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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks again Skip. Since I already own Painter 2019 and Essentials 5, then I'm OK. I was just trying to avoid upgrading to both Painter 2020 and Essentials 7.
I like to use the auto painting on my 3D renders (e-onsoftware Vue, 3D Coat or DAZ Studio) to give them a more paintery look. I have painted from scratch in the past in ArtRage BUT I am more of a photographer and 3D modeler/renderer then a painter or pencil artist.
Again Cheers. Hope all is well with you & your sister.
Close to a month ago I asked this question. I've also sent a similar query to Corel on there Painter Face Book page. The query has not even been acknowledged by anyone from Corel. Yet they continue to send me advertisements and spam e-mail.
After being a loyal Corel customer for over 15 years, this is time for me to consider abandoning Corel products.
Here is a video that was created for the Facebook question showing how to adjust the sliders in Auto-Painting to achieve a somewhat similar result to Essentials. Hope it helps!