Painting Tips

DIGITAL ART AND PAINTING TIPS

October 12, 2017

Choosing Images for Texture Synthesis

Digital Art

You can synthesize a texture from an image or from brushstrokes in a Corel Painter document. When choosing a source image, you may find the following tips helpful. Use images that have some repeating similarity across the image (like...

October 12, 2017

Using Texture Synthesis

Digital Art

Texture synthesis works by picking up small square ’tiles’ from a source image and placing them into a new image (like a jigsaw puzzle) with some adjustment so that neighboring tiles match. The tiles tend to give a seamless...

October 12, 2017

Aligning Selections to Curves

Digital Art

When painting with a selection brush, you can automatically align brushstrokes to a path. An example of a selection aligned to a curve. To align selection brushstrokes to a curve Open or create a document. Click the Quick Curve tool in...

September 5, 2017

Cloning with Thick Paint brushes

Digital Art

Turn a Thick Paint brush into a cloner by clicking the Clone Color button  in the Color panel (Window > Color Panels > Color) and start painting. If you are not satisfied with the appearance of the brushstrokes, try the...

September 5, 2017

Improving Thick Paint performance

Digital Art

Thick Paint brushes offer a natural-media experience with the look and feel of thick paint and traditional impasto. To improve the performance of Thick Paint brushes, try the following: 1. In the toolbox, click the Grabber tool . Click...

August 2, 2017

Using Textures in Cloning

Digital Art

You can use a texture as a clone source. Explore the preset textures provided with Corel Painter, or create your own custom textures. If you have content assets that you want to reuse, add them to the Texture library as textures, and...

May 18, 2015

Adjusting brushes using dynamic shortcuts

Digital Art

The following dynamic shortcuts allow you to adjust brush size, opacity, squeeze, and angle. Hold down Command + Option (Mac OS) or Ctrl + Alt (Windows), and drag the circle to adjust the brush. To switch to a different mode, hold down...

May 11, 2015

Ensuring image quality

Digital Art

Because Corel Painter images are bitmaps, you can’t increase their size or resolution without compromising their quality. Therefore, when setting the canvas size and resolution for new images, a good rule of thumb is to choose a larger...

April 20, 2015

Controlling the intensity of brushstrokes

Digital Art

Sometimes you may find that the brushstrokes that you apply over existing media appear too dark. To better control the intensity of the media that you overlay, you can switch between the Cover and Buildup methods from the General brush...