The tree bark example I showed you was painted using an existing Corel Painter brush variant (see the demo image) with the Redwood Bark Pattern currently selected.
Originally Posted by Saint-Onge
The brush variant I used only knows to paint using the currently selected Pattern and that could be any Pattern. Again, see my examples above and read the notes in those examples.
If you have an image that can be used to paint a seamless Pattern, use the following steps:
NOTE: Though, in the following steps, I suggest using one of the Pattern Pens' brush variants, many other Painter brush variants can be used to paint Patterns, as long as the brush variant is set to Clone Color (click to depress the Clone Color icon at the bottom of the Colors palette... looks like a rubber stamp).
- Open a new Canvas.
- Open the texture image.
- In the File menu, choose Clone Source and check the file name of the texture image.
- Choose the Pattern Chalk variant (or whichever Pattern Pens' variant paints the kind of brush stroke you want).
- Paint on the new Canvas and you should see your texture in the brush stroke.
If the pattern/texture in your source image isn't large to match the area in which you want to use it in another image, and you want a seamless Pattern, you'll need to capture part (or all) of the texture image, then edit it to make the edges seamless.
To learn how to edit images to create seamless Pattern tiles in Corel Painter X, read the following:
Painter X Help > Help Topics > Contents tab > Textures, Patterns, and WeavesIf your Patterns palette won't allow you to save a Pattern you create to the currently loaded Patterns palette library (as mine doesn't), save the Pattern as you would any image. Then, with the Pattern image open on the Painter screen, use one of the two methods listed below to specify it as the Clone Source or define it as the Pattern:
Click the plus sign to the left of Textures, Patterns, and Weaves, then click Using Patterns.
On the right panel, near the top of the page, click the link named Creating Seamless Tiles then read the two sub sections named bTo minimize seams[/b] and To remove edge lines.
- Use File > Clone Source and, in the flyout menu, check the file name of the image you want to use as a Pattern, or
- (Providing your Patterns palette will allow you do do this... mine does even if the rest of the Patterns palette isn't working properly), Select > All (select the entire Pattern image Canvas) and in the Patterns palette menu, choose Define Pattern. This will (temporarily) allow you to use the image as a Pattern as long as you don't choose another Pattern in the Patterns palette or use Select > All, then Define Pattern to use another image as the Pattern.