Getting to Know Painter

Getting to Know Painter

Achieve painting perfection with the most realistic and professional digital art studio, with unlimited art materials to delight any illustrator, photographer or fine artist. If you are new to digital painting, get started on your artistic journey with this tutorial series and see for yourself why Painter is the top choice of artists worldwide.

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How to Set Up your Painter Canvas

Learn about the various options when setting up your Painter canvas: dimensions, color background, paper type, and recommended resolution for print or web.

Reviewing the Painter Toolbox

Do you know what’s in your toolbox? Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis reviews each of the tools in the Painter toolbox and what they can be used for.

Getting to Know Painter Brushes

Get a tour of Painter’s brush selector and learn about different media types, plus helpful features for find and saving brushes for various workflows.

Creating a Custom Palette

Speed up your Painter workflow by creating a custom palette to quickly access your most frequently used brushes, materials and even menu commands.

Working with Color in Painter

Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis introduces you to the various color tools for selecting, adjusting, sampling, cloning and mixing color in Painter.

Understanding Painter Layers

Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis discusses the Layers panel and how layers can be used to organize your paintings and experiment with different effects.

Property Bar and Shortcuts

Learn how to adjust the settings of each tool using the Property Bar, and get some helpful keyboard shortcuts to speed up your painting workflow.

Painting your First Photo

Learn how to paint your first photo with the tools in the Photo Art palette for cloning, auto-painting and restoring some of the photographic details.

Freehand Sketching from a Reference Image

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to set up a reference image for freehand sketching, and how to use the various tools in the Reference Image panel.

Fine-tuning your Painting with Effects

Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis shows you how to apply lighting and surface texture to your canvas to add that extra flair to your painting.

Understanding the Image Hose Brushes

In this tutorial, Painter Master Elite shows you how to create a simple nozzle for an Image Hose brush that paints with images instead of color.

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