Painting Tips

DIGITAL ART AND PAINTING TIPS

September 8, 2014

Changing brush behavior

Digital Art

You can alter the basic nature of a brush by choosing a different brush method, which can dramatically change the a brushstroke’s appearance. To change the brush method, choose Window > Brush Control Panels > General and choose...

July 7, 2014

Restoring factory default settings

Digital Art

You can restore the Corel Painter workspace to its default factory settings by holding down Shift and then starting the application. It’s important to note that the restoring process removes all modifications and customizations...

June 30, 2014

Improving Help search results

Digital Art

In Corel Painter X3, you can now use quotes to search for an exact word or phrase in the Help. For example, type “reference image” instead of reference image in the Help Search box to narrow down the search results....

June 23, 2014

Discovering new Painter X3 brushes

Digital Art

You can quickly test drive the new brushes that were introduced in Corel Painter X3 by searching for “13” using the Brush Search toolbar. Choose a brush from the list that is generated to start painting with the brush....

June 2, 2014

Restoring lost files

Digital Art

If Painter crashes due to application instability, a copy of the file that you were working on may be found in the My Documents folder (Windows). Simply relaunch the application and browse to the folder to open the file....

May 26, 2014

Cloning Images Quickly

Digital Art

You can quickly set up an image for cloning by opening the image that you want to clone and then choosing File > Quick Clone. The Quick Clone feature automatically sets up everything you need to start cloning the image....

May 19, 2014

Changing Eraser Modes

Digital Art

You can quickly toggle between the Eraser tool’s Soft and Hard modes by holding down Option (Mac OS) or Alt (Windows) as you drag in the image window....

April 28, 2014

Creating New Brush Libraries

Digital Art

Currently, there is no method for creating brush libraries from scratch. To create a new brush library, open an existing brush library and hide any brush categories and variants that you don’t need. Then, add any new categories or...

April 2, 2014

Fluffy Effect

Digital Art

If you are trying to mimic animal hair or create a fluffy effect, the Painter’s Smudge brush in Blenders is a great option. Set the pressure to be approximately 50% and adjust brush sizes frequently for a more natural look. Make...

April 2, 2014

Have Fun with Colors!

Digital Art

Don’t be afraid to try different colors! Use a variety of colors to capture light and shadows and make slight distinctions. The colors in a painting do not have to be realistic to look natural. Try the brightest colors in your...

April 2, 2014

Color Your Sketch Smartly

Digital Art

The Digital Watercolor brush in Painter will help you tint your sketch. Its transparent cell will not cover up your initial sketch. You can use it for composition and then adjust the tone and mood for your painting without destroying...

April 2, 2014

Pick a Simple Brush to Get Started!

Digital Art

Start with a simple brush when you’re getting started! Flat Color in Pens is a good choice to begin with because it does not require special settings. It can also be the base of other painting skills; e.g. you can add a variety...