Paper Textures / Grains for Corel Painter

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Paper textures grains for Painter gallery 1350 Textures includes distress, rough, geometric grains, hi-tech, weird, mottled and more. License commercial (CU4CU) use, all are all by / Andrew Buckle. You can use the powerful textures in many different ways to create items for sale, backgrounds, patterns, illustrations, skateboards, adverts, video designs, papers, cards and much more. Mixed sizes of paper textures. They can be used in countless ways throughout Corel Painter 2015 12 and 13 PC and MAC OS X. Use them via Painter in many ways such as applied surface effect, glass distortions, brush strokes, add depth to any image, export and more. To load the paper textures / grains select the PAP file via the paper textures panel and select import legacy paper textures. On buying the set, you receive the download link to the items as well as documentation and serial and gallery

Corel ® Painter Paper Grain Textures

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They are a key set of Corel Painter, used throughout the application to add texture and surface and lighting effects and brush strokes - they are superb and super powerful. They are stored in native Painter PAP files. All are All commercial (CU4CU) use, create items for sale and they can be used to create book covers, textures, patterns, backgrounds, hats, fabrics, clothes and much more. All are by No particular install folder required. Access them via Painter ® toolbox (bottom). Use paper selector to select item you wish to use. Load via the open library command and select PAP (this is the format used by Painter up to the most recent though in the last year or so the format has changed, the legacy items are still loaded as before). You can use them in brush strokes. They are all seamless tiles for any size of work. Use them in paper / texture settings of many effects. Use in distortions, surface apply, etc and re-scale / contrast settings as required.


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Loading paper textures PAP in Painter 12+

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Use the paper textures panel and right side menu and import legacy paper library. The format now works with PC and MAC with 12+ Note that I reference paper grains but hey are the same as papers and paper textures: the name has changed, that is all. There is no installation folder for the grains / paper textures. Just browse for the PAP files.


Load PAP library and access paper / textures paper grain designs tutorial (earlier versions)

Once you have the grains panel open, go to the load library menu on the panel and load the PAP library (there are many different PAP libraries as it would be impossible to include all the grains in a single file). The grains can be scaled, the contrast changed via the grains sliders


Painter and Paper brushes

The grains can then be applied in a variety of ways in Painter: Painter brushes for one (to paper method) as well as most of the effects (a dropdown can be set to original luminance, paper - the one you want is the paper method) in apply surface effect, express effect and more


How to use with the glass distortion effect

They can be used in many other areas by using the selection / paper grains option to select an area and then use visual effects such as lighting. My favorite for the paper texture PAP files is the glass distortions and you can use them in many different ways to create all kinds of glassy effects. All the presets are seamless for any size of work.


Surface effect / Paper Textures

They can be blurred and they can be added as surface effects. Great designs can be created just by changing the color of the lights and the angle of the lights in the apply surface effect dialog. They can also be used in many other effects and combined with the effect via selections if you cannot use them directly and as such can be used to create amazing visual effects in seconds and the results can be exported to use in other applications that do not have so many wonderful (and it has to be said, esoteric effects) settings


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Paper / Textures / format

They were created a while ago so now the grains DPI might not be the greatest for all kinds of design work if you require a large DPI (say documents 4000 x 4000). You can scale them and smooth to a great degree and still create truly wow image and texture effects as well as distortions with them. The original format was not cross platform so both platform sets are included. The latest versions of the presets are now cross platform but the same approach is there and both can be used with the latest version.


How can I use them with the glass distortion

They are great for glass and metallic effects. Use in the glass distortion effect (found in effects > focus category). Modify the softness, variance, direction, and glass mode. Fade / re-apply and more. All the PAP files supplied from can be used with the glass distortion effect.



Use the grains as a source for tile 'original luminance' option in distortion / surface methods in Painter. Use as a source for mosaics or brush strokes or clone sources. Or use them via tiles as a source for clone color or for impasto brush effects. The grains can also be easily added to the tiles libraries. Just create a file to the original proportions of the texture and then use the express effect or other command and apply and save the preset or use the define tile in the tile panel.


How to use them with the apply screen effect

'Apply Screen' uses the paper to excellent effect. Use to create superb screened effects. Modify the various thresholds and color settings to create a wide range of weird and wonderful flat color screens (great for web design) or blur or use the depth of field filter afterwards. The 'apply screen' can be used to create a variety of different different screens, even by simply modifying the scaling or contrast of the screen/grain


PAP library

All in this collection are stored in native PAP file format. You can use the paper mover to move the tiles from one PAP library to another. Definitely recommend making a backup of key PAP libraries.


How to use them with the express effect

You can use the papers in 'express effect' command to create stunning black and white imagery. After applying the surface and express effect, use a blur and even use the excellent (if not slightly slower) depth of field filter. Use a color fill to add some color or the color effects. They can be used for superb black and white imagery in 'express'.


How to use them with the distress command

'Distress' effect uses the presets and offers a wide selection of edge, edge amount, smoothing, variance and threshold settings to create stunning texture infused image effects. Superb for stunning black and white images and screened effects.


How to use them with the color effect

The 'Color' effect / settings uses the textures from Graphicxtras as well. Use the dye concentrations or hiding power settings to create different colored effects on any surface or image.


How to use them with the custom tile effect

'Custom tile' effect uses them to create weird and wonderful imagery. Use the blur commands and different color combinations to create unusual tile effects. By using different threshold settings, such as the min. (to use mainly the tile) or the max (creating a combination of tile and image). Even by using different thickness (of grout) settings, many wonderful colorful effects can be created using the custom tile effect


How to use with them with the adjust dye concentration effect

'Adjust dye concentration' effect uses the paper textures with different max and min. threshold settings to add interesting color effects. Again, the effect also comes into its own when combining different effects such as blurring the result and then reapplying the dye concentrations with different papers or different scaling of the same paper.


How to use with floaters

They can also be used in a number of the floater effects such as glass distortion or the burn effect. Use the grains in the burn dynamic floater to create unusual torn / burnt edges. Use them via clone and clone source in dynamic floater 'liquid metal' (as well as glass distortion floater to layers and text..) to create really interesting floater imagery.


How to use applied surface effect

Effects > 'Applied Surface' and subtle shifts or different color combos and shine settings can be used to create a wide variety of weird paths, wobbly, blobbed, metallic and can be used to generate 1000s of different wonderful color bump surfaces.


How to use them with Pop art effect in Painter

They can be used in the pop art fills by saving the artwork as a tile and then using the original luminance settings


How to use them with the brushes

Or select a grain brush or use the textures in impasto or use in watercolors or with digital color. You can use them in combo with brush strokes. Most of the brushes (and even RIFFs can use the grain information via a selection or grain/layer) use the grain information depending on the method and sub category such as using a grainy flat cover or grainy edge or using the textures information in various effect methods such as the 'add grain' brush. You can use them as a source artwork for a Painter™ captured brush by using the export feature and then select that and use the captured brush command.


How to use them with the motion blur filter

The motion blur and soften and super soften cannot use the preset information but you can awlays simply use the selection commands with the preset data and then apply a smooth or blur to the result.


How to turn them into a shape layer

Use them to create a selection and then 'convert to shape' to create a new vector shape from the supplied seamless tile. The vector shape then can be transformed and distorted or used as a floater (convert to a floater). Apply brush strokes to shape/floater or effects or use the shape/floater as a color effect. Export the shape layer to AI format and others


How to create wonderful edge effects

You can create wonderful edges using papers in Painter by applying the texture to a rectangular block of white on black or vica versa. They can be used with many of the commands to create different edge effects such as using the glass distortion or apply surface effect command


How to use them with auto painting

You can use the papers in auto painting by using the apply method / sub category as 'grainy' or using one of the related effects


Painter™ Essentials 4 3

Not that they will not work with the essential set up, you can only use the latest format with that app.