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digistyle
04-25-2006, 10:38 PM
Trying out some custom grunge brushes that I made. This painting of Batman was one of the first sketches that I made in Painter IX. I'm using it as my test painting for the new brushes. I like the mood that I was able to create. It feels a bit more organic and little bit gothic. Next, I need to work on making some scratch brushes and dust brushes.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Dec-2005/1629-batman.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Apr-2006/1629-batmangrunged.jpg

One really cool thing I'm finding is that I can capture dabs from the "splat" of these brushes and create a different brush from it. In theory, I can have different "splats" for each painting.

Jin
04-26-2006, 02:30 AM
digi,

This is wonderful! I love the texture you've created, and the colors.

Yes, you can capture dabs from anything (except wet Digital Watercolor paint, and probably anything on a Liquid Ink layer or a Watercolor Layer before they've been converted to Default Layers, all of which could be Cloned then the capture done from the Clone).

I think, now that you're using Painter IX and discovering how much can be done with it, your work is becoming more interesting in leaps and bounds.

It's going to be fun watching you discover more and more.

Congrats on a fine piece of work! :)

Skinny
04-26-2006, 06:04 AM
Those new brushes add energy to the image! :cat:

LadyAlba
04-26-2006, 11:12 AM
I love that grundge brush and I have not been able to figure out how to do it in Painter. LOL This turned out fantastic! :clap:

JCoop
04-26-2006, 12:42 PM
Digi, yes... the second image is much more interesting. Keep experimenting... happy accidents are always just around the corner.:)

justjean
04-26-2006, 03:05 PM
Great mystery and intrigue in that second one digi :thumbsup:

maria_khurram
04-26-2006, 09:55 PM
Yes, the second one takes my vote too. Welldone Digi.:thumbsup:

digistyle
04-26-2006, 10:23 PM
Jin, thanks for the tips and the compliment. It means a lot, coming from a Painter guru like yourself!

happy accidents are always just around the corner
Thanks, Coop. Sometimes I think that most of my paintings are happy accidents! :lol:

Thanks Kirsten, Marge, Jean & Maria!

This is the result of my latest custom texture brush. I was pleasantly surprised at how "liquid-y" it turned out. In case you're curious, I've included the dab shape.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Apr-2006/1629-liqiudy.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Apr-2006/1629-brushshape.JPG

Skinny
04-26-2006, 11:08 PM
I LIKE it! You're really taking advantage of the power to customize Painter. BRAVO! :clap: :thumbsup:

Jin
04-27-2006, 02:29 PM
I love that grundge brush and I have not been able to figure out how to do it in Painter. LOL This turned out fantastic! :clap:

Marge,

It's very easy and a lot of fun.

NOTE: When following the instructions in Help > Help Topics, don't hold down the Shift key while making the "square" selection. Just freehand a square-ish selection. Otherwise, the Capture Dab command may be greyed out.

The instructions can be found here:

Painter IX > Help > Help Topics > Contents tab > Customizing Brushes

On the right panel, click the link named "Managing Custom Brushes".

On the next page, scroll down and read the section named "Capturing Brush Dabs".

LadyAlba
04-27-2006, 03:15 PM
Thanks Jin :wave: Although I have been capturing dabs and making brushes for a while now what I meant was I have not been able to make one in Painter that compares in quality to the ones I have in Photoshop. :cat: I will keep at it though as they tend to be happy accidents.

TxAggieDarlin
04-27-2006, 03:24 PM
Looks like liquid gold. I am impressed you make brushes. I just cannot make myself do that. I think I just don't understand that save it thing ROTFL

digistyle
04-28-2006, 11:32 PM
Looks like liquid gold. I am impressed you make brushes
Its fun, but addictive. I had to make myself stop creating them so that I could spend some time painting with them! :D

Jin
04-29-2006, 12:32 AM
Jin, thanks for the tips and the compliment. It means a lot, coming from a Painter guru like yourself!


Thanks, Coop. Sometimes I think that most of my paintings are happy accidents! :lol:

Thanks Kirsten, Marge, Jean & Maria!

This is the result of my latest custom texture brush. I was pleasantly surprised at how "liquid-y" it turned out. In case you're curious, I've included the dab shape.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Apr-2006/1629-liqiudy.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Apr-2006/1629-brushshape.JPG

digi,

What settings did you use in the Brush Controls' General and Well palettes (to give us a clue what, other than the Captured Dab image, would make the brush variant paint "liquidy" strokes.

Edit: Also, what Paper were you using? That can have a huge effect on the result.

Both your Captured Dab image and the demo are lovely. Very natural, organic looking (which is what we're usually after using Painter's Natural Media® capabilities ;) ).

Chiers
04-29-2006, 12:42 AM
Hi Digi,
Your grunge brush gave Batman a whole new atmoshere. Very nice I like it.
Creating brushs is addictive isn't it. LOL

digistyle
04-29-2006, 06:14 PM
Creating brushs is addictive isn't it. LOL
Big time addictive!

What settings did you use in the Brush Controls' General and Well palettes (to give us a clue what, other than the Captured Dab image, would make the brush variant paint "liquidy" strokes.

Jin, I'll go you one better than a description. The brush is part of the set that I uploaded into the "Share your custom brush here" thread in the Digital Library. Enjoy! BTW, I've created all my dabs with "basic paper" selected.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=328142

Jin
04-29-2006, 07:49 PM
digi,

That is so generous of you to share these beautiful brushes. Thanks!

(I meant what Paper was selected when you were painting.)

digistyle
05-06-2006, 02:22 PM
I meant what Paper was selected when you were painting.)
Unless I have a specific need, I paint on the default (basic) paper.

Jin
05-07-2006, 12:14 PM
Thanks, digi. :)