How to capture patterns in Painter Tutorial

Tutorial on Capturing patterns in Painter 2017 2016 2015 X3 12 using PNG files with original luminance etc . You can capture any image or design or photo or type and use that

Capture patterns in Painter

capturing painter patterns 2015 2016 2017 tutorial
  1. Open the image in Corel Painter or use an existing image (the pattern to be captured can be coloured or grayscale etc) as a capture pattern source

  2. Go to the select menu and select all or use the selection tool / marquee in the Painter toolbox. Select the area you want to define as a pattern.

  3. Go to the patterns panel which can be found via the window menu and media control panels

  4. Go to the right menu side of the patterns pattern

  5. Capture pattern command.

  6. Set the name etc as required


Video tutorial on the subject by (youtube)


fill pattern and scale and capture in PainterOnce you have defined the item, you can use the captured pattern in features of the application such as clones and original luminance settings etc



Brush strokes

Apply surface texture

Express texture

Adjust dye concentration

Custom tile


Apply screen as well as many others


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patterns panel and commands for capture


You can find the patterns panel in the 'media control panels' section of the window menu in Painter. If you can't see the panel then you need to go to that menu to display it. The right side menu comes with a range of commands such as rename the pattern as well as create an icon for it etc. The key one for capture is the capture pattern though. The define pattern and make fractal commands are of interest, in particular the fractal as you can use it to create some very unique tiles.painter capture pattern face


You can capture panel does have a few minor additional features such as name (as well as a very small preview which is pretty standard for Painter and still very surprising for 2016 and Painter 2017 and I wonder if it will be the same with Corel Painter 2018.. You can generate a regular tile (and most of the time I go for that option) but you can also apply a horizontal shift or vertical shift to the tile and you can then use the bias to shift the alignment of the tiles. Useful for brick fills etc. The great thing about the capture pattern is that you can select different areas of an image or perhaps apply effects and then capture the pattern. You can use the tool to create a snapshot of all kinds of images and type and effects to create a huge selection of tiles for use with brush strokes and clones etc


As mentioned, unless you start with an image that is seamless, you probably won't get a seamless tile but the pattern feature in Painter is great with either. You can also use the result of any generated tile as a new pattern (image) which can then be re-selected and used as yet another image to capture as a source for yet more tiles.



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