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Painter 11 Essential Training
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Painter 11 Essential Training

with John Derry

Video: Auto-painting

We now have our under painted image which has simplified the image a bit. We have applied a little bit of contrast and saturation. I even changed the colors in it a little bit. But now we have got the source that we want to apply Auto Panting to. And in order to do that, the first step is going to be to make a Quick Clone. So, I'm going to click on this. This will open up a new document, same resolution, just I have got my preferences set so that it does not include the image and we are going to do this so that it's total Autopilot, all we have to do is basically watch but we have to engage the Autopilot.
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  1. 1m 49s
    1. Welcome/demo
      54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      55s
  2. 3m 45s
    1. What Painter can do
      1m 15s
    2. Let's paint!
      2m 30s
  3. 23m 16s
    1. Starting Painter for the first time
      6m 39s
    2. Creating, opening, and saving files
      4m 52s
    3. Sizing image resolution for output
      6m 16s
    4. Extending the canvas
      2m 36s
    5. Creating and using templates
      2m 53s
  4. 37m 46s
    1. Navigating Painter
      8m 46s
    2. Rotating the canvas
      3m 3s
    3. Using the Tool palette and Property bar
      6m 41s
    4. Understanding Tool palette selectors
      8m 58s
    5. The Brush Selector bar: an art store in a palette
      4m 2s
    6. Configuring palettes
      6m 16s
  5. 28m 37s
    1. Accessing and controlling color with the Color palette
      8m 27s
    2. Mixing color in the Mixer palette
      10m 41s
    3. Color sets: choose 'n' use color
      9m 29s
  6. 37m 13s
    1. Understanding the six axes of motion
      3m 19s
    2. Introducing tablets: Intuos3 and Intuos4
      8m 6s
    3. Introducing tablets: Cintiq
      7m 49s
    4. Customizing your Wacom tablet: part 1
      4m 57s
    5. Customizing your Wacom tablet: part 2
      9m 25s
    6. Maximizing your tablet's pressure response
      3m 37s
  7. 14m 56s
    1. Understanding the selection tools
      2m 16s
    2. Making selections using the Lasso tool
      3m 20s
    3. Making polygonal selections
      2m 51s
    4. Making selections using the Magic Wand tool
      6m 29s
  8. 42m 34s
    1. Understanding layers
      8m 1s
    2. Using the Preserve Transparency control
      2m 50s
    3. Using the Pick Up Underlying Color control
      4m 36s
    4. Resizing and rotating layers using the Transform tool
      5m 45s
    5. Making selections using channels
      4m 23s
    6. Working with layer masks
      9m 52s
    7. Adding text
      7m 7s
  9. 37m 40s
    1. Understanding the Brush Creator workspace
      6m 11s
    2. Exploring brush properties using the Randomizer
      8m 15s
    3. Exploring brush properties using the Transposer
      4m 45s
    4. Using the Stroke Designer to create custom brushes
      9m 39s
    5. Managing brush variants
      8m 50s
  10. 38m 24s
    1. Adjusting brush size: three techniques
      3m 3s
    2. Fine-tuning your stroke in the Brush Controls palette
      5m 12s
    3. Working with texture-aware media
      8m 59s
    4. Painting with Artists' Oils brushes
      10m 45s
    5. Painting with RealBristle brushes
      3m 39s
    6. Working with hard media
      4m 57s
    7. Painting with markers
      1m 49s
  11. 20m 21s
    1. Understanding the Image Hose
      3m 26s
    2. Controlling the Image Hose
      8m 32s
    3. Creating a nozzle file
      8m 23s
  12. 22m 11s
    1. Warmup exercises
      7m 54s
    2. Draftsmanship: drawing media
      10m 56s
    3. Doodling
      43s
    4. Creating outline sketches utilizing the conceptual squint
      2m 38s
  13. 17m 28s
    1. Understanding cloning
      3m 1s
    2. Tracing a clone's source using Tracing Paper
      3m 27s
    3. Painting a cloned image
      5m 55s
    4. Creating a Quick Clone
      2m 46s
    5. In-document cloning
      2m 19s
  14. 25m 51s
    1. Understanding the vocabularies of paint photography
      8m 51s
    2. You must destroy detail
      6m 20s
    3. Focusing on the subject
      4m 1s
    4. Adapting color in a photograph for photo painting
      6m 39s
  15. 28m 16s
    1. Under-painting
      6m 26s
    2. Auto-painting
      5m 25s
    3. Using manual controls for auto-painting
      11m 53s
    4. Restoring detail using the Restoration palette
      4m 32s
  16. 18m 44s
    1. The photo as wet oil paint
      6m 47s
    2. Cloning the canvas and building detail with multiple layers
      11m 57s
  17. 25m 57s
    1. Applying surface texture
      6m 53s
    2. Matching the color palette between two images
      4m 10s
    3. Marbling
      9m 27s
    4. Exploring the Growth effect
      5m 27s
  18. 25m 10s
    1. Understanding frame-by-frame animation
      2m 9s
    2. Creating an animation with onion-skinning
      11m 51s
    3. Using a movie clone source
      11m 10s
  19. 17m 47s
    1. Using each application for its strengths
      4m 24s
    2. Working with Photoshop's PSD file format in Painter and Photoshop
      4m 52s
    3. Configuring color management
      8m 31s
  20. 33m 25s
    1. Setting preferences
      7m 37s
    2. Customizing keyboard shortcuts
      5m 5s
    3. Saving and restoring palette layouts
      4m 3s
    4. Creating custom palettes
      3m 36s
    5. Accessing favorite brushes using the Tracker palette
      5m 55s
    6. Organizing custom workspaces
      7m 9s
  21. 8m 17s
    1. Undo, undo, undo
      3m 33s
    2. Painting on layers
      1m 57s
    3. Save often, save early
      2m 47s
  22. 10m 7s
    1. Resetting brushes: Painter's panic button
      2m 0s
    2. Resetting workspaces with the Shift key restart
      6m 12s
    3. Troubleshooting brushes with the brush checklist
      1m 55s
  23. 16s
    1. Goodbye
      16s

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Painter 11 Essential Training
8h 39m Beginner Jul 24, 2009

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In Painter 11 Essential Training, John Derry, one of the original Painter authors, demonstrates basic and advanced creative techniques that can get beginners up and running. He also shows old hands the new features that can get a creative vision out of the head and onto the canvas. John demonstrates how to establish an easy workflow in Painter by using a Wacom tablet, and he explains how to create, edit, and publish projects. Exercise files accompany the course.

Download the Painter/Photoshop Consistent Color Management PDF and the Brush Troubleshooting Checklist PDF from the Exercise Files tab.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the Painter 11 interface
  • Exploring Painter's brushes and painting styles
  • Creating and using templates
  • Working with layers and channels
  • Adding text to a canvas
  • Designing captions and text for photos
  • Integrating Painter projects with Photoshop
  • Creating animation sequences with Painter
Subjects:
Design Digital Painting
Software:
Painter Wacom
Author:
John Derry

Auto-painting

We now have our under painted image which has simplified the image a bit. We have applied a little bit of contrast and saturation. I even changed the colors in it a little bit. But now we have got the source that we want to apply Auto Panting to. And in order to do that, the first step is going to be to make a Quick Clone. So, I'm going to click on this. This will open up a new document, same resolution, just I have got my preferences set so that it does not include the image and we are going to do this so that it's total Autopilot, all we have to do is basically watch but we have to engage the Autopilot.

So, I'm first going to click on Smart Stroke Painting and I also want to make sure that Smart Settings are on. So, you want to be sure that both of these are on. Now, the only thing left is to click the Start button. Before I do however, I want to look up here in the Brush Selector Bar and just make sure that the brush I want to use, which is the Smart Stroke Brushes Acrylics Captured Bristle. If you happen to be somewhere else in another category, you want to make sure that you can go and get to the Smart Stroke Brushes and because it's the first one in the list, it will automatically pop-up, but you then want to make sure you have got the Acrylic Captured Bristle.

So, let's go ahead and select Play and now, this is going to start to playback and I'm just going to describe a little bit of what you are seeing here. What it's doing is it's starting out with very large strokes. That's why to a matter of speaking, this doesn't look like anything at this point. And this is the way traditional painting often goes. You start with kind of large blocked in areas and then you go in and you start to refine those areas with smaller and smaller brush strokes. That's what Auto Painting does and in fact, we can already see it's dropped down to a smaller brush size and it will continue to resolve the image through smaller and smaller brush strokes as it goes on to complete itself.

But just be aware when you first start one of these, if you think something is wrong because you don't recognize the image, that's because it's starting out with these very large strokes and then resolve to the final image. Now, this process does take a long time and I encourage you to watch through it because it is useful for a couple of things. One, you will find out in general for a certain size resolution image on your processor about how long it takes and when you start getting into larger images it can take a while and so you may want to get up, go have a cup of coffee or whatever.

But it's also useful just to watch how this applies itself. It's looking at areas of detail and kind of suppressing the non-detail area, so that as time goes on, it tends to spend more of its energy resolving the detailed parts of the image and not spending so much time in the unimportant areas. But because this takes a while, I'm going to go ahead and I'm going to stop this now, and this is another point to make. You can stop this at any time you want, you may say I like it at this point, so go ahead and stop it.

There's nothing to say like law that you have to complete this all the way to the end. Sometimes you will get a nice impressionistic result, something like you see here without going all the way to the end. So, without going into all of the vagaries of Auto Painting, just I'll throw out a couple of things here. You could select another brush and apply it if you wanted to. You may want to disable Smart Stroke Painting which we'll get into a little bit in the next section here. But I want to talk about the fact that you don't have to finish the image.

Whatever looks visually right for you is what is visually right. So, there is specific place you necessarily need to stop. Now I'm going to go ahead and open up a completed version of the image while I let it play all the way out. So, I'm going to open up auto finish painting here and here it is. And let's just take a look at the difference and I'll go ahead and use my tab key to get rid of the UI right now. You could see how much more detail comparatively speaking there is in this image versus this image. You could see there was a lot of detail going on in the trees back here.

At this point, it's not fully baked. There are still several iterations of smaller brush stroke that have to go on. The same is true in this area. In fact, we can look at these. You can see here's the original under painting that we started with. Here it is about mid way through the process and finally in the center here, we have the completed auto painting. So, you can see how in the process it uses all this detail but it breaks it down and then slowly starts to bring it back and which at this point, this an intermediate step and then finally we get to the finished one and you can see where now these are Brush Strokes and yet it starts to approximate much of the energy that we find in the photograph.

So, the idea here is that Auto Painting completely takes all of the handwork and does it for you. Now, I'll also be honest and tell you, I normally would not stop here. This is great first step but hopefully what you are going to start doing is after you have kind of been enchanted with a few of these Auto Painted versions, there's nothing to stop you from taking brushes and going in here and continuing to do more work. At this point, it's somewhat of a filter effect. It's a very sophisticated but it's going to apply the same rule set every time to every image that it's applied to.

So, you are going to start getting a very similar look. Obviously the content makes a big difference but it's important to realize that there's life beyond Auto Painting and hopefully it's a springboard for you to continue on. So that in a nutshell is Auto Painting and try it out, you will have a good time there.

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