While you can use Painter with a mouse, most digital artists are creating with a pen tablet (like ones from Wacom) to achieve the natural look and feel of pressure sensitive tilt and rotation brush strokes. That functionality especially benefits Painter’s new headliner Thick Paint brushes, which offer the visceral sensibility of loading thick oil and other paints onto a canvas and arranging or mixing them with bristle brushes and palette knives – or piling on the paint so you can scrape it off. The brushes deliver smooth, satisfyingly deep, thick strokes with varying colour and volume that encourage experimentation with shadows, lighting, and transparency. This gives the aura of real brushes on canvas or painting in a sun-filled studio or in the middle of a lush landscape.
A choice of paper textures lets you immediately view brush effects on your painting and adjust the amount of paint loaded onto a brush. A Bleed setting lets you easily smear and blend colours around the canvas. A new pull-down menu lets you choose a specific painting technique like Thick, Dry,
Soft, and Thin to vary how the brush interacts with the canvas.
The Thick Paint brush delivers brush smears on all kinds of papers