I have been trying the demo but that has limitations built in so there are a few things I can't try and was wondering if someone can help me with my questions:
#1. Have the oils in AR3 changed from AR2.5? I have tried my preferred settings in AR3 and it doesn't work the same way. Now I suppose it could be due to the canvas settings ( I can't load my preferred canvas in the demo so I can't check) but I'm not sure. It just 'feels' different...
#2. Stickers are like both the Nozzle in Painter and the Brushes in PS right? From what I understand is that they like the painter nozzle spray instances of the chosen 'image' in various ways and the brushes use the chosen 'image' as a profile and lay it down the brush path at so close a distance that it'll read like a line in stead of a string of images like in PS. Am I right?
From what I remember of painter brushes, the brushes used the profile to generate a continuous 'line' just like individual strands of a brush. Do any of the sticker art-brushes in AR3 do this? I have limited brushes in my repository and would love to know if they do.
#3. If I load an image as a stencil from the disk, it comes up as a smaller version of the same (scaled down) even tho my canvas is of the same size. leaving me to scale it up to fit the canvas. I haven't used the stencils too much, and I don't know if this is a default behavior or I have missed something simple. Or maybe I have not read the manual hard enough.
also a couple of suggestions,
#1 Can the Adjust layer command be also made available for the tracing image?
There are some wonderful possibilities I see here. While tracing the colors from the original image can be modified and the resultant image can have so much more potential. Even a simple thing like darkening the background can have such an impact. Of course there are workarounds to this, like using different layers or even loading different versions of the same image. but to have a command like this would be awesome!
#2. Can there be a way to determine the paint volume info? like the Alpha map gives you the idea of transparency? This would prove very useful while blending colors and avoiding streaks.
#3. Can there be or is there a way to 'subtract' or strip off paint already on the canvas? I mean in a better way than the eraser. something that'll interact with the canvas. I've tried with maximum thinners and even tho it looks like it's doing it, the paint seems to be still there if you try blending it afterwards.
#4. Is there any way to control the brush edges, that seem to magically leave streaks esp in areas of high contrast which are close to each other. I face this a lot while blending with oils.
#5. Can there be assignable short cuts for controlling the settings? It'd be great to be able to change the thinners or the loading on the fly or by tapping a key combo. just like Shift + drag to increases/decrease the size, ctrl+shift +drag for loading or thinning etc...
Okay, okay I know, too few questions and too many suggestions,, and so soon after the new release too and that too in the wrong forum. but I got a little carried away. Sorry.