Corel Painter is an excellent graphics tool for designing and painting your own custom brushes. It’s easy to do, and the results are magical. Instead of spending money on expensively-packaged brushes, or hunting through online communities to see if anyone has shared their collection of “the best Photoshop brushes”, you can use them yourself. In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to create your own custom brush in Corel Painter X. We’ll walk you through every step of the process and give you detailed instructions and images so that it’s easy for you to recreate this technique at home
What are custom brushes?
Custom brushes are brushes that you create yourself. They’re a great way to get creative and get more use out of Corel Painter. Corel Painter doesn’t come with hundreds of pre-made brush styles. Instead, you can create your own custom brushes and use them to create unique art. If you’re more of an illustrator than a painter, designing custom brushes can be a great way to make some extra money. You can sell your custom brushes online and make some money from your passion.
How to create your own custom brushes in Corel Painter
This tutorial walks you through creating your own custom brush from scratch in Corel Painter X. We’re going to create a custom brush that mimics a paintbrush. You can use these steps to create a custom brush of any shape in Corel Painter. If you want to create a brush shape that’s different from a paintbrush, follow these steps and change the shape that you create. First, open up Corel Painter and create a new document. We’ll use the default size so that you can see the brush as you create it. Next, select your brush size in the Brushes tab on the left. This is where you’ll select the size of your brush. For this tutorial, we created a 6 mm paintbrush.
Tips and considerations before you begin
Before we get started creating our custom brush, let’s talk about a few things that you should keep in mind. – The size of your brush will determine the size of your brushstroke. – You can change the colour of your brushstroke, but it won’t affect the shape of the brush. – If you want your brush to be transparent, you’ll have to draw your brush stroke into the document. – When you’re done, save your brush. You won’t be able to edit it any more. Saving it as a brush preset will allow you to edit the brush and change its shape again in the future. – If you want to see your custom brush in action, you can export it as a brush preset and share it on social media.
3. Create the base shape of your brush
First, we’ll create the base shape of our paintbrush. We’ll create a simple shape with a flat edge and a round tip. Create a new layer, and fill it with black. This will be our base shape. Draw a circular shape using the black circle as a guide. We’ll keep the circle radius small so that it doesn’t look too hand-drawn. Now, select the Pen tool and draw a line from the center of the circle to the outside edge. Depending on your brush shape, you can adjust the line you draw here. If you want it to look more like a paintbrush, you can make the line thicker and more heavier on the outside edge. If you want it to look less like a paintbrush, you can make it thinner and less heavy.
4. Add highlights and shading to the base shape
Now that our base shape is complete, let’s add highlights and shading to get the paintbrush feeling. Create a new layer on top of the black shape and fill it with white. This will be our highlight. Next, create a new layer above the highlight layer and fill it with black. This will be our shading. Switch between the two layers to apply the shading and highlight as desired. For example, you can use the white highlight to add highlights to your brush shape.
5. Add a new stroke colour and detail strokes
Next, let me show you how to add a new stroke colour and add detail strokes to our custom brush. Create a new brush stroke by selecting the Paintbrush tool and clicking once inside the black shape. Now, select the Stroke tool and change the Stroky Colour to the colour of your choice. We used red. You can also change the Stroke Thickness by adjusting the Stroke Opacity value. Lower the Stroke Opacity and the brush will become less opaque. You can also apply a Gaussian Blur effect and give your stroke a smoother look.
6. Add glow and metallic effects to the brush
Next, let’s add glow and metallic effects to our custom brush. These effects will make it look like it’s been dipped in paint. Create a new layer on top of the layers stack and fill it with black. This will be our base colour. Now, create a new layer above the black layer. This will be our glow. Now, create a new layer on top of the glow layer. This will be our metallic effect.
7. Remove any unwanted strokes from your brush
Before we finish off with adding glow and metallic effects, let’s talk about removing any unwanted strokes that might be in our custom brush. Create a new layer on top of the layers stack and fill it with white. This will be our base colour. Next, create a new layer on top of the white layer. This will be our new stroke. Now, select the Eraser tool and click once inside the white stroke to erase the unwanted stroke. Repeat this step until there’s no unwanted stroke left inside your brush.
Custom brushes are a fun and easy way to add some creative flair to your work. They can be useful for creating illustrations, backgrounds, or even simple logos. They can also be a great way to make some extra money from your passion. With a little creativity, you can create custom brushes that look professional and sell them online. Now that you know how to create your own custom brushes, you’ll never have to buy another set of pre-made brushes again.