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Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes
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Painting with the image hose


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Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes

with John Derry

Video: Painting with the image hose

We've already entered Wonderland in the Pattern Pens movie. Now we're going to go a little bit deeper into the rabbit hole by visiting the Image Hose category. The Image Hose works in conjunction with nozzle files, which are ordered content that is sprayed from the hose in a variety of methods. Anything can become nozzle content. And the mind reels. Let's visit the land of hoses and nozzles. So we're going to be working in the Image Hose category and I'm going to work with a Spray variant, which Size is controlled by Pressure and Angle is controlled by Randomness.
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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

Painting with the image hose

We've already entered Wonderland in the Pattern Pens movie. Now we're going to go a little bit deeper into the rabbit hole by visiting the Image Hose category. The Image Hose works in conjunction with nozzle files, which are ordered content that is sprayed from the hose in a variety of methods. Anything can become nozzle content. And the mind reels. Let's visit the land of hoses and nozzles. So we're going to be working in the Image Hose category and I'm going to work with a Spray variant, which Size is controlled by Pressure and Angle is controlled by Randomness.

I'm not going to spend a lot of time on the standard usage of Image Hose but instead I want to use this video to show you something that isn't well known about the way it works. A property that's very useful but it is kind of buried. So to do this, we're going to work with this image and I'll temporary create a layer here. So I'm going to spray with the current nozzle file, which is Bay Leaves, and we'll just paint with it a little bit so you can see what we've got here. So this is your basic set of photographic elements being sprayed out randomly onto the layer above the background.

So that's the way it normally works but let's look up at the Brush Property Bar and you'll notice that there is a Grain setting here but in reality, Grain has nothing to do with the Image Hose. It doesn't have any control over it whatsoever. So here is this apparently useless control sitting here. Because of the way the interface works in Painter, sometimes you have to assign a function to an area of the interface without being able to label it. And this is such a case. Because this slider actually does something other than control grain and I'm going to turn it down a little bit and let's see if we get a difference here.

Okay, well now, we're not getting the same saturated colors. Somehow white is entering into the equation and where is that coming from. But if we go over to the Colors palette and take a look at it, you'll see the secondary color square here is white right now. Let's take that and change it to another color and now I'll spray. Now, it makes a little bit of sense. What's happening is when you turn the Grain slider down when you're in the Image Hose it starts to impart the secondary color into the content of the Image Hose.

So depending on where this is set, you can skew the content with more or less of a color. The reason this does this is back when we originally designed this, we thought it would be kind of interesting to be able to use the same content but add a color to it so that we could, for example, give the illusion of shadowing happening. So in this case, this is a bit like a shadowed version of the Bay Leaves and then when I turned my Grain back up to 100%, now I've got my fully sunlit leaves.

And so it's just a way to introduce some more variability into what is really one set of content and that's the original usage for this. But I'm going to show you another way to take advantage of this and to do this, I'm going to go ahead and fill this layer with white and I'm going to set the background color to black. Now when I paint with this, when I turn down the Grain, we're going to get this.

I'm getting this very nice silhouette based on the Bay Leaves. So all of a sudden, we don't have color content but we have a silhouette of all of these various leaves being sprayed out onto our layer. Well, if we go and change the Composite method to Screen, what happens is the white remains opaque but the black becomes transparent and so this gives me a really nice tool for vignetting and it especially works well in this image because leaves are in the content of the original image and we've got this nice set of leaves that we can spray out and use it as a way to bring through the underlying content.

So this is a great tool for being able to create vignettes with very interesting graphic edges that would be otherwise kind of difficult to do. So this isn't a huge feature of the Image Hose but it's something that was hiding in plain sight and most people are not aware of it, due to the fact that this Grain slider actually is controlling how much of this color, the secondary color in the Color palette, is going to run through the Image Hose. And by turning it down to 0, I've got a way to apply black, which in this case is actually transparent in conjunction with the Screen method.

So it's kind of connecting a few dots that aren't obviously there, but once you understand all the dots and connect them, you can get a very interesting result.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes.


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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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