Painting Tips

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DIGITAL ART AND PAINTING TIPS

Restoring lost files

If Painter crashes due to application instability, a copy of the file that you were working on may be found in the My Documents folder (Windows). Simply relaunch the application and browse to the folder to...

Cloning Images Quickly

You can quickly set up an image for cloning by opening the image that you want to clone and then choosing File > Quick Clone. The Quick Clone feature automatically sets up everything you need to start...

Changing Eraser Modes

You can quickly toggle between the Eraser tool’s Soft and Hard modes by holding down Option (Mac OS) or Alt (Windows) as you drag in the image window....

Creating New Brush Libraries

Currently, there is no method for creating brush libraries from scratch. To create a new brush library, open an existing brush library and hide any brush categories and variants that you don’t need. Then, add...

Fluffy Effect

If you are trying to mimic animal hair or create a fluffy effect, the Painter’s Smudge brush in Blenders is a great option. Set the pressure to be approximately 50% and adjust brush sizes frequently for...

Have Fun with Colors!

Don’t be afraid to try different colors! Use a variety of colors to capture light and shadows and make slight distinctions. The colors in a painting do not have to be realistic to look natural. Try the...

Color Your Sketch Smartly

The Digital Watercolor brush in Painter will help you tint your sketch. Its transparent cell will not cover up your initial sketch. You can use it for composition and then adjust the tone and mood for your...

Pick a Simple Brush to Get Started!

Start with a simple brush when you’re getting started! Flat Color in Pens is a good choice to begin with because it does not require special settings. It can also be the base of other painting skills;...

Form a Good Foundation

To familiarize yourself with using brushes in Painter, pick one and practice setting up its size, pressure, and resaturation. Once you get familiar with it, it will be much easier to learn others too!...