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Tips and Tutorials

Written for Corel Painter IX.5, Corel Painter X,
and some Earlier Versions
by Jinny Brown

Ask

How to Ask Corel Painter Questions in Forums Around the Painter Community



How to Get Started Using Corel Painter's Brushes to Create Paintings and Other Art

How to Save Custom Brush Variants

Why a Pencil Variant with the Dab Type Set to Rendered Produces Artifacts,
and Some Things We Can Do to Get Smooth Brush Strokes


Painting with More than One Color in the Brush Stroke, A Few Methods


How to Reorder Brush Categories Alphabetically

Hazards to Avoid when Painting on Transparent Areas of a Layer Using Brush Variants that Have Blending and Smearing Characteristics - (also listed under Layers Palette, Layers, and Composite Methods)

Painting a Smooth, Continuous Color Wash that Looks Like Transparent Watercolor

Stroke Display in the Brush Selector Bar's Brush Variant List and on the Brush Creator, Stroke Designer Tab

Painter X Palette Knives' Loaded Palette Knife and Why it Paints a "Gradient"

How to Blend Impasto Depth or Color, or Both

Impasto's Grain Emboss Variant, and How to Know
When a Brush Variant will Interact with Paper Texture



Canvas

The Painter Canvas, What Can be Done with it, and How to Lift it to a Layer

Gradient Canvas Instead of Single Color Canvas, a Template


Color

"Average" Color from Multi-colored Selection

Check Your Painting for Tonal Variety and Contrast

Customize, Save, Reset, or Load Mixer Color

Skin Tones/Flesh Tones

Color Variability from Gradient, a Two-point Gradient

How to Convert an Image to Black and White to Check Values


Composition

Flip Your Painting Horizontally to Check Composition

Customize a Keyboard Shortcut to Toggle
Flip Canvas Horizontal and Flip Canvas Vertical
- (also listed under Workspace)

Divine Proportion Guide, Sizing, and Positioning


Conversion Charts



Custom Palettes

How to Export Custom Palettes from One Workspace, then Import them into Another Workspace - (also listed under Workspace)


Drawing and Painting

Paint a Straight Line when the Image is Rotated with the Rotate Page Tool
(Or when the Image is Not Rotated), and Rotated or Not Rotated, Paint with
Expressive Brush Strokes


Five Ways to Paint Straight Lines in Corel Painter



Effects 

Transform or Scale, or Both


How to Quickly Activate the Free Transform Command to Transform a Layer

How to Use the Gradient Palette Menu Command Express in Image


Error Messages and Corrupted Files

Can't Open File "Painter Papers.papers" in Painter X

Can't Open File "Painter Settings" in Painter X


What to Do if You Get a Script Data Error Message



Pink Layer Icons, Why they're Pink, and Black and White Line Art

How to Enlarge the Layers Palette

Hazards to Avoid when Painting on Transparent Areas of a Layer Using Brush Variants that Have Blending and Smearing Characteristics - (also listed under Brushes)


Mixed Features, Brushes, and Techniques



Painter Interface

Coming Soon


Palette Layouts, Default and User Saved



Scripts

Small Scripts to make Corel Painter Life Easier


Workspace

Customize a Keyboard Shortcut to Toggle
Flip Canvas Horizontal and Flip Canvas Vertical
- (also listed under Composition)

How to Export Custom Palettes from One Workspace, then Import them into Another Workspace
- (also listed under Custom Palettes)



© 2006 - 2008 Jinny Brown

December 10, 2006
last modified July 31, 2008