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DIGITAL ART AND PAINTING TIPS

November 27, 2017

Composition tools: the Layout grid

Digital Art

The placement of objects in a painting can dramatically affect the overall appearance of the finished work. Corel Painter includes many tools and features to help you compose, size, and position images and image elements. You can...

November 24, 2017

Creating a Custom Palette

Digital Art

You can create custom palettes to speed up your work and quickly access the brushes, papers, flow maps, media, menu commands, and tools that you use most often. To quickly create a custom palette Press Shift and do any of the...

November 14, 2017

What are main and additional colors?

Digital Art

The additional color is used when applying more than one color in two-color brushstrokes, two-point gradients, and Image hose effects. It is not the background color. In Corel Painter, the background color is the paper color. A...

November 14, 2017

Creating a color set from an image

Digital Art

Color sets are collections of colors that help you organize and store colors. You can create a custom color set from any image that you like.   To create a color set from an image 1. Open the image that contains the colors that...

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...