Downloads: Page (1) of 2 - 11/01/02 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at MyDmn.com).print page facebook

Weekly Download: Paint Patches for Studio Artist 2.0

Image processing and brush presets By Dave Nagel
This week's free software download takes us into an area probably new to a lot of you--Studio Artist from Synthetik Software. Studio Artist is a painting, rotoscoping and animation package with probably the most sophisticated and versatile paint engine available. Our package this week includes 55 presets for this application covering image processing and drawing tools.

Incidentally, since I started this weekly download feature a month ago, I've been accused of being a complete Mac-head for no other reason than all of my downloads are compressed in Stuffit Expander, which is popular on the Macintosh but, which also happens to be available for the PC for free as well. Well, I don't deny it. And while I'd like to make my downloads available to all of my readers, this week's happens to be exclusive to my Mac readership, since Studio Artist itself is only available for the Macintosh. (For more information about the software or to download a demo, visit http://www.synthetik.com.


At any rate, those of you who are still with me will find the download file on the next page--in a Stuffit archive, no less!--along with installation instructions. First, let's take a look at the new presets

The Paint Patches
All of the presets in this week's package fall into the category of Paint Patches, although, as I've said, many of them are image processing effects. I distinguish image processing and brush presets by their dependency on the source image to achieve their effect. A brush is more or less a manual tool, which an image processing Paint Patch creates effects over the source image.

All told, there are 55 presets in this package--Nagel Series 1 Paint Patches--in six different categories: Abstract, Crayons, Etches, Fills, Sponges and Sprays. I've tried to place each of these into folder categories that make sense for easy access and also to create preset icons that show what each one does on a close-up scale. However, many of these paint Patches are designed for use on large images, and an icon can only show so much. Oh well.

In the Crayon category, I've tried to supplement the crayons built into Studio Artist 2.0 with more natural-looking textures. There are 29 crayons in this collection, and each one is designed as a painting tool rather than as an image processing effect, although some can be used for both.


ns1pp-Crackle Crayon

In the category of Etches, I've only included two presets. Both work as image processing effects and can be applied automatically or by hand.


ns1pp-Etch Color

The Fills category includes seven presets that are designed to process a source image and fill the image with simplified color or rough texture.


ns1pp-Fill Antique 1 and 2

The Sponges category contains but two presets, both of which are quite similar. They're designed to simulate a sponge-paint effect and work as both image processing and painting tools.


ns1pp-Sponge 2

And, finally, we have our sprays, some of which are designed as image processors and some as painting tools. There are 13 Sprays in the collection.


ns1pp-Spray Softener


Page: 1 2 Next Page


Related Keywords:Weekly Download: Paint Patches for Studio Artist 2.0 This week's free software download takes us into an area probably new to a lot of you--Studio Artist from Synthetik Software. Studio Artist is a painting, rotoscoping and animation package with probably the most sophisticated and versatile paint engine available. Our package this week includes 55 presets for this application covering image processing and drawing tools.

HOT THREADS on DMN Forums
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