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Saving a brush variant

From: Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes

Video: Saving a brush variant

We are going to be creating a few new brush variants as we go through this title. So you may want to save some of these as we go along so you can add them to your library. In this video, I am going to show you how to do this. Later in the Expressive Design chapter we'll go into more depth on this subject. So let's just do an example. We actually played with this earlier. I have the Scratchboard tool and I am going to go in here and I'm going to open up the Brush Control and I am going to go to switch the Expression to Random.

Saving a brush variant

We are going to be creating a few new brush variants as we go through this title. So you may want to save some of these as we go along so you can add them to your library. In this video, I am going to show you how to do this. Later in the Expressive Design chapter we'll go into more depth on this subject. So let's just do an example. We actually played with this earlier. I have the Scratchboard tool and I am going to go in here and I'm going to open up the Brush Control and I am going to go to switch the Expression to Random.

So what does that do? Well, that gives us this funny little brush that kind of looks like an interesting necklace or something. Let's say that that's a brush that we wanted to save. So all I have to do is go up to the Brush Selector bar, go to Save Variant, and give this a new name. So I might want to call this Funky Necklace, not that that's a good name, because we will even be talking about what makes a good name later, but just for now let's give this a name. So Funky Necklace, and I'll go ahead and say OK.

So I've now saved that variant, but here's the second part of this you need to know. Right now we've got an altered version of the Scratchboard tool. So what we want to do is return it to its default behavior rather than keep it as this newly designed brush. And the easy way to do this is to go up into the Brush Property bar and at the far left you've got this Reset button. I often call this the panic button. Whenever you get into some form of adjustment you're not sure how to get back, this is the panic button.

So I am just going to click this and now this returns my brush to its default state. If I go now into the list, however, we can go and look and we'll find that Funky Necklace is now there. So now I can select it, and I've got this new brush. And I can always go back to my original Scratchboard tool and I've got it. So now we've got the original brush as well as the newly added variant. So knowing how to save variants is going to enable you to be able to expand your library as you create new brushes.

And as I said, we are going to be doing a few that will also be included with the materials for the title. But you may actually want to save them as we go as well, and who knows? You may come up with some interesting variations that you want to save that no one else in the world has. So saving variants is a very good way of expanding your library.

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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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