Saturday, March 31, 2012

Vector Patterning Symmetry

Trying out some of the new vector patterning features in the vectorizer. The shading is vector based as well (as opposed to using the gradient lighting ip op).

Friday, March 30, 2012

Love like Blood 2

Another mashup of photo collage and MSG pattern generation processing. Again, i'm working with graffiti imager for the image folder brush. Then i'm overlaying a MSG derived patterning effect, based on processing the original source image. There's a tiny bit of vectorizer outline technique feature overlay as well (very subtle).

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Meat Team

Join the Meat Team.  Almost a palindrome...  Graffiti photo collage reworked with interactive warp and vectorizer outline technique passes.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Love like Blood 1

Combination of some MSG processing applied to a photo collage image generated using the paint synthesizer. Based on a folder of graffiti images. Trying to keep the photo collage part subtle (something i'm not usually very good at). mixing MSG effects with photo collage has been a new design theme here recently.

The trick is picking the right MSG processing effects that provides some pattern overlay without wiping out the photo collage canvas. So you're processing the source image with the MSg effect, and then overlaying that on top of the photo collage canvas.

Although, you can do it in reverse, using a subtle blend with min compositing in the Paint Fill Apply control panel of the paint synthesizer to add the [photo collage imager after the MSG processing.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tears of Grief

This started with an auto photo collage image generated using the new image folder brush source. i was working off of a ruins image database i've been building up. I then composited a MSG preset generated via inspire evolution in the Evolution Editor. I'm using a lum colorspace and a Min composite for the MSG effect. So it's all done with a single layer. but the MSG processing adds a lot of additional atmosphere. the MSG preset is processing the original source image, not the canvas. And the source image was generated via some initial processing in Studio Artist.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Symmetry Folder 2

Another abstract procedural art image generated using MSG processors.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Symmetry Folder

Symmetry effect based off of the vectorizer and interactive warp operations. Generated during some testing of the 4.05 PASeq presets.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

FanFold Abstraction

Two different mutated variants of a MSG preset applied to 2 different layers followed by a simple layer composite effect that flattened down to a final single layer. I believe this is all vector shapes generated by the MSG processors, so you could output it as an eps or svg file for resolution independent printing.

Friday, March 23, 2012

MSG Patterning

Patterning effect generated from a MSG preset that severely abstracts a source image.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Most of this effect is a single MSG preset processing a source image. There's a little bit of Vectorizer outline technique overlay with 30% Mix on top of the main MSG derived abstraction effect. Again, working with Inspire evolution followed by some rounds of Swap evolution to fine tune the effect using directed evolution.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Procedural art image generate using MSG processors. Working with inspire and swap commands in the Evolution Editor.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Geometric Wave

MSG based procedural art abstraction. Generated using swap evolution in the Studio Artist Evolution Editor.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Mark of the Beast - 9

Another symmetry based photo collage in the mark of the beast series. Inspired by real political events, ha,ha. This one again i think would make a great campaign poster backdrop.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mark of the Beast - 8

For this one i interactively adjusted the brush size modulation while auto-painting in real time. the applied some judicious use of interactive warp.  All with an image folder brush.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Mark of the Beast - 7

More photo collage imagery from the mark of the beast series. I'm using an image folder brush along with local color range nib masking and brush load colorization for this one.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mark of the Beast - 6

More fun with the new image folder brush features. A lot of the images in this series also involve some interactive warp manipulation after using the paint synthesizer to build up the photo collage effects.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mark of the Beast - 5

Another image folder brush photo collage from the mark of the beast series. Inspired by the crazy world we seem to be living in these days. Again, i think these would make great campaign posters.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mark of the Beast - 4

Here's another candidate for a campaign poster (ha,ha). back to simple local image range nib masking for this image folder brush photo collage. So the paint preset is very simple. Random frame indexing, no colorization for this one. So you get a more abstract feel to the final piece.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mark of the Beast - 3

Another image folder brush photo collage in the series. This one is using watershed path start regionization. Along with region fill as brush pen mode. Again, random frame indexing with auto-colorization using the Brush Load control panel functionality.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Mark of the Beast - 2

I think they should use this one as a campaign poster (ha,ha). More image folder brush photo collage antics. With some additional interactive warp manipulation for the symmetry. Again, very simple paint preset, no path start regionization, just local color range nib masking with random placement. I'm using random frame indexing with brush load colorization.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Mark of the Beast - 1

Image folder brush photo collage. The paint preset is simple, just normal paint nibs auto-masked using local image range nib masking in paint fill apply control panel. I got lucky with the placement of the eyes.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Squeegee Abstraction

Abstract painting generated by some manual source drag painting with a large flat squeegee brush. Trying out some paint preset ideas based on the Gerhard Richter discussions occurring recently on the studio artist user forum

Friday, March 9, 2012

Photo Collage on Diffuse Backdrop

More experiments with image folder brushes. I added some diffuse water wash in the background areas of the canvas to provide a little depth.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Combo Effect Series

Another image generated while playing around with a combo effect PASeq series i was working on. The sketch is generated from a MSG action step, then converted to bezier paths and filled in by the paint synthesizer after some vectorizer processing.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Playing with Patterns

I've been adding some pattern fill alternatives to solid color fills for vectorizer output recently.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Auto-generated photo collage derived from an assortment of street graffiti images taken in SOMA in San Francisco. Working off of the new image folder brush feature in Studio Artist.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Combo Effect

Combination of MSG, Vectorizer, and paint synth painting MSG generated vectors.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Demolition Man 2

More experiments with path start regionization and image folder brush sources. I'm using image processing brush load features in the paint synthesizer to colorize random index source images.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Vectorizer with new 3D lip effect turned on.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Photo Mosaic Test

Trying out a movie brush sent in by one of our users for testing. Using path start regionization and region fill as pen brush mode to generate the photo mosaic effect in the paint synthesizer. Based off of the frames in the movie brush with RGB color mapping for the movie brush indexing.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Campy Vectorizer

Vectorizer rendition of something from today's news.