Digital Painting Fundamentals with Corel Painter 12: Draw What You See - Part 2
You’ve been using the tracing feature available with cloning, but Painter’s cloning features are capable of so much more! With Cloner brushes you can turn photos into drawings or paintings in virtually any style, not by clicking on global filter effects, but creating them one brush stroke at a time.
Another Bite at the Apple
Make a fresh Quick Clone of the apple photo. Choose the Cloner brush in the custom palette (it looks like a rubber stamp). This particular Cloner variant is the Pencil Sketch Cloner. Don’t choose black this time, or any color at all, because Cloner brushes automatically get all color data (hue, saturation, and brightness) from the source image! A glance at the Color panel shown in Figure 2.9 confirms that color choices are grayed out and unavailable.Use some crosshatching techniques once again, along with “controlled scribbling” to build up the form. Concentrate on a couple of focal points, such as the stem area, the highlight, or the bumps at the bottom. This very sketchy style works best when you leave quite a bit of paper showing, as in Figure 2.10.
For a bit more variety, open apples_bowl.jpeg, shown in Figure 2.11. It’s a basic still life with lots of colors and a full range of tonality from bright white to dense black. You could use a bit more space at the left of the image, where the bowl touches the edge, so add some pixels where needed. Use Canvas > Canvas Size, adding 50 pixels on the left.
Find the Chalk Cloner in the list of variants for the Cloner category. The default size of this brush is 9 pixels, as you can see in the Property Bar. Double that to about 18 pixels by moving the size slider to the right. Figure 2.13 shows that action. If you want to return the brush to its default size later, you don’t have to remember that it was 9 pixels; just click the Reset Tool icon in the Property Bar.