Fauve Matisse ?

Fauve Matisse ?

Post by STEERPI » Tue, 09 May 1995 04:00:00



        Hi, I just wondered if anyone out there has used this package. I can't
begin to afford anything like photoshop/photopaint, and I'm looking for
something that can both generate pictures and manipulate scanned images,
primarily for use as texture maps in povray and poss. truespace. Also as a
tool for post-proc and touching up output from those programs. I was wondering
if Fauve Matisse would fit the bill, since it is cheap, and seems to be a
compromise between image manipulation and bitmap painting, with fairly good
alpha channel tools. If you've used this, please say what you think of it.

                        Thanks in advance,

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Fauve Matisse ?

Post by Thomas Valle » Tue, 09 May 1995 04:00:00



>        Hi, I just wondered if anyone out there has used this package. I can't
>begin to afford anything like photoshop/photopaint, and I'm looking for

Actually, as long as you own a CD Drive, or have access to one, Corel's
Photo Paint 5+ is 20.00 cheaper from us than Fauve Matisse is.  Right now,
it's a superior product.  However, Fauve is currently beta testing a new
version of Matisse that is apparently comperable to Fractal Painter 3.1,
so you'll have to make a judgement call about what kind of upgradeability
you need. (incidentally, the next version of Photo Painter will be
directly formated for Windows 95).

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Fauve Matisse ?

Post by David Walk » Tue, 09 May 1995 04:00:00


:         Hi, I just wondered if anyone out there has used this package. I can't
: begin to afford anything like photoshop/photopaint, and I'm looking for
: something that can both generate pictures and manipulate scanned images,
: primarily for use as texture maps in povray and poss. truespace. Also as a
: tool for post-proc and touching up output from those programs. I was wondering
: if Fauve Matisse would fit the bill, since it is cheap, and seems to be a
: compromise between image manipulation and bitmap painting, with fairly good
: alpha channel tools. If you've used this, please say what you think of it.

:                         Thanks in advance,

: --
: --------------------------"Bas no Beatha"------------------------------------
: -< STEERPIKE ---->              |     THE POV-Ray Tutorial NOW AVAILABLE at

: Rave Sucks.                     | utilities/povtut95.zip   IT'S  GREAT(ish)

I was a beta tester for Fauve Matisse (in fact I have a couple of the
pictures in the manual).

Matisse will do *everything* you'd probably want to do with
Photoshop/Photostyler or Fractal Design Paint.  It *can* be a little
slower running some of the filters, but if you have a little patience,
its probably worth the effort.

Matisse will also do a limited Corel-like Object manipulation, allowing
easier layering for pseudo-Cels for animation (especially if you set the
transparency level right).

As an image manipulator, its very good.  Kai Power Tools is fully usable
with Matisse.

 
 
 

Fauve Matisse ?

Post by denrya » Wed, 10 May 1995 04:00:00


I just found out that the next upgrade to Fauve Matisse (ver. 2)
won't be out until September. I like this package a lot and am sorry
that they're waiting so long to upgrade it.

I found out also that they have a tech support presence on AOL:


...where I suppose any queries can be directed towards.

 
 
 

Fauve Matisse ?

Post by L McCarr » Thu, 11 May 1995 04:00:00



>        Hi, I just wondered if anyone out there has used this package. I can't
>begin to afford anything like photoshop/photopaint, and I'm looking for
>something that can both generate pictures and manipulate scanned images,

There is a demo version availible that might be worth looking at (but
I don't know where to find it on the net)  - as far as I remember the
limitation is that you can only work with greyscale images but I think
nothing else is disabled.

You might also want to look at Paint-Shop Pro 3 which is shareware.

 
 
 

Fauve Matisse ?

Post by Jerry Cullingfo » Thu, 11 May 1995 04:00:00



>        Hi, I just wondered if anyone out there has used this package. I can't
>begin to afford anything like photoshop/photopaint, and I'm looking for
>something that can both generate pictures and manipulate scanned images,
>primarily for use as texture maps in povray and poss. truespace. Also as a
>tool for post-proc and touching up output from those programs. I was wondering
>if Fauve Matisse would fit the bill, since it is cheap, and seems to be a
>compromise between image manipulation and bitmap painting, with fairly good
>alpha channel tools. If you've used this, please say what you think of it.

I bought a copy recently (It actually worked out somewhat cheaper to order
direct from the states), and I'm quite pleased with it. A save disabled
version has been on lots of cover CDs within the last few months, so give
that a try (I think PC Office is one of the more recent ones, under
'utilities'); PC Home(?) and probably others have had it in the past.
 It specialises in emulating traditional artistic tools, and
works very nicely with pressure sensitive tablets like the wacom artpad.
The alpha channel stuff is quite nice - you can tweak the opacity and
soft-edgeness of the various tools, or cut out an object and then paint
opacity in or out until you get the result you want. The object-based
approach (which, among other things, lets you do the equivalent of painting
new bits on transparent backgrounds which can then be moved around - or
masking parts of the picture so they're affected/unaffected by painting)
is very nice - although you're unlikely to discover how to do the first
trick without the manual, it makes sense once you see how it's done
(although I'm mildly surprised that it didn't get a shortcut instead of
requiring three (simple) operations).

Given a pressure sensitive tablet, it's very nice for drawing; far nicer,
IMO, than fractal design dabbler (which you can get bundled with the
ArtPad tablet; even allowing for the fact that dabbler isn't meant to be
particularly adjustable, I preferred Matisse (though I liked the dabbler
colour selection wheel/triangle tool). [I assume fractal design painter,
dabblers 'big brother' is substantially different - but I haven't seen it].

For drawing, especially with a pressure sensitive tablet, I'd say matisse
is well worth a look. For retouching without a tablet, matisse has a number
of nice distortion effects - but almost all paint packages will provide
basic copy/brightness/contrast retouch capability, so you probably need
to decide whether you want more than that.

For any serious drawing work, a tablet is going to be far easier to use
than a mouse.

(For other stuff currently on UK Cover CDs, there's a save disabled version
of photoshop, and several other paint packages, including at least one
full shareware package).
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Fauve Matisse ?

Post by Jerry Cullingfo » Fri, 12 May 1995 04:00:00



>There is a demo version availible that might be worth looking at (but
>I don't know where to find it on the net)  - as far as I remember the
>limitation is that you can only work with greyscale images but I think
>nothing else is disabled.

There's also a more recent, full-colour save-disabled version; I think
there were probably some improvements since the greyscale demo version
came out (there's a gap of several months or more between them, at least
for the versions I saw).

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Fauve Matisse ?

Post by James Macle » Sat, 13 May 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

>        Hi, I just wondered if anyone out there has used this package. I can't
>begin to afford anything like photoshop/photopaint, and I'm looking for
>something that can both generate pictures and manipulate scanned images,
>primarily for use as texture maps in povray and poss. truespace. Also as a
>tool for post-proc and touching up output from those programs. I was wondering
>if Fauve Matisse would fit the bill, since it is cheap, and seems to be a
>compromise between image manipulation and bitmap painting, with fairly good
>alpha channel tools. If you've used this, please say what you think of it.

FM is a great deal.  I have it and I like it.

For the money you cant go wrong.  It is like painter without the stupid design.

It is not quite as 'powerful' as Painter, but that is kind of subjective. It
all depends on what you want to do.

If you have any specific questions just ask.

:)

 
 
 

Fauve Matisse ?

Post by James Macle » Sat, 13 May 1995 04:00:00




>>        Hi, I just wondered if anyone out there has used this package. I can't
>>begin to afford anything like photoshop/photopaint, and I'm looking for

>Actually, as long as you own a CD Drive, or have access to one, Corel's
>Photo Paint 5+ is 20.00 cheaper from us than Fauve Matisse is.  Right now,
>it's a superior product.  However, Fauve is currently beta testing a new
>version of Matisse that is apparently comperable to Fractal Painter 3.1,
>so you'll have to make a judgement call about what kind of upgradeability
>you need. (incidentally, the next version of Photo Painter will be
>directly formated for Windows 95).

If you know anything, I mean anything..... please just drop me one little hint

DOES THE NEW VERSION, handle text any better?

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE............

I need to know this so badly, it could save me about a $ 1 000 bux in software.

:)

 
 
 

Fauve Matisse ?

Post by Dr Gary Beilb » Mon, 15 May 1995 04:00:00



>You might also want to look at Paint-Shop Pro 3 which is shareware.

Can you tell where to get version 3,  I've been* out for it.

Cheers
Gary

 
 
 

Fauve Matisse ?

Post by Martin Coh » Tue, 16 May 1995 04:00:00


Can Corel Photo-Paint 5 use Photo-Shop add-ins?
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Fauve Matisse ?

Post by Bjorn-Kare Nilss » Wed, 17 May 1995 04:00:00





> >You might also want to look at Paint-Shop Pro 3 which is shareware.

> Can you tell where to get version 3,  I've been* out for it.

You can find it on ftp.netnet.net/pub/mirrors/truespace/?
The original site (winternet??) is terribly slow.


 
 
 

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