Painting Tips

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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...

April 2, 2014

Form a Good Foundation

Digital Art

To familiarize yourself with using brushes in Painter, pick one and practice setting up its size, pressure, and resaturation. Once you get familiar with it, it will be much easier to learn others too!...