Studio Artist Tips and Technical Guide

  • Erasing the Canvas and Setting the Canvas to the Source Image

    This tip will discuss how to erase the Studio Artist 4 canvas. You can use the Eraser button located in the main operation toolbar (as shown above), or you can use the appropriate Canvas : Erase menu command. We will also discuss the differences between the old erase to background controls in previous versions of […]

  • Procedural vs Keyframe MSG Animation

    MSG presets can be used to create abstract imagery or image and video processing effects. The individual editable parameters associated with MSG presets can be modulated over time to build dynamic animation or processing effects. This tip will take a look at 2 different approaches to building MSG animations. They are procedural animation via attaching […]

  • Hand Paint Touchup to an Existing Movie File

    Studio Artist provides many different ways to generate or process movie files. Sometimes it might be desirable to hand paint or otherwise modify individual frames in a pre-existing movie file. This tip discusses how to use movie layers to do some hand paint touchup to an existing paint animation movie previously generated in Studio Artist […]

  • Sequential Keyframe Recording

    Sequential Keyframe Recording is a feature available when working with Paint Action Sequences (PASeq) to generate hand painted animations or movies. Sequential Keyframe Recording can be used to help automate some of the repetitive and tedious issues associated with building up interpolated keyframe animation from a series of hand drawn sketches or paintings. This tip […]

  • PASeq Editor Options

    There are a number of different user configurable Paint Action Sequence (PASeq) Editor parameter options. These user adjustable options allow a user to control PASeq playback associated with masking, layer and view changes, path layer record options, and source color memories. The PASeq Editor parameters are stored as a part of a PASeq preset file. […]

  • PASeq Preference Options

    There are a number of different adjustable Paint Action Sequence (PASeq) preference options you can use to fine tune the behavior of PASeq playback based on your personal workflow needs. These include options for controlling when the Editor and canvas are updated during PASeq playback as well as how keyframe interpolation works.  This tip will […]

  • Introduction to Paint Action Sequences

    Paint Action Sequences ( or PASeq ) are what you use to combine together different manual or automatic processing or painting steps into a script that can be saved as a preset file. You can use PASeqs to build processing effects that are composed of a number of different individual action steps that work together […]

  • Organizing Presets with Custom Favorites Categories

    Studio Artist provides several different ways to organize and access presets when working. Favorites folders are designed to provide an easy way for individuals to customize preset access to better serve their individual workflow needs. This tutorial will discuss how to make your own custom preset Favorites categories.

  • How to Erase the Canvas

    A simple question that comes up when getting started using Studio Artist for the first time is how to erase the canvas. The quick answer is that you can use the eraser button in the main operation toolbar shown above to erase the canvas. This tip discusses the different options available for erasing the canvas […]

  • Getting Started with Digital Painting

    Studio Artist’s paint synthesizer is an amazingly versatile digital painting tool. You can choose to paint manually or just press the action button and let Studio Artist paint your source image automatically. There are thousands of factory paint presets available to help you get started. Paint presets are completely editable, so it’s easy to customize […]