I was playing around with the technique I used in the last posted videos. I started the same way, but this time I tried adding gradients to a layer mask to vary the look of the black brush strokes. I wanted color, so I added gradient to layers and changed the composite method. On the first try, I got the following. Not bad for a first try, right?
I thought the technique was worth sharing, so in the next 4 videos I created the following image. Hope you like it. It reminds me of flying at dusk.
In the first video, I make the black inky watercolor underpainting.
In the next video, I altered the look using a gradient in a layer mask.
It gets interesting in the third video. I added gradients to several layers and change the composite method coloring the gray-scale image.
In the fourth video I planned to add another gradient to a layer mask, but tried something different and liked the results. I copy merged the image and placed it in place. I transformed it a bit and then changed the composite method. I loved the moody nighttime feel of this image.
A couple of posts ago, I mentioned that did a bunch of videos for Corel about making paper in Painter 2016. Corel released the videos yesterday. Making and using paper in Corel Painter is very important; I can say that it is one of the most important functions in Painter. In this set of videos and the set before, I used papers to create the landscape. You can get papers for Painter from a lot of sources, but why? It is so easy to make papers and it is fun, too. Take a look at the following videos. Some techniques are basic and perfect for the beginner, but others are for the advanced user. Take a look and while you there, check out Painter Tutorials. There are a ton of video tutorials.
My paper videos:
02-How to use the Paper Library
03-How to use the Paper Control Panel
04-How to create a new Paper Library
05-How to use Make Paper Command
06-How to make a Fractal Pattern Command Paper
07-Helpful Paper Tools you can make
08-Capture a non-seamless paper texture
09-Create a seamless paper texture
10-Auto-paint a seamless paper texture
11-Watercolor and Pattern papers
12-How to create seamless papers from photos
13-How to use your Corel Painter Papers
I hope you enjoy the videos.