Working with Watercolor Brush Variants

The Watercolor brush variants produce natural-looking watercolor effects. All Watercolor brush variants, except Wet Eraser, interact with the canvas texture. Stylus pressure affects the width of the brush stroke for all Watercolor brush variants except Wet Eraser. Increased pressure widens a brush stroke less pressure narrows a stroke. Refer to Dab Types on page 205 for more information about Watercolor Dab Types. You can adjust the Water controls when you have selected a Watercolor brush from...

Working with Digital Watercolor

Digital Watercolor

The Digital Watercolor brushes paint directly on both the Canvas layer or a default layer so you can create effects similar to those of Watercolor brushes without using a separate layer. The watercolor behavior of Corel Painter 6 has been integrated with Digital Watercolor, which allows for the dynamic adjustment of the wet fringe. Corel Painter IX and Corel Painter 8 handle digital watercolor differently. Corel Painter 8 can open any Corel Painter IX file containing digital watercolor, but the...

Size Controls

The Size brush feature determines how Corel Painter varies the width of the brush stroke. The range from minimum to maximum is determined by Size and Min Size sliders in the Size area of the Stroke Designer page. Some Size controls work in conjunction with Expression settings. For more information about Expression settings, see Expression Settings on page 262. The Brush Dab Preview Window in the Size area of the Stroke Designer page shows how your changes affect the brush dab. Clicking in this...

Working with the Watercolor Layer

You can transfer, or lift, information from the canvas to the Watercolor layer. This is useful if you want to apply Watercolor effects to a photograph, for example. You can also wet the entire Watercolor layer, which activates a diffusion process that you can control. Unless a Watercolor layer is already selected, a new Watercolor layer is automatically created when a Watercolor brush is applied to an image. The Watercolor layer is represented on the Layers palette by a blue water droplet icon....