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Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes

Cloning images


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Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes

with John Derry

Video: Cloning images

Cloning is a concept that revolves around an original or source image in a clone or destination image. Cloning begins with an existing image, the source, and creates a clone file, which is the destination image. By using Cloning brushes or setting a brush to act as a Cloner, the color of the source omage is funneled through the cloning brush to the destination omega imparting expressive character of the brush to the resulting imagery. We will take a look at this file and create a clone of it in a couple different ways.
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  1. 2m 2s
    1. Introduction
      1m 0s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 2s
  2. 22m 31s
    1. Defining categories and variants
      2m 14s
    2. Understanding dabs
      3m 35s
    3. Manipulating grain
      5m 34s
    4. Defining brush stroke methods and subcategories
      4m 15s
    5. Modifying stroke behavior with Expression
      2m 37s
    6. Cloning images
      4m 16s
  3. 28m 59s
    1. Understanding the anatomy of a variant
      5m 10s
    2. Modifying a brush with the Brush Creator
      4m 16s
    3. Modifying a brush with the Brush Control palette
      4m 37s
    4. Which is best?
      1m 47s
    5. Setting up a stroke testing palette
      6m 3s
    6. Manipulating pressure adjustments
      4m 37s
    7. Saving a brush variant
      2m 29s
  4. 52m 44s
    1. Bristle Media in action
      3m 55s
    2. Painting with acrylics
      5m 35s
    3. Painting with gouache
      6m 37s
    4. Modifying resaturation and bleed with oils
      8m 6s
    5. Painting with Artists' Oils
      6m 52s
    6. Modifying the bearing expression with palette knives
      5m 59s
    7. Using RealBristle brushes
      3m 23s
    8. Painting with impasto
      8m 5s
    9. Using loaded brushes
      4m 12s
  5. 1h 9m
    1. Utility Media in action
      2m 43s
    2. Painting with airbrushes
      8m 50s
    3. Using an eraser as a mark-making tool
      3m 44s
    4. Using blenders
      5m 34s
    5. Using cloners
      7m 7s
    6. Distorting an image with the Distortion brush
      7m 15s
    7. Simulating artist brush styles with the Artist category
      6m 29s
    8. Making common photo adjustments with the Photo category
      1m 51s
    9. Using sponges and modifying captured dabs
      8m 4s
    10. Using FX brushes
      5m 53s
    11. Painting with pattern pens
      6m 45s
    12. Painting with the image hose
      5m 7s
  6. 27m 29s
    1. Dry Media in action
      2m 53s
    2. Drawing with pencils and colored pencils
      7m 37s
    3. Painting with chalk and using directional paper grain
      8m 16s
    4. Painting with pastels
      6m 19s
    5. Drawing with crayons
      2m 24s
  7. 26m 16s
    1. Ink Media in action
      2m 46s
    2. Configuring the Leaky Pen
      5m 0s
    3. Drawing with calligraphy pens
      6m 12s
    4. Using felt pens and markers
      4m 38s
    5. Exploring surface tension with liquid ink
      7m 40s
  8. 23m 7s
    1. Watercolor in action
      3m 24s
    2. Painting with digital watercolor brushes
      5m 25s
    3. Painting with the traditional watercolor brushes
      8m 28s
    4. Painting with the Tinting brush
      5m 50s
  9. 18m 20s
    1. Selecting and modifying an existing variant
      6m 13s
    2. Adjusting the color behavior of the new variant
      4m 0s
    3. Fine tuning and naming the new variant
      8m 7s
  10. 22m 29s
    1. Creating a new category and copying variants into it
      6m 25s
    2. Packaging brushes for distribution
      7m 54s
    3. Pruning a library
      4m 9s
    4. Understanding the Master Brush Library and the User Brush Library
      4m 1s
  11. 24s
    1. Goodbye
      24s

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Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes
4h 53m Intermediate Jan 28, 2010

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Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes takes a deep look into the variety of mark-making tools found within Corel Painter, a software application that allows you to create painterly images that look like they were made with natural (non-computerized) painting media. Through a comprehensive demonstration of different brushes, Corel Painter guru John Derry shows how to adjust multiple variants to achieve desired results. Just like an artist who holds a paintbrush or piece of chalk at a particular angle to create a specific mark, John demonstrates with both live action and within the application how to modify brush variants for maximum expressive impact. From bristle media to ink media, watercolor to utility media, he explains how to get the most out of this drawing and painting application. Exercise files accompany this course.

Topics include:
  • Comparing real-world brush behavior with brushes in Painter
  • Saving a brush variant for future use
  • Using loaded brushes
  • Using sponges and modifying captured dabs
  • Drawing with pastels and chalk
  • Painting with the traditional watercolor brushes
  • Packaging brushes for distribution
Subjects:
Design Digital Painting
Software:
Painter
Author:
John Derry

Cloning images

Cloning is a concept that revolves around an original or source image in a clone or destination image. Cloning begins with an existing image, the source, and creates a clone file, which is the destination image. By using Cloning brushes or setting a brush to act as a Cloner, the color of the source omage is funneled through the cloning brush to the destination omega imparting expressive character of the brush to the resulting imagery. We will take a look at this file and create a clone of it in a couple different ways.

So I'm going to go up to the File menu and go to the command Clone and when I click on it, what happens is we get an exact copy of that original image. This is why I like to use the terms source and destination image because it can be a little conceptually confusing as to what is going on here. As long as you always think of your original imagery as the source image and the clone that is created as the destination image, it's a much easier way to keep track of what's going on with these two files.

Now I'm going to show you how you can make this a little clearer. I'll close this and will go up to the File menu once again. This time I am going to use the Quick Clone command. The difference is Clone simply makes the exact copy and for that reason, it can be somewhat confusing. By using the Quick Clone command, it creates a copy of the image but something different has happened here, as you can see. In this case, it's made a copy of the image but there's nothing on this image and if I turn off Tracing Paper, which is located up here in the upper-right corner, I can toggle this Tracing Paper on and off, and you can see that this destination image does not have the source image in it and it actually showed up with Tracing Paper on.

So some settings were created to have this set up in a certain way and the way that's done is in the Preferences menu, under General. You have some controls here about how you set up Quick Clone to behave. And as you can see, we have it delete the image from the clone. It turned on Tracing Paper and it actually switched to the Cloner Brushes in the Brush Selector Bar. But you have control over these, so if I didn't want to switch to those brushes, maybe I didn't even want to turn on Tracing Paper, but I wanted to leave the image devoid of the original imagery, I could set up my behavior as I've just done here and say OK, and let's go and shut this off and we will switch back to some other brush.

And now, when I go and use Quick Clone, it respects the behavior that I have just assigned to it. So now I get a copy of the image. There is still a unique association between the source and the destination. It's just now when I apply a brush to it, if it's set up as a cloner, it's going to pick up the underlying color from that source image and apply it to the blank destination image. So you have many options in the way that you can set up the way a Source and Destination image are created and the behavior of what's going to happen once you've created this relationship between the source and the destination.

So the Clone command when it's used in concert with brush variants, for example in the Cloners category, it offers a way of quickly duplicating an existing image, rendering the character of that selected cloner variant, and you could also as I've just done here, actually turn any brush into a cloner by simply going to the Colors palette and clicking on the Clone Color button to indicate that you want color to come from the source imagery. So you've got all of these possibilities bound up in the way that cloning works and it's just, as I've said, the best way to keep track of a clone image is really to think of a original image as your source and the image that you have created as a clone as the destination, and we will be looking more at cloning when we get to the Utility Media chapter.

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Q: In the chapter 9 video "Understanding the Master Brush Library and the User Brush Library,” at the beginning of the video the author states that the demo will be on a Mac but that the Windows file system information will be displayed as well. The Windows path information never appears. What is the correct file information for using this tutorial with Windows?
A: Unfortunately, the Windows portion is indeed missing from the video. Below is the pertinent information.

Painter 11 Windows Master Library Location: 
Windows XP: Program Files > Corel > Painter 11 > Brushes > Painter Brushes 
Windows 7 or Vista: Program Files (x86) > Corel > Painter 11 > Brushes > Painter Brushes 

Painter 11 Windows User Library Location: 
Windows XP: Documents and Settings > [User Name] > Application Data > Corel > Painter 11 > Default [or custom workspace name] > Brushes > Painter Brushes 
Windows 7 or Vista: Users > [User Name] > AppData > Roaming > Corel > Painter 11 > Default [or custom workspace name] > Brushes > Painter Brushes 
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