Feature: Page (1) of 3 - 10/19/01 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at MyDmn.com).print page facebook

Color Mapping in Synthetik Studio Artist

Basic operations and methods for cleaning up maps By Chuck Floading
In Synthetik Studio Artist, you can use the Color Map Image Processing Operation to apply the colors from one image to another. But color mapping, like any automated process, isn't always perfect. You might hope to generate a bright orange sky and get a muddy purple instead. Or you might want to turn your sun black, but it comes out red. Today we're going to look at some methods for correcting color mapping in Studio Artist. But first we'll see some of the basic steps to generate a color map and apply it to a new image.

Basic color mapping
We're going to take the colors from our kitten picture (below) and map them to the beach scene. (In a while, we'll see why trying to map the oranges in the kitten picture to the blues and greens in the tropical scene isn't the best idea. Hopefully getting to that point will give you some ideas of your own!)

For this tutorial, we'll be taking the color from the image
of the kitten and applying it to the beach scene.

1. Color map uses the color squares to do its work. First we need to generate color squares from the kitten picture. So launch Studio Artist and select the kitten picture as your Source Image. You can generate color squares directly from the source image, or you can set the source as the background of your canvas and generate the color squares from the canvas, as in the example below.

Studio Artist can generate a palette of color from an image using the method seen above.

2. Switch to the color map Image Operation. Leave it in RGB mode for now, and set option to smooth. The quantize settings give a posterization effect; smooth will allow gradations of tone.

Locate the Color Map Image Operation either in the Operation
menu or in the tool palette on the left of the canvas.

Page: 1 2 3 Next Page

Related Keywords:Color Mapping in Synthetik Studio Artist

Content-type: text/html  Rss  Add to Google Reader or
Homepage    Add to My AOL  Add to Excite MIX  Subscribe in
NewsGator Online 
Real-Time - what users are saying - Right Now!

Our Privacy Policy --- @ Copyright, 2015 Digital Media Online, All Rights Reserved