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  1. #1
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    I'm back

    Happy New Year to all.

    2020 was a harsh speedbump for me. I spent time in 3 different hospitals, all because my sciatic nerve misbehaved.
    On my road to recovery I had to use a wheel-chair for over a month. Now I'm mobile with the help of a cane.

    During my convalescence, I felt so fortunate to have digital art to play with.

    I finally said my goodbye to Corel Painter. I got tired of their continuous crashes. Now I work with ArtRage and only AR.

    The beauty of this program is enormous.

    Abby-Helen

  2. #2
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    Hello Abby-Helen and welcome back!
    Sounds like you have had even more reasons to be happy at seeing the back of 2020 and saying “good riddance” to it!
    Yes, breath deep and let ArtRage sooth and calm you…
    Maker Of Replica Macoys

    Techie Stuff:
    ArtRage 6.1.1 ~ 15" Macbook Pro
    ~ macOS 10.14.6 ~ 4 Core i7 3.1GHz CPU ~ 16GB RAM ~ Wacom Intuos4 M

  3. #3
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    Thank you Mark,

    Thank you Mark for that warm welcome.
    Sometimes the harsh lessons are the best ones.

    I have a AR question. Up to now I've been working with the oil brush.
    I like it fine but wanted to try something different. I'm trying the
    watercolor brush, its a whole different animal.

    How can I make the colors "run?" There must be a procedure
    that I have not found.

    Thank you for looking into this

    Abby-Helen

  4. #4
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    Are you referring to the slight “runs” at the bottom of the background in my Sun Bear painting
    They’er easy to do with the Warp tool in AR6. I just dragged the paint around using the Easy Smear preset mostly.
    If you’ve not found the Warp tool in AR6, it’s hidden under ‘Filters’ in AR’s Menu; Edit > Filters > Warp…
    And it’s key command is Shift+W to activate it or did I set that If that isn’t it’s default key, it can be easily set to whatever you want in AR’s ‘Keyboard Shortcuts’ panel. This time the Warp tool is hidden under ‘Panel Commands’, go figure!
    Hope that was helpful
    Maker Of Replica Macoys

    Techie Stuff:
    ArtRage 6.1.1 ~ 15" Macbook Pro
    ~ macOS 10.14.6 ~ 4 Core i7 3.1GHz CPU ~ 16GB RAM ~ Wacom Intuos4 M

  5. #5
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    I'll try again

    Yes Mark, that is exactly what I mean. I too want to use it for a back ground.

    I love your bear and I took a screen shot of it to remind me of your fine detailed
    and lovely atmospheric background.

    I'll play with the "warp" and add the palette knife, hopefully to get the
    "look" I want.
    Thanks again,

    Abby-Helen

  6. #6
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    another question

    Mark, I was working in trying a new method in water color , warp and knife tools-
    I get the message from AR= "An error occurred on attempting to create an object.
    AR could not create the requested menu, you may need to restart the application."

    So I did that but what does it mean?

    The next message= "AR quit unexspectedly " It's the 1st. time AR has crashed
    on me. What did I do wrong?

    Thanks for looking into this.

    Abby-Helen

  7. #7
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    Rochester, New York
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    How goes abby-helen. Good to see writing that you seem to be recovering. I know how health issues can take a toll on your life, had personal health problems myself for a couple years leading into 2020. During my recovery phase time periods when they let me out of the hospital for a while I found digital painting to be a psychological positive thing in dealing with my problems and passing the time while still in discomfort and pain, giving me a sense of being able to do something worth while.
    I have a personally designed artwork gallery website at: www.stephenlopiano.com
    There is one section full of pages there under the Digital Artwork category that is devoted entirely to paintings I have created with Art Rage.

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