Hey all -
I am looking for a quick and dirty way to create a "pencil sketch" drawing from a source photo using Painter 2018's auto-painting functionality. I see it's possible (easy even) with Painter Essentials 6 (see Painter Tutorial YouTube vid's by Karen (?) where she does this).
Anyone have a quick tutorial or tips on how to do this?
Under Effects tab, Surface Control at the bottom of options is one for Sketch.
I was looking for the same results as I'm using the trial version of Essentials 7 but own Painter 2019. And Google lead me to this thread. I tried as you suggested and got nothing comparable to the results Essentials 7 pencil sketch. What other options must be set, what brush (yes I tried the clone pencils) and nothing even close to the awesome pencil sketch of Essentials 7.
I only have PE4 but the pencil sketch presets for auto-painting are superior. They don't appear to be available in Painter 2019. Besides the Sketch Effect I mentioned, I played with various settings in 2019 and could find no combinations acceptable.
I concur. I own Painter 2019 and Essentials 5. And for auto photo clone painting Essentials is a superior product. I downloaded the trial versions of Painter 2020 and Essentials 7. For me it's a no brainer, Essentials is the better product for my needs. It's too bad, Painter is over three times the price of Essentials and does not have the features or options for auto painting. I do not do much free hand painting or drawing. But when I do, I prefer Photoshop & ArtRage.
Corel needs to offer these features in Painter.
Don't get me wrong, Painter is an excellent product. But not for my auto painting needs.
So there is no way to achieve this effect with Painter? Only Essentials? That's what I believe.
I would try going to something like woodcut in Effects and taking away black...reduce colors to 3 or 4. Then make a quick clone and Hatch...not sure what settings would be best...I would probably reduce rotation to zero. You will need a paper like the basic or sand. Slow your speed on the auto painting down so you can stop it when the desired look is achieved. I suspect Essentials 7 has automated something that can be done in 2020. I don't know that for a fact, but Painter has always been open to the user creativity. Essentials has some terrific AI additions, which I think are probably in 2020 but not as a script or automated. Anyway, when I did a quick test with woodcut, I got something pretty close. So I would start there. You can do this in 2019. Anyway, I think it is possible, but you will have to create the source image yourself. Let me know if this method gets you close.
Not sure what you mean by "Hatch". I know what cross hatching is, but it seems it is an option in Painter? Also I did try the Woodcut Effects with 3 colors, turning the back down to a dark grey. However the results were unacceptable and nowhere near what Essentials achieves. I also tried several pencil brushes in Painter 2019. Not sure what brush would give the same results as Essentials. Too bad Painter doesn't offer the presets Essentials has.
One thing that really annoys me about Painter is the lack of sharing and helping. This thread is a prime example. If a question like this was posted on a Photoshop, TopazLabs or ArtRage forum there would have been a flood of replies attempting to assist.
All the more reason why Painter 2019 is starting to gather dust on my computer as I lean towards apps and forums that are a lot more friendly and helpful.
Thanks muchly for the great assistance.