I've been working with the Auto Paint tool in essentials 6, and have run into an export issue.
I like the look of a piece with the tracing paper set at 75%. I cannot find a way to 'merge' the tracing paper and original image to export this result. Every time I export I have the auto paint effect come out at 100%. Has anyone found a way to lock the result at less than 100%?
Thanks in advance for any and all help!
Tracing paper setting should export but only as a .riff file. If I understand you correctly, best way to perhaps duplicate the 75% tracing paper look would be to set the opacity of your autopainted layer to 75%with tracing paper off.
Thanks for the tip, Ron. Unfortunately the only way I can seem to adjust the amount of effect is by having the tracing paper on. The autopainted layer is affected by the tracing paper, giving me the ability to adjust the intensity of the effect vs just allowing the original picture to be blended with the autopaint result. I hope that makes sense...
I think it's possible...I'll try to help and to begin I'll assume you are using the cloning features of the program.
So at some point you woud have chosen a photo or image for your painting. If so, the goal will be to have that exact image as a layer.
Here are some possible steps:
1. Save your file, and create a copy to experiment with (using File > Save as).
2. Ensure the painted part of your image is on a layer (not canvas). To do this, use Ctrl+A and then Ctrl+C, and finally Ctrl+V to paste to a new layer
3. Hide the painted layer (clicking the little eye icon in the layers panel--if the panel isn't showing, you can find it under Window > Layers or Ctrl+4)
4. Uncheck "Show Tracing Paper" in the "Photopaintng" panel.
5. Go back to the canvas layer by clicking on it in the Layers panel. Select the "Straight Cloner" from the "Photo Painting" brushes.
6. Resize the brush to be quite large, say 200 radius?
7. Paint the entire canvas using the straight cloner. An exact copy of the original photo should emerge.
8. In the layers panel, show the painted layer. With the layer selected, adjust the opacity to your liking (my guess is around 75% will appear the same as the tracing paper)
Hopefully that gets you the option you are looking for!
Yes, that does it! Thanks so much Stephen.The blend value is actually higher at lower values, i.e. the full effect is when the layer is blended at zero. To export the final result I've been working on, both images need to be on layers, so one layer is the original image, sitting on top of a layer with the full effect of the autopaint. Then turning down the opacity of the original image gives me the effect I've been looking for. Leaving the canvas invisible and collapsing the layers gives me the ability to export the result I've been wanting to keep. Brilliant. Thanks again!