UPDATE: Sorry, but I forgot to take video 5 off private. I have set it correctly now and it is available for viewing. I can’t help it; I’m a dunce. LOL.
I follow Painter Factory, a forum for Painter users provided by Corel Painter. It is a great forum; you can ask questions or answer them; you can even suggest enhancements and new functions for future versions of Corel Painter.
I notice a thread that someone who is new to Painter asked if an art pen would be proper for a newbie. All the answers were terrific. But, it gave me the idea to follow my post about setting up the Intuos 5 with posts about the Wacom Art Pen and how you can tame it in Painter 12. It is a fabulous tool, and I would highly recommend it to traditional artists.
I have created 6 videos, each around 5 minutes long. This first video shows the enhanced brush ghost as the best cursor to use with Art Pen, and I explain the advantages of barrel rotation.
In this video, part 2, I take a look at a variant that doesn’t have any rotation function and try to change it to a variant that does have rotation ability, however, I found that Expression Rotation in the Angle Brush Control Panel doesn’t always work…why?
In this video, part 3, I find what dab types will work with rotation and which ones will not.
In this video, part 4, I discover the RealBristle brush control panel; I will explore it next.
In the fifth video we explore the RealBristle brush control panel. It has lots of sliders all geared to help you make the perfect variant based on traditional values.
In the last video, I review what I have learned. I also talk about sample multiple colors and how the realbristle brushes can use sample multiple colors…very cool.
Well, there you have it. My take on the Wacom Art Pen. I love mine and when not demonstrating, I use it exclusively. I hope you will give it a try.
Have a great week,