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Corel Painter has a great feature called Quick Clone. We are going to show how easy it is to do c painting using this command
e're going to use this
tutorial to show you how Quick Clone
to create a painting using
command. The Quick Clone feature creates a copy of your image with Tracing Paper over it. The paper can be
any colour, but the default is white. The
cloned image is under the paper and the paper can be turned on and off. Also, the opacity ofthe paper can be changed to your specifications. We are going to paint through the tracing paper and as we paint with various brushes, the painting will
magically appear on the screen. The painting will draw all its colours from the original image and that essentially is the basis for the entire painting. When clone painting, there is a choice to use either the Cloner Brushes or to use other brushes that are easily turned into a Clone Brush with one click. We will explore the brush choices and mix brushes together to give different brush strokes. The beauty of Corel Painter is that different media can be mixed to create original results. As a finishing touch, we will add paint to the image and blend it to accentuate the
colours. This will be done by laying the paint on the image instead of using the originals colours to paint from. Youwill be able to create your own soft edge for this painting by not bringin through the entire image. The Tracing Paper will effectively create the canvas you are painting on. With so many different choices available it may seem easy to get confused, but Corel Painter keeps things nice and simple and with each step, we will create a beautiful painting while showing you the options you can use to explore the power and beauty of this software.
Place ... ClOSE Quick Clone
StarttheQuickClone Copy the tutorial file from the disc to your desktop and go to Files-Open. Then go to Hle-Oukk Clone. Notice now your image has the Tracing Paper over it and that the file name has changed to: Clone of pinkflowers.jpg. Always be sure you are painting on the Clone version
small black and white box in the upper right of the frame. Click on it and a menu appears with the tracing paper opacity. These little boxes also turn the paper off and on which we will do as we paint. When the paper is turned off, we can see our painting emerging. When it is on, we see the image we are painting from below it.
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Follow a photo's contours
It's important to follow the flow of the image and not to go across it or just up and down. Notice the difference in these two brush strokes on the painting. Note-in the first image the br.ush direction follows the flowers lines. This is the correct way of painting. Notice the second image painted straight across and up and down. This is an example of what your painting should NOT look like! Use a mixture of strokes that are long and short and also try doing some half moon shapes with your strokes and see how easy it is using those strokes to go around the curves of the flower. See the half moon type strokes in the third image. Because we have changed the canvas colour to a colour already in the image, it's not necessary to absolutely cover ever.y inch of the image. The painting will look more interesting if some of the solid pink areas are allowed to show through. -
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can change the colour of the tracing paper if we like, using the Color Picker tool. We like to use a colour from the original
photo, so we brought
the original back up and chose one of the pinks. Using the Paint Bucket tool, position it over the Clone copy and click. The tracing paper will now turn a lovely shade of pink.
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Control the clone effect
Choose your brush Go to the
Brush Categories By default, since we Quick Cloned the image, the category reverts to the Cioner Brushes. Click the brush and the dropdown menu will come up for all the brushes in that category. Choose the first one: Bristle Brush Cloner
Brush Controls The default brush setting for the size of this brush is too small to paint this painting. See the brush controls at the top of the screen and change the size from 12 to 40. All the other settings, however, should stay the same.
Half moon strokes can create a nice effect for your image
Tutorial.. I Learn how to Quick Clone
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Brush over the photo
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If you are new to using Quick Clone, try and spend a bit of time using each brush on a photo. By doing this you can build up a feel for which ones are suitable for certain jobs (for example, detail, background, texture etc).
Begin painting Zoom in on the flowers and begin to paint. Followthe natural lines of the flowers. Use a mix of long strokes and short ones. Turn the paper off and on to see your painting and zoom in closer to see the brushstrokes. Seethe box oOn brush strokes (p29) for more on this.
picture to create your painting. To get into smaller areas, vary the brush size in the brush controls. Small brushes are also preferable forthe me detailed areas.
Vary brush size It really is a case of just following the original
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Experiment with other brushes
You can mix brushes together in one painting. Try the Camel Oil Cloner and when using it, also paint over some of the painted areas with the Bristle Oil Cloner brush. This gives a nice layered look. The Impressionist Cloner is also fun for accents and areas to add some more texture
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Block out the rest At this point you should decide how much of the flowers you want to paint. An easy way to block areas out is to turn off the paper, go around the area with your brush that you want to keep and turn the paper back on. Now you can see exactly where to keep painting.
saving work Corel Painter has a niltl built-In Save feature, found by going to Filec-lterative Save. The first time you use this it VI save the file name 'clone of pinkflowers.jpg', EVE time you save your image it will automatically ad the next numberso each version is saved in orde
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detail Now that you have the painting filled in, you may want to bring back some of the detail. To dothis ,the best brush is Soft Cloner. Set the brush to size 38 and the Opacity will vary between 10-20 per cent as you work back some details. To see the details in order to paint them back in, turn the paper off again so the Image IS seen
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Change the brush category to Acrylics and pick the Capture Bristle variant Click the stamp icon in the Color Selector so the colours are bright This means we are no longer cloning colour but laying down paint Pick a yellow colour with a brush size of 20 and opacity of 50. Lightly brush over some of the white areas in the painting
Add accent colour
Built in help
Help is only a click away with Corel Painter's built in Help. At the top of your screen all the way to the right, you will see the word Help. Click that and you have the options to search the index or to go online and read more tutorials on the core! site. Click Help Topics and there is a list alphabetically of everything in Corel Painter. Click the word and the lesson pops up on the right side.
Add more background ThIS same brush can be turned Into a cloner by reclicking the rubber stamp in the Color Selector. It's helpful to go back and forth doing this to lay down colour and then blend it slightly as a Cloner Brush. Pick the Splattery Clone Spray with the Opacity down to 50% to paint into the edges of the flowers and spread out to the rest of the canvas This has given the painting another dimension and again, the pink canvas has added to the depth of having the splatter paint on top of it.
Those all-important final details
It's the little things that count
work There are many ways to sign the painting. We're going to use the Text tool and use a font to sign the painting. Go to Window>Show Layers. Add a layer and go to the toolbox and dick the 'T' icon. At the top of the screen the box appears to showallthefontsyou have available. Choose your font and click in the image and type Becausethe text is on
Workspace Hide Palettes Arrange Palettes Zoom In Zoom Out ZoomTo Fit Hide Toolbox Hide Property Bar Hide Brush Selector Bar Brush Controls Color Palettes LibraryPa!ettes. Show layers
painting. It will 'pop' all the brush strokes and give much more detail to the painting. Go up to tttectss-ocus-Sharpen.ttyou feel you have sharpened too much, go to Edit>Fade.
Sharpenin~ Sharpening is one of the last steps to finishing your
Free Transform. You will be able to change the look of the font by stretching or compressing it. Once you are done it needs to be rotated, so go to Effectsc-Orientatiorc-Rotate. Put a number around 20 or more in the box and you will see where it rotates your signature right there on the screen.
Rotate and alter the signature
Go to Effectsc-Orientaticrc-
Drop the layer of text Next go to Layers-Drop to drop the layer. This is the home straight of the painting and where everything becomes final.
Drop and Select Delete layer
Tutorial Learn how to Quick Clone
INear the end
The end of the Quick Clone
savingthepainting Go to File'sSave As. Since this is the final version, remove the words 'clone of', leave the version number but add an underscore and the letters FIN to denote it's the final version
nice touch to a painting is an edge. Go to Select>AII. This will now show on your screen the traditional 'marching ants' around the image Be sure the Captured Bristle Brush is selected in the brush category and use the Color Pickerto select a dark pink, Brush size should be 50, Go to Selectc-Strcke Selection. Magically you will see the paint go around your painting and add the edge! Turn the selection off by going to Selects-None and save the file
Add an edge One thing that adds a
Brushes used in the painting
Building up the brush strokes
When you first open up the Quick Clone tool, it's easy to just stick to the one type of brush and only dabble with altering the brush size or maybe
the opacity as well. But the fact is any brush
can become a croner, so there's no reason to not mix things up a bit and try using multiple types of media on the one image. We used only a few brushes in this painting to illustrate how they can all work together and have different looks, but even just by using a few, you will hopefully appreciate how easy it is to get a thick painted
effect. The Captured Bristle brush was used as
both a (loner Brush and a paint brush to lay down colour. The choice of brushes for a painting like this is unlimited, so when you start on your next Quick Clone, maybe set yourself the task of using three different brush categories in it!
Bristle Brush Cloner
Bristles ueate the look of a real brush stroke, complete wirh the striations that hairs on a real brush make.
.Camel Oil (loner
The Camel ai/ Cloner emulates a smooth. oily look when cloning.
Splattery Clone Spray
Just what ir says. It sprays almost like an airbrush and spatters paiot wherever it is used.
The captured bristle is sott and has mal1y different ways of being used.
Soft Cloner Brush This brush adds no texture or paint strokes
to the image. only brings back information from the clone source.
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