Setting up multiple clone sources


Corel Painter X3


Lesson Info

Setting up multiple clone sources

Um so I'm just having a look here so I've got myself ready for painting I'm going to move these down a bit which I just want to get to see the edge of the images we spoke about and um we are going to do one more thing in preparation I can't believe it one more thing what we're going to do is we're going to purposely generate a few variations on the clone source this will be very useful and this is worth the time so let's do it on this I want you to watch very carefully because there's some subtle things that we're gonna have to remember when we're editing and changing a source image which a new campaign extra it's a different system to all previous versions of paint up on but it's very subtle so I'm gonna go slowly and I'm gonna explain it carefully so let's take this image and just do some stuff with it some different stuff and this is, you know, in painter we've already talked about the fact that you know if you want to you can bring in all sorts of filters, plug ins and stuff so tha...

t's an option but in painter you have built in the under painting panel now I have it as a short cut here and for those of you who don't have my workspace and by the way, this particular workspace it is custom for painter x three and in case people are wondering what cannot be using paint a twelve no it can't be because there's a lot of things that a special to paint extra e which I've customized into it on a lot of the buttons wouldn't work in painted twelve but I do have a painter twelve workspace my old one that is on paint box tv but like I say what I'm teaching here is really showing you why it's worth upgrading extra so I would save yourself the bother and just upgrade um so what we're gonna do is we're going to use the underpinning panel which you can get from window it's a bit hidden here I have to say auto painting under painting order painting panels underpinning the wording here is no my choice I mean I wouldn't put the under painting panel under water painting panels because it doesn't have to be to do with daughter painting we will mention order painting in coming up so but I'm the painting panel that's a shortcut and it most panels when you call him up like this a default onto the top right corner of your screen so one of the things that trip you up is like well, I just called up the under painting panel or the advanced control panel or whatever panel I just called up the you know patton's panel and I can't see it on me screen okay oh there it is it's it's sort of it's like a chameleon its camouflage or these palates look the same but sometimes they do look a bit the same so what we're gonna do is we're gonna use the underpinning panel to make a variation or multiple variations on the source on we're going to save each one of them as a separate clone source so let's fire away let's start off with some of the schemes and I'm going to quickly go through all the schemes that here and you saw me do this yesterday and I'm just going to quickly go through and see if any jump out because this is always a good starting point and now some of them look really washed out but we have a secret weapon for washed out in painter and does anyone remember what I did yesterday to a color scheme that was washed out and then I pumped it up again equalize thank you um and that that looks really like vory nineteen fifties I like that although it's that's a sketchbook scheme come on dh yeah so that I can see a few things I might want to work with the sketch book scheme not very colorful but very fifties eh so I'm going to combine that with an equalize look at that now equalize is wonderful it's equivalent in photo shop of auto levels this the same water levels on what you see here is the history graham off distribution of the amount of lightness or darkness of the pictures in the image. So if you see a huge lump but one end or the other, it simply means you have a lot of pixels, which are, you know, either gray it's are either black or white or very dark, very light. What tends to happen in a lot of photos is that you actually don't have many really, really rich extremes, depending on how you take a photo and all that stuff. But you tend to have a lot of middle tones and less extreme tones sometimes no black. You know what? Auto levels equivalent, which is called equalizing painted does it simply brings the white and the black point zips um, right up to the edges of the history, ma'am. So that you somewhere you have riel, doc, doc and summary of your light light, and it pumps everything up as a result and say, ok, so that's so that's one option that I might save a close source and I can have many options now his point of confusion is that if I look at the clone source panel it's empty does anyone know why it's empty you're currently selecting? You're not on your painting you're not on your painting image on their source image so don't get confused when you look at that pilots and wait a minute I could have sworn a minute ago I had a clone source image there now it's empty so that is why it's empty because we're on the source image on before we go back to the painting images at it this is a subtle bit I said watch carefully level that is a difference between a source image in paint extra than ever previously you're about see it I'm going to do this in slow mo so you can see it because this is so subtle it's it's easy to miss this but it's very important to use it if you want powerful history so what you do is you go to file and you go down on you could use your regular shift commander's on a mac shift control is on a pc you could use that shortcut but do you see it's instead of saying say that do you see it says export source image so that is very important in the new workflow for cloning in paint extra andi I encourage you when you make variations of your source image take the time to do export source image you don't have to you can add multiple source images and not save any of them as separate files but what this is doing is it on this relates to what I said about the riff? What this is doing is actually making a physical, separate image, which is that clone source as a separate file and if you don't do this, it simply doesn't exist anywhere except in the rift file of the painting image and if you're not lost all that I know anything I realize this is tough to understand couple of just questions that motion generally with this absolutely far away or some way have a brash question, you know, in a trial version I use there was a paintbrush to put salt on the watercolor yeah he's saying that brush like that in mind? Oh yes, what are all these two great sold brushes? And I love him remind me to show you a soon as I stopped painting because I know that their great brushes and they're sort of really gems the gem, so absolutely so I'm saving this as a as a reference number six, but notice I'm keeping going with my p v n system this's a key point the way that I'm working in my peavy in system is essentially providing a really interesting detail documentation of what I do temp in chronological order and so that's why I just keep saving a lot so I've made that variation now I click on the painting image and what are we going to see good you're not gonna be surprised by it in fact would be disappointed if it wasn't there I actually I really starting to get sweaty there and think, oh my god, this is going to be like the big embarrassment I build up build up we're going to see the three radio button window and then suddenly it doesn't appear I was like or please appear please appear but anyway, thankfully technology worked so it does appear on dh so what do you think we're going to choose which of the three options we have created new, which means that we're not overriding and existing clone source we're creating a new clown source all we have update, which means we're changing the current clone source we're not adding a new one we're changing the current one or discard means we're going to ignore what we just did it I didn't really mean to do anything absolutely we're going to create new okeydokey and now ha check this out the way back and forth so we're going to go back to this one we're just going to do a couple of other variations sometimes it's nice to have um oh, what did I do? I made my own mistake there I did but what was that? This is so funny it's like I was looking at the source image and I hadn't yet gone back to it uh, it's really easy to do that, isn't it? So let's, take that back to where it wass now, how could you also got to the edit on? Do I could've undone? I just I mean, but if you get into a situation where all of a sudden something happens and you don't know what it was that you hit yeah, just that undue? Absolutely. Here on, because if you haven't done anything since you saved it, you could always do a file revert, and it takes it back to the last saved st but that's only if you haven't done something since you saved. So what I'm gonna do here is just create a d set rated version, and maybe we'll see what equalized us so that so equalized. By the way, in case you want to find it in the menu system is under effects. We're gonna ignore these two because these are simply what these are the last two effects used. And I just I just want to show you where you would find it. So if you want to go the long way, the long route and if you don't have my shortcut but you can always make a shortcut, but, um, then you go, if external control equalize, there we go. And I realized that you could do many, many things with many, many filters and plug ins and photo shop and live room and there's many ways to make nice, black and white, so but this is just quick and easy on dh, so we're going to do the same thing. So how do what do we do before we get the three? But radio buttons were going to do up yeah, file export source image on dh we're just going to make that the next numbers I have to look here is number seven on dh, so I'm gonna call this b w for black and white, uh, groups let me just click on here, and that gives you the the name of the file reproduced there, and I'm just gonna try and not like it up there we go and say, save now we go back here and it's like we're old, how does this create new blah, blah, blah? And now we look here and we've got a new version sound there, and the nice thing about doing the export is also that it gives it a new name, which tells you what it is we obviously you can see what it is because you get a little icon as well on dial, just zoom in there because I want you to be really really clear about that so you can see there that you can see the name now the naming is very important and pour you mentioned that sometimes you don't put the notes at the end but I hope that you can see here why putting a meaningful note hugely useful so you know what is that clone source so you can have any number of clone sources there um just you know when I say any number I you know I really mean it just to give you a little example of the multiple clone source I worked and I had the great pleasure of working with cirque du soleil a couple of years ago when they were doing toe tem here in san francisco and I was doing live digital painting in the happy rouge tent before each show on the way that I planted they were all paintings to do with the theme of the show so the way I planned it was I created a master file in painter on I was using paint twelve obviously on di lined up you know I met the artists in the show and I've seen the show so I lined up sixty that's six zero knots one six six zero I lined up sixty clone source images onda had him all part of the river and then I could draw upon them you know just that will on I used that throughout the seven week fifty show uh, engagement so in other words you can load up tons of cloning source images question bobby having these additional, uh, close sources that makes your file larger it absolutely does and that is a factor that you have to bear in mind is it it's the it is the compromise it is and it is true but it learns you have tons and tons off um space then that's you know that's okay, but the file I used that circus soleil was I was like one hundred megabyte it was huge but that's okay, I'm just going toe have a look here who is the brand new and she just worked on a painting that she had saved as a riff but she wants to know when she goes back to work on it does she click on clone again? Uh excellent. Excellent question. Let me just finish off one last variation here I'm going to add under painting I'm gonna add equalize here and this is just over the top but that's okay, we just have one that's ridiculously over the top and I'm not necessarily going to use those colors. I'm not necessarily even going to use the clone source so one important point here is it's just like putting out your pain on the palate I put out more paint than I want to use but I want to have the power of choice and possibility and that's why pain is such a great program painter is exactly that painter is the power of choice and possibility epitomized on the only challenge is making it simple to use. Let me just say this and then I will address that question. So so I'm going to go back to export the image on dh this needs to be number eight on this is number eight and I'm gonna call it, um over the top, but it's a bit ridiculously saturated and there it is, safe on dh then I go back here on that. Now, now this is boring, you know, the good news is when it gets boring, that means we're there, that means it's sunken, so I like that. So, um, I now want to address some of the questions that we have, we have a various clone sources in that need I mean, you know, and oh, I'm not going to figure the question, but I want to make one more variation I have I have something in mind, I want to make one more variation on dh actually, I'm going to make it, I'm going to start with the over the top, I'm gonna click on it and I'm going to do in effect and I'm going to go to surface control would cut who would cut who what would cut wood cot is really need if you haven't tried it, what cuts just need? I mean, you know whether you're paying or not painting I mean, if you just want to do a graphic thing in pain a and have fun with it woodcuts berlin how many people here of use would cut okay, but not not marion julian, so maybe one for the online audience there while I'm just adjusting this would cut if you wantto just type in on let us know if you've been using woodcuts and you know what you think of it and how you enjoy it. Meanwhile, I'm just going to show that in woodcut you can have black or not black on dh you khun have of color or not colored and you can adjust it with a slight as it goes on and on and on you can use color set to put in the color I mean there's just no end of fun, no end of distractions at the same time, so we're going to just process it would cut it is memory intensive, it takes a moment look at that on, but I like it I like it so definitely I think I need to create a button for this I'm doing this so often now maybe I need a button I'll show you how to make that a button you know it's always good to know how to do that um here we go I'm going to go to window I'm going to go to customs once I start using the same thing five times in ten minutes I think it's time for a button you know or a shortcut or something you know this's just how it works and this new work flow in in paint extra it's I'd love it I mean, I have to say I really enjoy using it on this is interesting. I may need to make another adjustment to my workspace and add this button teo photo painting pilot layout I'm already realizing I need to do that so here we go ad come on from the window custom palate at command okay, um add command on dh what we're going to do is you start off deciding where you want to add it on dh um so what it'll do is list all your custom pallets or you could just create a new customs if I wanted to add it and this is what I will do but not in front of you all in this class. I mean, I will go back and I'm going toe choose probably my eye, my painting one from photos and I'm going to add this command just for this one pilot rainer, but right now for the audience for all of you I'm just going to go to new so you're going to see the principal so new on then what you do is you go up here to the menu and you choose whatever it is you want out of the command so you can only do this if you're actually in the source image with the source image active because this doesn't appear in the normal painting image on there it is it's goingto appear a save as actually silly me uh silly me save as is the same shortcut I don't need to keep going to file export image except to show you and be clear if I go to save as it's the same a line to let you know that would cut letting you know about woodcut diana is so knew she did not even know it was there oh pepsi emma just found out the other day bill from indiana I've never used would cut until today well very cool try toe and love it oh good thanks to you it would cut people actually just to clarify um the uh when you're in the source image say that simply changes its name but it has the same shortcut so it's simply changes its name it is still favors on the savers shortcut if you have one or have it programmed into your tablets to work so you don't need to make a special button for it so just scratch what I did other than it be a little lesson in how you create buttons in custom pallets and how you add buns so just scratch that but I like what I've got here okay? So I've saved it I'm going to create a new there it is and let's just say of course this is getting longer and longer in order to see them all on dh so now we've got a really nice variation and now I need to answer a lot of questions have been coming in so I'm gonna, uh let's see, I'm goingto just review what was that last question that you asked me? And I said I'll come back to that in a moment not the salt brush because you gonna paint with this old russian so brush way have it all the saving of it so that was saving the painting as a riff when I get back to work on it do I click on client again? Those diana uh wonderful questions, wonderful questions so very important that question is so good right now we have added one, two, three, four extra klan sources, which we may or may not use, but they're there the last time I save this file was when I called it, you know, number five dash brown or something so right now if I just close his file and didn't up on didn't do a save as or you know even a save which I'm not going to do is save and I'll explain that I would lose this information uh it wouldn't be safe so what I want to do is without any doubt I want to do a save as of my painting image andi I want to make sure this is number ten on this I'm going to say with clone sources I'm just a little note with with extra clown sources on dh save it as a riff and so now to answer the question what was what was their name diane I'm where's diane from wei don't know ok so um I'm gonna close the image is gone we could quit out of pain that we could go home you know come back few days later so I want to continue the project especially since I didn't start painting yet but even if it had lots of paint all over it I want to continue the project so we go open file open and find it by that time you know maybe we've even lost it in the reasons so there it is find it open and look what happened did you see all of these have come back but we don't have the small big arrangement so question here how do we now get that source image back again is such a good point how do we get it back? Any ideas uh, could you just use the open source image button again? Brilliant, open source image that's it? I just picked on the wood cut because it looks dramatic and then we just go through and I'll just do it in two seconds. We just go through the small big arranger, and so the answer to your tio daniel's question was it is that you don't need teo, you don't need to use a clone, I think said you need to do cloning again or something. You need to click on clone again, you need to go back to the you need to go back to the clone source panel just like I showed, and then you'll need to go open source image and set it up again, and then you're back where you started. We did have another question coming from mary trevor, who was asking if you have anything that resembles a meadow tint texture, and we did ask her where she's from but she hasn't gotten back to me. Oh, go back here! Um, let's see, there are some things that are a measure tint is where as I understand it, I've done itching and have done lithography I haven't actually done much message him, but what I understand is that you use a device to ber create burgers on a metal surface. On it's actually a hugely labor intensive process on but the result is you then in cup the plate just like within tag leo printing and you put a paper on it put it under the press and you get this beautiful image but there's a very special quality to a measure tint because of the way you bird the surface you you know what would be good if she wants that you could do almost anything in pain and there's always a way to get that so francis with a message tint if she could capture some of the texture of a mezze it'd make it a a texture and paint and then text arise a brush uh that gives a brush stroke like a measure to detective you know till if she emails me an example of what she's looking for you just wrote us and she said that she uses measure tent screens with her photo etching well and by the way she's from new york city oh you tell her that if she wishes to she disease meant emails me and just go to my website and just shows me what she's aiming for and I'm happy to share some thoughts about it that's easiest right? So we're basically ready to paint believe it or not it is almost noon so I think maybe what we should do let me just spend the last couple of minutes talking aboutthe surface and prime ing the campus and addressing one of the questions that I had earlier which was what about quick clone? So um let me just um let me just take a step back here so that we have a sense of what we've done because there was a lot of work this's all maison plus um so what we've done here if it's okay if I step over here um we've simply said a canvas on the easel we've got a number of sources images we can flip between although we can only see them one at a time here and that is you know, that is something a factor to think about however, because we've saved them a separate images using the save as if we want to we could always put the ones we've saved as you know, reference, image, panel image or mix a pad if we want if we want otherwise we can just click, click, click so we've got the cameras were ready to paint but we need to prime the campus and decide on our approach to painting and this I will go into more detail after the lunch but a canvas surface can be many things on dh, especially in the digital world we've got so many amazing choices on dh so that canvas surface we could have left a cz the photo on we could just paint on the photo that's one option I think it's goingto create a more expressive and interesting result if maybe we get away from the photo and then get back to it later in terms of detail later but first of all work mawr in blocks of abstract shapes that we see them work within a composition to do that we sort of need to let go of the photo now there's other midway options we could do something called order painting, which is in painter on dh you know if anything was to be classified as like you know oh is it cheating are easy we'll have to admit order painting is both in a sense I mean, I'm joking I'm sort of kidding I'm kidding it's a tool, but it it doesn't involve the human hand much on so you know anyone could do it, so but I'm just wanna be really clear with you about the range of possibilities and I I I don't really want oh goingto or depending it's not what I want to teach I'm just saying that there is a possibility where you can do auto painting as a starting point on I'm happy to demonstrate that, but I just want to interrupt the flow of this painting yet um you could also, uh do bring in a completely different image and this is something that could be I think the most interesting option on dh potentially bit more advanced, but where you take another image of background that's, why I'm suggesting everyone captures backgrounds on dh, you drop that onto your painting service and make that, and maybe do something with it in an effect, and started to make a really, really interesting surface to work on is a starting point, and, like my scene, is a jazz band in a jazz club, so a wooden floor of a jazz club would be perfect as a background to start painting on more interesting than a blank canvas. Maybe I'll do that after lunch, so this is what goes on in my mind. In other words, we've got a whole playground to play with before we even start painting is like what we want to paint on to begin with. That is what we're going to start with after lunch.

Class Description

Ready to explore the software program that’s changing the way photo art is created? Join creativeLIVE instructor Jeremy Sutton for an exploration of Corel Painter X3, a sophisticated tool for transforming photographs into fine art paintings. Drawing on his experience as a professional Painter artist, Jeremy will guide you step-by-step through the CorelPainter X3 interface and share his approach to painting from photo reference. Along the way, you’ll learn practical tips and shortcuts for using this powerful creative tool to its full potential in an efficient and empowering way. You’ll learn tips for choosing which of your images are best suited for photo painting and why. Jeremy will cover prepping images for painting, organizational systems that free you up to be creative, abstracting from the source, and resolving and refining your paintings. You’ll work with Painter’s brushes, paper textures, the new clone source and reference image panels, and more. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to enjoy painting with Corel Painter X3 and transforming your photographs into painterly artworks. All artwork samples shown are copyright 2013 Jeremy Sutton.



Excellent class, really loved watching and learning from Jeremy, only down side is the bonus material of a membership to Jeremy's Paint Box site and Creative Live ignoring my emails about my disappointment, so when you order this class, do not get your hope to high for the bonus material, other than that, Jeremy is a great teacher and his style of teaching is brilliant, lovely and pleasant to watch, highly recommended!