Art: question about painter 7

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    new england
    Posts
    287
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    question about painter 7

    I just got my hands on painter (7), and I realized, after using photoshop for the last 5-6 years, what a great program painter is.

    I have one hang up so far, and was wondering if someone could offer some help.

    I am used to photoshop, and when I begin my strokes, photoshop's icon remains the exact size of the brush, so I know exactly where my mark is going, but in painter, it starts out at the brush size, but as soon as I put the pen to the tablet, it imediately becomes the arrow. This arrow is giving me a less than accurate impression of my stroke, so I would like to change it. The only other thing I have found is to turn into a pixel-sized dot, which drives me just as batty. Maybe I am being a little biyatch with this, but I was wondering if there is another option with this.

    :confused:

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    589
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    pointer

    There is a check box in preferences > general, that allows you to turn of the circle to pointer switching just as u touch the paper.
    Also there is a two pixel delay in the wacom setup
    in wacom control panel, it is set to default to help those
    guys having problems double clicking but in drawing program
    you dont want this.

    the best one for you might me the white see thru pointer
    lets you get close in and see what your doing.

    yes i get lost on the single pixel would be good if it was red
    like when you play shooter games so you can find it.

    give it time and patience ur use to a different system.

    Darrell Bowman
    Freelance render

    Blog This!

    Draw Draw Draw
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,089
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 197 Times in 170 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Way of Thinking

    Hi,

    Painter kind of forces us to change our way of thinking. If I remember that Painter is a Natural Media® program, meaning that it simulates traditional media drawing and painting tools, it's sometimes easier.

    For instance, If I were painting with a real brush and altered my pressure in the single stroke, I wouldn't see a circle over the paper or canvas while my brush stroke was made.

    It's the same in Painter. With the circle visible at the beginning of the stroke, it's something like seeing the size of my brush before I begin painting. Still, when I begin to paint, the part of the brush touching the paper or canvas changes throughout the stroke, so knowing the size of my brush only gives me and idea of the upper and lower limits of the stroke size.

    I think you'll get used to this after a while and it won't bother you so much. Hope so!


    Jin

    Please do not PM me with Painter questions. Instead, post them here where everyone can benefit from them. Thanks!

    Jinny Brown
    Visit PixelAlley.com
    and The PainterFactory
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    new england
    Posts
    287
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    thanks guys, that's kinda what I figured, I am just used to photoshop's interface I guess. I appreciate the time.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook