SketchBook Pro 7 Essential Training
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Working with the Color and Brush pucks


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Video: Working with the Color and Brush pucks

In this video, we're going to take a look at the color puck and also the brush puck. So let's take a look at the color puck first. This is the one with the dark boundary on the outside of the puck itself. There are three components that make up color. If I tap one time inside here, you'll notice the outer ring is hue. The inner diamond I can move horizontal to change the saturation and then also vertical to change luminance. So color comprises of hue, saturation, and luminance.
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  1. 1m 47s
    1. Welcome
      1m 11s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
  2. 3m 38s
    1. Advantages of digital sketching
      1m 48s
    2. Comparing mouse and tablet sketching
      1m 50s
  3. 13m 37s
    1. Interface overview
      4m 6s
    2. Exploring the File and Edit menus
      3m 45s
    3. Exploring the Image menu
      4m 43s
    4. Exploring the Window and Help menus
      1m 3s
  4. 14m 2s
    1. Working with the Color and Brush pucks
      4m 31s
    2. Understanding the Color Editor
      2m 41s
    3. Introducing Copic markers
      2m 53s
    4. Utilizing the Copic library
      3m 57s
  5. 14m 19s
    1. Brush palette fundamentals
      2m 16s
    2. Modifying brush properties
      6m 8s
    3. Workflow with synthetic brushes
      5m 55s
  6. 12m 3s
    1. Understanding layers
      5m 54s
    2. New layer functions
      6m 9s
  7. 41m 46s
    1. Introducing Transform and Select
      6m 30s
    2. Manipulating with Transform, Distort, and Flood Fill
      7m 8s
    3. Working with Crop and adding text
      4m 7s
    4. The Ruler, Ellipse, and French Curves tools
      3m 39s
    5. Creating perspective
      5m 46s
    6. Working with symmetry
      2m 12s
    7. Utilizing the Steady Stroke and shape tools
      4m 42s
    8. Sketching the vehicle wheel
      7m 42s
  8. 3m 0s
    1. Understanding the Lagoon
      3m 0s
  9. 14m 34s
    1. Creating do-it-yourself brushes
      3m 10s
    2. Working with brush sets
      2m 42s
    3. Shading an F1 wheel
      7m 6s
    4. Creating custom icons
      1m 36s
  10. 15m 30s
    1. Shading a vehicle body
      8m 50s
    2. Shading using grayscale
      6m 40s
  11. 19m 12s
    1. Introducing blend modes
      1m 57s
    2. Darken options
      2m 54s
    3. Lighten options
      1m 40s
    4. Contrast blend modes
      1m 32s
    5. Color blend modes
      1m 46s
    6. Glow and Soft Glow
      6m 15s
    7. Correcting a dark image
      3m 8s
  12. 2m 3s
    1. Exporting a finished rendering
      2m 3s
  13. 37s
    1. Next steps
      37s

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Digital drawing is made easier with SketchBook Pro, whether you're an illustrator a CAD designer involved in manufacturing. In this course, Veejay Gahir shares reference images and techniques he's developed over years as a professional product and automotive designer. He'll walk you through SketchBook's basics—the interface, preferences, brushes, Lagoon tools, and export options—so you can get started sketching quickly. He'll also introduce alternative workflows to achieve the same results, which may better suit your style of working. Your final sketches can then be used downstream in other CAD programs or simply saved and shared. And don't miss the four drawing tutorials to see Veejay sketching in action!

Topics include:
  • Understanding the Lagoon
  • Working with color
  • Modifying brush properties
  • Cropping, translating, transforming, and distorting
  • Working with symmetry and perspective
  • Creating curves and straight lines
  • Using layers
  • Exporting images
Subject:
Design
Software:
SketchBook Pro
Author:
Veejay Gahir

Working with the Color and Brush pucks

In this video, we're going to take a look at the color puck and also the brush puck. So let's take a look at the color puck first. This is the one with the dark boundary on the outside of the puck itself. There are three components that make up color. If I tap one time inside here, you'll notice the outer ring is hue. The inner diamond I can move horizontal to change the saturation and then also vertical to change luminance. So color comprises of hue, saturation, and luminance.

So let's go to a fully saturated red. You'll notice, as I change my hue value on the outside, the background circle on the right hand side displays my new value of hue. On the left-hand side, my previous value. When I release, it all changes to the new value. So when I move my saturation, extreme right is 100% saturated, extreme left is 0% saturated. All the way to the top for luminance is 100% luminance. All the way down to the bottom is 0% luminance.

So let's go back to a true red like this. So, if I choose a color like red and I like this color and I want to to keep it for future reference, I can open up this matrix here and I can simply drag and drop into one of those empty slots. Let's choose another one. Which is one more like this. So this allows me in my workflow to just go ahead, choose a color, and very quickly, I can start to use my preset colors, like this, or my saved colors. Now, as we mentioned, I can change the hue values in this outer ring.

But I can also change my luminance and saturation straight from the puck itself. So as we mentioned before, if I move my cursor to the right, it's 100% saturation. And move it all the way to the left, you'll see the puck will split into two, and the right hand side is my new value. And 0% saturation is a mid-gray. So let's go back to fully saturated like this. Hold the cursor right down in the center. And this time I'm going to go in a vertical direction all the way to the top. 100% luminance is pure white, 0% luminance is pure black.

So now, I can go back. Let's go back to a true red like this. The other options I have, is I can use this dropper and I can simply just pick a color like that or I can sample colors from any image that I have imported. I can also erase. So, using this Erase tool. Remember, if you inadvertently lose your color puck, just go back over to Windows, select Color Puck from there. Or you can simply go back to Default Layout, like this. So, the other option that we have in Edit > Preferences, we can change some of the characteristics or the behavior of this puck itself.

So what I'm going to do here is I'm going to go to Brush. At the very bottom under Color Puck, you'll notice that we have Change both color luminance and saturation selected. Remember that saturation is our horizontal movement, and luminance is our vertical movement. If we want to, we can just have it change the saturation only or just the luminance only. But I like to leave it on both. So let's move over to the Brush Puck. So the primary function of the brush puck is simply to change the size of the brush. So what I'm going to do here is I'm going to go to, again, let's go to a true fully saturated red.

And you'll notice, as change the size in a horizontal movement, it changes that value for me. If I move in a vertical direction, you'll notice all it's doing again is just changing the size. But if I go over to Edit > Preferences > Brush, you'll notice that there's an option under the brush puck to change the brush size only or to change the brush size and opacity. So let's check this on, and let's see what that does for us. So now, left to right will change my brush size.

And up and down will change the opacity, like so. Typically, I like the brush puck just to change the size. So I'm going to go back to my brush and change to brush size only

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