Tutorial on Capturing paper grains / textures in Corel Painter using PNG files for textures / overlays etc in 2017 2015 etc
Early 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
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.
1) 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.
All 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
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
If 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).
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