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How to create quick portraits with Corel Painter

Create a striking and artistic portrait in minutes

It’s possible to combine the intuitiveness of painting with the convenience of digital art. We use Corel Painter 11  to create a striking and artistic portrait.

Step 11. Smart Settings offer greater control than the Smart Stroke Painting function. You can change the size, length and pressure of brushstrokes. We’ve selected Smart Settings here as finer brush strokes on more detailed areas can be more attractive. Without Smart Settings enabled, brush sizes will remain constant.

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Step 12. On your Quick Clone photo with Underpainting, tick the boxes to enable Smart Stroke Painting and Smart Settings. Click the options to the left of the Brush Selector bar at the top of the window, choose a Smart Stroke brush or a Cloner brush and adjust the settings. We’ve chosen the Acrylics Dry Brush.

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Step 13. With the Clone Color stamp enabled, hit Play to start Smart Stroke painting. The Speed slider controls how fast it is; untick Tracing Paper for a better view. Hit Stop when you’re happy with the results; otherwise auto-painting stops at the end of the brushstroke cycle.

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Step 14. Once the Smart Stroke Painting process has run its course or reached a point you’re happy with, make some final tweaks. We’ve sharpened the image and used Brightness/Contrast controls to enhance our auto-painting. Finally, we’ve cleaned up the image slightly, removing black marks from the border.

Corel Painter 11 step 14

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