Thick paint

Macworld - - Review -

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

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