Friday, May 25, 2012

The Future is at hand...literally

If this technology comes to fruition as indicated, the future's so bright I gotta wear shades.

Coming this fall. $70. Wow.

Monday, May 21, 2012

John's Smart Brushes User: Karen Bonaker


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Artist and Digital Art Academy webmistress Karen Bonaker painted Sedona Canyon View utilizing John's Smart Brushes.
"I started with a painting that I had just completed free hand and thought it may be fun to play with the brushes using it as a source.

I started the cloning on four separate layers (using the Impressionable, Smart Oil, Smart Chalk, and Impasto Oil brushes) and then resolved each one until it all seemed to work in harmony.

Finally added a layer and filled with a Canvas pattern. Wonderful brushes!"

John's Smart Brushes come with installation videos for the different versions of Painter, as well as a tutorial video to help you get the most out of these interpretive brushes.

John's Smart Brushes are $24.95. You can purchase them using the PayPal link below. Major credit cards are accepted if you don't have a PayPal account.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

John's Smart Brushes: Hand-embellished Auto-painting


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The above image is an example of an photographic source that I interpreted using John's Smart Brushes (Impressionable brush). I then hand-applied selective blending strokes with a camel-hair brush. Be sure to click on the image to view 100% scale image to view the details.

John's Smart Brushes come with installation videos for the different versions of Painter, as well as a tutorial video to help you get the most out of these interpretive brushes.

John's Smart Brushes are $24.95. You can purchase them using the PayPal link below. Major credit cards are accepted if you don't have a PayPal account.

Friday, May 11, 2012

John's Smart Brushes for Corel Painter Now Available


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I am pleased to announce the release of John's Smart Brushes for Corel Painter X • 11 • 12 • X3.

I have never been happy with the auto-painting results generated by Painter's Smart Stroke Brushes brush category. As a result, I created John's Smart Brushes, a set of brushes to be used in conjunction with the Auto-Painting palette in Painter X, 11, 12, & X3.

Literally hundreds of hours of testing went into John's Smart Brushes. The result is a set of 15 brushes that provide a variety of interpretation possibilities. The brushes are: Dry Brush, Fresco, Impasto Oil, Impressionable, Leroy (after Leroy Neiman), Loaded Knife, Mr Goodbrush, Random Stab, Smart Bristle, Smart Chalk, Smart Dab, Smart Gouache, Smart Oil, Soft Impression, and Waterbrush.

Painter's cloning brushes typically apply multiple colors along a stroke based on the locally sampled underlying imagery. I've done a bit of trickery enabling John's Smart Strokes to paint with the initially sampled color only. The result is a more authentic painted appearance.

A photograph is typically used as a source image. The resulting interpretation can be used as either final art or a starting point for further embellishment—the choice is yours.

John's Smart Brushes come with installation videos for the different versions of Painter, as well as a tutorial video to help you get the most out of these interpretive brushes.

John's Smart Brushes are $24.95. You can purchase them using the PayPal link below. Major credit cards are accepted if you don't have a PayPal account.