Tex­ture tips in painter 2015

Don Seeg­miller shows you the dif­fer­ent ways to cre­ate and ap­ply tex­tures to achieve fan­tas­tic re­sults in the lat­est ver­sion of Painter

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With the re­cent re­lease of Painter 2015 from Corel, the premier dig­i­tal paint­ing tool once again raises the bar of what can be achieved us­ing a sin­gle dig­i­tal paint­ing pro­gram. While the new Par­ti­cle Brushes are the ‘wow’ fea­ture of this re­lease, lots of work has gone into im­prov­ing the work­flow, speed, and sta­bil­ity of the pro­gram over­all.

One of the strengths of Painter has al­ways been the ease with which you can use tex­tures while paint­ing. The pro­gram en­ables you to cre­ate and ap­ply tex­tures in a num­ber of ways, in­clud­ing pa­pers, pat­terns, brushes, weaves, and now the new Par­ti­cle brushes. The artist is limited only by their imag­i­na­tion and in­ge­nu­ity.

In this work­shop, I’ll be cre­at­ing a paint­ing of an alien and his – ahem– fly­ing saucers. I start with a ba­sic sketch be­fore paint­ing a black and white im­age. I’ll then ap­ply colour to this mono­chrome im­age, and then en­hance the paint­ing with some tex­ture. Some fin­ish­ing touches will bring ev­ery­thing to­gether.

It’ll help mat­ters if you have a fair grasp of Painter’s ba­sics. You should also know how lay­ers work, and how the Com­pos­ite Meth­ods can be used to mod­ify the ap­pear­ance of those lay­ers. It will also be use­ful – though not es­sen­tial – if you un­der­stand how to cre­ate brushes, pat­terns and pa­per tex­tures.

So let’s get started and see what’s pos­si­ble with Painter 2015.

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