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TUTORIAL JUNE 19, 2001

Post Processing in Studio Artist
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2. Next I wanted to apply a Paint Patch that would pretty much destroy the threshold image, while just leaving enough to hint at it.

For this I chose the present called "Color Flower Scatter" under the Edge Autodraw category. But I made a slight modification by going into the Paint Synthesizer in the Path Application palette. I changed the "Prob" to "WhiteCanvasProbErr." This ensures that the pencil strokes avoid the while areas of my canvas while conforming themselves to my non-white curves. (You could also use an alpha channel, but my technique will help you avoid any hard edges.)

3. Next I applied some crayon to the image—not too much, but just enough to rough up the background a bit and bring in a little more color to my subject.

This preset can be found under "Crayon > Crackle 1" in the Presets menu.

4. The next step is probably unnecessary, but I wanted to add a little edge. So I used an outlining pencil, let it run for about a second, and then stopped it. In the end, the outline will not be visible, but this addition of a dark gray will provide almost an edge shadow to the image.

This is the "Edge Autodraw" preset in the Pencils category. I applied it for a little less than a second.

5. The next step just involves bringing in a little more color and texture to my image. I'm applying a rough style (download here) just to the subject using, as before, the WhiteCanvasProbErr setting under Path Application. I let it run about four seconds.

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