Today, we will show an alternative approach to automatically building up a bezier path sketch using image operation effects. The automatically generated bezier paths will then be painted in with vector paint, with the end goal of outputting a vector file of the finished sketch, which allows for resolution independent printing of the vector sketch effect.
We’ve been running a series of posts over the last few days that show off different techniques to use that allow you to output vector file effects using the paint synthesizer (and vectorizer). We showed 2 different approaches you can take to build vector paint effects in the paint synthesizer. We also showed the difference between using the paint synthesizer to automatically generate paint paths on the fly during auto-painting, vs building up a pre-designed bezier path frame (with various Path menu commands) and then painting that in using a vector paint preset.
The paint action sequence (PAseq) used to create the vector sketch effect shown above is shown below. Note that the overall strategy we’re using to build up the vector sketch effect is very similar to what we did yesterday. We start off by erasing the canvas to white. Then we erase the current bezier path frame. Then we generate a set of bezier paths (this time using an image operation effect). Finally we paint in the bezier path frame using the paint synthesizer and a vector paint preset.