Painting Tips

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DIGITAL ART AND PAINTING TIPS

Preserving brush changes

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....

Optimizing bristle brush performance

You can improve the performance of bristle brushes by increasing the Feature setting. To increase the Feature setting, choose Window > Brush Control Panels > Bristles and adjust the Feature slider....

Versioning documents

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...

Smoothing out brushstrokes

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...

Borrowing colors from photos

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...

Working with Wacom Multi-touch support

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...

Changing brush behavior

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...

Restoring factory default settings

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...

Improving Help search results

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...

Discovering new Painter X3 brushes

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...