Corel just released it's version 12.2 update to their Painter software. As a professional illustrator who uses Corel daily, these bug fixes are a long awaited addition to the software. First of all, I'm not going to go into detail about the update or any of the new features, you can find that on Corel's website. I'm only going to focus on a few bugs which I noticed have been resolved, butdon't seem to be advertised anywhere in the 12.2 update details.Bug #1 - Masking Crashes: Painter crashes... continue reading
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Creating a cloud brushLINKHere is a simple yet easily adaptable method to make puffy clouds for your projects.We will start with a brush about 400 px in size, with a hardness of 0% and spacing of 25%.These settings can be found and set in your brush palette.Next let move on to Shape Dynamics. Lets adjust the size jitter to 46%, and set the control to fade and 25, minimum diameter to 25%, leave everything else in this panel to default and move onto the next option Scattering.... continue reading
There are several ways of refining edges. One of them is to modify selection area and brush the excessing parts. Just clickselect > modify in the menu and you will see the all of the options in Photoshop such as contract , feather , expand ect ..Also I recommend you to use different shaped brushes for different shaped edges. For angled lines I rather a hexagonal brush than a roundone since it is sometimes easier to clean the corners with a sharp cornered brush like ahexagonalone.... continue reading
Everyone must have noticed that after 2nd August (mom’s 50th b’day) I had disappeared for about 10 days from chats, forums, blogs, everywhere! That was very unusual on my part since no matter how ill I am, I am on the web. But then I was very ill. After my mom’s birthday I went out with my friends for a work / leisure trip and when I returned on the 5th, I was down with fever @ 103 for around 4 days. The obvious suspect was swine flu, but none of my students, friends or anyone I knew had any.... continue reading
I have learned a great deal from a lot of the Dreamstime folks that are willing to share information.One thing I really struggled with was how to isolate a subject.If you read the blogs you will find many ways to do this and I have tried most of them.I really believe that every body will find what best works for them. I find using the sponge tool works the best for me.But a tip I do have that seemed to turn the corner for me was to drastically crank up the magnification. I mean to... continue reading
Hi guys!As you know, Adobe just released Lightroom 2 last week. I upgraded my LR 1 and I've been playing around with it a lot. And I can tell you that the new Adjustment Brush tool is worth its weight in gold!Have a look at my new video tutorial on the Lightroom 2 adjustment brush and let me know what you think!This brush alone will save me hours of work each week!Yanik continue reading
The Chinese writing brush is the traditional writing implement in East Asian calligraphy. The body of the brush can be made from either bamboo, or rarer materials like red sandalwood, glass, ivory, silver, and gold. The head of the brush can be made from the hair (or feather) of a wide variety of animals, including the wolf, rabbit, deer, chicken, duck, goat, pig, tiger, etc. There is also a tradition in both China and Japan of making a brush using the hair of a newborn, as a once-in-a-lifetime souvenir... continue reading
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