Advanced Painter Techniques
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.
many small strokes overlapping and painted into a somewhat spiral shape. Figure 2-5: Small circular brushstrokes are painted over themselves in a roughly spiral shape. Learning to use the Cloud Variant brush successfully takes some practice but is worth the effort. With this brush, it is possible to paint a cloudy shape with light or dark areas in the deep canyon, like areas you see in large clouds. Figure 2-6 shows an extreme close-up of the edge of the cloud shape as lighter colors are
Eraser tool and the Opacity setting of the layer, you can adjust the scales until they fit visually. Figure 6-16 shows the scales painted without adjusting the Opacity setting or erasing into the layer. 8. Using the Eraser tool, go into the Light Scale layer and erase any areas where you do not want light scales to show. Figure 6-15: Dark scales are painted onto a new layer over the sea serpent. Larger scales are painted over the body, and smaller scales are painted over the belly and head of
her cape. Of course, a gun is way too big for dear Red Riding Hood, but that’s part of the fun. The original sketch was scanned at 300 dpi (dots per inch), which made it approximately 5,000 pixels in height. I find this size too large to work on comfortably, so I reduced the size to around 1,500 or 2,000 pixels in the largest dimension. This size makes it easier to paint quickly in the early stages. Then I can gradually increase the size to add details as I finish the image. Note: The scanned
distinct and separate, it is not too difficult to isolate the character. Select the background using the Magic Wand and the Rectangular Selection and Oval Selection tools. 3. With the majority of the background selected, invert the selection and use Save Selection in the Select menu. 4. Go into the Channels palette and paint on the Alpha layer to clean up the mask. When the Alpha layer is visible, it appears red at 50% opacity. You can paint on the Alpha layer using any brush. Usually I use
building a nozzle or simply using one of the assets provided. The nozzle files used in the painting are available for download at http://www.sybex.com/go/painter. One version includes drop shadows and the second just the blades of grass. If you are going to use the downloaded nozzle files, you can skip this section and go on to the next. Note: The nozzle files used in the tutorial are available for download at http://www.sybex.com/go/painter. The first step to building a grass nozzle file to