tutorial APRIL 25, 2001 • page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Complete, Home

Working with Source Images in Studio Artist
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A few more things worth noticing: in Studio Artist, the range of colours available in the colour palette window extends beyond the edges of the palette itself. If one clicks and drags beyond an edge, the colour will continue to shift in relation to the position the cursor is at, even well beyond the (visible) palette edges.

Also, it is possible to select a colour on the fly right off the canvas image itself, simply by pressing the "c" key and mousing down (just like a colour picker in so many other graphics applications).

Finally, one can modify the brush/tool stroke width by pressing the "b" key and mousing down on the canvas, setting a new stroke width size by dragging horizontally:

Here are 10 images that were made by using the same Source Images presented above, with a few side trips into "Source Color" and stroke width size setting:

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image 7

image 8

image 9

image 10

I hope this brief look at a few of the ways with which we can enter Studio Artist will be of help to some of you. This concludes the presentation of a very simple process, but one that can really help us begin to make the most of this amazing tool. Now, imagine approaching this work by also adding layers, and then entering animation, the "time" dimension!

I am preparing another tutorial, this time on "Morphing in Studio Artist," a far more complex process, but a very rewarding one!

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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.

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