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Exploring brush properties using the Transposer

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We are now going to take a look at the Transposer component of the Brush Creator and to get there, we are just going to switch from the Randomizer to the Transposer and just click on Transposer here at the top and that will open the Transposer tab. Now, where just the Randomizer was like a Las Vegas slot machine, the Transposer put you into the role of a genetic scientist creating gene-splicing experiments to create entirely new species. And if we remember back to that original genetic scientist Dr. Frankenstein.

Exploring brush properties using the Transposer

We are now going to take a look at the Transposer component of the Brush Creator and to get there, we are just going to switch from the Randomizer to the Transposer and just click on Transposer here at the top and that will open the Transposer tab. Now, where just the Randomizer was like a Las Vegas slot machine, the Transposer put you into the role of a genetic scientist creating gene-splicing experiments to create entirely new species. And if we remember back to that original genetic scientist Dr. Frankenstein.

He created a monster. So like the Randomizer, I can't guarantee what you are going to end up with here, but it does begin to give you a bit more control. Let's take a look at the interface. You will see that just like Randomizer, we have a Brush Selector bar up here that works just like the one in the application, as well as the way it worked in the Randomizer. But notice there is a second one down here at the bottom. Now, what do you suppose that's for? Here is how this works. I can start with one brush.

And now, I'm going to stay with the Flat Color. Actually, I recommend Flat Color as a good experiment brush, because as I said earlier, it's a very what I call dumb brush in that it doesn't have a lot of unique settings and that it is that kind of brush, it's a good seed for starting some of these experiments. I am going to go down and select a very different brush at this point and again, I can't tell you which pairs of brushes are going to make good examples and which ones aren't. It's hard to know. Let's go in Artist and I'll select Auto Van Gogh sounds good.

I don't know what it's going to do, but what we are going to do here is when I click the Transpose button here, it's going to blend the characteristics of this brush into this brush. So, let's click it and you will see what's going to happen. It even shows up in the icons here. It's kind of blending from Pen to an Artist brush. And so, you can see the characteristics of it are slowly changing from the original brush to the new brush and I can go ahead and take any one of these and play with it, see what it does, try a couple, kind of interesting.

So, once we've done this, we can continue to hit this button and it's going to continue to blend the source brush that I just picked with this destination brush, because they are very similar now, and you can see we are not getting very drastic results. So, I might want to select a different brush to blend with this new strain that I've created. So, let's see something else in Pens maybe. I'm going to go with Nervous Pen. Let's see what those do. I have no idea of what's going to happen with these. So, it's doing something kind of interesting here, let's see what this looks like.

It's not the brush I'd keep but we are starting to create a brush here that I've never seen before and by the way, let's change colors here and see what happens. You can see what it's going to do is it's still going to use the same kind of varying color that was in the original blue brush. It's just now whatever Hue value and Saturation I give it, so that's actually kind of neat. But let's keep going here. Let's mix -- this brush is now actually up here, so I'm going to take another brush and what if we blend it with some kind of colored pencil and the thinking you are hearing me go through here is exactly the way you are supposed to do this.

It's just you can never know what it's going to do. That's the thing, but at least you know some of the characteristics of the two brushes so that you can kind of get an idea of what you think they are going to blend together. But still requires absolutely no knowledge of all their controls in order to do this. So, this one really just comes down to trying different things out to see what you are going to get. Here is Blenders. Now that's a brush that doesn't even mix color. It just moves color. So, let's take something like Just Add Water.

So, let's click this and it's probably going to go from a brush that adds color to one that doesn't so much. Yeah, see how it's becoming a complete blender here it looks like. Here is the one that's mostly blending. It blends, but it also does apply a little color. So this experiment to me wasn't quite as successful as the one we made to get that Festive Brush earlier. But you can see here that by just playing around with different brush categories, different tools, you are going to get some very different results. So, hopefully you have seen enough here to understand that this is just another way rather than the Randomizer, where you just pull in the arm and you don't know what's going to happen but you can start to say well, I like the characteristics of brush A, I like the characteristics of brush B. I want to see what happens when I splice them together and then see what kind of intermediate steps I get.

So, the Transposer is inching us towards being able to control brushes a little bit more. In the next video, we are going to look at the Stroke Designer and that's where we really start to get into full-blown control over brushes.

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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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