Posts tagged ‘Art’

ArtOptimizer 3 for Illustrator On Sale until June 6

Zevrix Solutions announces ArtOptimizer 3 for Adobe Illustrator, the company’s image workflow automation solution, is available for upgrade at half price until June 6. The only tool of its kind on the market, ArtOptimizer eliminates the excess image data of Illustrator picture links and performs essential image adjustments. The app helps users save disk space as well as cut production time and costs through automation of complex image manipulation tasks.

 

 

ArtOptimizer works with Photoshop to help reduce Illustrator link size according to the image scale in Illustrator document at a specific target resolution. The all-new ArtOptimizer 3 adds a long list of new features and improvements that empower users to automate their Illustrator workflows like never before. In fact, every single feature in the new version is either a new solution or a dramatically improved component or quality.

 

A highlight of the new capabilities includes:

  • New user interface
  • Batch processing of Illustrator files
  • Save processing settings in presets
  • Convert formats of Illustrator image links
  • Process duplicate links
  • Specify Photoshop resampling methods for optimized resolution
  • Convert colors to specific ICC profile
  • Link previews
  • Duplicate original Illustrator document before processing
  • Many other new options for backup, relinking, image naming and other areas
  • Improved performance and stability

 

In the end of the processing ArtOptimizer reimports images to Illustrator at 100% in their precise position. As a result users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

 

Licensed users of earlier ArtOptimizer versions can upgrade to ArtOptimizer 3 for $30 (USD) on Zevrix web site until June 6. ArtOptimizer 3 is available to new customers at for $120. Trial is also available for download. ArtOptimizer requires macOS 10.8-10.15, and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop CS6-CC 2020.

ArtOptimizer Can Now Sharpen All Layers In Photoshop

Zevrix Solutions announces ArtOptimizer 3.1.1 for Adobe Illustrator, an update to  image workflow automation solution. The only tool of its kind on the Mac market, ArtOptimizer eliminates the excess image data of Illustrator links and performs essential image adjustments. The software helps users save disk space as well as cut production time through automation of complex image manipulation tasks.

 

 

This version can automatically sharpen all image layers in Photoshop automatically without having to merge layers first in order to sharpen the entire image. ArtOptimizer will only sharpen the relevant pixel layers while ignoring adjustment and fill layers. In addition, the update allows users to use images with forward slashes in their file path, improves memory management, and removes the redundant option to run the app in full screen mode.

 

ArtOptimizer is a powerful automation solution in the print, prepress, and web design industries.

 

For example, users can:

  • Batch-process Illustrator files
  • Scale images in Photoshop to match their dimensions in Illustrator
  • Change image resolution to the desired target
  • Convert RGB images to CMYK profile
  • Resave JPEG files as TIFF
  • Merge layers and delete unused ones
  • Run Photoshop action on each image

 

In the end of processing ArtOptimizer reimports images to Illustrator at 100% in their precise position. As a result users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually. In addition, ArtOptimizer helps users accelerate document printing and exporting to PDF, speed up file transfer to service providers, reduce job turnaround, and cut costs through faster processing.

ArtOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix web site for $120 (USD), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Licensed users of earlier versions can upgrade to ArtOptimizer 3 for $60. Trial is also available for download. ArtOptimizer requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop CS6-2020.

ArtOptimizer Update Preserve Details 2 Upscale Method

Zevrix Solutions announces release of ArtOptimizer 3.0.8 for Adobe Illustrator, an update to image workflow automation solution. ArtOptimizer eliminates the excess image data of Illustrator picture links and performs essential image adjustments. The software helps users save disk space as well as cut production time and reduce operational costs through automation of complex image manipulation tasks.

 

 

ArtOptimizer adds support for the Preserve Details 2.0 resampling method, a new upscaling algorithm introduced in Photoshop CC 2018. The new option is the most advanced upscaling technology in Photoshop, which utilizes artificial intelligence to interpolate much more effectively. With this algorithm, image size can increase dramatically with surprisingly little loss of quality. Users now can select the Preserve Details 2.0 method directly in the app in order to apply it automatically to Illustrator links that require upscaling.

 

It is a powerful automation solution for users in the print, prepress, and web design industries. For example, with just a click of a button users can:

  • Batch-process Illustrator files
  • Scale images in Photoshop to match their dimensions in Illustrator
  • Change image resolution to 300 dpi
  • Convert RGB images to CMYK profile
  • Resave JPEG files as TIFF
  • Merge layers and delete unused ones

 

ArtOptimizer reimports images to Illustrator at 100% in their precise position. As a result users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually. In addition, ArtOptimizer helps users accelerate document printing and exporting to PDF, speed up file transfer to service providers, reduce job turnaround, and cut costs through faster processing.

 

ArtOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix web site for $120 (USD), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Licensed users of earlier versions can upgrade to ArtOptimizer 3 for $60. Trial is also available for download.

Apparfiti – A New Kind of AR App for iOS

 

Robots and Pencils Inc. announces Arfiti, new on the App Store for iOS. Arfiti was made possible by harnessing the power of the iOS platform, taking advantage of ARKit, geolocation and advanced media processing capabilities.

 

“You see public spaces tagged all the time – bathroom stalls and bus and train stations always have scribbles on them. Big, empty walls quickly become canvases for others art,” said Matt Kuypers, Senior Visual Designer of arfiti. “We wanted to harness this desire to create and combine it with augmented reality.”

 

Once someone downloads the arfiti app, their phone will unlock a new world that transcends real-life and the digital world. They can digitally tag any surface – be it a wall, building or monument – with their personal images or pre-populated stickers from the app and save it for others to discover.

 

A map function within the arfiti app prompts users to discover nearby creations that others have designed and, if they like the piece they discovered, the user can offer cred to the creator to show their appreciation.

 

“We recognize that AR is still an emerging technology that not many people experience day-to-day. Our goal was to create a virtual space that anyone can access and contribute to easily from their phone.” said Kuypers

 

Arfiti is the second experiment to be released from Robots & Pencils’ FunLabs, the place where the firm’s team explores how new and emerging technologies will transform the world. The first rendition of FunLabs resulted in the creation of Missions, a Slack workflow tool that was acquired by Slack in 2018.

 

Pricing:
arfiti is Free and available through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

Image Workflow Tool ArtOptimizer 3 for Adobe Illustrator Now Released 

Zevrix Solutions releases ArtOptimizer 3 for Adobe Illustrator upgrade for its image workflow automation solution.  ArtOptimizer eliminates the excess image data of Illustrator picture links and performs essential image adjustments. The app helps users save disk space cut production time and costs through automation of complex image manipulation tasks.

 

ArtOptimizer works with Photoshop to helps users reduce Illustrator link size according to the image scale in Illustrator document at a specific target resolution. The upgraded ArtOptimizer 3 adds a long list of new features and improvements. In fact, every single feature in the new version is either a new solution or a dramatically improved component or quality.

 

New options include:

  • New user interface
  • Batch processing of Illustrator files
  • Save processing settings in presets
  • Process duplicate links
  • Convert formats of Illustrator image link
  • Specify Photoshop resampling methods for optimized resolution
  • Process monochrome (bitmap) images
  • Convert colors to specific ICC profile
  • Link previews
  • Duplicate original Illustrator document before processing
  • Many other new options for backup, relinking, image naming and other areas
  • Improved performance and stability

 

ArtOptimizer reimports images to Illustrator at 100% in their precise position. As a result users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

 

ArtOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix web site for $120 USD and requires macOS 10.8-10.15, and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop CS6-CC 2019.

MyArtTools: Precision Artist Tools for iPad Pro & Apple Pencil

Pirate’s Moon has announces the release of MyArtTools 2.5, the important update to their popular drawing app, designed exclusively for use with the iPad Pro and optimized for the precision of the Apple Pencil. MyArtTools is the digital creative equivalent of an artist’s painting canvas or drawing pad.

 

MyArtTools is perfect for creating quick studies or finished works. Users can create their drawings from scratch, or they can import images or capture live images using the iPad Pro’s camera. The app is powered by both a 64-bit drawing engine and a vector drawing engine. Created by artist Richard Hoeper for artists, the app is designed to emulate real-life artistic media, which includes pastels, brushes, pencils, conte, and other artistic mediums.

 

 

MyArtTools supports multiple composition layers, with each tool creating its own layer. Clipping paths can be used to shape and extract images from one layer to a new layer. Layers can be combined into complex drawings. Use the included filters to modify any bitmap image layer. The tool properties panel can be used to adjust the various tool layer controls. Users can create, save and reuse gradients.

 

Features include:
* Requires any model iPad Pro
* Optimized for the Apple Pencil
* Emulates real-life artistic media
* Intuitive interface
* Multiple layers for precise composition control
* Captures images from the iPad cameras
* Imports images from the iPad Photos app
* Crop and share creations with all your social networking accounts
* Save high resolution PNG images to iCloud, the Files app, DropBox, etc.
* Within the app, save layered files of works-in-progress
* Reopen saved layered files
* Use clipping paths to extract images from layers
* Combine layers into one image
* Extensive help files
* Help files are localized for English, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese
* Privacy: MyArtTools collects no information from the user. None. Zero.

 

Using MyArtTools, artists can create beautiful sketches and paintings anywhere. Works-in-progress can be saved as layered files. Finished works can be saved as high resolution PNG files to iCloud, the Files app, Dropbox, and other storage options. Finished works can also be shared with friends and family on any of the popular social networks.

 

Artists can work in bitmap drawing mode or in vector drawing mode. Each mode offers a wide-ranging set of tools and features.

 

Bitmap Drawing:
* Highly responsive 64bit drawing engine
* Exceptional 64-bit color
* 12 Tools emulating real-life artistic media
* Each tool is a separate layer
* Adjustable layer hierarchy
* Adjustable properties for each tool
* Over 30 GPU accelerated artistic filters
* Save and reopen working files
* Multiple color palettes (fixed or custom)
* Eyedropper color selection
* Convert images to drawing tools

 

Vector Drawing:
* 64bit vector drawing engine
* Pre-defined and custom shape creation
* Vector clipping paths
* Vector based text tool
* Save and reopen custom gradients.

 

What’s New in 2.5:
* Minor updates and bug fixes
* Requires any iPad Pro
* Optimized for the Apple Pencil – iPad Pro combination
* Crop and share creations with all your social networking accounts
* Save high resolution PNG images to iCloud, the Files app, DropBox, etc.
* Use clipping paths to extract images from layers
* Over 30 GPU accelerated artistic filters
* Fully supports retina screens

 

MyArtTools 2.5 is only $4.99 in the App Store [GET IT HERE]

Artist Rich McLean Shares His 25-Year Artistic Journey With iBooks Readers

Author and artist Rich McLean is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of A Certain Beauty in Un-resolution… ART; 3.5 the update to his eBook that illustrates the artist’s twenty-five-year journey through both traditional and digital art. McLean shares works ranging from urban landscapes to simple still life works found in everyday surroundings.

 

Artist Rich McLean Shares His 25-Year Artistic Journey With iBooks Readers

 

A Certain Beauty in Un-resolution… ART; contains a rich array of images representing the artist’s full command of the intense visual language of the illustrative arts. The book is bereft of the written word, allowing the rich collection of images composed of multiple symbolic narratives, lovingly celebrating spiritually rich dimensions as well as physical locations, to speak to the reader.

 

“I’ve worn various ‘visual hats’ during my career as an artist, providing me with a unique opportunity to view life and art through a variety of lenses,” shares artist Rich Mclean. “I’ve spent time as a fine artist, a traditional drawer, children’s illustrator, web designer, news graphics artist and digital artist. I’ve also lived through periods of reaction to this insane world that surrounds us all. I see my discordant time as a valid spiritual awakening. I am grateful for this alchemy and the chance to share my awakening with the world.”

 

Each page of the book contains an image that tells a story, with each of the artist’s works coming together to provide a sense of what it means to be human. Each page is designed to raise questions and present ideas to help the observer make sense of what it means to be human. The artist’s hope is that each reader will bring something different away from their time with his works.

 

The eBook is designed to be accessible on any of the reader’s iOS devices via the iBooks app. The iBooks format allows readers to enjoy the book in the same manner they would any book, enjoying the artist’s works page-by-page, swiping back and forth. Readers can also jump directly to a favorite page, or bookmark pages of interest so that they can be viewed again or shared with others.

 

Version 3.5 of the book offers extra, never seen before images from the artist’s private collection, improved usability and interface along with more poignantly designed pages that compliment each artwork plate and is more user friendly. It also includes extra information about the artist.

 

Mr. McLean is currently studying for his Doctor of Philosophy at Victoria University in Melbourne. Readers of this book will be able to appreciate the evolution of the concepts for McLean’s doctorate, which is a dissertation that explores the ethics of being human in a posthuman world.

 

“I’ve always been a creative and imaginative person, sketching, painting and creating sculptures through my early childhood and into adolescence,” continues Rich. “Although I did well in school, I was a surly yet friendly child and adolescent. I came close to leaving school, but I was lucky to have had key mentors that influenced me into continuing my education and developing my artistic and literary skills. I feel it actually saved my life.”

 

In addition to this book, Mr. McLean has made his art available for viewing and purchasing in the form of prints from his website. Visitors of the site can also learn more about the artist and his various works, including his other books.

 

Pricing and Availability:
A Certain Beauty in Un-resolution… ART; 3.5 is just $5.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide through iBooks. An Android version of the eBook is also available for $5.99 USD. Physical copies of the book are available beginning at $109.00 USD.