Ok, so I'm trying to get my acrylic brush to act kind of like a real brush.
I'm using acrylic Real Dry Flat
The brush indicator shows a vertical oval. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to turn it! what if i want to make a downward stroke?
The entire angle panel is grayed out. i can't change anything there. Where do i go to adjust this thing?
turning the page does nothing, it still draws the same direction.
I'm using a cintiq companion 2 BTW.
Hi Stephen, how are you? Is this possible in a on a more humble digital table? I have a Wacom CTL-490 and I'm having problems rotating the brushes. For example: I saw a lady in YouTube using the panel: thick paint -> Expression -> Bearing to Angle, but this method didn't work for me and this brush doesn't have the "RealBristle" enabled. How could I proceed in this case?
Thank you in advance!
Which brush are you using? And which version of Corel Painter? If you don't have an Art Pen, the brush will not rotate from you rotating the barrel of the pen. That's a hardware issue, more or less. Changing the Angle is supposed to let you change this, from setting the initial angle to changing its expression (Direction is the most useful one for me because it follows which way I'm going). Bearing will base it on which way the Stylus is pointing (which involves Tilt, which I don't know if the CTL-490 supports).
Not all brushes let you change this... I think the Rendered sorts do not support it for historical reasons (i.e., they were introduced when Wacom was really trying to push art pens).
Thanks for your time FuzzyBoots, sorry for the delay in answering your questions ... I'm moving house and haven't seen your questions. I am using Corel Painter 2021. I think that the "problematic" brushes that do not rotate are various ... usually all "knife" brushes, or thick paint brushes. I imagine that there is no way to use the rotation tool for simpler tablets like wacom CTL-490 and others. I was wondering if there is another way (external), such as using the mouse, the arrow keys, using the ASDW keys, spacebar ket etc. It should be something simpler and smarter! We should have other (external) ways to rotate the brushes. It is very difficult to use thick paint if we cannot rotate the brush in some way, at least some angles. I think the program is not worth it for those who have simpler wacom tablets! The program is already quite expensive and should be more accessible for simpler tablets owners. I am very disappointed with the program because all the wonders of thick paint simulation cannot be used properly. Anyway thank you very much for your attention and availability!
There is a workaround at https://painterfactory.com/painter_product_discussion/f/got-a-question-technical-issue-bug-report-for-the-painter-team/26758/rotate-the-palette-knife involving setting the Expression to Wheel (Wheel being something on the Airbush pen) and then setting that in the Mouse settings. Unfortunately, the granularity isn't great, and does not map to actual angles. Of course, you can set rotation in mouse settings, but that doesn't apply once you start using the Pen.
Hi Andretanus, I am pretty certain your Wacom CTL-490 does not support tilt/bearning, which is what will give you a natural-feeling based on which angle/direction the stylus is being held.
But there is (possibly) some good news, and that is you can at least setup brushes to rotate based on which direction you are painting, which can accomplish most of what you will need.
To begin with, I recommend opening the "General Brush Controls" panel by going Ctrl+B (Cmd+B on Mac). You will also need the "Angle" panel by going Menu > Window > Brush Control Panels > Brush Shape > Angle and the "RealBristle" Panel (which by default is grouped with the General brush controls...if it doesn't show, go Menu > Window > Brush Control Panels > Brush Shape > RealBristle. You may also find it handy to have the "Mouse" panel open, it is also grouped with the general panel...again, if you don't see it you can find it under Menu > Window > Brush Control Panels > Mouse.
Here are the steps:1. Select the thick paint brush you want to rotate2. In the general panel, determine which 'dab type' is being used3. If the dab type says "Thick Paint Palette Knife", change the dab type to "Thick Paint Bristle". If the dab type says "Thick Paint Bristle", no dab type change is needed.4. Check if RealBristle is enabled.a) if enabled, change the expression to "Direction" (This should be the last step needed for brushes with the dab type set to "Thick Paint Bristle" and with "RealBristle enabled")b) if disabled, go to the Angle panel, and change the expression "Direction".c) if you find the brush is too round, reduce the sqeeze (i.e. down to 1%)5. If for some reason a brush is painting a point instead of a linea) In the angle panel, change the angle to 90 degreesb) in the mouse panel, try adjusting the tilt (typically 90 degrees is best)
Here is a specific example that worked for me:1. Select "Thick Paint > Add and Scrape Knife"2. Change Dab type to "Thick Paint Bristle" in the general panel3. RealBristle isn't enabled, so I went to the angle panel and changed expression to "Direction"4. The brush was too round, so I changed squeeze to 1%5. The brush was painting point, so I changed angle to 90 degree6. I saved the brush under a new name (Add and Scrape Rotate)
There are a lot of steps here, and these are fairly deep edits...but hopefully it gets you some more expressivity on a tablet without tilt/bearing support!