The Power of Selections in Corel Painter 12 And a Precursor to My Next Cloning Video

Hello Everyone,

I am still planning another video on cloning that will be a bit more complex than the cloning techniques with the Cardinal in an earlier post.  I will use selections, channels, and layer masks in the technique.  I thought it is best to cover those topics before we get to the cloning to make sure we are all on the same page.  I am not covering selections  in the cloning process; I will do that in the cloning video.  I designed these video tutorials to give you an understanding of selections in general.

The first video is about basic selections, which most of you will already know.  You can skip it if you like, unless of course, you are new to Painter, then I would suggest you watch it.

The next video covers a topic that is new for a lot of you.  Auto Select is a very powerful selection tool and allows you to select things like Paper Texture or Image Luminance.  It is a very cool feature; I am sure you will want to check it out.

Third video may also be new for you.  It is about Color Select, which allows you to select a range of colors.  Again, this is very cool stuff.

I wasn’t sure I wanted to add the last video using Auto Select with Off Set Sampling, but decided to include it.  Using Off Set Sampling is the only way I know to use certain parts of Auto Select.  Combining the two features is amazing.  It seems complex at first, but once you get used to setting it up, the features are very useful.

OK…that’s it for this post.  As always, please feel free to post a comment and I will try to answer any questions you may have.  Don’t forget, if you want notification via email when I make a post, be sure to become a subscriber.



9 responses to “The Power of Selections in Corel Painter 12 And a Precursor to My Next Cloning Video

  1. Hi Skip
    GC here, You are a fountain of information in regards to painter, keep up the good work I enjoy every one of your videos. Buy the way I’ve tried to log on to your holiday digital academy website and there was an error. It looks like you have http twenties In the signup location as a link.

    Thanks a lot GC

    • Hey GC,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I’ll check out the link in the morning…tired tonight and tucking in early. I think registration is closed…so that may be why the link isn’t working.

      Thanks again and Happy Holidays,

      • Hi GC,

        Just wanted to let you know that the link is no longer active for Holiday Open Studio. That was the registration and more information link, but we are in the 3rd week of class and registration is closed. All of the DAA classes close after their first week.

        Sorry you missed it. It is a great class and fun for all.


  2. Skip, really enjoyed #2..being able to select and change the color of different areas of a painting, is very intriguing..can change the whole mood of the work with a few clicks..great work explaining it.. 🙂

    • Thanks Tim,

      Glad you enjoyed it. Yes, changing areas of color can definitely change the mood of the work. LOL…I can’t remember what I said in the video, but I’m glad it was understandable.

      Thanks for dropping by,

  3. Thank you for these videos. You do a wonderful, detailed job of explaining each item. I watch them more than once to catch all of the details that I missed.

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