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May 17th, 2009 #1
Oil Brush - Artrage - Painter
I spent half of today trying to replicate the Oil Brushes from Artrage in Painter, because I really like their 'feel' (it feels much more natural than Painters Oilbrushes to me), but to no avail. Although I'm new to digital Painting and just bought Painter X, so I don't know if I considered everything. I tried to do a nearly 100% copy - is it even possible?
Maybe some experienced users can help me out here?
thanks in advance
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Have you tried the Real Bristle Brushes Category?
I don't think Painter seems to do the same kind of "engine" equivalent of Art Rage after trying it.
For example Art Rage deals with impasto a lot better than Painter. It actually takes into consideration when you use the palette knife you're scraping what you've done with the impasto. Taking a "Depth Eraser" or "Equalizer" brush doesn't cut it. Often times the Impasto looks...too computer generated unlike Art Rage. Even the eraser in Art Rage makes better sense than Painter's when it comes to handling oil and impasto. The eraser erases the depth first then the color. Painter erases the color and leaves the depth - wtf?
I do think however, Painter has better bristle brushes than Art Rage (which is to say Art Rage lacks them and I'm hoping this may be in the next version ArtRage 3) Artrage has a better natural emulation of oil paint, it's depth and dispersal.
May 17th, 2009 #3
It's not possible to get the same natural media oils effect in Painter as in ArtRage. Painter is more digitally oriented and makes it easy to do fine detail but at the expense of a natural look. ArtRage focuses more on traditional emulation and as a result, some effects are more difficult to achieve, although arguably more rewarding.
That also answers everyone who asks if you can replicate the Painter mixer palette brush in Painter. The answer is no, but you can in ArtRage.
May 18th, 2009 #4
Its a shame, Painter claims to emulate traditional mediums to the tee, and after dabbling, and experimenting, I find that they do quite the opposite, shame really, artist oils aren't even close for me.
Art Rage's oil brush is amazing, the way it blends, tapers, and like Arshes said the way it deals with impasto and the depth of it, and although the settings are minimilistic, they allow for a very broad range of effects.
How do you recreate the mixer palette knife inside Art Rage Baron?
May 18th, 2009 #5
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May 18th, 2009 #6
thanks a lot Baron Impossible & Arshes Nei for youinsightful input and SHAP00PI for being of the same opinion like me.
As a Newbie to Painter X I couldn't see the limitations at first, thought it was for Drawing what Photoshop is for general Picture Manipulation - the end all, be all. I've read a lot the last days and now I'm a little set back. I'm certain I won't upgrade to Painter 11 in the forseeable future and I'm excited what Artrage 3 will have to offer. Hopefully their watercolor engine is as fantastic as their oil brush engine.
In the end, I guess, I will use both programs, combining their strenths.
Last edited by Sascha Thau; May 18th, 2009 at 01:38 PM.
May 19th, 2009 #7
- Eraser tool
- Many of the Erasers category's variants
- Impasto category's Depth Equalizer
Color and Depth
- Eraser tool
- Erasers category's
- Erase All Hard
- Erase All Soft
- Impasto category's Depth Color Eraser
This is based on Painter X.1 and there may be more options in Painter 11.
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May 19th, 2009 #8
I don't have to change the eraser variant, it knows if I'm erasing an airbrush, pencil or oil paint. That's pretty impressive for a 25 dollar program.
The same way the palette knives in Art Rage really handle the smearing of paint better than Painter, with more intuitive reactions to how much paint is loaded/impasto there is.
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May 19th, 2009 #12
I understand, just wish we could get back to what this forum was set up for. It's been a while that people have been having long discussions about everything but Painter or as opposed to Painter.
Not to worry. It's not your fault this has happened and I didn't mean to make you feel uncomfortable.
May 19th, 2009 #13
I think it's at least mostly true for the newest release.
A lot of the other questions are usually answered already, maybe it's a good time to go back through some of these posts during the idle time and tag them for easy searching.