Painting Tips


September 5, 2017

Cloning with Thick Paint brushes

Digital Art

Turn a Thick Paint brush into a cloner by clicking the Clone Color button  in the Color panel (Window > Color Panels > Color) and start painting. If you are not satisfied with the appearance of the brushstrokes, try the...

September 5, 2017

Improving Thick Paint performance

Digital Art

Thick Paint brushes offer a natural-media experience with the look and feel of thick paint and traditional impasto. To improve the performance of Thick Paint brushes, try the following: 1. In the toolbox, click the Grabber tool . Click...

August 2, 2017

Using Textures in Cloning

Digital Art

You can use a texture as a clone source. Explore the preset textures provided with Corel Painter, or create your own custom textures. If you have content assets that you want to reuse, add them to the Texture library as textures, and...

May 11, 2015

Ensuring image quality

Digital Art, Painter Essentials

Because Corel Painter images are bitmaps, you can’t increase their size or resolution without compromising their quality. Therefore, when setting the canvas size and resolution for new images, a good rule of thumb is to choose a larger...

April 20, 2015

Controlling the intensity of brushstrokes

Digital Art

Sometimes you may find that the brushstrokes that you apply over existing media appear too dark. To better control the intensity of the media that you overlay, you can switch between the Cover and Buildup methods from the General brush...

April 6, 2015

Speeding up multi-layer transformations

Digital Art

You can speed up multi-layer transformations by choosing the Transform tool from the toolbox and clicking the Fast Preview Mode button on the toolbar. The Fast Preview Mode displays only a grayscale rendering of the layers in the...

March 30, 2015

Refining brush search results

Digital Art

You can refine your brush search results by using multiple keywords in your search. Try combining keywords that are based on a brush category and variant (e.g.pencil real). You can also try combining keywords from dab types and brush...

March 23, 2015

Reducing watercolor drying time

Digital Art

Watercolor layers can flow for a long time, but you can speed up the drying time by choosing Layer > Dry Watercolor Layer. To quickly access this command, add it to a custom palette by choosing Window > Custom Palette > Add...