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?
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...