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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.
In this chapter, we're going to talk about when things go wrong. And I don't care if it's Painter or Photoshop, you name it, things eventually will go wrong. After all, we're dealing with a bunch of 1s and 0s ultimately, and somewhere along the way things can start to get corrupted, or whatever, and just things go wrong. So, I've got a few recommendations for what you can do when things do start to go wrong. The first one I'm going to talk about relates specifically to brushes, and I'm going to open up the Brush controls, and I just want to start to play with this particular brush.
Let's say I want to try to do some different things with it. So, it's based on the Artist brush, so I'm going to go here and I'm going to just start setting sliders and trying things, and seeing what's going to happen here. As I do this, I can start to get into a situation where this is nothing like I intended, and what were those settings? I don't have a photographic memory. I don't remember what happened here.
So, if you get into a situation, if you've been playing around with adjusting the brush trying get it some way that you wanted, and all of a sudden you find yourself in something like this, what you want to do is go up to the upper left corner. It's called the Reset tool but I like to call it the panic button, because what it does is clicking it brings it back to its default behavior. Now yes, you will lose any changes you have but I will assume that you're not even going to go to the panic button until you've gotten into a situation where the brush just isn't doing any longer what I wanted it to, and that's the time to go to the panic button.
You can also go into the Brushes menu, and you can say right here, Restore Default Variant. It's the same command, but you've got to do a couple of moves to do it here. It's nice to know that just like a fire alarm in a building, if things go wrong and you want to get back, all you've got to do is go up here to the friendly Reset button, click it and you'll be back on your way.
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