Getting Started with Corel Painter IX
Illustration by John Hersey
Watching:

customizing the interface


From:

Getting Started with Corel Painter IX

with John Derry and Tanya Staples

Start your free trial now, and begin learning software, business and creative skills—anytime, anywhere—with video instruction from recognized industry experts.

Start Your Free Trial Now

Video: customizing the interface

- In the last movie, we took a look at the main elements that make up the user interface in Corel Painter IX. In this movie we're gonna take a look at one of the ways that you can customize the interface. Specifically, we're going to look at how you can customize your palette configurations for different work flows. Here you can see, I have the default palette configuration opened in Corel Painter IX. You can see that we have one palette group with the Colors, Mixer, and Color Sets palette, and we have a second palette group that has the Layers and Channels palette inside it.
Expand all | Collapse all
  1. 8m 8s
    1. what's new?
      8m 8s
  2. 57m 9s
    1. using the welcome screen
      4m 6s
    2. exploring the interface
      12m 19s
    3. customizing the interface
      7m 50s
    4. creating custom palettes
      12m 27s
    5. creating custom keyboard shortcuts
      10m 4s
    6. creating and opening images
      4m 27s
    7. saving images
      5m 56s
  3. 32m 7s
    1. understanding tablet terminology
      5m 11s
    2. setting up a wacom tablet
      21m 6s
    3. setting brush tracking in corel painter IX
      5m 50s
  4. 37m 7s
    1. choosing colors from the color palette
      6m 46s
    2. mixing colors interactively
      11m 24s
    3. working with color sets
      8m 5s
    4. choosing paper textures
      10m 52s
  5. 5m 10s
    1. rotating and flipping images
      5m 10s
  6. 44m 25s
    1. understanding layers
      9m 9s
    2. creating, duplicating, and deleting layers
      4m 5s
    3. moving, arranging, and locking layers
      7m 47s
    4. naming layers
      7m 7s
    5. grouping, collapsing, and dropping layers
      8m 22s
    6. preserving transparency
      4m 29s
    7. painting with pick up underlying color
      3m 26s
  7. 1h 39m
    1. cloning basics
      13m 6s
    2. auto cloning paintings from photographs
      14m 51s
    3. cloning paintings from photographs
      28m 30s
    4. painting on photographs
      42m 59s
  8. 1h 23m
    1. sketching basics
      12m 54s
    2. sketching with pencils
      25m 20s
    3. sketching with chalks
      20m 16s
    4. sketching with the scratchboard tool
      24m 51s
  9. 2h 10m
    1. understanding artists' oils
      17m 50s
    2. painting with artists' oils
      25m 44s
    3. painting with digital water color
      29m 3s
    4. painting with water color
      16m 19s
    5. painting with liquid ink
      15m 46s
    6. painting with airbrushes
      25m 29s
  10. 19m 22s
    1. customizing brushes
      8m 49s
    2. saving custom brushes
      10m 33s
  11. 41m 59s
    1. using the sketch effect
      7m 5s
    2. applying surface texture
      11m 38s
    3. using the woodcut effect
      15m 41s
    4. using KPT effects
      7m 35s
  12. 33m 10s
    1. using make mosaic
      22m 37s
    2. using make tessellation
      10m 33s
  13. 37m 31s
    1. understanding bitmap and vector information
      6m 0s
    2. drawing with the shape tools
      5m 20s
    3. drawing with the pen tools
      5m 29s
    4. working with type
      7m 59s
    5. working with adobe illustrator files
      5m 52s
    6. painting with snap to path
      6m 51s
  14. 4m 56s
    1. opening adobe photoshop files in corel painter IX
      2m 5s
    2. saving adobe photoshop files in corel painter IX
      2m 51s

please wait ...
Watch the Online Video Course Getting Started with Corel Painter IX
10h 40m Beginner Nov 30, 2004

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

This movie-based tutorial is designed to give new and existing users of Corel Painter IX a basic understanding of the latest version of the program and its new and improved features, including the new Welcome Screen, Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts, Artists' Oils Painting System, Snap-To-Path Painting, QuickClone, and integration with the Wacom Intuos3 tablet. The training begins with an overview of the Corel Painter IX interface, a review of basic tools, and tips on working with a Wacom tablet and then moves to practical sketching and painting exercises, including how to convert digital photographs to drawings, paintings, and mosaics. Exercise files accompany the training, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

Subject:
Design
Software:
Painter
Authors:
John Derry Tanya Staples

customizing the interface

- In the last movie, we took a look at the main elements that make up the user interface in Corel Painter IX. In this movie we're gonna take a look at one of the ways that you can customize the interface. Specifically, we're going to look at how you can customize your palette configurations for different work flows. Here you can see, I have the default palette configuration opened in Corel Painter IX. You can see that we have one palette group with the Colors, Mixer, and Color Sets palette, and we have a second palette group that has the Layers and Channels palette inside it.

Now, this particular palette configuration may work for you, or you may find that you're turning on and off other palettes to use when you're working in Corel Painter IX. One of the great things about Corel Painter IX is, first, the ability to create custom palette groups and custom palette configurations. And the other benefit is that you can actually save any layout that you create, so that you can always go back to it when you're using Corel Painter IX. So let's take a look at how that works.

Let's suppose that I want to create a palette configuration to use when I'm using the new Artists' Oils Brushes. There's a number of palettes that I might want to use in that case. The first thing that I would want to use is definitely my Layers palette. So I'm gonna click and drag that out of the palette group that it's in, and create a group on its own. Then I'm gonna go ahead and I'm going to close my Channels palette. Another palette that I often use when I'm working with the Artists' Oils, is the Mixer palette. The new integration with the Artists' Oils and the Mixer palette is an excellent new feature and one that I like to use quite often.

So now you can see, I have this palette group with both my Mixer and my Layers. I'm going to turn off my Colors and my Colors Sets palette. I find that using the Mixer is the best way to choose color when I'm using the Artists' Oils Brushes. So I'm gonna leave it with just those two palettes. Now, when I am using the Artists' Oils Brushes, I often like to work with the Brush Controls palette so that I can make some changes on the fly to my brush. The first thing that I need to do is turn on that palette. I'm gonna go up to the Window menu and you can see I have this item called Brush Controls.

And under that fly-out menu you can see that we have all of these different show commands, and those show commands are basically going to allow me to turn on the Brush Controls palette with a particular panel open. So for example, I'm gonna choose Show Artists' Oils. And you can see that that opens up the Brush Controls palette and the Artists' Oils panel is automatically opened. I'm gonna click and drag and just move that up to position at beside my other palette group. Now, when I'm working with the Artists' Oils Brushes, as much as I like to customize some of the controls on the fly to make some changes to my brushes, I don't need to have all of these palettes or all of these panels inside this palette group.

I find that having this many controls sometimes is a little bit cumbersome to work with. So what I like to do, is just keep the panels in a separate palette group that I like to work with and close up the rest. So the ones that I find the most useful when I'm working with Artists' Oils, and this is just my preference. Your preference is going to vary. The purpose of this exercise is really just to show you how the customization works in Corel Painter IX. The palettes that I like to work with are the General palette. So I'm gonna click and drag so that it's its own palette.

I'm gonna do the same with the size. I'm gonna click and drag and position it with the General palette. And I'm also going to grab our Artists' Oils panel. Click and drag. You can see that when we have that little hand icon, that indicate that we can drag the palette from one palette group to the next. I'm just gonna position it on top of the size. Now that didn't quite go into the palette group. So let's try that again, I'm gonna click and drag. And release my mouse and now you can see that those three palettes are all part of the same palette group.

Now those are the three palettes that I like to work with. So I'm just gonna go ahead and turn off my brush controls. Now I can do a couple of things. I can position my palette underneath with my Layers and my Mixer, or I could position it up here at the top beside them. If I wanted to, I could also put my Layers and my Mixer palette inside this palette group. I actually find it easier to have them as separate palette groups so that I can have them both open. You can see that the Mixers and the Layers are actually quite long when they're both stacked vertically like that, and to add other palettes into that palette group, would sort of make it cumbersome to work with.

So I typically like to set it up as I have it here. So now that I have my palettes set up and configured in a way that I want to work with Artists' Oils Brushes, I can go ahead and save this as a custom layout. And the benefit of doing that, is that if I rearrange my palettes later, sure I can go back and go through the process of setting this up again, but being able to save a custom layout just basically lets me get back to this palette configuration with an easy click of the mouse.

So let's take a look at how to set that up. I'm gonna go to the Window menu and I'm gonna choose Arrange Palettes, and you can see I have this option called Save Layout. If I choose that, it gives me the option to name it. So I'm gonna call this Artists' Oils. And I'm gonna click OK. And now I'm just gonna rearrange my palettes however I like. I'm just gonna sort of make a mess here of that palette configuration that I created.

I'm gonna show some of the palettes and group a few together that weren't grouped together before. And move them around. There we go. Now if I go up to my Window menu and choose arrange palettes, you can see that I have this option here underneath the Default that says Artists' Oils and if I choose that, that's the one that I saved, It will go back to that configuration, that I created, when I set up the Artists' Oils Layout. So this is a really useful feature for you because it basically allows you to always get back to a customize configuration that you've set up, without having to go through the process every time of moving your palettes around.

Now if you find that you're creating a lot of palette configurations and you're not using them all, you can also delete your Layouts. You can see that, under the Arrange Palettes menu, I have this option called Delete Layout. If I choose that, it opens up the Delete Palette Layout dialogue box. I can click whichever Layout I'd like to delete, in this case I'm gonna delete Artists' Oils. Click delete. Now if I go up to the Window menu you can see that it's gone. That item has been removed because I deleted it.

Now, often when you go through the process of customizing your palettes, whether you're just dragging them around on screen, and changing the configuration, or whether you've gone to the trouble of actually saving a Layout, there are gonna be times when you wanna return to the default workspace that you had when you first opened Corel Painter IX. And it's really easy to do that. To get back to the default, we're gonna start by going to the Window menu, choosing Arrange Palettes, and you can see there is this option here called Default.

If I choose that, you can see that it automatically returns the interface to the palette configuration that was set up when I first opened Corel Painter IX, which is the same as what it was at the very beginning of this movie. So as you can see, there's a number of different ways that you can customize the interface in Corel Painter IX, specifically with the palette configuration. In addition to just being able to customize them, you can also save them as custom layouts for future use.

There are currently no FAQs about Getting Started with Corel Painter IX.

 
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ .

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Join now Already a member? Log in

* Estimated file size

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Getting Started with Corel Painter IX.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member ?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferences from the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Learn more, save more. Upgrade today!

Get our Annual Premium Membership at our best savings yet.

Upgrade to our Annual Premium Membership today and get even more value from your lynda.com subscription:

“In a way, I feel like you are rooting for me. Like you are really invested in my experience, and want me to get as much out of these courses as possible this is the best place to start on your journey to learning new material.”— Nadine H.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.