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Using RealBristle brushes

From: Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes

Video: Using RealBristle brushes

As I've been mentioning throughout this title, one of the goals of Painter over time has been to match the reality and realism of traditional brush behavior. And in Painter 10, Corel introduced the real bristle control over brushes. This isn't a dab type per se. It's actually a control over the continuous brush strokes that we took a look at earlier. And we are going to go ahead and take a look at real bristle. So I am going to down here to the Real Bristle Brushes category.

Using RealBristle brushes

As I've been mentioning throughout this title, one of the goals of Painter over time has been to match the reality and realism of traditional brush behavior. And in Painter 10, Corel introduced the real bristle control over brushes. This isn't a dab type per se. It's actually a control over the continuous brush strokes that we took a look at earlier. And we are going to go ahead and take a look at real bristle. So I am going to down here to the Real Bristle Brushes category.

And we'll take a look at Real Round and at the same time let's open up the Real Bristle category. I am just going to draw a few sample strokes here. And one thing I want to bring up about the way these brushes work is that rather than hold your pen, and I do this with almost every other tool in Painter that I work with, I hold it more like a pencil or pen style grip. I found with these brushes in particular, it really makes sense to hold it almost like you would a real paintbrush in your hand, and hold it more from the rear of the barrel of the pen.

And I've just switched to do that now. And now I'm painting more stroke style as I would if I was holding the paintbrush in my hand. And I have found one way to get the best look out of the Real Bristle brushes is by holding it in this fashion. It tends to highlight the controls over the shape of the brush tip much better than if you hold it in a grip pen style. Now, I'm going to call up the Help file just to show you visually what's going on here.

The Real Bristle palette that we have opened in Painter actually deals with aspects like controlling the roundness of the brush, and then there are many brushes that are round but there's also flat and wide style brushes in the real world as well. You also get into the length of bristles within the way a brush is designed. Shorter brushes are going to not hold as much of a reservoir of paint for example. And the way they interact with the canvas as opposed to a long bristle, which has more bending possible as it's applied force-wise to the canvas, will alter the behavior of that brush.

You also get into how tips and rigidity, fanning, all of these controls are built into the Real Bristle palette itself. And what I found through practical experiences that these controls are so subtle that attempting to make gross changes to the brushes as they already are set. It's so subtle, the differences, you are going to find that it makes more sense to just to use the brushes as they are. And as such, I don't recommend getting in and starting to change these around.

Because of the interaction of the various controls and the way that they actually are as subtle as they are. You could find yourself getting quite frustrated trying to alter the behavior from the way that they are designed. So my best advice with these brushes is to hold the brush barrel as I've described earlier and don't get into trying to do a lot of adjustments to these brushes. They are fine just as they are from the factory. And I think you'll get the best results out of these brushes by using them at their factory settings.

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Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes

58 video lessons · 7467 viewers

John Derry
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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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