S Customizing Brushes

The Brush Creator

The Stroke Designer Palettes

The Randomizer

The Transposer

Creating a captured dab

Saving brush variants

Making a new brush category

Chapter 3 looked at the wide range of ready-made brushes available in Painter X, but even with all these varieties it is still often necessary to customize them to get exactly the brush strokes required. The Brush Creator contains all the controls for customizing brushes and this chapter explains this in detail together with many of the key controls that you will need to understand.

It is worth remembering that often the only difference between one brush and another is just a few settings in the Brush Creator. The brushes are, after all, just presets made by the creators of Painter for our convenience. In theory you could use just one standard brush and by changing the relevant options in the Brush Creator, have everything from a pencil to a watercolor brush. In practice, it is more convenient to use the standard brushes and change a few of the options to fine-tune the brush.

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