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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.
So, we've gone through and looked at the various types of creative cloning that you can do, particularly when we work in concert with the Quick Clone command. But I do want to point out that those are artistic creative forms of cloning. You can still do what nowadays is known as the Photoshop style cloning, where you are picking up one piece of imagery within a document and placing it somewhere else, duplicating it. You can do that in Painter as well. I am going to go over to the Tool palette and I just want to explain these quickly. You have the Cloner Brush.
The Cloner Brush automatically thinks in terms of these cloners in the Cloners category so that if I have this Splattery Clone Spray and I'm going to do this. This is a little technique you are going to need to know. If I hold down my Option or Alt key, that's how I'm going to create my source point within the document and then I'm going to go to where I want to go and then when I click down, I'm now going to start cloning from that area. But you can see it's actually cloning and picking it up within the image and using all of the characteristics of the Clone Brush.
So, it's a Fine Art Cloner in this case. Let's undo that and I'm going to now go and if you click and hold on here, you are just going to get the Rubber Stamp tool, basically which is now an in document cloning tool. So just to use it in this image, let's say that I was working with this and I realized, you know this big expansive sky here is kind of distracting. It's actually the brightest area of the whole image and as a result your eye is kind of led to it and really, I want this high contrast and brightness where the rocks are to be the brightest form of imagery to lead the eye to it.
So, I'm going to take some of the tree foliage, over here and put it in here as well and just like I did before, I'm going to hold down my Option or Alt key and just sample a source in the image by clicking down on my mouse, and now, I'm going to go over here and just start to draw. You can see that I can now replace the sky area with clone from the other side of the image. So that's the Cloner and if you are from Photoshop land, you will recognize it right away. If not in the Painter world, it makes a great accessory to the other cloning tools.
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