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Capturing Paper Textures / Grain in Painter Tutorial

Tutorial on Capturing paper grains / textures in Corel Painter using PNG files for textures / overlays etc in 2017 2015 etc

PNG images for Painter - Capturing paper in Painter starting point

capturing paper grains in Painter tutorialEarly versions of Painter could not load PNG images so to capture the PNG image as a paper / grain file requires an initial step such as converting the PNG image into JPG etc.


The reason I mention PNG images is that most of the pattern sets and brush sets on this site include the textures in PNG. You can find many free apps on the web that can convert PNG / JPGs etc such as Irfanview


Other tutorials

1) capturing Corel Painter patterns for use with apply surface texture etc

2) creating interesting 3D texture effects using custom tile filter in Painter


Capturing images

You can use the PNG files on this site (after conversion) but you can also use images, pages of text, your own patterns and textures and many more. Any image can be used such as old public domain documents to images you own as well as images that you create from scratch.


Capturing paper in Painter

painter grain paper texture capture1) Open image or use existing


2) Go to select menu and set ALL.


3) Go to the papers panel (found via the paper panels in the window menu)


4) Goto right side menu


5) capture paper.


capture painter grain paper texture panelAll the our PNG images for patterns and textures are seamless so the paper grain will also be seamless but if you use your own image, the result may not be seamless.


The paper grain has now been captured and can be used as a paper file in Painter. You can now set the scaling and constrast and brightness as well as capture additional presets in the application


Applying the Painter paper grain / texture

painter paper texture grain capture apply surface You can apply the papers in many parts of Painter 2017 2016 2015 etc such as


1) Apply surface texture (the example on the left is using the apply surface texture using the paper option and the current selected paper which can be scaled etc via the papers panel where you can also set the contrast and brightness which can also modify the result. You can also control the light as well as the appearance of depth in the apply surface texture panel


2) Brush strokes


3) color overlay


4) glass distortion


5) apply screen


6) express texture


and many more



Capturing paper in Painter - saving to paperlibrary

export paper library capturing painter textureIf you wish to permanently save the paper file then you have to save the captured paper grain to a paper library.


1) Go to the paper libraries panel (found in the paper panels in window menu command)


2) right side menu


3) export paper library


4) select the correct paper library and export the captured designs


You can then re-use the Painter paper library at any time in the future (as long as the format is still valid).


Video tutorial

Capturing PNG images as a Painter grain Youtube video

The video shows the steps to capturing a Painter paper in version 12 as well as the application of a few effects / filters using the papers