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Foreword

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Understanding the shapes

38

ntroduction

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Now for the texture

39

Acknowledgements

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Blenders for smoothing and mixing

39

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Acrylic brushes

40

Airbrushes Art Pen Brushes

42 44

1 Getting started in Painter 1

The Painter X workspace

3

Artists' Oils

46

The default view

3

Artists

48

Toolbox

3

Blenders

50

Opening a picture in Painter

4

Calligraphy

52

Brush Selector

4

Chalk

54

Picking a color from the Colors palette

4

Charcoal

56

Properties bar

5

Cloners

58

Correcting mistakes

5

Colored Pencils

60

Moving around the picture

6

Conte

62

Rotating the canvas

7

Crayons

64

Normal view

7

Digital Watercolor

66

Full screen view

7

Distortion

68

Keyboard shortcuts for the screen

8

Erasers

70

Using and organizing palettes

8

F-X

72

Creating custom palettes

8

Felt Pens

74

Palette menu

9

Gouache

76

Brush Creator

10

Image Hoze

78

Using a graphic tablet

10

Impasto

80

Saving images

11

Liquid Ink

82

Default settings

12

Oil Pastels

84

Setting up preferences

12

Oils

86

Preferences - General

12

Palette Knives

88

Preferences - Operating System

13

Pastels

90

Preferences - Undo

13

Pattern Pens

92

Preferences - Customize Keys

13

Pencils

94

Customize workspace

14

Pens

96

3ainter X - Photoshop

15

Photo

98

Terminology and usage

15

RealBristle Brushes

100

File compatibility

16

Smart Stroke Brushes

102

Tools

17

Sponges

104

Keyboard shortcuts

17

Sumi-e Tinting Watercolor

106 108 110

2 First steps in cloning

19

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Basic cloning techniques

21

I4 CustĀ°mizing Brushes

113

Tracing paper

22

The Brush Creator

115

Soft clone

22

The Stroke Designer Palettes

116

Camel impasto clone

26

Stroke Designer Palette - General

116

Bristle Brush Clone

28

Stroke Designer Palettes - Size

119

An introduction to paper grain

29

Stroke Designer Palettes - Well

119

Textured Clone

30

Stroke Designer Palettes - Spacing

119

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Stroke Designer Palettes - Random

120

Stroke Designer Palettes - Impasto The Randomizer

120 121

3 Choosing brushes

35

Quick guide to selecting brushes

38

The Transposer

121

First select the category

38

Creating a captured dab

122

Saving brush variants 123

Making a new brush category 123

5 Exploring paper textures

125

Making a paper texture test print

127

Changing the paper scale

128

Changing the paper contrast

129

Changing the paper brightness

130

Using extra paper libraries

131

Creating your own paper texture

132

6 Applying surface texture 135

Apply Surface Texture - dialog box

136

Using

137

Softness and Inverted

137

Appearance of Depth

137

Light Controls

138

Using - Paper

139

Using - Image Luminance

140

Using - Original Luminance

141

Using - 3D Brush Strokes

142

Applying texture to a soft clone

143

Applying texture to a layer

144

Layers and Montage

147

The Layers palette

149

Active layer

149

Layer visibility

149

Canvas

149

Making new layers

149

Deleting layers

150

Merging and flattening layers

150

Grouping layers

150

Layer masks

150

Locking a layer

151

Duplicating layers

151

Layer opacity

152

Layer Composite Depth

152

Preserve transparency

152

Renaming a layer

152

Layer compatibility

153

Photoshop CS to Painter X

153

Painter X to Photoshop CS

153

Layer Composite Method

153

Altering tone and color with layers

157

Using layers with cloning

159

Making a multi-layered clone

159

The first clone

160

The second clone

161

The third clone

161

The fourth clone

162

The final stage

162

Creating a montage

164

Step-by-step montage

164

Saving brush variants 123

Making a new brush category 123

The first layer

164

Adding the rock texture

165

Using a layer mask to reduce the effect

165

Changing the layer composite method

166

Changing the color

167

Overlaying a texture from another picture

167

Adding extra imagery

169

Finishing off the picture

169

Adjusting the saturation and contrast

170

Creative cropping

170

Montage using cloning

173

Cloning from three images

175

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Watercolor, oil and pastel

179

Watercolor or Digital Watercolor?

180

Watercolor explained

181

Watercolor Layers

182

Water-Wetness

182

Water-Dry Rate

183

Water - Diffuse Amt

183

Water - Wind Force

184

Water - Other Controls

184

Digital Watercolor

185

Soft Runny Watercolor

188

Dry Bristle Watercolor

189

Oils

190

Pastel

195

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9 Mosaics and other clones

199

Making Mosaics

200

Monochrome clone

205

Liquid Ink

206

Auto-Painting palette

209

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Hand coloring and toning

213

Choosing colors

214

Colors Palette

215

Small Color palette

215

Color info

216

Color Sets

216

Mixer

217

Toning techniques

218

Adjust Colors

218

Posterize using color set

219

Color Overlay

219

Hand tinting

220

Hand tinting - Changing season

225

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Using Blender brushes

231

Portrait using Blenders

233

Portrait in Pastel

236

Making an inset mount Portrait in Oils a r\

Portraits

Portrait using Artists Oils Portrait using Pastels Smart Stroke Brushes Design ideas for portraits Moody portrait Weddings Bride in white

Glass Distortion Sketch Woodcut Liquid Lens Marbling Distress Apply Screen Burn

Bevel World Kaleidoscope

14 Printing and presentation

A simple workflow Photographic capture File sizes Sharpening Preparing to print Increasing the file size Color Management Color profiles Using profiles in Painter X Selecting profiles

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276 278 280 281 282

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Problems with printing textures Viewing on screen How file sizes affect paper textures How print sizes affect paper textures Resampling files with paper textures Edge effects Underpainting palette a r

Paper libraries

Painter X default papers Assorted textures Awesome textures Biological textures Branched textures Contrasty textures Crack textures Crazy textures Drawing Paper textures Molecular textures Organismal textures Painter 5.5 textures Painter 6 textures Painter 7 textures Paper textures Relief textures Subtle textures Textile textures Weird textures Wild textures Last word

Congratulations!

Painter X for Photographers DVD

Further resources

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Getting started in Painter

The Painter X workspace Setting up preferences Painter X - Photoshop he first part of this chapter is intended for complete beginners to Painter and contains simple exercises to guide the user in identifying the key areas of the workspace prior to first using Painter. If you have previously used Painter you may to skim this section or just pick up on the newer features.

The second part of the chapter contains information to enable you to customize the program to your own requirements and covers the use of Graphic Tablets and setting Preferences to make the work process smoother and quicker.

Both sections can be used as a quick reference guide to the key elements as you work through the step-by-step examples in later chapters.

Information on printing and color management can be found in Chapter 14.

Many readers will have already used and be very familiar with Adobe Photoshop and for them I have included a section highlighting the differences between the two programs, sometimes the naming of techniques differs and of course where to find particular commands. There are also tables of file compatibility, tools and keyboard shortcuts.

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