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Introduction to the Image Hose

From: Painter 12 Essential Training

Video: Introduction to the Image Hose

Painter's primarily known as a tool that emulates natural media and it does that in spades. But another side of Painter is what I call through the looking glass tools. These are tools that, because we're in an environment that's digital, you can do things that you can't do in the traditional world, and why stop at just emulating traditional media? Why not take advantage of the fact that we are in this neverland where things can happen that you can't do with traditional tools? The Image Hose is just such a tool and I want to give you a quick look at the Image Hose before we get into the mechanics of it, just so you can see basically what it does.

Introduction to the Image Hose

Painter's primarily known as a tool that emulates natural media and it does that in spades. But another side of Painter is what I call through the looking glass tools. These are tools that, because we're in an environment that's digital, you can do things that you can't do in the traditional world, and why stop at just emulating traditional media? Why not take advantage of the fact that we are in this neverland where things can happen that you can't do with traditional tools? The Image Hose is just such a tool and I want to give you a quick look at the Image Hose before we get into the mechanics of it, just so you can see basically what it does.

So I am going to go up and I've already got Image Hose selected here, but what you want to find if you don't have it is, go into your category list and find Image Hose, and then once the variants are up, go down to Spray-Size-P, and I'll get into what this means in a moment. And that's all we want, we just want Spray-Size-P right there. Okay, so we've selected an Image Hose, now we need to get a nozzle file to spray through the Image Hose. If we go down to our Content Selector, the third icon down are the Image Hose Nozzle files.

And I am just going to, in this case, select the Palm Trees, okay. And now I'll just start to spray with this. And you can see what's happening here is this is just spraying a set of different palm trees. And as I do pressure, I can control how small or how large it is. And you can already see I think, instead of having to meticulously kind of draw something like this, this becomes a very easy way to create a jungle, just within literally a few strokes.

So the gist of the Image Hose is that it allows you to take content, any content, and we'll get into how you can even make your own content in this chapter, and spray it out onto your canvas. And it works on layers, so you can even have layered Image Hose elements within a drawing or painting that you're doing. So without further ado, let's get into the Image Hose.

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Painter 12 Essential Training

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  1. 1m 20s
    1. Introduction
      44s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
  2. 5m 4s
    1. Understanding what Painter 12 can do
      1m 45s
    2. Let's paint!
      3m 19s
  3. 11m 52s
    1. Starting Painter 12 for the first time
      4m 4s
    2. Creating, opening, and saving files
      4m 36s
    3. Working with templates
      3m 12s
  4. 30m 37s
    1. Painter's shiny new interface
      6m 43s
    2. Understanding the Tool palette and property bar
      4m 12s
    3. Using media selectors
      3m 43s
    4. Working with the Brush Selector
      7m 17s
    5. Configuring panels and palettes
      3m 41s
    6. Navigating Painter
      5m 1s
  5. 22m 41s
    1. Setting preferences
      6m 59s
    2. Arranging palettes
      1m 28s
    3. Creating custom palettes
      6m 30s
    4. Customizing keyboard shortcuts
      3m 52s
    5. Understanding workspaces
      3m 52s
  6. 28m 37s
    1. Controlling color with the Color palette
      7m 12s
    2. Working with the Temporal Color palette
      3m 0s
    3. Mixing color with the Mixer palette
      11m 3s
    4. Working with color sets
      7m 22s
  7. 56m 31s
    1. Introduction to brushes in Painter 12
      41s
    2. Understanding brush size adjustment
      2m 46s
    3. Exploring brush controls
      17m 44s
    4. Using the Computed Circular palette and stroke attribute brushes
      4m 13s
    5. Painting with Real Watercolor brushes
      7m 34s
    6. Painting with Real Wet Oil brushes
      3m 20s
    7. Working with Impasto
      8m 10s
    8. Working with texture-aware media
      12m 3s
  8. 13m 38s
    1. Understanding Quick Clone
      3m 58s
    2. Working with the Clone Source panel
      7m 22s
    3. Tracing a clone's source using Tracing Paper
      2m 18s
  9. 22m 56s
    1. Understanding the Underpainting palette
      9m 25s
    2. Exploring the Auto-Painting and Smart Stroke palettes
      7m 26s
    3. Working with the Restoration palette
      6m 5s
  10. 22m 15s
    1. Working with the Rectangular Selection tool
      3m 25s
    2. Using the Lasso tool
      3m 26s
    3. Selecting items with the Polygon tool
      2m 39s
    4. Understanding the Magic Wand tool
      7m 55s
    5. The Channels palette
      4m 50s
  11. 29m 1s
    1. Understanding the flexibility of layers
      7m 25s
    2. Preserving transparency in layers
      5m 37s
    3. Picking up underlying color in layers
      5m 13s
    4. Using the Free Transform tool
      2m 52s
    5. Working with layer masks
      7m 54s
  12. 24m 3s
    1. Painting with symmetry
      9m 6s
    2. Understanding Smart Blur
      4m 43s
    3. Working with seamless patterns
      10m 14s
  13. 25m 10s
    1. Introduction to the Image Hose
      2m 13s
    2. Understanding Image Hose controls
      9m 58s
    3. Working with nozzle files
      12m 59s
  14. 14m 32s
    1. Using each application for its strengths
      4m 59s
    2. The PSD format: what's compatible and what's not
      5m 3s
    3. Color management compatibility
      4m 30s
  15. 7m 0s
    1. Your best friend: Undo
      1m 50s
    2. Painting on layers
      1m 55s
    3. Save often, save early
      3m 15s
  16. 9m 48s
    1. The panic button
      2m 13s
    2. Using the Shift key restart
      2m 1s
    3. Re-importing a workspace
      4m 4s
    4. Troubleshooting: My brush won't paint
      1m 30s
  17. 3m 20s
    1. Goodbye
      3m 20s

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