I've never heard of isolating the green channel of the normal map and using it as a paint layer. What effect does that create exactly?
WARNING They dont listen to their users as much as they like to say they do. Check their forums. Plenty of requests go unanswered. Their "To Do" list has been outdated. They lack staple features such as a Text Tool, Adjustment Layers, Channels, Layer Styling, Proper Cropping. Paintstorm cant even resize a photo correctly (It will always leave a border when resizes). You also run into square artifacts occasionally. There have also been several instances were paintstorm was detected as malware, once called out, the dev reuploads a clean version. This happened at least twice from forum reports and Virus Total. Aside from the very obvious lack of support and maintinence. The brush system is good. However a good brush engine will not replace the other basic features and functions paintstorm lacks. DO NOT expect support. This is definitely a homegrown app and it shows. If you want a versatile brush engine, clip studio or even krita is where its at.
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) announced the official selections for the 2016 Into the Pixel (ITP, #IntoThePixel) collection. Established in 2004, the annual ITP art exhibit honors video game artists who continue to push the interactive entertainment art form forward. Co-produced by the ESA and AIAS, the 2015 ITP collection will be displayed during E3, the world’s premier trade show for computer, video, and mobile games, from June 14-16, 2016, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Into the Pixel’s 2016 collection highlights not only the range of visual worlds created by video game artists, but also the impressive creativity used by those artists to weave storytelling and atmosphere into the smallest details of those world. I am continually impressed by the technical skill and ingenuity of artists working across every genre of gaming, from studios big and small.
Glenn R. Phillips, curator and head of modern & contemporary collections, Getty Research Institute
Congratulations to all of the winning artists of the 2016 Into the Pixel collection whose contributions helped to shape such a memorable exhibit. Many people say that one of their favorite parts of E3 is to take a moment amidst the craziness of the conference to enjoy the quiet of the Into the Pixel gallery exhibit. The Academy, along with the ESA, always looks forward to creating this experience for the E3 audience and attendees.
Martin Rae, president, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
E3 is the home to world-class innovation and explosive entertainment. So it makes perfect sense that ITP’s new collection is unveiled at E3. This art showcases the remarkable artistry of our industry’s creators and is powerful reminder of the capability of our industry’s artists.
Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of ESA, the trade association that represents the U.S. video game industry
Here are the official selections:
Dishonored 2 Sergei Kolesov
Dreadnought by Yuriy Mazurkin & Mathias Wiese
Headlander by Derek Brand
No Man’s Sky by Kuldar Leement
Guild Wars 2 by Daniel Dociu
Unravel by Martin Sahlin, Dick Adolfsson, Henrik Söder, Mikael Kainulainen, Leif Holm
Song of the Deep by Sing Ji
Edge of Nowhere by David Guertin
League of Legends by “League Art Team”
Layers of Fear by Paweł Kot
Rush Blast by Chris Chamberlain, Tommy Kinnerup & Esben Rasmussen
Far Cry Primal by Patrick Lambert
ReCore by Todd Keller & Kip Carbone
The Witcher 3 by Bartłomiej Gaweł
The 2016 ITP jurists are:
- Bob Rafei, founder, CEO and Visual Director, Big Red Button Entertainment;
- Glenn Phillips, Curator and Head of Modern & Contemporary Collections, Getty Research Institute;
- Kiki Wolfkill, Halo Transmedia & Entertainment Studio Head, 343 Industries;
- Matt Hall, Senior Concept Artist, Double Helix/Amazon;
- Nora Dolan, Independent Curator;
- Patricia Lanza, Director of Talent and Content, The Annenberg Space for Photography; and
- Seth Spaulding, Senior Art Manager, Blizzard Entertainment.