View Full Version : The watercolour tool
August 14th, 2002, 10:29 PM
Do you think the watercolour tool is good or bad?
I'm new to Painter and the reason I got it was to be able to colour like this guy at cyberphobia
he says he still uses version 6.
Is there a way to get v.7's watercolour tool to work like v.6's?
I find the tool really irritating.
August 14th, 2002, 11:05 PM
if you go under brushes, water, dry rate....mess w/this bar. it will help. this is andrew's advice. however i still find the watercolor brushes in 7 to be a bit slow. i have a pretty fast computer but....i guess not fast enough.
at the same time i haven't been painting long at all so...take what i say w/a grain of salt. i still use 6 sometimes too.
August 14th, 2002, 11:46 PM
i stick with 6.
i actually bought 6 cause i use it so much.
i found the new watercolor tool to be annoying.
you are supposed to be able to load the 6 brushes into 7, though i never accomplished this succesfully.
6 fits my needs perfectly.
August 27th, 2002, 06:31 PM
Actually I was in the same boat. Loved the Watercolor brush from 6 and HATED the one in 7. I tried just about everything I could think of to fix the bastahd but to no avail. In a last ditch effort I turned to the web and happened across this site:
Go about four brushes down to "Matt's Old Watercolor brush" and follow the instructions for downloading and try it out.
It actually works.
I am in absolute heaven. Not only do I have all the great additions Procreate added but I've also got the old watercolor brush that I couldn't live without.
I don't know who Matt is but I'm eternally grateful to him for having the patience where I didn't.
August 28th, 2002, 05:21 AM
Andrew said if you use the tinting tool and edit it a little you have the watercolor brush from vs 6.... plain and simple.. *goes too look for the post*
August 28th, 2002, 01:52 PM
The problem with using the tinting tool for P6 watercolor effects is thus:
Previous to version 7 we were able to use the watercolor brush without using a seperate layer. (Okay yes, technically it's on it's own layer but that's a moot point.) Then when we need to bake that invisible layer into the canvas we select "dry canvas".
In short we could tint using the water color brush in two steps (paint, dry).
Procreate's lame attempt to appease the former P6 watercolor users with the "tinting tool" was in my opinion, a very weak patch for a very egregious error on their part. To use the tinting tool we must first create a new layer. Then we must change the layer into a "gel" layer. Then when we're done tinting we've got to drop that layer onto the canvas.
Now we've doubled our steps. (create layer, change property of layer, paint, drop).
Now granted one can create function key shortcuts for create new layer and drop layer but there is no way to change a layer from "normal" to "gel" without going to the layers menu under objects, and it really started breaking the flow for me.
This is why I wanted to find a way to change the watercolor brush back into the P6 version. When you paint with the Watercolor tool a gel layer is created automatically (It's called a watercolor layer but in truth it is just a gel layer.)
With the new "Old P6 Watercolor tool" One can now paint with the tool, which creates a new watercolor layer and then set a function key to drop the layer, reverting us back to the original two steps to tint.
Furthermore I mapped one of my tablet buttons, (The little numbered squares across the top of a wacom tablet.) to my "drop" function key so now I can do it all with the pen.
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