Working with the Watercolor Layer

Iou 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, iou 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. When the...

Working with 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 ofWatercolor 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 11 and Corel Painter 8 handle digital watercolor differendy. Corel Painter 8 can open any Corel Painter 11 file containing digital watercolor, but the...

To autopaint a photo by using Smart Stroke Painting

1 In the document window, select the image that you want to auto-paint. The image is usually a Quick Clone of an underpainting. For information about creating an underpainting, see Creating Underpaintings on page 202. 2 On the Auto-Painting palette, enable the Smart Stroke Painting check box. If you want the paint strokes to adjust automatically in size, length, and pressure to areas of greater detail, enable the Smart Settings check box. 3 From the Brush Selector bar, choose a Smart Stroke...

Using the Divine Proportion tool

Proportion Tool

The Divine Proportion tool lets you use guides based on a classical composition method of the same name. When planning your artwork you can use the guides to create a sense of proportion, which helps maintain interest as the eye of the viewer travels across a drawing or painting. The Divine Proportion tool can help you establish focal areas. Art-worthy Andrew Jones. The Divine Proportion palette lets you change the orientation, size, angle, color, and opacity of the Divine Proportion guide that...

Spacing Controls

When a brushstroke uses a dab-based dab type, Corel Painter creates the stroke with a series of dabs. By adjusting the spacing between those dabs, you can control the continuity of the brushstroke. The Spacing slider controls the distance between brush dabs in a stroke. The Min Spacing slider specifies the minimum number of pixels between dabs. If you don't want a continuous stroke, you can adjust the Min Spacing to create a dotted or dashed line. Each dot or dash represents one brush dab. The...