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Making common photo adjustments with the Photo category

From: Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes

Video: Making common photo adjustments with the Photo category

Painter has a category of tools referred to as the Photo tools and these are a set of tools that do some fairly basic photo manipulation type tasks and let's just take a quick look at them. If we go up to the Brush Selector Bar and drop down to Photo, we'll find that we've got a set of tools here. I'll show you a few of them but I'll be honest in telling you that if you're a casual user, these will work fine. However, if you're looking for a more high-powered results, there are other solutions available that are better than this. But for just casual use, these will get you by.

Making common photo adjustments with the Photo category

Painter has a category of tools referred to as the Photo tools and these are a set of tools that do some fairly basic photo manipulation type tasks and let's just take a quick look at them. If we go up to the Brush Selector Bar and drop down to Photo, we'll find that we've got a set of tools here. I'll show you a few of them but I'll be honest in telling you that if you're a casual user, these will work fine. However, if you're looking for a more high-powered results, there are other solutions available that are better than this. But for just casual use, these will get you by.

One for example are the Dodge and Burn tools. Now while they're in this menu, they've actually been added over into the toolbar itself. So rather than go to the actual category, you can just go right here to get to the Dodge and Burn tools. So, I'll take Burn and we'll just darken kind of a side area here and you'll see that it introduces a bit of darkening of density to the image, so you could use this easily as a way to vignette this image a bit. But you can see one of the limitations of it is it does start to want to saturate colors well, and there is certainly other tools that won't introduce that saturation into it.

Conversely, we can take the Dodge tool here and lighten up some of the central area of the image. But once again, this is a very basic approach to doing it and you may find you want to move on to more sophisticated tools if you're beyond a simple approach to things. One that does work really well is the Blur tool. This let's me go in and add a sense of blur, so if I want to kind of throw this foreground out of focus, problem solved. So, the basic idea of the Photo tools are they are a set of tools that are designed to work with photo imagery and for casual use they're fine.

If you're beyond the casual stage, you may find better tools elsewhere.

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Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes

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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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