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.
Hi, I am sorry you haven't found your answer, yet. It may not be practical in Painter 2020. I am currently in Mississippi, just arrived last night. I manage my sister's care and go back and forth between GA and MS. Unfortunately, my computer in MS decided to do a major Windows update and then nothing worked. It is always something isn't it. Anyway, I have just finished restoring my microsoft and adobe products and am currently working on painter. If you will give me a few days, I'll see if I can figure out a way to accomplish what Essentials is doing. The problem isn't auto-painting...that works well in both programs, the problem is the set up of the photograph. Essentials is changing the photo and that is what I need to see if I can do in painter. That is why I suggested wood cut. You can change the color of the image and then auto-paint. But I didn't try to exactly recreate Painter Essentials. Not sure I can. But I am willing to give it a try, but I will need at least a week. My time is rather limited when I am in Mississippi.
Skip. Thanks muchly. But it sounds like you already have your plate full. Your priority is your sister. Be with her.
To be honest I have a love/hate relationship with Painter. It takes too much effort to get the same results that are much easier in other competing applications. I'm not really a free hand painter. I am more a Photographer and 3D modeler/renderer who would like to give some of my images a sketch or painted look. I'm leaning more and more towards Photoshop & TopazLabs as they have a much better support mechanism.
Many thanks though, I do appreciate your kind offer but your hands are already full enough. Lots of luck with your computer. I just retired after 30+ years of computer/fileserver support.
To give everyone an idea what I'm trying to do, here is a 3D model of a traditional styled American hot rod I modeled in Hexagon 3D & Silo3D. It was rendered in Vue Complete. The sketch effect was created using Photoshop & Plugin TopazLabs Studio/Impression.
I can achieve an pencil sketch in Essentials 7. Also a charcoal effect as well in Essentials 7. In Corel Painter 2019 I find it almost impossible. Corel should be including these Essentials presets with Corel 2019.
PS: Plugin FilterForge was used to create the cross hashing on the ground.
Using my above 3D Render and Essentials 7 I can get an AI Charcoal and a Pencil render like this. As much as I try, I can get NOTHING even close with Painter 2019.
I am truly bothered that there has not been one single reply in this post by the PainterFactory.And it saddens me as I've been a loyal purchaser of Painter since IX. Again there is so little support for Painter. Now it appears that Corel is no longer offering assistance to their customers.
This was the ONLY time I asked Corel for assistance.
They have abaonded me and so I must contemplate abandoning them.
Hey kenmo...I know this isn't exactly like Painter Essentials 7, but it is going in the right direction. It's just a matter of trying different clone sources and different variants. In this case, I changed your image to black and white, then increased the value and contrast. I used Diagonal stroke with settings as follows: Randomness, 0, Pressure 10, length 3, rotation, 0, brush size 75 and run auto-paint at least three times. It is a matter of trial and error and you will find the best look for your image. I am going to show you two images. They are done exactly the same except I have basic paper under one and a paper that can be downloaded from Corel's Dramatic Papers called agate. I'm just showing you how different something can look with just a change in paper. It is up to us to decide how we want to use auto-painting. Both of these images are a little smooth, but you can create a look with more brushstroke by increasing the length of the stroke. Or, try a different stroke type. I hope this will get you started.
Kenmo- Painter factory is a user to user self-help forum- Corel has never participated.
Since Corel website support is mostly technical, you could message the Painter team on their Facebook page- they are usually very helpful-
Thanks very much Skip. I was not aware that you had to prepare or change your image prior to using auto paint. I've searched on line (google, youtube, etc) for a tutorial on this and did not find anything.
Again many thanks.
Thanks Ron Y. I was not aware of this. I thought this was an Official Corel Painter forum. You've been most helpful though out this. I just wish Painter had 1/2 of the help resources Photoshop had.
Again take care.
Not a problem Kenmo. Painter's auto-paint is totally open to the artist. You don't have to change the image, but you can...you can create multiple clone sources for the same image, too. I could have changed the image as many times as I wanted and still had it connected to the same target image. And, there can be multiple images used for the clone. In other words, I could have multiple cars, along with clone sources of people, etc....all for the same document. What I am trying to say is auto-painting in Painter is way more sophisticated as what you have in Essentials. I have done some tutorials on auto-painting, but I don't think they are in the public domain...I'm not sure. I usually do them for beginning students, just to get them started...but then I try to move them away from auto-painting...or at least having them alter the images without the use of the clone source. Most users do not use auto-painting except as an addition to their workflow...that is why you probably didn't see any tutorials that would be helpful for what you were trying to achieve. To be honest, if you like the look of Painter Essentials 7's image, it is probably more cost efficient to go ahead and buy that software for quick auto-painting. Otherwise, it is going to take some time to get the results that you like. Enjoy.