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    IllustStudio new art program, Photoshop, Opencanvas, SAI... all in one!

    The guys behind MangaStudio thought about us and made this amazing software called IllustStudio, at the time being it's only available to Japan but I imagine like ComicStudio it will be available in English soon.

    Watch the demos on youtube and be amazed! It even has a 3D engine for helping with layouts, granted it's very manga orientated but hopefully we can change the 3D models to more realistic figures and a brush is a brush, they even took SAI's inking layer to an whole other level, a software to keep an eye on.






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    ZOMG I wish I could read Japanese. pld:

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    Whoa. Amazing!
    Some features are really cool but on the other hand they could be even more spoiling than Undo in digital painting

    I'll definitely try it out when they make English version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farvus View Post
    Whoa. Amazing!
    Some features are really cool but on the other hand they could be even more spoiling than Undo in digital painting
    Yes very true I hadn't thought about it that way, still it's nice to have the options and there are so many new ideas here that it's hard to imagine it's the debut version.

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    O_O

    This will really spoil me if I can read Japanese. If they ever add a similar brush engine like Photoshop, see me fully working in IllustStudio only. :p

    Thanks for the info Portus!

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    Woooow. Color me impressed. I can definitely see switching over at least partially from Photoshop. This looks amazing.

    Mm. I may attempt a translation at some point. This is worth it.

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    Ya some pretty innovative stuff, really puts adobe to shame.

    I wonder how much of this is vector based?

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    Well it looks like price-range wise it's running between $64-85 (after currency conversion)? If I'm wrong, please correct me... Guess I shouldn't have dropped my foreign language classes after all. XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadlyFreeze View Post
    Ya some pretty innovative stuff, really puts adobe to shame.

    I wonder how much of this is vector based?
    One section in the 2nd video appeared to be talking about the option to make individual layers either a "vector layer" or "raster layer." The vector layers were then able to be manipulated by some special tool-- the part where you saw a green highlight on a line and then the line getting thicker or thinner.

    If this program really does have options like that (letting lineart be a vector image with bitmap color layers underneath) and all the other stuff, AND it's selling for only $70... I can see it being a major competitor with Photoshop among artists. Much easier to buy a copy of this program than buy the $700 PS. I don't think Adobe would like the competition, though they might appreciate the drop in piracy rates for PS.

    Definitely going to try to translate this over the weekend, I think.

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    *phew* Okay, I went ahead and did a translation of the first video (the one around 6 minutes long)

    Video #1
    (Note I'm only translating the text on screen, but from what I can tell the announcer is basically only elaborating on the text a little bit; this isn't that uncommon for Japanese shows.)

    IllustStudio Product Introduction Movie (Sequel)

    "The Process of Stretching the Range of your Expression"


    Text: It's easy to apply, shave off, or add on (textures)

    At top: "mesh transform"
    "You can transform the tone or shape of your image"

    At top: "smudging filter"
    "Apply anti-alias to your picture"

    At top: "Watercolor boundary filter"
    "Put a watercolor boundary on your image"

    At top: "Gradation coloring filter"
    "Make the most of a base image gradation's color"

    At top: "Filter layer"
    "Apply filters to layer (the whole image)"?

    At top: "Text tool"
    "Very user-friendly letter-input"
    (spoken) "you can change the style very easily too"

    "Support for difficult drawings: Aid Function"

    At top: "3D Underdrawing"
    "A 3D object can be used as an underdrawing"
    (spoken) something like "in order to make it easier to draw poses of the body, use a 3D object to draw over."

    At top: "Radiating curve ruler"
    "Draw beautiful radiating lines"

    At top: "Concentric circle ruler"
    "Draw beautiful circles"

    At top: "Symmetry ruler"
    "Form a perfectly left-right symmetrical pattern of any object"

    At top: "Perspective ruler"
    "Draw difficult perspectives easily and beautifully"
    (spoken) talks about using 'vector layers' to draw in and manipulate the lines

    At top: "Action"
    "Increase the efficiency of your actions"
    (spoken) when you use actions, you can work more quickly

    At top: "Image capture"
    "Record your work process"

    At top: "CMYK expression"
    "Use CMYK mode when manufacturing prints"

    At top: "File input and output"
    "There are many ways to manage your files" (.bmp, .jpg, .tiff, .psd, etc)

    You can download a 30-day trial at the website listed.

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    hmm does look promising, but wouldn't working in vectors in such a way slow down your computer really bad?

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    I'm wondering though Manga Studio had 2 different price ranges. The lower one didn't have features certain features like Debut was about 40 and the higher end one was about 300. I'm not saying that's bad by the way it would still be worth it at the higher range.

    Just wondering if that will happen here since MangaStudio had the perspective and Concentric circles option in the Pro version.

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    IllustStudio does look pretty cool. They make it seem like the selection tools are exceptionally easy and quick, doing a lot of the work for you. Which would be nice since selecting areas and setting up layers takes up probably half of my time when I'm digitally painting over some scanned work.

    That lil' trick with the fill bucket rocked my socks though. I hate when my line work has that one nearly indiscernible break and the entire background gets filled in. It's not really a big deal and it is pretty easy to fix or work around, but it is one of those little annoyances that irks me every time it happens.

    Overall pretty cool, although if it becomes popular I fear some of those gimmick brushes *coughleafbrushcough* might become the new lens flare.

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    Looks like a pretty cool program. Here's a link to the trial if any of you know Japanese. The system requirements are listed there to. You can use google to translate the site somewhat, but a lot of the stuff is text in pictures. Also you can expand the videos on the site to full screen to see it better.

    http://translate.google.com/translat...ial%26hs%3DlhQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDevil View Post
    hmm does look promising, but wouldn't working in vectors in such a way slow down your computer really bad?
    They aren't actual real vectors, it's like an emulation.



    FlameRaven thanks for the translation, good to know it supports CMYK.

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    gotcha.

    btw i think thats the only thing (vector like lines) other than the mirror and draw around a pivot that potoshop doesn't have from what i saw.

    I my self am a graphic designer and this program could ultimately kill illustrator if it kept the lines as vectors in my opinion.

    You have no idea how many times i wish illustrator functioned like photoshop

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    Does look promising. Even though I don't use programs like that just yet (working on it) I do like to keep abreast of the latest, & I like some of the things that can do.

    "Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDevil View Post
    I my self am a graphic designer and this program could ultimately kill illustrator if it kept the lines as vectors in my opinion.
    Illustudio's vector feature is geared towards drawing with lines and inking. It lacks many advanced vector tools of Illustrator, those of which are generally not used for drawing/inking, so you're not gonna see graphic designers abandoning Illustrator or Photoshop for that matter, anytime soon.

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    that made me want to draw manga lol it does look very promising! Any clue on when the english version will be out? I'm desperately looking for a replacement to photoshop x_x

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    OH MY GOD... CMYK support.

    /insert artgasm here.

    I never got into SAI or Manga Studio but I'm definitely trying this when I find it!

    Edit: Found the website... http://www.illuststudio.net/download/istrial/index.html

    ダウンロード means "Download" in Japanese, and there's an orange button of it below (right box). Is that the trial version? I'm not sure if it's time limited or something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aphotic Phoenix View Post
    Well it looks like price-range wise it's running between $64-85 (after currency conversion)? If I'm wrong, please correct me... Guess I shouldn't have dropped my foreign language classes after all. XD
    Wow.

    If that's roughly the same amount when it gets here...

    That's cheap. No, that's a steal. o_o

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    30 day trial I think...

    Bigger problem is if you don't have your computer set to japanese text (kanji?), it nerfs the characters and you can't install. One file has a | in it and when its converted it breaks the file structure.

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    control panel -> Region and Language -> non unicode language set it to japanese

    Download the App.
    http://dl.clip-studio.com/clipconten...107RC1_app.zip

    Download the english patch
    http://rapidshare.com/files/27302695...glish.rar.html
    register here
    https://www.clip-studio.com/clipstudio/registuser

    it asks you for a username and email, password will be send to you trough mail

    login and then go to this page to request a serial key by pressing the button
    http://www.clip-studio.com/clipstudi...e/IllustStudio

    install the program and then copy the patched dll language file to
    Program Files\CELSYS\IllustStudio 1.0.7 RC1\Tool


    This will give you a full trial until September 30th or so

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    Thanks polydrawer for the patched dll language file. Going to try it later.

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    won't setting the computer's langage to japanese do something to our other programs? Can we set it back to english once we've installed the patch?

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    Setting the region setting for non-unicode programs to Japanese will only result in non-unicode programs using the SHIFT_JIS encoding for text, instead of your normal local encoding. You'll for example notice the backslash appearing as a yen character in applications that aren't unicode aware. This is only a visual difference, and does not have any influence on the actual working of the application, unless it somehow needs characters that aren't available in the character set. Some speial characters in the texts will be broken if you set the region code back to English or whatever your region is, but it normally shouldn't be a problem.

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    Thanks polydrawer that worked! The pen response is very smooth and there's a aliase check box which is essential for me, lots of stuff to try now

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    Do I check the box next to "japanese" in the list that lets you check multiple langage or do I change the langage from french to japanese in the list where I can only pick one?
    IllustStudio new art program, Photoshop, Opencanvas, SAI... all in one!

    sorry for being so computer illeterate, going back and forth between english and french tends to blow my brains out...especially since french translation can sometimes be...wierd.

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    Yes it's that one under Unicode.


    Been trying the painting brush, the blending is beyond amazing! So responsive, smooth, perfect would be the right word, it doesn't seem to have any texture options though. The color guide really puts Adobe to shame, it's inventive, ultra useful and works a treat.

    Found the brush textures, good for people who like them.

    Has a real pressure and slope curve, you can edit all point of the curve not just the center.

    You can change the tip of the pen to a square point or to a polygon and change the shape of it.

    Rulers like Sketchbook Pro.

    Perspective rulers.

    Auto-correct like SAI.

    Levels and other color correction.

    Will try more.

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