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Understanding Quick Clone


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Painter 12 Essential Training

with John Derry

Video: Understanding Quick Clone

In this video, we're going to be talking about the Quick Clone feature. And quick cloning is just a way to make a clone of a source image, but do it in such a manner that a bunch of housekeeping is taken care of, according to how you set its preferences. For now, let's go up to Preferences and I want to open up Quick Clone, and let's just talk a little bit about what's going on here. First of all, you have the option whether or not you close the source image or not when you make a Quick Clone.
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  1. 1m 20s
    1. Introduction
      44s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
  2. 5m 4s
    1. Understanding what Painter 12 can do
      1m 45s
    2. Let's paint!
      3m 19s
  3. 11m 52s
    1. Starting Painter 12 for the first time
      4m 4s
    2. Creating, opening, and saving files
      4m 36s
    3. Working with templates
      3m 12s
  4. 30m 37s
    1. Painter's shiny new interface
      6m 43s
    2. Understanding the Tool palette and property bar
      4m 12s
    3. Using media selectors
      3m 43s
    4. Working with the Brush Selector
      7m 17s
    5. Configuring panels and palettes
      3m 41s
    6. Navigating Painter
      5m 1s
  5. 22m 41s
    1. Setting preferences
      6m 59s
    2. Arranging palettes
      1m 28s
    3. Creating custom palettes
      6m 30s
    4. Customizing keyboard shortcuts
      3m 52s
    5. Understanding workspaces
      3m 52s
  6. 28m 37s
    1. Controlling color with the Color palette
      7m 12s
    2. Working with the Temporal Color palette
      3m 0s
    3. Mixing color with the Mixer palette
      11m 3s
    4. Working with color sets
      7m 22s
  7. 56m 31s
    1. Introduction to brushes in Painter 12
      41s
    2. Understanding brush size adjustment
      2m 46s
    3. Exploring brush controls
      17m 44s
    4. Using the Computed Circular palette and stroke attribute brushes
      4m 13s
    5. Painting with Real Watercolor brushes
      7m 34s
    6. Painting with Real Wet Oil brushes
      3m 20s
    7. Working with Impasto
      8m 10s
    8. Working with texture-aware media
      12m 3s
  8. 13m 38s
    1. Understanding Quick Clone
      3m 58s
    2. Working with the Clone Source panel
      7m 22s
    3. Tracing a clone's source using Tracing Paper
      2m 18s
  9. 22m 56s
    1. Understanding the Underpainting palette
      9m 25s
    2. Exploring the Auto-Painting and Smart Stroke palettes
      7m 26s
    3. Working with the Restoration palette
      6m 5s
  10. 22m 15s
    1. Working with the Rectangular Selection tool
      3m 25s
    2. Using the Lasso tool
      3m 26s
    3. Selecting items with the Polygon tool
      2m 39s
    4. Understanding the Magic Wand tool
      7m 55s
    5. The Channels palette
      4m 50s
  11. 29m 1s
    1. Understanding the flexibility of layers
      7m 25s
    2. Preserving transparency in layers
      5m 37s
    3. Picking up underlying color in layers
      5m 13s
    4. Using the Free Transform tool
      2m 52s
    5. Working with layer masks
      7m 54s
  12. 24m 3s
    1. Painting with symmetry
      9m 6s
    2. Understanding Smart Blur
      4m 43s
    3. Working with seamless patterns
      10m 14s
  13. 25m 10s
    1. Introduction to the Image Hose
      2m 13s
    2. Understanding Image Hose controls
      9m 58s
    3. Working with nozzle files
      12m 59s
  14. 14m 32s
    1. Using each application for its strengths
      4m 59s
    2. The PSD format: what's compatible and what's not
      5m 3s
    3. Color management compatibility
      4m 30s
  15. 7m 0s
    1. Your best friend: Undo
      1m 50s
    2. Painting on layers
      1m 55s
    3. Save often, save early
      3m 15s
  16. 9m 48s
    1. The panic button
      2m 13s
    2. Using the Shift key restart
      2m 1s
    3. Re-importing a workspace
      4m 4s
    4. Troubleshooting: My brush won't paint
      1m 30s
  17. 3m 20s
    1. Goodbye
      3m 20s

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Painter 12 Essential Training
5h 28m Beginner Feb 15, 2012

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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.

Topics include:
  • Exploring the changes in the Painter 12 interface
  • Customizing brushes and selecting painting styles
  • Laying out the optimal workspace
  • Controlling color with the color palettes
  • Adjusting brush size and stroke attributes
  • Working with texture-aware media
  • Quick cloning with the Clone Source panel
  • Auto-Painting with the Underpainting, Smart Stroke, and Restoration palettes
  • Preserving transparency in layers
  • Creating layer masks
  • Painting with symmetry
  • Working with the Image Hose
  • Integrating Painter projects with Photoshop
  • Troubleshooting brushes and other issues
Subjects:
Design Digital Painting
Software:
Painter
Author:
John Derry

Understanding Quick Clone

In this video, we're going to be talking about the Quick Clone feature. And quick cloning is just a way to make a clone of a source image, but do it in such a manner that a bunch of housekeeping is taken care of, according to how you set its preferences. For now, let's go up to Preferences and I want to open up Quick Clone, and let's just talk a little bit about what's going on here. First of all, you have the option whether or not you close the source image or not when you make a Quick Clone.

Now those of you who've been around Painter for a while may say well, if I close my source image, how am I going to be cloning? Well, we're going to get into a little more detail about that in the Source panel in the next video, but I'll go so far as to tell you that in Painter 12, they've done a nice thing, which is they now embed any source imagery that you use in your destination document as part of that document. So, in the past, you had to keep track of if I want to ever reestablish a Clone Source, I need to find that original source document and set that Clone Source and destination relationship up, but it's all now going to be taken care of for you.

So I tend to want to keep this closed. The only reason that you may want to keep it open is, if you're going to make adjustments to that image, as you're doing some clone work, by having the source image separately open and still established as a clone, it will give you the opportunity to go in there and perhaps do something like Smart Blur to it or anything you want to do. On the other hand, you could prep an image and do several different variations of it, for example, so you could have a version of the image that has had Smart Blur associated with it.

You can have a version that's got more saturation associated with it and each of those, as we'll see, can be in the Clone Source panel where you can switch among them. So it's up to you, but now that this new system is in place, I prefer to embed my clone sources in the image. So, because of that, you can close the source image once you've established the relationship. Secondly, you can decide, do I want to open the Clone Source panel when I get there? You may want to do that. If you look over, we did this earlier.

I like to have my Clone Source panel already available at the same level in my palette stack along with layers and channels. So I know where it is, I don't need for it to be called up. So I typically keep this off. Next, we have Clear Canvas. If you don't clear the canvas up, what's going to happen is it's going to make your destination image and it's going to be exactly the same as the source image and for most of the work, I like to have the canvas blank as if I'm starting with a blank canvas, knowing that cloning brushes or tracing paper, all are available to me to be able to see or access that image, and it works better when the canvas does not have anything on it.

So I tend to keep Clear Canvas on. Next, you can choose to have Tracing Paper automatically turned on. Personally, I don't use Tracing Paper that much, so I do not automatically have it turned on. However, when we get to the Clone Source panel, I will show you how you can turn it on and off. So, if you don't turn it on here now, it's not as if you're making an irreversible decision. You still have the ability to turn it on and off. I just like to begin with that blank canvas and I don't want to see a ghost of my source image in the document.

And finally, do I want to switch to cloner brushes? No, there's many different activities I may use that don't use cloner brushes. So the two that I normally keep on and recommend are, close your source image and clear the canvas, and with these preferences set, we're ready to go.

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Q: When I double-click the John's Smart Brushes.brushcategory file as shown in the Chapter 8 movie "Understanding the Underpainting palette," the brushes do not install. Instead I get the message "There is no application set to open this document."
A: This is because your operating system does not recognize the .brushcategory file type.  This can be circumvented by selecting the file, right-clicking, and choosing "Open With…".

If Painter 12 is not in the list, use "Other…" to locate and select Painter 12.

The file will be read by Painter and the brush category will be installed.
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