Hollywood Undead Flow Map and Painting Corel Painter Tutorial

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Want to create some imaginative art about your favorite artists including Hollywood Undead. What better way than using Corel Painter  to get an inspired composition.

The tutorial covers Flow Map feature and basic techniques like auto-painting, masks, blending modes..

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 Hollywood undead

Flow Map and Corel Painter Tutorial Steps

Step 1

Open your photo (File>Open) and save it under another name. Then, duplicate the source image (File>Clone) and save it. Clone the photo again (File>Quick Clone). Tracing papper appears over your picture. In the Color Palette, click the “Clone Color” button on the Color Palette to pick up the colors from the original image.

Step 2

Open the Papers palette (located on the Toolbox). Select the Fine Hard Grain paper texture.

Step 3

Choose Noisy Flowmap fringe from Real WaterColor Variants. Adjust brush size and opacity  in the Controls palette. Activate  paused diffusion option (evaporation of pigments on the canvas) option. Stop the process at your convenience.

[box type=”info” ]Flowmap brushes allow you to create more realistic and original paintings such as the landscapes. You get nice subtle blend of colors while playing on the saturation of colors [/box]

In the Real Watercolor controls, adjust the Flow Resistance and select Current paper. Apply large strokes on the canvas. Repeat the step again (2X) using other settings.  Set the third layer blending mode to Colorize in the Layer Palette.

[box type=”info” ]Flow Resistance : Paper texture controls the direction of the flow of the paint [/box]

Step 4 

Open Flow Textures Map Palette (Window>Flow Map Panels>Flow Map). Choose Gravel Texture. Change the default settings if you want. Then, select Flow Map from Source paper option.Repeat the step 3 again using another FlowMap brush.

Step 5

Open the duplicated image. Next, clone the image (File>Quick Clone). Create a new layer by clicking on the New Layer button in the Layers Palette. Select Acrylics Captured in the Smart Strokes variants. Reduce brush size. Set the tracing paper opacity to 100 % to hide the source image. Then, open the Auto-Painting Palette (Window>Auto-Painting Panels>Auto-Painting). Check out Smart Stroke Painting and Smart Settings. Click the Play button to begin the automatic painting process. Click on the canvas to stop it. Repeat the step again on another layer using other brushes at your convenience.

Step 6

Combine layers. Hold down the Shift Key and select the second layer in the Layers Palette. Then, use the keyboard shortcut (cmd + E) to merge them (or Layers>Collapse Layers). Select the image (Select>All) and copy it (Edit>Copy). Next, return to the first image. Paste your new image (Edit>Paste in Place). Set the layer to Difference.

Step 7

Duplicate the image : Right-click and choose Duplicate Layer. Change the layer blending mode to Soft Light. Next, duplicate the image again. Then, click the New Layer Mask button in the Layers Palette.

Step 8

Pick up the Digital Airbrush  in the Airbrushes variants. Select black as your main color in the Colors Palette and white as additional Color. Reveal certains parts of the layer below using the white color. Paint with black to hide some areas.

Step 9

Open the initial picture (saved under another name : Step 1).  Select it (Select>All) and go to Select>Float. Using the Layer Adjuster tool, click and drag the new layer onto your composition.

Step 10

Apply the Sketch filter (Effects> Surface Control> Sketch) using the default settings. Change the blending mode to Shadow Map.


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