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Corel Painter Essential Training: Brush variants

Revisiting the Brush Selector bar By John Derry

"Expressive brushes." This is instructor John Derry's two-word answer as to why Painter is such an effective tool. When used with a Wacom tablet, Painter can elevate digital mark-making to a form of creative self-expression. Combining the aesthetics of traditional media with the freedom to experiment, Painter X Essential Training not only delves into each tool, palette, material, and brush, it also speaks to the artistic concepts of simplicity, stroke, proportion, and perspective.

In this clip, host John Derry discusses Brushes, which he says are the heart of Painter. He describes Painter as a Brush Engine. John revisits the Brush Selector bar, covering the categories, such as chalk, oil pastels, charcoals, erasers, each of which is a section where you'll find variations of a particular medium.


Brush variants

Brush Variants

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John Derry is a pioneer in the field of digital painting and was one of the original authors of Corel® Painter?. Since 1985, he has leveraged his background in drawing and painting to advance the look and experience of traditional art-making tools on the computer.
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