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Liquid Ink Lighting
by Jinny Brown  e-mail

copyright 1994 - 2001, Jinny Brown
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written for Painter 7
Until we know a better way to preserve Surface Lighting on a single Liquid Ink Layer, here are some steps you can use to adjust lighting on a Liquid Ink brush stroke or Liquid Ink Layer and preserve the effect when you later apply a different Surface Lighting setting to another Liquid Ink brush stroke or Liquid Ink Layer. Since the lighting has to be set prior to painting, do some testing so you'll have an idea of the results you'll get before trying this on something you care about.

1. To apply lighting to a Liquid Ink brush stroke or to a Liquid Ink Layer, in the Canvas menu, choose Surface Lighting and set the lighting by moving the small circle on the globe (the default setting has the light source at the upper left): 

2. Choose a Liquid Ink brush variant and paint. 

3. Double-click the Liquid Ink Layer and adjust the depth Amount slider, then click the OK button. The depth Amount can be adjusted again as long as the Layer remains a Liquid Ink Layer.

4.Applying differentSurface Lighting to another Liquid Ink brush stroke, or to another Liquid Ink brush stroke on a different Liquid Ink Layer, affects the entire image. To preserve the effect on the first brush stroke, use Ctrl/Command+C to copy it, then in the Edit menu, choose Paste Into New Image. Images can be assembled later as Layers on the final image.
 

Light Source at Upper Left
Default Surface Lighting
   
Light Source at Lower Right
Adjusted Surface Lighting
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