Monday, July 30, 2012

IF: Lonely Girl Tutorial

For anyone who didn't get enough flower patterns in the last week's Digital Painting webinar. Here is a quick written tutorial on how to make a couple of flower brushes.

Fig 1
To follow along, download the flowers file:

Step 1
Draw your pattern. A few things to keep in mind.

  1. Use a 300 dpi file. 
  2. You must draw from left to right. Pulling out a ruler guide can help. Just click on the left hand side of your ruler to drag one out.
  3. You must put your pattern on its own layer so that it has transparency in the background. To create a new layer select Layers/New Layer. Do not draw on the Canvas layer.
  4. You can only use one layer. You can create your illustration on multiple layers, but when you are ready to turn it into a pattern, you must collapse the layers. (Shift click on all the layers and then select Layers/Collapse Layers)
Step 2
Make a selection around your pattern with the Rectangular Selection Tool. Remember that everything you select will be part of that pattern (even the blank space). I like to select some extra space from top to bottom to avoid feathering. (Fig 2)

Step 3
Hit the Capture Pattern button (Fig 3A) in the Pattern Libraries Panel. (Window/Media Library Panels/Patterns)
Fig 3
You will now be asked to name your pattern. Keep the Horizontal and Vertical Shift at 0.

Step 4.
Your new pattern will now appear in your Pattern Libraries Panel. To use this pattern as a brush, select that Pattern Pens Masked brush from the Pattern Pens Brush Category. Paint away with your new brush. Your flowers will now follow the direction of your pen. 

Enjoy! I am sure to have more flower tutorials later...


Lisa M Griffin said...

Great share. The webinar was very informative and convinced me to pick up your Digital Painting book. I appreciate all your tips on backgrounds, textures and patterns, as this is something I would like to add to my digital techniques.

Susan Miller said...

I love your work especially the patterns, you motivated me to learn corel painter, the webinar was terrific and I am glad that I could see it on youtube since I was an hour late to it when you first broadcasted it. I also ordered your book, so thanks. Sue

Igloo said...

So, so beautiful...

maria said...

Every single detail about the topic has been highlighted in this article.

ropa de mujer barata,
ropa de mujer online,
tienda online ropa de mujer,
comprar ropa de mujer barata,
comprar ropa de mujer,
ropa de mujer,
ropa barata,
moda low cost,
tienda ropa de mujer barata,
tienda ropa de mujer,
ropa low cost,
ropa de mujer online,
ropa de mujer low cost,
ropa online low cost

maria said...

Every single detail about the topic has been highlighted in this article.

remolque nautico,
remolques nauticos,
venta de remolque nautico,
venta de remolques nauticos,
remolques para embarcaciones,
remolque embarcaciones,
venta remolques para embarcaciones

Meysah Varok said...

The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought you have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you werent too busy looking for attention.
Click Here

college essay writing services said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us! Many more people, including myself, would greatly benefit from your efforts! I get new ideas and concepts when I pay someone to take my online lesson. That's why I'm always on the lookout for new blogs to follow.

Anonymous said...

Your Digital Painting webinar was great, thanks for the flower patterns. And if you come here 1 deposit casino Canada, have a much more interesting time.

jacob weber said...

I used to read novels and stories in my childhood and I really loved them well right now I am looking for business loan leads I found Business loan leads are potential customers or businesses who have expressed interest or shown a need for obtaining financing for their ventures.These leads can be generated through various channels such as online marketing campaigns, industry referrals, or targeted outreach efforts, and are valuable for lenders looking to connect with qualified borrowers.

iCare Financial Corp said...

Acquiring Financing for veterinary bills is crucial to ensure the well-being of beloved pets. There are various options available to help alleviate the financial burden of unexpected veterinary expenses. Pet insurance is a proactive choice, covering a wide range of medical costs and preventive care. Additionally, some organizations offer grants or low-interest loans specifically for veterinary bills.

Crowdfunding platforms offer a way for individuals to come together and support a cause, whether they are friends, family members, or complete strangers. Some local veterinary clinics may also provide payment plans or assistance programs to help pet owners afford essential care for their pets, ensuring that financial limitations do not compromise the health and well-being of their beloved animals.