I have been using Painter for many years. Started using it in Windows when it was version number 3. I still use the 2016 version running on my desktop and on my Surface Pro 3.
One reason for me using Painter, from the very thing beginning, was the animation/movie in Painter. Today I never use that any more. I use some other software. RoughAnimator and Krita, (some times ClipStudio and SketchBook) when it comes to hand drawn 2D animation.
Next program I will buy is Animation Paper. The new release is soon to come. >First there will be a beta this spring and then a full release in August. Then, I guess, I will use Animation Paper all of the time for animation, but not for painting backgrounds and such. Painter is such a good painting program and can be used for backgrounds, for characters and objects design. They can later be used for for animating in some other software.
The picture below is a part of a background painting for an animation I am working on. The rocks will be floating in the air, slowly moving as the camera is panning along the landscape, A rocket scooter will pass, and...
I am just an old amateur interested in animation, painting and illustration. Using both traditional and digital tools. Painter is only one of them.
Animation in Painter? Anyone? Or anyone interested in animation in this forum?
One reason for using Painter for background painting is the seamless painting option. The seamless painting option is quick and easy to use for scrolling backgrounds and panoraming.
10 points for Painter for this!
This picture shows a little how I work, my method.
On top of the layers there is the line art layer. I have traced my graphite sketch that I made made on paper . I used my custom digital pencil . I usually sketch om paper before I do the digital inking. Pencil and paper gives me more freedom I feel.
Under the line art layer I fill flat colours using the flat inking pen. I fill colour for the entire object (here; the hooverscooter) and then mask the fill using "mask layer transparency" method.
Every other layer is used for texturing, shading and tinting and are duplicates of the "flat colour fill - layer". I just make as many duplicates I need and than delete the flat colour fill on each new layer and keep the masking. That way I can start start painting without affecting anything outside the object. (This method works nearly as well as the "clipping masks" that I use in every other paint program that I use.)
The tools I use for lines and colours are in my custom tools palette. It is one pencil, one pastel and one flat inking pen. I also have my custom papers/ textures in the palette, a quick and easy way to switch between different looks of the same tool, it is just a click away.
Ah! That has some similarities to the way I illustrate. For me the "lock transparency" works a treat as an alternative to deleting the flat colour- that is if it's white and switched to a multiply or gel layer.
As I opened Painter today an ad came up for "Crazy Talk Animator." It looks really intriguing! I prefer not to use Flash cos' I can't "buy" it anymore, as such.
Further investigation, it appears Crazy Talk Animator isn't a Corel product... I wonder if they've become affiliated with Corel or if it's paid advertising.
it looks like this is the second time corel adware comes through with painter 2019, and there's a very funny apology from corel through their social media urchin in the previous thread complaining about intrusive ads:
this company will not stop milking their users until the very last of them moves on it seems.
I ticked the option to see the ads, big boy!