Adjusting the Brightness and Contrast of an Image

Brightness Contrast Bars

Even in the best surroundings, it's often difficult to take a picture that doesn't need some form of color correction. Painter offers you simple controls for adjusting the brightness and contrast of an image. 1 * Click on Effect*, the Effects menu will appear. 2. Click on Tonal Control. The Tonal Control submenu will appear. 3. Click on Grig hit ness Contrast. The Brightness Contrast dialog box will open, lowing you to alter the brightness and contrast of your irn g . 4. Click and drag ontha...

Creating Layers

It's a good idea to create a new layer every time you are working with a new element of your drawing. For example, if I were creating a picture of a landscape, I might have one layer for the sky, one layer for the clouds, one layer for the grass, and so on. Some functions in Painter automatically create new layers for you, such as when you type new text, paint with a liquid ink or water color, or create certain shapes. It's always a good idea to name your layers to help you manage them.

Chapter Working with Scripts

Rather than making you leave a trail of breadcrumbs on the ground to remember where you've been and what you've done in the application, Painter offers you scripts. The Scripts feature allows you to record steps you've taken while creating your artwork so you can play them back at any time. Think of a script as a video you can create and watch to see the steps you've taken. You can even create a painting with one type of brush and use scripts to play it back with another brush to create a whole...

Using Liquid Inks

Corel Painter Liquid Ink

Liquid inks have several qualities you just won't find in other brushes. Some of these include adhesion where little droplets of ink blend with one another , surface depth with which the ink can appear three-dimensional , and softening blending the inks . Just like water colors, you must apply liquid inks on their own special layer. 1, Click on the Brush Category button. A list of categories will appear. 1, Click on the Brush Category button. A list of categories will appear. 2 Click an the...

Selecting and Applying Weaves

Selecting a weave is simply a matter of opening the weave library and choosing one. After it is loaded, you can use the Paintbucket to apply the weave to different objects. 1 Click on the Weav Selector, A list of weaves will appear. 4 Click on the Paint bucket tool, The Property bar will change tq display the corceiponcfirig options, A list of different options will appear, JB 1 Previous Ne gt it

Felt Pens

Felt Marker

Another terrific example of how Painter mimics real-life drawing is the felt pens. Just like real felt pens, they pick up ink from other brush strokes as they are applied. This document was created by an unregistered ChmMagic, please go to http www.bisenter.com to register it. Thanks JB 1 Previous Ne gt it

Making Liquid Inks Three Dimensional

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One characteristic of liquid ink is that it has surface depth You can alter the depth of the ink to make it appear three-dimensional. Keep in mind that when you apply surface depth, it will apply to everything on that ink layer that you want to make thrwdimanslonal. Tlie Liquid Ink Layer Attributes dialog box wil Open. ink layer that you want to make thrwdimanslonal. Tlie Liquid Ink Layer Attributes dialog box wil Open. 4, Click ard drag wthe Amount slider bar. The higher you set the value, the...

Airbrushes

Airbrushes Corel Painter

We've all seen them at the local fairthose artists who will paint your face on the back of a T-shirt using an airbrush so you'll have a memorable souvenir to take home. You too can now aspire to be a carnie by practicing with the airbrushes included in Painter. JB 1 Previous Ne gt it

Applying Gradients

Typically, a gradient fill should be applied to a selection. There are a variety of preset gradient fills in Painter, but as usual, you can customize your own gradients in a multitude of ways. 3 Click on the Paintbucket tool. The tool will automatically select gradient as the fill type. 4, Click anywhere on the selection where you want to apply a fill. The gradient fill will be applied to that area. 3 Click on the Paintbucket tool. The tool will automatically select gradient as the fill type....

Creating a Sketch from a Photo

The closest I could ever come to painting a portrait was following one of those paint-by-numbers sheets. Painter has a Sketch feature that will do the hard work for you, so all you have to do is color within the lines. The Sketch feature will take any photo and automatically turn it into a black-and-white sketch. You can adjust a variety of controls when you create your sketch, including the level of detail, the sensitivity, and the grain. JB 1 Previous Ne gt it

Mapping Gradient Colors

Painter allows you to take the colors from a gradient and apply them to an existing image. This is particularly useful if you want to add color to a fractal pattern you have created. It's also the fastest way to change the color scheme of a weave or pattern. to-p rfght corner of the Gradients palette. A menu wiIII appear. i ho Express in Image dialog no will open, In this dialog bo gt i you can preview how the colors will appear. to-p rfght corner of the Gradients palette. A menu wiIII appear....

Saving Colors

After you've created your customized colors using the Mixer palette, you can save them for future use. 1 Clkk or the arrow in the top-right corner oi the Mii er palette. A menu will appear. 1 Clkk or the arrow in the top-right corner oi the Mii er palette. A menu will appear. 2a. Click on Add Swatch to Color Set. The color you created will be added to- the current color set- 1 will discuss more about color sets in the upcoming Working with Color Sets section. 2b- Click on New Color Set from...

Resizing a Window

You can resize a window to help you access other documents. over the- gray box in I he Tower-right corncr of the window. The pointer wilt turn into a double-headed ar IOW. A quick way to manage the size and location of a window is to use the Minimize, Maximize, and Restore buttons. Click on the icon that represents the minimized window to return it to its previous si e- Click on the icon that represents the minimized window to return it to its previous si e- JB 1 Previous Ne gt it

Applying Water Color

Corel Painter Wate Color Brush Seting

Whenever you select and start painting with one of the water color brushes, a new water color layer is created automatically. When you apply a water color brush on the canvas, you can actually watch the color as it dries on the page. An indicator in the Layers palette an icon of a water droplet shows you how quickly the water color is drying. Later in this chapter, you'll learn how to control the drying rate. For now, follow these steps to learn how to apply water color. 1 Click on the Brush...

Accessing User Interface Layouts

Corel Grid Layout

Once you've saved a user interface layout, you can easily access it through the menu bar. 1 CJick or Window. The Window menu will appear 1 CJick or Window. The Window menu will appear If you want the user interface to appear as it was when you opened Painter for the first time, you can select the Default option from the Arrange Palettes submenu.

Switching to RGB

Colors that you select in the Colors palette are represented by their percentage of hue, saturation, and valueor HSV. In case you prefer to have your colors represented by the amounts of red, green, and blue they This document was created by an unregistered ChmMagic, please go to http www.bisenter.com to register it. Thanks contain, Painter provides you with an easy way to switch. 1 Click on t h-R be where the HSV values of the colors are represented. The bo will switch to the RGB values. 1...

Using the Bevel World PlugIn

One of the best tools to make an object look three-dimensional is the Bevel World plug-in. It allows you to take an object or a block of text and easily make it look three-dimensional. It's particularly useful for creating three-dimensional objects, such as buttons, for a Web page, and you can also use it to create dynamic-looking text. 1 . Click on thF Dynamic PlugIns button on the Layers paletle. A menu will appear.

The Property

Context Corel

One of the most valuable tools in Painter is the Property bar. The Property bar is context-sensitive, meaning that it constantly changes to help you with the tool you are currently using. For example, if you have selected the Text tool in the Toolbox, the Property bar will change to offer you the corresponding text options, such as font size, font color, and so on.

The Toolbox

A Paintbucket, a Magnifier, an Eyedropper, and a Pen aren't tools you would typically think of storing in a Toolbox. But Painter is no ordinary program, so it shouldn't seem odd that it doesn't have a run-of-the-mill Toolbox. The tools contained in the Toolbox all help you create your project. From adding text to your image to choosing pattern styles, the Toolbox is a convenient storage area for the tools you often use. Selecting tools from the Toolbox is simply a matter of clicking on them.

Cloners

Corel Painter

You must use the doner brushes in conjunction with a cloned image or a loaded pattern. Fine Gouache doner Fine Spray Cloner Flat Impasto Cloner Flat Oil Cloner Furry Cloner Fine Gouache doner Fine Spray Cloner Flat Impasto Cloner Flat Oil Cloner Furry Cloner Water Color Run Cl'oner Water Color Wash Clorwr Water Color Run Cl'oner Water Color Wash Clorwr This document was created by an unregistered ChmMagic, please go to http www.bisenter.com to register it. Thanks JB 1 Previous Ne gt it

The Bevel World dialog box will open

3- Click and drag any of the slider bars that control different saltings for the bevel and lighting. As you change sellings, the Preview window will show you what ihe end result will look like. 4. Click on OK when you have finished adjusting the settings. The settings you adjusted will take effect. JB 1 Previous Ne gt it

Creating a Pattern from Scratch

There are three ways you can create a pattern from scratch. You can create a pattern from any open image, or you can select part of an image and make that into a pattern. You can also use the Fractal Pattern Generator. Creating a Pattern from an Open Image To create a pattern from an open image, you simply name the pattern. 2. Click on the arrow m the top-right corner of the Patterns palette. A rn-enu will appear, 2. Click on the arrow m the top-right corner of the Patterns palette. A rn-enu...

Gouache

The Gouache brushes in Painter mimic real-life Gouache paints, which are opaque watercolor paints. Broad Clover Brush Detail Opaqoc Detail Opaque Fine Sfiitle This document was created by an unregistered ChmMagic, please go to http www.bisenter.com to register it. Thanks JB 1 Previous Ne gt it

Cloning a New Document

Painter gives you a variety of options when it comes to cloning an image. You can create a brand-new image or you can work within an existing document. Regardless of the method you choose, you must first select an image or part of an image to be cloned. The image that you select is called the clone source. Si Click on File. The File menu will appear. 6. Click or Clone. Although it will appear as if nothing happened a new window with your image selected as the clone source will open. Painter...

Click on Window The Window menu will appear

The selection will appear whe e you placc it You can modify the selection using the Selection Adjuster tool. Onto the page. The selection will appear whe e you placc it You can modify the selection using the Selection Adjuster tool. This document was created by an unregistered ChmMagic, please go JB 1 Previous Ne gt it

Making a Fractal Pattern

Corel Painter Fractal

A fractal is an irregular geometric shape that comes from the Latin fractus, meaning broken or uneven. The Make Fractal option in Painter allows you to create these geometric patterns by adjusting certain settings. Once you create a fractal pattern, you can save it as you would any other pattern. 2 Click on Make Fractal Pattern. The Make Fractal Pattern dialog bo will open, 2 Click on Make Fractal Pattern. The Make Fractal Pattern dialog bo will open, 5 . Click on the arrow in the top-right...

Using Scroll Bars

Scroll bars are the standard way to move around in most applications. You can use both vertical and horizontal scroll bars to navigate around your document. arrows. The document will move n the appropriate direction. arrows. The document will move n the appropriate direction. This document was created by an unregistered ChmMagic, please go JB 1 Previous Ne gt it

Using the Navigation Icon

Navigation Icon

The Navigation icon gives you a representation of your current zoom level and allows you to move the zoom area around your document. A small window with a representation of your document will appear. Your current zoom level will app amp a as a red rectangle m the window. over the red rectangle. If there is no rod rect-angie, you can sirnpiy place your mouse pointer anywhere in the window, rectangle to a new location. Ai you mover the iqom area will move in your document. agein. Or you can click...

Playing a Script

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Playing a script after you have created it is simply a matter of selecting the desired script and clicking on the Play button. Painter comes with a variety of pre-recorded scripts you can watch. Scripts are great educational tools because you can actually see what brushes were used in the creation of the document as the script plays. They can also be used to automatically create parts of your image. 3 Click on the Play button. Depending on how the script was recorded, it will play back in a new...

Working with the Mixer Palette

When I was a kid, my mother would dress me up as a French painter for Halloween. The costume consisted of a painted-on mustache, a trench coat don't ask me why , and a palette for mixing colors. Painter includes its own version of a mixing palette. The Mixer palette is an amazing tool that mimics a real-life mixing palette. You can create your own custom colors by mixing different colors. When you use the Mixer palette in conjunction with the Colors palette, only your imagination can limit the...

Erasers

Unlike the typical eraser that comes on the end of a pencil, erasers in Painter range in size and style. This document was created by an unregistered ChmMagic, please go to http www.bisenter.com to register it. Thanks JB 1 Previous Ne gt it You can apply some of the F-X variants directly to the canvas, but others require an existing image or brush stroke to be in place. JB 1 Previous Ne gt it

Using Screen Mode Toggle

Using the Screen Mode Toggle function, you can quickly hide other windows to concentrate on the document This document was created by an unregistered ChmMagic, please go to http www.bisenter.com to register it. Thanks on which you are currently working. 1 Click on Window. The Window menu will appear. 2. Click and drag tfie window to its new location.

Wrapping Text around a Path

Distort Text Corel

Painter gives you the ability to warp the appearance of text by fitting it along a path. Using this feature, you can curve text in a variety of ways. . Click on n curve style. The jxt will curve based on the style ju select. The four styles idude Curve Flat, This basically keeps your text flowing along a straight line, . Click on n curve style. The jxt will curve based on the style ju select. The four styles idude Curve Flat, This basically keeps your text flowing along a straight line, Curve...

Using the Grabber Tool

The Grabber tool allows you to push your document around the screen as if you were using your hand to move a piece of paper on your desk. It's a convenient way to quickly get to different parts of your artwork. 1 Cli lt k on the Grabber tool, The tool will he selected. Holding down the spacebar while you use any tool will bring up the Grabber tool. When you release the spacebar, you will return to the tool you were using. JB 1 Previous Ne gt it

Using the Lasso Tool

Corel Lasso Tools

Both the Rectangular and Oval Selection tools allow you to create selections based on normal shapes. Often you'll need to create a selection that is a little more complex. For those situations, there is the Lasso tool, which allows you to create a selection by drawing on the canvas. If you can't see the Lasso tool, remember that it is part of a flyout menu. JB 1 Previous Ne gt it

Setting Secondary Colors

In the Toolbox, two boxes represent the colors that you have selected. One box represents the primary color, and the other represents the secondary color. Most of the time you will only use the primary color. However, some brush strokes allow you to apply two colors. The secondary color allows you to specify what the second color will be. JB 1 Previous Ne gt it

Creating a Woodcut

The Woodcut effect in Painter allows you to take your photo and create a woodblock print from it. Think of it as carving a picture out of a block of wood, but without the mess and hassle of using a chisel. 1. Click on Effects, The Effects menu will appear. The Surface Control submenu will appear. This document was created by an unregistered ChmMagic, please go JB 1 Previous Ne gt it

Liquid

Liquid inks in Painter give you the ability to create fluid-like ink strokes. Coarse Bristle Resist Coarie Cam amp l Coarse Bristle Resist Coarie Cam amp l This document was created by an unregistered ChmMagic, please go to http www.bisenter.com to register it. Thanks JB 1 Previous Ne gt it

Painting with Gradients

Not only can you fill objects with gradients, you can also directly paint gradients onto your canvas. To paint with a gradient you must access the Brush Creator. 1, Click on Window, The Window menu will appear. 2 Click on Show Brush Creator. The Brush Creator will open. 1, Click on Window, The Window menu will appear. 2 Click on Show Brush Creator. The Brush Creator will open. 7 Click on Gradient The option will be selected and you will

Blenders

Pointed Stump Blender Corel Painter

Blenders are brushes that work in conjunction with brush strokes that you have already applied. As their name suggests, blenders allow you to blend brush strokes in a variety of manners. In the examples here, I applied blenders to a rectangular brush stroke. Coarse Oily amp lendef Coarse amp m lt 3ar Coarse Oily amp lendef Coarse amp m lt 3ar JB 1 Previous Ne gt it

Using the Scratch

The Scratch Pad offers you an area where you can test the brushes you have designed with the Brush Creator. You can even change the background of the Scratch Pad to test your brushes against different colors, patterns, and images. 1 Click And drag thfl mfluw pointer on the Scratch Pad. A preview of ihe brush stroke 11 appear. to cra amp e all markings on the Scratch Pad, 1 Click And drag thfl mfluw pointer on the Scratch Pad. A preview of ihe brush stroke 11 appear. to cra amp e all markings on...

Using Web Safe Colors

When you create images for the Internet, it's important to make sure that the colors you use look the same when viewed on the Internet. Some people have monitors that can only display up to 256 colors, so colors outside of that range will not appear properly. Painter has a Web-safe color palette in which the colors will appear the same, regardless of the type of monitor on which they appear. 3. Click on the arrow n the lop-right coiner ot the palette. The palette menu will appear, 3. Click on...

Using the Magic Wand Tool

Wand Tool Corel

All of the tools you have seen so far allow you to create your own selections based on a particular shape. The Magic Wand works a little bit differently because it automatically makes selections based on colors in your document. You can use the Magic Wand to select a range of contiguous colors, or you can select a range of noncontiguous colors throughout your document. You can adjust the Magic Wand tool to control the range of colors it selects. 1. Click on the Magic Wand tool. The tOOl will be...

Palette Knives

Palette Knives

A palette knife is a painting knife that is typically used to spread ink across a canvas. Painter mimics these brushes in a variety of different variants. Most knives require a source of ink to spread. In this example, a black circle represents the source of ink. Loaded Palette Knife iMeofl Knife Paleite Knife Sharp Triple Knife Smeary Paleite Knife Loaded Palette Knife iMeofl Knife Paleite Knife Sharp Triple Knife Smeary Paleite Knife This document was created by an unregistered ChmMagic,...

Adjusting Gradients

Gradient Round

You can customize a gradient fill by changing its shape, angle, and direction. The Gradients palette provides a central location for creating your own gradients. 1 Click anywhere along the Gradient Angle ring to adjust the angle of the gradient, 2 b Click on the desired gradient shape. There are four gradient shapes from which to choose, including Linear gradient. This creates a gradient fill that appears in a straight line, Radial gradient This creates a conical-type gradient that rotates...

Changing Gradient Colors

Painter allows you to change the color scheme of any gradient easily. 1 . Click on the arrow in the top-right corner of the Gradients palette. A menu will appear. 1 . Click on the arrow in the top-right corner of the Gradients palette. A menu will appear. I he fcdit radient dialog box will open. I he fcdit radient dialog box will open.

Calligraphy

Calligraphy Corel Painter

No seventh-grade art class would be the same if it did not include a painstaking section on calligraphy. Using the calligraphy brushes in Painter, you can bring back those memories of junior high and apply calligraphy brush strokes in various forms. Broad Grainy Pen Broad Smooth Pen Calligraphy Calligraphy Brush Calligraphy Pen Broad Grainy Pen Broad Smooth Pen Calligraphy Calligraphy Brush Calligraphy Pen This document was created by an unregistered ChmMagic, please go to http www.bisenter.com...

Pencils

I used to think that 2B was the only type of pencil that existed, but obviously I was wrong. Painter offers you a dozen different pencil variants. This document was created by an unregistered ChmMagic, please go to http www.bisenter.com to register it. Thanks JB 1 Previous Ne gt it

Chapter Using Water Color and Liquid

Most of the brushes and variants in Painter work in a similar fashion. You simply select the category and variant and click and drag on the canvas. However, there are two categories of brushes that work a little differentlywater colors and liquid inks. Unlike most brushes, these two have special characteristics, so Painter provides you with a variety of ways to control how the brushes are applied. Trying to mimic real-life painting as closely as possible, Painter allows you to control the...

Setting Mixer Pad Options

The Mixer Pad allows you to do more than just mix different colors. You can navigate through the Mixer, change the Mixer background, and even save Mixer Pads you have created. 1 . Click on the Clear and Reset Canvas button. The Mhxer Pad 2. Click and drag the Brush Size slidtr bar to increase Or decrease the size of the brush used on the M n Pad, 1 . Click on the Clear and Reset Canvas button. The Mhxer Pad 2. Click and drag the Brush Size slidtr bar to increase Or decrease the size of the...