How to over­come cre­ative block

Lack­ing in­spi­ra­tion? Painter’s Mir­ror Paint­ing tools can help, says who also ex­plains its script­ing fea­tures

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y aims for this work­shop are two-fold. First, I want to show you how to get more from Corel Painter by demon­strat­ing its Mir­ror Paint­ing fea­ture. This en­ables you to paint bi­lat­er­ally sym­met­ri­cal ob­jects, such as hu­man heads, but­ter­flies and birds in flight.

The Mir­ror Paint­ing fea­ture makes it easy to paint both halves of the ob­ject at the same time, sav­ing a lot of work. Bet­ter

MJuly 2015 still, it’s a great way to break through any artis­tic block you might be experiencing. It’s like paint­ing Rorschach charts and dis­cov­er­ing the hid­den images within.

The sec­ond fea­ture, its script­ing fea­ture, might seem more of a tech­ni­cal side-is­sue, but I find it ex­tremely flex­i­ble and pow­er­ful. This is be­cause one of the most valu­able and en­joy­able uses of Painter script­ing is record­ing your paint­ing process from start to fin­ish and sav­ing the out­put as a movie. You can record the cre­ation of any paint­ing and out­put the script in a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent ways – all with­out the use of an ex­ter­nal screen record­ing pro­gram. It’s an ideal way of re­view­ing your paint­ing process and see­ing what you’re do­ing well, and what as­pects could be tight­ened up. The recorded script can also be used as an un­lim­ited undo or re­cov­ery fea­ture.

Right, let’s get go­ing with some faces…

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