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    Red face Defining custom brush "heads"?

    I want to make my own brush tip shape, and perhaps then apply to it the properties of other "mediums".

    I want to know how to do the equivalent of "defining brush tip" in PS (where you put a marquee around an image to make it a custom brush).
    I remember it was more complicated in Painter but that there WAS a way.

    A long time ago, I seem to remember seeing some tutorial given on how to do import a custom tip shape, and I feel really stupid for not being able to find it again (despite searching this forum). Much appreciation to anyone who can give (or direct me to) one. I guess I just don't know the right keywords...

    And, once I've made this custom brush head, can I apply it to other properties, such as make it draw exactly like chalk, or oils for that matter? (So, for example, it'd be like a square chalk brush, just not a square tip but a custom one instead.)

    Much thanks for any help!
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    Hi,

    In Corel Painter, what you call a brush "head" is a brush dab.

    The kind of brush variant you want to create is called a Captured Dab variant because we make a selection around an image to capture the brush dab image.

    Yes, once you've chosen a default brush variant that comes close to what you want, saved it with a new name, then captured the brush dab image and saved your custom variant again with the same name, you can make lots of brush control adjustments to fine tune it. Remember to save it again with the same name so you won't lose any of your custom settings. Or, you could save several versions with different names since while you're experimenting, you might come up with more than one custom variant you like.


    Read John Derry's tutorial carefully at least once before trying to put it into practice. Then be sure to follow each step and do everything he says:

    Creating a Captured Dab Brush in Corel Painter


    Have fun!


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    Select All then Capture Brush.

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    Portus,

    That's only part of the process and the entire tutorial needs to be read to know the rest, some of it critical to having the Capture Dab command available to use.


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    Thank you, as always.

    I'm rather sure that was it.

    Can't wait to go try this!

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