Luminance Studio is a new Pixarra product in the Studio series with a focus on painting with luminance for both natural media and design style of artwork. It builds on the success of other Studio products by Pixarra, giving you, the artist, a tool dedicated to achieving your vision quicker and better than other options. Take a look below for some highlights of what you will find in Luminance Studio.
For Windows 7 to Windows 10.
For Windows 7 to Windows 10.
Natural Media Art Style
To the left are paintings created with Luminance Studio. In both cases the number of colors selected was limited as well as the number of the brushes used were limited. As all paintings in Luminance Studio, both started with a black background and painted to the light. The watermelon was painted without a reference and in the bottom painting a reference was used. In fact they are the eyes of Rembrandt painted on a paper texture in Luminance Studio!
Design Art Style
In addition to the natural media style art as shown above, Luminance Studio also excels at line art with a luminance style which is well suited for abstract works.
Luminance Studio comes with 5 primary ArtSets. Paint, Design, Overpaint, Scribblers, and Masking ArtSets. Additionally there are 5 user ArtSets that can hold up to 60 brushes each. Below are the Paint and Design ArtSets.
Your fine art creations will come alive with the Luminance Studio paper textures. Here is a collection of different textures that are available.
Quick Access Panels
Quick Command Panel
The Quick Command panel gives you a configurable array of buttons you can keep close at hand while working. Resize and reshape the panel to your needs. Add, remove and move buttons to create the layout that works best for you. Quickly show or hide the panel with the [F4] hotkey. Right click to edit a button or add one to an empty slot. [Ctrl] + click to drag a button to a new location. As an added bonus there is some functionality exposed in the Quick Command panel that isn't available anywhere else in Luminance Studio.
Powerful Brush Effects System
Since User ArtSets are available you might be thinking where will you get new brushes from. There are a number of ways, user shared brushes in the Pixarra forum, brushes imported from Pro Studio, OR now you can edit brushes right in Luminance Studio with the powerful Brush Effects system from Pro Studio. First an IMPORTANT NOTE: Editing brushes is NOT an easy task. There are over 500 different effects that can be combined in 28 effect layers with each effect processed with 100's of modifiers. I think it's safe to say the Pixarra brush effects system makes for the most powerful brush engine in existence. Evidenced in the ability with the same engine to draw simple lines or fully detailed tree with a single stroke as can be seen in Tree Studio.
One of the common ways to use the Brush Effects panel is to tweak existing brushes in small ways to meet your needs and you can do this right in Luminance Studio and save them to the User ArtSets.
Above are just some of the features in Luminance Studio there is much, much more.
- 64 bit color painting system for the smoothest blends available anywhere.
- Worlds most powerful and flexible brush engine with the Pixarra brush effects system
- Automatic saving multiple copies of your work in progress.
- Brush compatibility with other Pixarra Studio products.
- Tracing paper to use as a guide.
- Up to 9 floating reference Image panels to hold reference photos when working on your art.
- Sketchbook system that automatically saves your work to your sketchbook.
- Switching pages in your book with a single key press (Page Up or Page Down)
- Saving your work to a range of standard image formats.
- And many more features!
- Windows /XP / Vista / Windows 7/ Windows 8 / Windows 10
- 500MB disk space
- 1024x768 minimum display resolution
- 4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)