Hello I'm basically a beginner to painter, I use to use Photoshop 7, and Corel PhotoPaint 7.. I now have Painter 2019..
How Can I get the eraser, to erase with a hard edge, I would like the edge be like green arrow.. Red arrow pointing at place I used Hard edge eraser brush, but leaving soft edge behind... I'm hopping there a easy fix.. I cannot use paint brushes from painter 2019 or painter 12/X3, my painter likes to crash when i use those...
Currently, I'm going to have edit lines in Gimp for now, and side note how to I bring layer format from gimp into Painter?
Thank you for any help, and i hope i posted this into the right place...
Although the eraser tool has a 'hard mode' and a 'soft mode', both are designed for painting and will produce smooth edges. In other words the tool doesn't have a "no anti-aliasing" option....however...there are many ways to select and/or modify an eraser "brush" with 'aliased' edges so you can complete your workflow.
But you said you can't use paint brushes with Painter without it crashing? Wow, that's a big problem, the program shouldn't do that! You're missing out on all the brushes!!! I think it would be important to fix that first.
Do you have extensive customizations? If not, I would simply try to hold shift when launching the program to reset to factory defaults, and hopefully your stability would return.
Next, open up the brush selector and choose the "Eraser" category. There is a brush called "1-pixel eraser" that should do what you need.
If you need to erase a larger area, I can even help you customize a brush to have an aliased edge...but I'll take a pause here to hear back from you first and ensure you can use brush variants before going further.
I currently have to pick a day Corel will look at my program and see why its crashing, I haven't been able to pick a day, I do think I have choice of many brush settings, I have no idea what to do with. Reset factory didn't fix the problem...
I do think I have settings and customisation, But still don't fully understand them all..
I think I'm starting with very basic knowledge, no idea where aliased or anti aliasing should be...
And I would like the 1 pixel easier be bit bigger.
Is there any tutorial out there that are not just about landscapes?
Thank you for your help..
Do you have a tablet device? Is it a Wacom? If so one thing that can help stability is updating your Wacom Driver: https://youtu.be/zu4uyMgRBto
I would definitely try that next. Also be sure to reboot your system after updating!
Ok for the brush I'd suggest these steps...
1. Select the brush tool (b)
2. In the brush selector, find "erasers > 1-pixel eraser", and select it.
3. Choose Menu> Window > Brush Control Panels > General (Ctrl+B on a Windows system, Cmd+B on a Mac)
4. Under "Dab Type" change from "Single Pixel" to "Computed Circular"
5. Save the brush by going Menu>Brushes>Save Variant...Give it whatever name you like
Ta-da! The brush should have an aliased edge, even at different sizes. The outer shape of the brush will be a circle.
Yes, to my knowledge there are a huge number of tutorials not about landscapes...I'd consider starting here and search/browse for the kind of art you'd like to create: https://www.youtube.com/user/PainterTutorials
I don't have any Wacom device, but thank you for trying help that problem.
The eraser now bigger, and has hard edge..
Next How do I smudge/smear, I found it in 2015, but they both leave white at the end of the smudge. And when I was trying it out in trail, I'm pretty sure didn't leave white. And is there a way to change the strength of the smudge/smear tool? I'm betting the setting under different name, burred in the long list of settings...
Many brushes blend, smudge and smear...too many to list, actually so to begin with I recommend going to the "Blenders" category, and/or the "Sargent" category.
If you are seeing white when blending with a brush, there's an easy fix:
1. Window > Brush Control Panels > Blending
2. Enable "Enhanced Layer Blending"
For most brushes, increasing the "Bleed" will increase the amount it blends, however some brushes may also require a reduction in resat to get a more powerful blend. It just depends on the brush, so if you are having difficulty with a brush post it here and we can try and help with specific settings.