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Painter 11 Essential Training
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Tracing a clone's source using Tracing Paper


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Painter 11 Essential Training

with John Derry

Video: Tracing a clone's source using Tracing Paper

We have now got a source and destination image established and the way that was done was I started with a source image and I used the Quick Clone command to quickly create an exact sized copy of that image, and in this instance, it doesn't have anything in it. So the first thing I want to show you in Painter when you have got a destination and source image established, you can turn on right up here in the upper-right corner of the window, you can toggle Tracing Paper on.
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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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Painter 11 Essential Training
8h 39m Beginner Jul 24, 2009

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In Painter 11 Essential Training, John Derry, one of the original Painter authors, demonstrates basic and advanced creative techniques that can get beginners up and running. He also shows old hands the new features that can get a creative vision out of the head and onto the canvas. John demonstrates how to establish an easy workflow in Painter by using a Wacom tablet, and he explains how to create, edit, and publish projects. Exercise files accompany the course.

Download the Painter/Photoshop Consistent Color Management PDF and the Brush Troubleshooting Checklist PDF from the Exercise Files tab.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the Painter 11 interface
  • Exploring Painter's brushes and painting styles
  • Creating and using templates
  • Working with layers and channels
  • Adding text to a canvas
  • Designing captions and text for photos
  • Integrating Painter projects with Photoshop
  • Creating animation sequences with Painter
Subjects:
Design Digital Painting
Software:
Painter Wacom
Author:
John Derry

Tracing a clone's source using Tracing Paper

We have now got a source and destination image established and the way that was done was I started with a source image and I used the Quick Clone command to quickly create an exact sized copy of that image, and in this instance, it doesn't have anything in it. So the first thing I want to show you in Painter when you have got a destination and source image established, you can turn on right up here in the upper-right corner of the window, you can toggle Tracing Paper on.

So now, I'm seeing this underlying image as if it had a sheet of transparent tracing paper on top of it. I'm going to go and get the nice sharp little pen like the Scratchboard tool and what it's going to do is allow me to see through to this underlying imagery so that I can go in and use this source information as a reference point. I will just do enough here, so that you can see how useful this can be. Everybody knows how to trace.

So right here is one way you can very quickly use one document or image to create a clone. So we have got a little bit of information on here. You can see now I have got the makings of what could become a very finished drawing by just spending time tracing. All of the tools work so that if I go in here and turn this back on, for example, I could zoom-in to this image and see everything and in doing so, it gives you a really amazing ability to create this as if it were created from Scratch and there are some other things we can do here.

For example, if I click and hold on the Tracing Paper icon, you will see what pops up is a set of percentages. This allows me to control how Transparent or Opaque the tracing paper is. So, in some cases, you may want to have it more weighted towards being able to see the tracing paper. So that's a little more obvious. In other cases, you may want to go more towards the end of making it more transparent. So the background is more obvious. So you have got control over the transparency of the image.

The other thing I'm just going to quickly show you here is if I go to the Cloning category, which is Cloners right here. I'm going to go down, and there's a tool in here called the Soft Cloner. Let's grab that. I am going to start to draw or paint with this. I'll just start to do it a little bit in here. Right now, we are not seeing much happen because I have got Tracing Paper on. But since we have got enough of a reference, let's go ahead and toggle this off and enlarge my brush a little bit and in this case I'm using my Bracket key.

So I'm using the right-bracket key here. But I can go in here now and even bring through certain little bits of the photo if I want and this is actually kind of a neat technique to sort of blend together drawing technique with photographic source material. But once again, I'm using hand controlled input here. So it's got a drawn quality even though it's bringing through some of the source imagery. `So we have taken a look at tracing paper. This represents the first rung on the cloning ladder.

It utilizes that source and destination relationship to enable you to treat the destination as if it were a sheet of tracing paper and do additional things like actually bringing through bits of photography.

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