Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes

with John Derry
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Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes
Video duration: 0s 4h 53m Intermediate


Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes takes a deep look into the variety of mark-making tools found within Corel Painter, a software application that allows you to create painterly images that look like they were made with natural (non-computerized) painting media. Through a comprehensive demonstration of different brushes, Corel Painter guru John Derry shows how to adjust multiple variants to achieve desired results. Just like an artist who holds a paintbrush or piece of chalk at a particular angle to create a specific mark, John demonstrates with both live action and within the application how to modify brush variants for maximum expressive impact. From bristle media to ink media, watercolor to utility media, he explains how to get the most out of this drawing and painting application. Exercise files accompany this course.

Topics include:
  • Comparing real-world brush behavior with brushes in Painter
  • Saving a brush variant for future use
  • Using loaded brushes
  • Using sponges and modifying captured dabs
  • Drawing with pastels and chalk
  • Painting with the traditional watercolor brushes
  • Packaging brushes for distribution


(upbeat piano music) - Hi, I'm John Derry, and I'd like to welcome you to Painter 11, Mastering Brushes. In this course, we'll explore everything you need to know to take complete control of the versatile and expressive brushes in Painter 11. We'll talk about important characteristics of real world art media, and how those characteristics are recreated inside of Painter. We'll clarify essential terminology and techniques for creating and configuring the hundreds of brush variants.

I'll show you how to get the best performance from your brushes by showing you which brush control adjustments are most effective with which brushes. Finally, we'll explore techniques for designing and organizing your own custom brushes. Painter 11 offers a wealth of expressive tools that simulate the tools that artists depend on, often surpassing their real world counterparts. I'm excited to be your guide to mastering brushes in Painter. Now, let's get started with Painter 11, Mastering Brushes.

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