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    Corel Painter 8™ Tricks and Tips

    Post painter8 tricks and tips here.

    Keys...

    M = Magnifier
    G = Grabber
    E = Rotate Page
    "." = Perspective (that's a period)
    C = Crop
    L = Lasso
    W = Magic Wand
    P = Pen
    Q = Quick Curve
    I = Rectangular Shape
    J = Oval Shape
    B = Brush (Freehand)
    V = Brush (Straight Lines - not represented by a separate icon in the Tools palette.
    K = Paint Bucket
    D = Dropper
    R = Rectangular Selection
    O = Oval Selection
    F = Layer Adjuster
    S = Selection Adjuster
    H = Shape Selection
    T = Text
    Z = Scissors
    A = Add Point
    X = Remove Point
    Y = Convert Point
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    Re: Corel Painter 8? Tricks and Tips

    Originally posted by davi

    ...So, this will allow you the ability to buildup and build down your greyscale at warp speed.
    Nice one Davi

    The keyboard shortcut 'Shift + X' will toggle between the foreground and background colours (black and white) if set up in the colors palette. The old stylus will be on meltdown.

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    wow i didn't even think about trying that.
    that will make grey scale drawing work at uber light speed.

    this is a great brush trick until you get into details, things seem to get rather annoying with the resat.

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    Brush Tracking

    I think the most important Trick to getting 8 to work properly out of the box is to set up your Brush Tracking.

    Apparently a Pressure Scale of 1.00 seems to make it act like painter 7, where as the brushes don't 'dig in' as much.

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    I have been messing around with v8, and of course it still suffers from "slow brush" syndrome. A good number of brushes (acrylics too) still lag when above a certain size, doesn't have to be that big either. Does someone know of a setting or brushes good for covering larger areas withouth too much lag?

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    Question DE-saturate YELP!

    Hi there,

    In Painter 8, I can't figure out how to simply desaturate using a (photo?) tool. (what I want to desaturate's on a layer).

    Basically, I want to be able to desaturate like in Photoshop, using a brush that (de)saturates.

    I've tried Photo/Saturation Add with all possible numbers and combinations, and it only adds saturation. In 7, if you tweaked some parameters you could turn anything in color into its grayscale version.

    I've try Photo/Colorizing using black or white and it doesn't work.

    I've looked for other tools but can't find anything other than selecting the shape and using a menu (pain in the ass).

    I'm pretty sure there's a way, but I haven't found it and the help doesn't point out to anything (obvious). I don't have the manual for 8. Seven worked slightly differently, so its manual's not useful in this case.

    ? clues ?

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    Talos: I have Plenty of HD space and 1 Gig of ram. When my brush are beyond a certain size, they slow down to a crawl too. I don't know but 1 Gig should be enough, huh? My processor's "only" an AMD 2.0 but still...

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    When you are working in high resolution (like tegehel has to work for professional pieces) you are going to get lag...it's inevitable. One thing I have found that helps (this is a side note) if you are using win xp...create a seperate logon for just when you are painting. Over time if that's the only thing you ever do with that logon name xp will start to allocate all ram to it, etc...) One thing I have started doing is picking a color and filling an area with the actual paint bucket or something like that and then painting over top of that. Even the selection tool could be used to select areas to fill in. Also remember your feature setting as well...if your feature is set too low and your brush size is too high it will go really slow. Hope that helps a little.

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    quickkeys

    Does anyone know the shortcut keys for the actual drawing tools. I want to change from the pallete knife, to the oil pastel. Also does the pencil have a quickkey?

    Any quick keys would be helpful.
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    its easy, and will improve your piece greatly."

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    The 1 to 0 keys bump the opacity of your brush strokes up and down from 10% to 100%

    This one should already be obvious. Just building on davi's tip.
    It's got to be more than a memory, or is life just a fantasy and a piss in the sand?

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    If you like some of the impasto brushes, but don't want the impasto, you can permanently turn them off by setting "the draw to" to "color" instead of depth.
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    Switching Brushes

    Does anyone know of hot keys to switch between brushes? I Like to jump between painting and erasing while working in photoshop but there doesn't seem to be hotkeys for the brushes at all. Anyone know?

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    Re: Switching Brushes

    Originally posted by Crystlmth
    Does anyone know of hot keys to switch between brushes? I Like to jump between painting and erasing while working in photoshop but there doesn't seem to be hotkeys for the brushes at all. Anyone know?

    -Dave
    Sorry, no hot keys that I know of

    You could invert the double ended Wacom stylus and select your eraser and associated settings with the 'eraser' end. That way, you can always access your eraser (or any other brush if first selected) by inverting your pen (stylus). This can also be done with two separate pens, with one set as an eraser.

    In Painter 6 and 7, you could also make yourself a nice custom palette for quick access to the erasers and other favourite brushes, papers and even some menu items.

    Unfortunately, in Painter 8, the custom palette feature has been dropped. There is a 'Tracker' palette, which will allow access to your most recently used brushes however.

    In Photoshop, the eraser is actually a separate tool from the brushes, whereas in Painter, the erasers are simply brush variants.

    David

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    Switching Brushes

    Thank you!! Flipping my pen works wonders! THats all i wanted was to switch from bush 2 eraser nice and quick, is that so much to ask? for a hot key for that? anyways this work around is the ticket for me. Thank you.

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    "e" for eraser and "b" for brush...

    but this should be the last ps tip here, because it's a painter thread...

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    my question was about painter.. not ps.

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