In Painter my brush strokes are ei­ther too heavy or too light. Help!

ImagineFX - - Imaginenation Artist Q & A - Mai Carey-Bates, US

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Corel’s Painter ships with a huge va­ri­ety of brushes sep­a­rated into Cat­e­gories. Within each Cat­e­gory are a num­ber of Vari­ants. There are hun­dreds of in­di­vid­ual brushes. With so many brushes on of­fer, how do you pick the ones to use?

That de­ci­sion is usu­ally based on how a brush stroke looks. While ev­ery brush has de­fault set­tings, the look of in­di­vid­ual strokes is based on the gen­eral set­tings of the pro­gram com­bined with the artist’s sty­lus pres­sure and speed.

Be­cause ev­ery artist is in­di­vid­ual, the pro­gram de­faults may not paint as an­tic­i­pated. Strokes may be too opaque or not opaque enough, they may not in­ter­act with a pa­per tex­ture prop­erly, or the size-to-pres­sure ra­tio may be in­cor­rect. Painted strokes can lack the nat­u­ral me­dia ap­pear­ance Painter is known for, and cause artists to aban­don the pro­gram.

For­tu­nately, there’s a way to cus­tomise the in­di­vid­ual paint­ing pres­sure and speed to suit the each artist’s style. To set the pro­gram de­faults to your in­di­vid­ual stroke pres­sure and speed you’ll need to use Brush Track­ing…

Don’t use Painter’s brushes out of the box. In­stead, tailer their way of work­ing so that they best suit your nat­u­ral paint­ing style. Ar tist ’s s ec ret Get a feel of your brushes which are I like brushes that make marks this I’ll draw more sub­tle. To ac­com­plish pres­sure in the with less speed and lighter speed or Scratch­pad. There’s no spe­cific re­sults. It’ll pres­sure to pro­duce dif­fer­ent take some ex­per­i­men­ta­tion.

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