Saturday, August 09, 2008
I've been trying to learn the program Painter without buying a book, and it hasn't been easy. I especially was trying to get a watercolor look that didn't seem digital and wasn't spraying the color all over like a stain on a white shirt.
Namowal has mastered the technique over at her blog, but she's using Painter 8 and this is Painter X. Don't you love all those stupid X editions of things? Like the paintbox is rated x?
Anyway, today I found the pen I need, it's called "New Simple Water" under the digital watercolor category. If you set the paper to French watercolor, you can actually get the look I have on the pink rug or the blue chair.
I still couldn't resist throwing the woodcut filter on the thing:
You can compare this to the ones I was doing a couple of days ago.
And guess what-- they're all based on this photo! Most people never show their sources, but I'm just fooling around wid da sofware. I don't usually base stuff on photos, but I wanted something a little realistic to get my mind thinking about small apartments.
oh and then there was this from last time when I hated it so much I just hit it with the distortion brush.