Painting Tips


March 9, 2015

Preserving brush changes

Digital Art

If you make changes to a brush, you should export the brush to prevent the changes from being lost during an application reset. To export the brush, choose Brushes > Export > Brush....

February 16, 2015

Versioning documents

Digital Art

You can save the current state of your image at any time, which is called an iterative save. Iterative saving automatically numbers the image file to identify the versions. This is great for tracking the progress of your image over...

February 2, 2015

Smoothing out brushstrokes

Digital Art

You can produce smoother brushstrokes by boosting brush damping. To adjust damping, press Command + B (Mac OS) or Ctrl + B (Windows) to display the brush control panels. Double-click the Smoothing tab and adjust the Damping slider to...

January 26, 2015

Borrowing colors from photos

Digital Art

Are you inspired by the colors in a photo and would like to use them in a painting? In Corel Painter X3 you can transform PNG, RIFF, TIFF, JPEG, and PSD files into Mixer pads. In the Mixer panel, click the Mixer options button, choose...

January 12, 2015

Working with Wacom Multi-touch support

Digital Art

Corel Painter supports two ways of working with Wacom multi-touch device gestures. You can either work with the gestures enabled or disabled. Change the gesture setting from the application preferences by choosing Corel Painter X3 menu...

December 12, 2014

Improving brush performance with spacing

Digital Art

You can improve the performance of a selected brush by increasing brush spacing. To increase brush spacing, choose Window > Brush Control Panels > Spacing and adjust the Spacing slider. You can see the effect that spacing has on...

September 8, 2014

Changing brush behavior

Digital Art

You can alter the basic nature of a brush by choosing a different brush method, which can dramatically change the a brushstroke’s appearance. To change the brush method, choose Window > Brush Control Panels > General and choose...

July 7, 2014

Restoring factory default settings

Digital Art

You can restore the Corel Painter workspace to its default factory settings by holding down Shift and then starting the application. It’s important to note that the restoring process removes all modifications and customizations...

June 30, 2014

Improving Help search results

Digital Art

In Corel Painter X3, you can now use quotes to search for an exact word or phrase in the Help. For example, type “reference image” instead of reference image in the Help Search box to narrow down the search results....

June 23, 2014

Discovering new Painter X3 brushes

Digital Art

You can quickly test drive the new brushes that were introduced in Corel Painter X3 by searching for “13” using the Brush Search toolbar. Choose a brush from the list that is generated to start painting with the brush....