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    mixing color painter

    is there any way to mix colors in painter like you would normal oils or acrylics? for example if i was doing a shadow in oils by mixing blue and the local color mixed with teh compliment. i tried a most of the brushes and messed with the opacity but still havent really found what im looking for.

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    Mixing Colors


    There are several, if not many, ways to mix color in Painter. Since you're not dealing with pigment, though, it can sometimes take a little experimenting to get certain color mixes that work. Blue and yellow to make green is one example that people have had some problems with.

    A lot of Painter artists just "mix" their colors in the Art Materials palette's Colors section by fist picking a Hue, then adjusting the Saturation and Value by moving the little circle in the Hue/Saturation triangle. Then the Hue can be easily adjusted.

    If you don't like that way of getting your colors, there's a collection of color mixing tutorials on my site and also one set of colors that gets you at least one good green you could start with, then do variations.

    A Few Ways to Mix Colors

    Also useful are Color Sets. They can be created by saving colors one at a time (the colors you mix, maybe?), and a Color Set can be created instantly from any image. Here are a couple of tutorials for understanding and creating Painter Color Sets:

    Using Color Sets

    Creating Custom Color Sets

    And another that explains how to "mix" two colors on the brush itself, so its individual bristles paint each of the colors:

    Mixing Two Colors on a Brush to Paint Hair

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

    Jinny Brown
    and The PainterFactory

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