Getting Started with Painter

Getting Started with Painter

If you are new to digital painting, or an experienced artist using Painter for the first time, this tutorial series is a great place to start. Painter Masters Justin Buus and Jeremy Sutton demonstrate the key tools and techniques, such as setting up a new canvas, choosing brushes, selecting color and setting up your workspace preferences. Mastering these simple tools and techniques will ensure that your digital painting process gets off to a good start.

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Setting up your Canvas

The first step in creating a new painting is setting up your canvas. Learn about the different settings available.


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Selecting Color

This tutorial will get you started with color selection and show you 3 different methods of color picking you can use.


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Creating a New Canvas

In this tutorial, learn how to create a new canvas and save the canvas settings as a preset that can be reused.


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Clearing and Undoing Brushes

Learn about the numerous ways to select a brush in Painter, undo individual strokes and clear the entire canvas.


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Introduction to Color Selection

There are several color tools in Painter, and in this tutorial Painter Master Jeremy Sutton shows you how to use each one.

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Choosing and Calibrating Brushes

Learn about different brush categories, options and settings, and to create custom palettes and calibrate your brushes.


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Layers and Selections

This tutorial covers a couple of tools that will help to streamline your painting process – layers and selections.


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Adding and Saving Textures

This tutorial introduces the Paper Texture palette and explains how to apply Surface Texture and save as a template.


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Brush Tracking and Property

Learn how to customize Painter to your touch and adjust the size, opacity, squeeze and angle of your brushes.


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Color Variability and Expression

Painter Master Jeremy Sutton shows you how to adjust color variability and expression in the brush control panel.

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Create Lines with Drawing Tools

There are several tools in Painter that will help you create simple line drawings before adding lighting and color.


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Setting Preferences

Customizing your workspace is actually quite simple and will give you the optimal interface for your painting style.


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Interface Introductions

Get a guided tour of the Painter interface, including the Brush Selector, Property Bar, Color Panels and more.


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Custom Brushes

Learn about Advanced Brush Controls, including Jitter, multiple colors, and saving custom brush variants.


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Photo Sketch

Learn how to create a simple sketch and painting using Quick Clone, pencils, watercolors and chalk variants.

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