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  • With Corel Painter® 2015, you can reproduce the movement and feel of traditional media using your tablet and pen.

  • The RealBristlesystem represents a major milestone for digital painting, with the ability to respond to pressure, speed, rotation, tilt and bearing

  • just like real-life brushes.

  • Intuitive Multi-Touch Wacom support also allows you to pan, rotate, zoom and more, creating a realistic and immersive digital art experience that puts you in control.

  • In this tutorial we are going to show you how to use the new Brush-Tracking utility to control and customize pressure-sensitive memory to virtually any brush.

  • A visual power curve captures every moment and every line on your canvas, just like you would with real world art materials.

  • We have just opened the Brush Tracking window from the Welcome screen, which opens by default whenever we launch Painter.

  • But if you need to get back in to Brush Tracking at any point, then we have a couple of options.

  • The Help > Welcome... command will take us back into the Brush Tracking window.

  • Brush Tracking can also be accessed through Painter’s preferences:

  • Under: Edit > Preferences > Brush Tracking (PC)

  • Or on a Macintosh: Corel Painter 2015 > Preferences > Brush Tracking

  • And finally, we can also use the shortcut-key CTRL+SHIFT+, (or CMD+SHIFT+, MAC OS).

  • When you draw with traditional media, the amount of pressure that you use with a tool determines the density and width of your strokes.

  • Using a pressure-sensitive stylus with Corel Painter gives you the same kind of control.

  • Because each artist uses a different strength or pressure level in a stroke, you can adjust Corel Painter to match your stroke strength for all brushes

  • by using the Brush Tracking preferences, or for a specific brush, by using the Brush Calibration controls.

  • Do I really need to use Brush Tracking?

  • A good indicator that you need to adjust your Brush Tracking preferences is when you are getting abrupt changes in the width or density of your strokes.

  • Adjusting the Brush Tracking in this case, will give you a much smoother transition in stroke width as you gradually apply more pressure.

  • Also, if a light stroke leaves no color on the canvas, you can use Brush Tracking to increase sensitivity for all brushes.

  • It’s worth noting at this point, that the Brush Tracking we set up here, will be applied to all Brush variants.

  • To apply the Brush Tracking settings to the current Brush variant only, all we need to do is to check the boxApply to current brush variant’.

  • If this box is left unchecked, the settings are applied to all brushes.

  • Why would I want to set up Brush Tracking for individual brushes?

  • You might need a light touch, for example, when sketching with a pencil brush variant,

  • but need more pressure when using an oil paint brush variant.

  • Corel Painter saves Brush Calibration control settings with the brush variant, so whatever sensitivity you set

  • will be the default the next time you choose the brush variant.

  • If you set Brush Calibration for a specific brush in addition to general Brush Tracking preferences,

  • the Brush Calibration settings override the Brush Tracking preferences.

  • Corel Painter saves Brush Tracking between sessions, so whatever tracking sensitivity you set will be the default the next time you open the application.

  • So lets apply some Brush Tracking and try the previous stroke again.

  • The most common way of adjusting brush tracking is to apply a typical brushstroke, such as a wavy stroke, to the scratch pad.

  • Use the pressure and speed you prefer when drawing or painting.

  • Corel Painter then uses your stroke to calculate the appropriate pressure and velocity settings for all brush variants - or in this case, a specific brush variant.

  • If you are using a Wacom-compatible tablet, you can also apply brushstrokes in the document to preview the results and make adjustments as needed.

  • However, you can also specify pressure and velocity values by adjusting the Velocity-, Scale- and Power- slider-bars.

  • As a general rule, to achieve a full pressure range with a softer or harder touch move the Scale and Power sliders in the Pressure area.

  • To achieve a full velocity range with a slower or faster motion move the Scale and Power sliders in the Velocity area.

  • In addition, Corel Painter includes the following brush tracking presets that you can choose from: Default, Legacy, and Linear.

  • The Default preset is suitable for most artists and also provides a good starting point for brush tracking adjustments.

  • The Legacy preset was the default brush tracking in Corel Painter X3 and earlier versions.

  • And finally, the Linear preset gives you pressure changes which impact the brushstroke in a linear fashion,

  • where each small variation in pen pressure changes the brushstroke.

  • Once you have set up Brush Tracking, although saved as the default settings for the next time you launch the program,

  • you might nevertheless still want to save these as a custom preset that you can choose at any time from the Presets drop-down list.

  • To save as a new preset, just click on the ‘+’ sign, add a preset name and click on Save.

  • To remove any presets, just select the preset from the drop-down list and click on the ‘-‘ sign.

  • Finally, I would like to show you one more fast method of calibrating the brush settings for individual brush variants.

  • Press CTRL+B (or CMD+B on the MAC), to open up the Brush Controls panel.

  • Click on the Brush Calibration tab, and then on the "Set Brush Calibration Settings" icon.

  • We hope that you enjoyed this tutorial on Brush Tracking and please do join us for our next video

  • where we will be showing you some of the great, new content included with Corel Painter 2015.

With Corel Painter® 2015, you can reproduce the movement and feel of traditional media using your tablet and pen.

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