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Join John Derry, one of the original Corel Painter authors, as he shares the creative techniques that will get beginners up and running, and shows old hands the new features that can get a creative vision out of your head and on to your canvas. The course demonstrates how to create projects, use Painter brushes and painting styles, build templates, and work with layers and channels. John also shares pointers on setting up a Wacom tablet to interface with Painter.
If you remember back from grade school, tracing was one way to be able to start with an image and then use a piece of transparent paper over it, so that you could then trace and end up with a separate version of that image that is done by pencil, for example, and we can do that in Painter as well. To do it, we need to do the Quick Clone to start our clone and destination relationship. So, I'm going to go up here to Quick Clone, and this immediately sets our source and destination image up.
So we now have lily_pads as our source. To turn on Tracing Paper, I'm just going to click right here, and now I can see that underlying document. And let's get something simple like a Pencil. We'll go with 2B Pencil, and I'm going to make sure in the Color palette that we're painting with black, and I'll use my Command and plus key here to zoom up, so I can see this a little bit. Select my tool, and here's where I can start to go in here and use this as a source for my separate document.
So basically, I'm just using that underlying source document as a resource that I can use to trace these various aspects of this particular element in the underlying image out. And when I turn off Tracing Paper, what I now have is that image, but traced and as a separate document. So Tracing Paper gives me the opportunity then to use an underlying document just like you would have done in grade school with traditional paper and the ability to see through it, and now I can just continue on here, and if I kept going I could do a complete image with tracing paper and have that help, if you want to call it that, of an underlying document to guide me into exactly what it is I want to end up with as an image.
And once again, you can see here, we're on our way to starting to build an image via Tracing Paper.
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