I just got Corel Painter 2020
So, whenever I create a new file, one of the options is a paper texture, near the option of color.
I select a paper, load up the file and... can't see, notice the paper.
I tried selecting other textures in the panel, but I see no change.
Canvas appear to be blank.
Even in painting, I can see the texture of the brush but not the brush on paper.
how adding texture work?
The paper texture affects certain brushes rather than appearing differently by itself. The Chalk, Pastel, and Crayon set of tools are the easiest ones to see it on, but oil and watercolor also use them by default. There are settings that determine how much it affects the brush strokes.
There is an alternative, to fill a layer with the paper texture (or a paper .jpg image)(or a paper pattern), set the layer to overlay, reduce its opacity and voila you have the paper texture everywhere (if that is what you want) or "remove" some as needed via a layer mask.
My description is not a tutorial...search www to get better instructions. Skip Allen made a paper overlay script; he gave it away in one of his classes but he may have posted a video or script to download??
Skip Allen's scripts are here, including the aforementioned script to place the currently selected paper onto the canvas. He gives a warning in bold red letters that it is only for Corel Painter 2016, but they both work fine in 2020.
Oh, I got it!
Maybe I check this script out, but I'm finding either using the built-in paper texture, or adding a texutre image rather easier for me...
I've done a bit of testing, using different brushes and I've noticed some texture using these ones!