Painting Tips

DIGITAL ART AND PAINTING TIPS

March 9, 2018

Docking palettes in a palette drawer

Digital Art

Palette drawers float in the workspace. Docking attaches the palettes in a palette drawer to the vertical edge of the application window. You can dock palettes to the left or right edge of the application window. To dock palettes in a...

March 9, 2018

Printing your artwork: Shapes

Digital Art

You can interleave shapes with layers in the Layers panel, which can affect how your document is printed. Shapes are vector objects, as opposed to pixel-based objects, which makes them resolution-independent.   Corel Painter...

February 8, 2018

Printing your artwork: Composite images

Digital Art

Printing a composite image that contains many layers and shapes can be time-consuming. You can print a single-layer version of the image much more quickly. Instead of flattening a composite image by dropping each layer to the canvas,...

January 31, 2018

Varying paper grain position and rotation

Digital Art

Grain lets you control the amount of paper texture that brushstrokes reveal. Normally, when you make a brushstroke, the paper grain is fixed, which means that the texture is in the same position. To get organic, non-repetitive looking...

January 23, 2018

Why paint with a pen tablet?

Digital Art

Overall, a stylus provides more control and interactivity than a mouse because it gives you the most responsive digital painting experience by allowing your hand and brush to work fluidly as one. While a mouse is a great pointing...

January 5, 2018

Repositioning vanishing points

Digital Art

The Perspective Guide presets include one, two, or three vanishing points that help set the direction of the perspective. When you reposition a vanishing point, you can reposition both the horizon and the primary lines, or you can...

January 2, 2018

Painting with the Wacom Art Pen

Digital Art

If you have a flat-tip Intuous Art Pen that supports 360-degree barrel rotation, you can adjust your brushstrokes based on the rotation of the stylus.   Enabling rotation can add an entirely new dimension to your brushstrokes. To...

January 2, 2018

Painting with the Wacom Airbrush Pen

Digital Art

The Intuos Airbrush — the first true computer airbrush — provides fingertip media flow control. Corel Painter airbrushes take advantage of the Intuos Airbrush stylus wheel control. Like the needle control on a real airbrush, the Intuos...

December 22, 2017

Creating multicolor brushstrokes

Digital Art

You can create brushstrokes of more than one color. Color variability can be used to enhance the Natural-Media appearance of your work. Color variability can be set for HSV or RGB mode, and it can be based on the current gradient or...

December 22, 2017

What does the Clone Color button do?

Digital Art

You can use the Clone Color button to turn brushes into cloners. The Clone Color button toggles between the current color (or the Main color) and the current clone source. To turn a brush into a cloner Click the Clone Color button  in...

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...