Corel Painter 2018 Digital Art Software NEW Cloning Enhancements
NEW Cloning Enhancements Hi there! I’m Cher Pendarvis, artist and author of the painter WOW books and artist tablet books. In this video, we will explore some of the powerful new photo art features in Painter 2018. We can now clone using textures that incorporate transparency which is very exciting for painting composites as shown here with the clouds clivia and birds. This new workflow offers great flexibility. To begin, we’ll open a new file and display the photo art layout which is under window>layout>photo art As you can see right here in the photo art palette drawer, in the clone source panel, current pattern is chosen. We’re going to change this to textures. Now we can pull the palette open further and reveal the photo art textures with the transparency. As you see here with some of the examples, like the clivia that I used in my image and the sky with the clouds right here. In the photo art palette drawer, we have the clone source panel and if we look here in the source, we see we have a current pattern offset sampling texture and embedded image. We have the painter textures, the photo art textures which have the transparency that we talked about a bit earlier, and the under painting, auto painting, and restoration panels. To show the transform textures panel, we click the button right here, and here we have some options for the texture brushes. And then we have options for the textures and an important pop-up menu that we have right here with texture library panel, import texture, capture texture, embed texture as clone source image, export texture to a new layer, rename texture, capture icon and set custom icon. And down in the transform textures area of the palette drawer, we have the move and size option, scale, rotate, skew, distort, and perspective distortion. I’m just going to grab this panel right here and move it over. Painter 2018 features new cloning brushes for photo painting. We’re going to click the brush selector to open the Painter 2018 brushes and you’ll see the 2018 Cloners category is chosen. I made several of the cloning brushes. We’re going to use a few of them in this particular project. Now let’s get to work with our image. I’m going to bring a new file forward, and I have the clouds with the transparency selected, and the photo art panel texture is selected, and the source in the clone source panel, and I have the dry camel cloner selected. And in the brush selector — and I have sized it up to 72 pixels. So we’re going to paint some strokes in — lightly brush strokes. And you see how the brush produces nice bristle marks. Now it can take quite a bit of time to rough in a large area so auto painting is a great way to do that and you could always add your own strokes by hand over the top. I suggest checking smart stroke painting because it allows painter look to look for the forms in the source image. And then I’m going to click play and Painter quickly paints the brush strokes in. Click the image or the stop button when you want the auto painting process to stop and you can continue painting your own strokes into the image. Now for flexibility I’m going to add a new layer and we’re going to put the clivia on the new layer. So I’m going to choose the clivia texture here with a nice transparency and we have texture chosen here. Now we’re going to want to embed this one as a clone source. So I’m going to press the ctrl key. Click here and you see a pop-up menu appears, embed texture as clone source image. Now our clone source appears here. We can click the toggle tracing paper button to see where we’re going to be placing our strokes. And I’m going to target the layer that I want to be painting on, and we’re going to choose the tapered oil cloner for this portion of our composite, and I’m going to size it up to about 40 pixels. And then we’re going to paint in the clivia flower. I’m pulling the strokes in the direction that the flower petals are going rather than scrubbing back and forth. Okay, now we’re going to turn off our toggle tracing paper and we’re going to add some more strokes. You can actually see the density of the image here. Get the coverage of our color better with tracing turned off. And I’m going to leave a few places open so that we can see that it’s painted rather than making it completely photorealistic. And I’m going to use the layer adjuster tool to move this down to make room for our hummingbirds. And at this point I want to paint over this white area here with color that’s sampled from the image. So I’m going to press the option key to bring up the dropper and I’m going to paint over that area so this doesn’t jump out so much. Size the brush a little bit smaller, there. And turn clone color back on — going to add another layer. Now we’re ready to add the hummingbird. So we’re going to go back here and we’re going to choose texture so that we can have access to the photo art textures. And here’s the hummingbird that I created. We can choose ‘show texture’ and the hummingbird is going to appear. Now it’s large for our composition and it’s not in the position that we want to show it in With ‘show texture’ chosen, we have access to the transform textures options here. We’re going to choose the ‘move and size’ option. When we choose the ‘move and size’ option, you see that we get handles and a marquee around it. I’m going to pull this over here to the position that I want, hold down the shift key and size the bird a bit smaller. Now we have edited our texture clone source and Painter is going to give us a little warning here, saying any changes that you make to the texture will be lost and unless you save the texture. Click the ‘save as’ button to keep the texture for future use. Note, the ‘save as’ button is available only when the ‘show texture’ button is enabled. And I would suggest not checking this right here because it’s helpful to have this message come up. So I’m going to click OK, and save as, and we have saved texture as — name your texture. I’m going to go ahead and click yes and we’re going to choose the tapered oil cloner. Make sure our layer is selected and then I’m going to pull strokes in the direction of the feathers on the wings, and I’m going to pull strokes around the shape of the head as if we’re modeling the shape of the bird. Let’s turn off show texture, that way we can see the coverage that we’re getting. There we go. Bring out the highlight in his head. I’d like to add another bird so I’m going to do that on another layer to the left and I’m going to choose a bird that I created flying in from the opposite direction, and choose ‘show texture’ And we’re going to use our scale and move option again to adjust the bird to the size and position that we want. Hit enter. Our dialog comes up. It’s going to allow us to save our texture and we’re going to paint this little bird. using the same brush on this new layer. And with this one I’m going to lower the opacity so that it appears that he or she is further way. So I hope you enjoyed the demo. Let’s move on to trying out more of the brushes. Now let’s try out the brushes in a new document using a current pattern as the clone source. You see current pattern is chosen here in the menu and the hens and chicks, one of our favorite patterns is chosen. I’m just going to paint a stroke with the dry camel cloner, and then we’re just going to focus on this one flower right here, and you see the nice bristle marks that you get with this brush — the dry camel cloner. The tapered oil cloner is more of a detail brush with pressure sensitivity and a nice tapered look. The speckle oil cloner is more wild and it will distort the imagery a little bit more with an oily feel. I’m going to skip down to the Sargent bristle cloner This one really gives expressive effects using color that’s brought in from the source and it has an oily feel. I saved the speckle watercolor cloner for last because it makes its own layer. You can paint beautiful watercolor imagery with this one. Jump in and explore the rest of the brushes in this category. And I’m going to bring my image forward here. The new enhanced cloning features in Painter 2018 are very exciting for photo artists. I hope you enjoyed this overview of some of my favorite new features. Happy painting!