Yesterday we discussed one approach (the Vector (solid color) setting for the Main Render Option parameter in the Vector Output control panel) to configure the paint synthesizer to allow for vector painting as well as vector file output. Vector file artwork output via EPS or SVG vector file formats is very useful for high resolution printing, since vector file formats are essentially resolution independent (unlike raster image files which being pixel based are tied to a specific resolution).
Both of the paint effects shown above were created using an alternative approach to building vector paint effects in the paint synthesizer. They use the Raster setting for the Main Render Option parameter. However, they use the AntiAliased Solid setting for the Brush Type parameter, which is a special kind of brush type that overrides the normal raster paint engine and paints directly with anti-aliased vector painting.
The first example image at the top of the post was made with the A MagicSpiral preset in the new 4.0 Assisted :Auto – Magic Spiros paint preset category. Some control panel settings associated with this first paint preset and associated image are shown below.