When the Mixer was first introduced in Painter it was a huge advance in recreating traditional techniques, it works like an artist's palette where paints can be mixed together to blend colors. Figure 10.9 shows the current Painter X Mixer palette with the flyout palette menu.
Click on the second brush icon and select a color from the selection at the top of the palette or use the Eyedropper and click in the current open picture. Paint some brush strokes into the palette
The Mixer palette with extended menu.
then select another color and paint some more, the slider will change the size of the brush that adds the color. The paint will mix together as it is layered on top of the previous brush strokes. When you have added several colors click the palette knife icon and mix the colors together.
When you are ready to paint, first click the eyedropper icon then click in the mixer to select the color you need and paint into your picture. The Eyedropper icon in a circle is used for brushes like Artists Oils which can pick up more than one color at a time.
When using bristle brushes click on the two brush icons and after adding paint to the palette you can paint immediately in the picture without going to the eyedropper icon. The brush updates automatically as you mix.
The magnifying glass icon will enlarge the mixer display to make blended colors more easily visible, double click the icon to return to full view
The Hand icon will move the display when the mixer display is magnified.
The palette menu has controls to save and import mixer palettes and also the option to create a color set from the mixer palette.
Click on the Trash can to clear and reset the palette.
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