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TUTORIAL MAY 14 , 2001
Working with Source Images in Studio Artist

[Page 2 of 5]

by Jean Detheux
Special to Creative Mac

Then, I open a second Source Image ("Command-O"), with which I will modify the first one (Note: in Studio Artist, if you do not modify the canvas size initially defined when opening the first Source Image, all the subsequent Source Images will open at that size and resolution):

Here's a thumbnail of the image I selected:

I did not render it to the Canvas, just kept it selected as a Source Image.

I select a Category in the Preset, and a Patch with which I paint on the canvas image, either manually, or by triggering the "Action" (simply pressing "Command-Spacebar") and stopping the action ( by pressing the spacebar alone). The intelligence behind Studio Artist is remarkable, I have tested, several times, its automatic actions against what I would choose to do manually, and there often are amazing similarities!

Here's the Fast Edge Sketch patch in the Auto Sketch category

Letting the Action proceed for just a few quick seconds, then stopping it by pressing the spacebar, here's what I get:


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Jean Detheux studied at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts et Institut Supérieur d'Architecture in Liège, Belgium, where he graduated twice with two different majors—mural and decorative painting and easel painting. He's taught in Belgium, Canada and the United States, including The Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta; Concordia University, Montréal, Québec; Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario; New York University; Parsons School of Design, New York; and The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. He can be reached at [email protected] or at [email protected]. Examples of Jean's work are available at http://www.vudici.net.