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PhotoStrator
HueScope  PhotoStrator
Enhance your sketches with color detection of photos.
HueScope PhotoStrator can enhance your sketches by detecting watercolor pigments within photos, and then rendering the
translucent regions that it finds.

Over 19 target colors can be selected in detecting eight sequential color separations, which mimic the color palettes of traditional watercolor
painting. The result of color detection is a group of translucent colored regions which overlay upon one another during render, blending their
colors for the look of watercolor art in a final illustration.
PhotoStrator also provides an interface to create grayscale art from black and white
photography.
PhotoStrator contains all the features of HueScope Separator, but with many new additional features. HueScope Separator can be
downloaded for free from this website.

PhotoStrator comes with many controls which can modify the color detection and rendering process, so that the user can quickly make
adjustments in generating a variety of color studies from a single photo. Watercolor artists can also use
PhotoStrator to experiment with different
color palettes before execution upon paper.

If a contour sketch in pencil, charcoal, or ink is desired, an outline can be detected from the source photo.
PhotoStrator also enables users to
create outlines from scans of hand-drawn sketches that are stored as bitmap files. Outlines can also be drawn with the mouse or a digital
drawing tablet.
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PhotoStrator can process three more Color Separation
Rows than HueScope
Separator, giving it a fuller
command of subtle color detail. Remember that both
Separator and PhotoStrator work by detecting target
colors within a digital photo. In addition to 19 popular
watercolor pigments,
PhotoStrator can also detect 10
levels of gray while creating its translucent regions that
make up the final layered illustration.

PhotoStrator also has an important new control on its
Color Separation Creation dialog -- the
Coverage Slider
control. Now you can individually adjust the size and the
count of
regions derived from an individual Separation
Row. The screen-shot at the right shows before and
after regions of the Burnt Sienna separation, with the
Coverage Slider being in two different positions.
More Support for Outlines.
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PhotoStrator not only allows you to detect outlines, but also enables you to load the scans of
bitmap files of your pen or pencil sketches.

The screen-shot at the right (and illustration at top) shows a pencil sketch which was scanned
with an inexpensive flatbed scanner into a bitmap file. That file was then loaded into
PhotoStrator, and then received its first two colors separations, Burnt Sienna and Purple.

Outlines can also be drawn with the mouse or a graphics tablet, like a Watcom digital drawing
graphics tablet, and then rendered in various weights of pencil, charcoal, or ink. Wacom's
Intuos Drawing Graphics Tablet works well and sells for less than $100.

And of course you can still use the edge-detection outline creation of HueScope
Separator to
automatically create outlines in various weights of pencil, charcoal, or ink.

Check out our
Watercolor Resources Page for links to inexpensive flatbed scanners, and the
Watcom digital drawing tablet.
Work with Black and White Photography.
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PhotoStrator also enables you to work from black and white
photography to create final illustrations in shades of gray.

The additional Color Sets for black and white photography
allow you to work with palettes of 2, 3, or 10 shades of gray.
The translucent regions of a possible eight gray
color
separations
, when overlapped in render provide a full range
of gray tones.

There are also controls for contrast, darkness, and highlights
which generate different
regions of subtle grays when
adjusted.
Copyright  © 2017  Creative Detectors.   All rights reserved.
PhotoStrator will be released sometime in the winter of 2017/2018.
Bookmark and return to our website for updates.
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More Color Separations,  More Adjustments.