Make a Signature, Corel Painter 12.2, an Answer to a Question from Paul

Hello Everybody,

A question came from Paul via the Digital Art Gallery.  He uses Elements to make a signature and recently saw someone make a signature brush in Photoshop.  He wanted to know if you can make a signature in Painter 12.2.

Absolutely Paul, you can make a signature in Painter 12.2.  Check out this video:

Well, wouldn’t you know it.  I forgot to talk a bit about the Text Tool.  I will save covering the Text Tool in-depth for another time.

Okay, that is how I would make a signature in Painter 12.2



8 responses to “Make a Signature, Corel Painter 12.2, an Answer to a Question from Paul

  1. Thanks for another “Aha!” moment, Skip. Now to get that pesky slippery stylus on the Wacom tablet under control so my signature doesn’t look like a 2 year old did it…

    • Hi Wardie,

      Hope all is well. Thanks for the comment. I know the feeling of that slippery stylus. I have to write very fast, but then I can’t make out the letters. I think there is way in Painter to smooth a line, but for the life of me I cannot remember how to do it. I may be confusing the issue with ArtRage’s ability to smooth a line.
      Take care mate,

  2. Skip, I made my signature as a brush from a scanned signature jpeg. This may not be the right way to do it, but it worked for me and it was very simple to do.

    • Hi Eva,
      You bet…making a signature brush is another way to make a signature in Painter or Photoshop. In the second sentence of the blog post, I mentioned that Paul had used Elements to make a signature and that he recently saw a demo for making a signature brush in Photoshop. So I didn’t mention any more about the technique.
      There are no right or wrongs…just the best way for you to do it. Hope all is well with you.

  3. Hi Skip,
    I think your site is a gold mine of tips and ideas to everyone. Being a Corel Painter user myself, I added the link to your site in my blog. I hope you don’t mind.


    • Hi Jarek,
      That is great; I appreciate you adding my blog link to yours. I see you are just starting the blog and it looks terrific. I know you will have a lot of fun with it. It is surprising how quickly folks will find you. I’m looking forward to seeing what you post.

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