Painter 2018 Tutorials

Painter 2018 Tutorials

In this series of tutorials, the Painter Masters give you an in-depth look at some of the exciting new and enhanced features. Experiment with unlimited art materials trusted by artists worldwide, including thick paints, flowing watercolors, and texture-filled media. Take advantage of in-app learning, Photoshop compatibility, 2.5D texture painting, and industry leading photo painting tools.

Image by Aaron Rutten

Thick Paint Media

Painter Master Cher Pendarvis introduces you to the new Thick Paint media in Painter 2018. Thick paint has the look and feel of traditional Impasto, and adds depth and texture to your strokes.

New Cloning Capabilities

Painter Master Cher Pendarvis explores some of the new photo art features in Painter 2018 that allow you to clone using textures with transparency.

Texture Synthesis

The new Texture Synthesis feature in Painter 2018 allows you to create easily create new textures from an area of your canvas.

Thick Texture Brushes

In this tutorial, Painter Master Don Seegmiller will give you a quick demonstration of the new 2.5D and Thick Texture brushes using cover and source blending.

Drip and Liquid Technologies

Blending is a great way to add more detail to your paintings, and in this tutorial, Painter Master Aaron Rutten demonstrates the new Drip and Liquid brush technologies in Painter 2018.

New Selection Brushes

Painter Master Don Seegmiller demonstrates several of the new Selection brushes in Painter 2018, that allow you to create selections from existing paint.

Painter 2018 Review by Aaron Rutten

Painter Master Aaron Rutten gives you a quick tour of the exciting new features and enhancements in Painter 2018, and explains how they help to improve his workflow and enhance the effectiveness of his art.

Enhancing Illustrations with Thick Paint

In this tutorial, Painter Master Justin Buus shows you how he uses the new Thick Paint brushes and palette knives to enhance an illustration sketch with interesting effects and textures.

Clone Painting with the Wet Oily and Rough Palette Knife Cloners

See how Painter Master Aaron Rutten uses the new Wet Oily and Rough Palette Knife cloner brushes to create a clone painting.

How to Fill with Texture

See how easy it is to fill with a texture - just choose a selection brush, create a selection on your image and select a texture to fill it with.

Random Grain Rotation

NEW in Painter 2018! When you enable random grain rotation, Painter will slightly rotate the grain in each stroke, creating a more natural and organic look to your work.

Making a Custom Selection Brush

In this tutorial, Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis shows you how to create a custom selection brush from sections of your artwork.

Understanding the Thick Paint Brush Panel

Explore the Thick Paint brush panel with Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis, and learn how the different settings and options will affect your paint strokes.

Understanding the Thick Paint Media Panel

In this tutorial, you will learn how each section and adjustment option in the Thick Paint media panel will impact your paint strokes.

How to Make Thick Paint Runny

In this tutorial, Painter Master Elite Skip Allen, the master of watercolor, shows you how to get Thick Paint to run on canvas.

Exploring Drip and Liquid Brushes

Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis explores the Drip and Liquid brush technology and what the new enhancements mean to your workflow.

Creating Characters in Painter 2018

Concept artist Magdalena Proszowska gives you an indepth look at the tools and techniques she uses to create captivating characters.

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