Advanced Painter Techniques
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If you are interested in developing techniques for using Corel's Painter, "Advanced Painter Techniques" is full of the author's compelling digital paintings with instructions on how you too can create similar effects. You will gain an understanding of the method, reasons, techniques and thought processes behind each detailed image and how they can be adapted to suit your own artistic process. If you have been searching for a resource that contains advanced painter techniques and shows you the tools and the theories that drive their use, this book is your ultimate resource.
Pattern from the pop-up menu. Figure 2-14 shows the location of the Make Fractal Pattern command in the Patterns palette. Figure 2-14: The location of the Make Fractal Pattern menu item in the Patterns palette 7. The Make Fractal Pattern window appears. Set the sliders to the following values: Power: –21% Feature Size: 12% Softness: 79% Angle: 90 Thinness: 9% Then click 512 for the Size button. 8. Click OK. Figure 2-15 shows the Make Fractal Pattern window and the correct values for
painting is finished! Figure 4-39: The lighting effect is reduced in strength by 50% using the Fade command. Final Thoughts Knowing how to use the Image Hose is invaluable. And knowing how to create custom nozzles to fit perfectly any project at hand will make your work stand out from the crowd. It is not unusual for others to ask how you painted a particular effect or comment on how long it must have taken to create a particular passage in a painting. As the artist, you can just smile at
Name your pattern, leave Rectangular Tile checked, and leave Bias set to 0. Click OK. You now have a pretty convincing reptile texture saved as both a paper and a pattern. Practicing Scales Before we actually add scales to the dragon, we want to go through the procedure in a new image so it is clear and easily understandable. In this example, I will also use one of the reptile textures that I created earlier and that is available for download at www.sybex.com/go/painter instead of the
creative use of paper textures, patterns, custom brushes, and the image hose. Some of these techniques were demonstrated individually in earlier chapters, but this chapter combines them to paint the background on which the heroine does her thing. Red herself is simply painted using just a few brushes. There really is no special technique used to paint the main character. Chapter Contents Importing the Sketch and Setting Up the Image Using Custom Brushes to Paint the Forest Background Making
the hair with a blonde color. In this painting, I’ve tried to keep the model’s hair really light to give it a nice contrast against her darker dress. Paint strokes of color across the forms in the face to give some volume to the features. A lot of color from the background is finding its way into the colors of the hair. This is intentional to help unify the color harmonies, as mentioned previously (Figure 1-16). All of this color work is beneath the Sketch layer, as you can see in Figure 1-16.