer

Resolution Independent Raster to Vector EFX
Still Art or Video

The Vectorizer automatically converts a raster image (like a photo or video) into resolution independent vector art. Go mild to wild! Sketch Effects, Natural Media Paints, Flat Comic Style, Delaunay Triangles, Line Screens, Abstract and much more.  Adjustable settings let you tweak an existing preset effect or build a new one from scratch. The Paint Synthesizer can also be configured to produce a wide range of vector paint styles. Output vector effects as EPS or SVG vector files for resolution independent printing.

Vector Paints

New in Studio Artist 5 are Vector Paints.  Vector Paints not only simulate natural media paints from oils to chalks but also create completely new vector paint looks previously not possible.

Vector Paints can be found in the Paint Synthesizer as well as in the Vectorizer.  They can be applied automatically or manually.

There are several settings that can be tweaked to create awesome looks.  All of these paints are resolution independent so you can output large-scale images using SVG or EPS.

Studio Artist Features - Photo Filters, Line Screen, Block Print, Artistic Effects

Over a 1000 Fully Editable Visual Effects Presets for Still Images or Video

The Equivalent of over 50 Plugins

Smart Contrast • Smart Blur • Glows • Lens Efx • Color • Sketch Effects • Hedcut Effects • Dodge and Burn • B&W • Smart Sharpen and More

Studio Artist includes a full suite of smart effects with hundreds of editable presets for your photos and videos. An equivalent of over 50 plugins.  These include intelligent filters that are able to analyze a source image and adaptively apply the effect. Adaptive filters to make your media come to life. Adaptive dodge and burn and glow effects give your media a dramatic look, plus sharpening and blurring effects and a lot more.

Colorize your media based on any color palette you choose. Want to use a Monet color scheme? Just point at any Monet painting or any image on Google and Studio Artist will automatically create a color palette for you that you can then colorize your media with.

There are loads of new Vector Sketch Effects with Studio Artist 5 – Hatching – Hedcuts – Line – Dense Fills – Pens and Pencils – Painterly and more.   You can also now generate Bezier paths which can then be used to create automatic sketch drawings with the paint synthesizer opening up a whole world of possibilities.


Studio Artist Features - Computer Generated Art

MSG – Evolution Image Generator

One-Click Automatic Modular Image and Effects Generator

Studio Artist includes a modular MSG image processing architecture that includes over 500 image processing modules that can be combined together to create an unlimited number of visual processing effects, or abstract procedural imagery. Automatic visual effect evolution features allow you to generate amazing still or animated abstract imagery at the touch of a button. MSG presets can either be used as stand-alone effects or encapsulated into the Paint Synthesizer to create cool custom paint tools providing unlimited user creativity and expandability.

Studio Artist Features - Tripping Time Based Video and Photo Effects

One-Click Automatic Temporal Effects Module
Ghosting Trail Effects and More

You can apply Studio Artist’s time-based effects to either video or use a video to create a single awesome image which encapsulates frames from the video.

The Temporal Image Processing operation mode provides a number of new time-based image processing to create really cool effects. You can also generate a psychedelic static panorama view based on the video camera’s panning and movement in a scene. Slit scan temporal effects can be used to expand, contract, extract or remove motion from a scene as well as create amazing looking visual effects.

Studio Artist Features - Interactive Warping and Image Adjustment

Interactive Warping and Image Adjustments

Twist • Bend • Transform • Blend • Kaleidoscopes • Colorize • Interactive Double Exposure • Thresholds and More

Studio Artist 5.0 includes a large number of interactive warp and kaleidoscopic effects. You can create amazing kaleidoscopic imagery in real-time from the movement of your mouse cursor.

Interactive warping can be done on the fly with a large variety of different warp effects. Warps and Morphs can also be specified by key-framing bezier paths over time in the Paint Action Sequence (PASeq) timeline. The adjust modes can interactively change hue, saturation, luminance, etc. but also this mode can create line screens, thresholds, blurs and sharpening on the fly and more.

Studio Artist Features - Computer Generated Abstract Art

Generative and Abstract Art

Generative Art or Computer Generated Art is the heart and soul of Studio Artist and is embedded in all the intelligent aspects of the software.  Studio Artist can create surprising, unique and adventurous styles that can act as an inspiration and jumping off point for your creative expression.

Even with the more seemingly conventional art styles generated by Studio Artist, there is a generative aspect but always in the spirit of collaboration with the user.  Studio Artist can create full works of art completely on its own but where it shines is in collaboration with the artist/user participating in the process.  Studio Artist is designed to be a co-creator and assistant.

“Studio Artist is a real gold mine for serious professional compositional explorations in the visual domain. It encourages experimentation and leads to unbelievable serendipity. I really like the ability to work with controlled randomization, a process I first learned in music composition. Paint synthesizer evolution allows one to export hybridized presets, which can then be hybridized further. Paint and image operations can also be mixed together to create more powerful compositional effects.” 

Studio Artist Features - Dual Paint Real-Time Interactive Abstract Graphics Generator

Interactive Computer Generated Animations

On-The-Fly Computer Generated Animations
Great for VJ’s – Live Shows – Content Creation

Studio Artist includes real-time interaction features. Loop Action allows you to switch between different processing presets on the fly while they run in a live processing loop.  Paint Synthesizer Time Particles take on a whole new life with live editing while they are painting allowing your mouse or pen movements to change their shapes and movements.  Live video capture can also be incorporated into loop action processing along with live interactive editing for live visual performance or live video synthesis.

Temporal Generators can be attached to individual editable parameters in MSG presets. These TG’s could be either low frequency oscillators used to automatically adjust effect parameters over time in an animation, or interactive modulators such as pen pressure, tilt, orientation, position, proximity, etc. All of these different temporal Generator modulation options can be used in many different artistic ways in Dual Mode or loop action presets that will give you a lot of control over the visual appearance of dual mode painting, or animation effects being generated by paint or MSG presets.

Studio Artist Features - Gallery Show and Preset Generator

Automatic Preset Generator and Gallery Show

Create Presets, Art and Gallery Shows
with Studio Artist’s Personal Art Assistant

You can use Studio Artist’s Personal Assistant to generate your own unique Presets.  You can set specific parameters or just let the Assistant generate randomly evolving art and presets that can be curated later for ‘keepers’.

You can also generate free-running art shows that endlessly loop and create new art imagery for display in an art gallery or show.  There are lots of new parameters to experiment with.

Studio Artist Features - Supersizer Smooth Up Resolution of Images and Video

Supersizer for Images or Video

Up-res Images or Rescale DV Movies to HD or even IMAX

The Supersizer is designed to take very small images and resize them to be very large images without the stair-stepping artifacts typically seen in traditional interpolation technology like bi-cubic or linear interpolation. Supersizer works great for taking really small images and blowing them up to 600 dpi print resolution for cover art or illustration purposes. You can also use Supersizer to up-res movie files from DV to HD format size to 4k and beyond. Supersizer is directly built into Studio Artist 5.0 as an interpolation option everywhere images are resized.