How to create Victorian paper marbling in Painter tutorial

How to create a Victorian paper marbling effect in Painter 12 X3 2015 2016 2017 2018 etc using the current color option for the blobs

Victorian paper marbling effect in Painter

victorian paper marbling painter how to create
  1. Open image or new document for the Victorian paper marbling

  2. Set current color to orange in Painter (or another color)

  3. Effects menu and esoterica and blobs

  4. Set the size (change it with each apply say have a large maximum one time and then smaller next time, change the number as well)

  5. Apply the blobs effect with the current color option

  6. Set color to yellow (or another color)

  7. Apply the blobs effect in Painter

  8. Set color to blue

  9. Apply the blobs effect

  10. Repeat for multiple colors

  11. Change the color multiple times and change the number of blobs as well as the size

  12. Effects and esoterica

  13. Apply marbling

  14. Load

  15. Bouquet (or another preset)

  16. OK

Video tutorial on the subject by (youtube)


Basics : darkThe key tools here are the blobs and marbling. You don't need the marbling but it does add that special touch to the design and adds some variety to the blobs.


The best color to work towards is a dark color so choose a dark color in the color wheel. Also some variability is useful so display that panel as well


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Blobs filter :

colorThe filter needs to use the color option. You can set the color via color wheel while you are in the tool. You can also add in color variability which can also be modified while you are in the panel. Personally, the best look is to start with a dark color and then go for RGB color variability set to 30% etc


Set the filter to a decent number of blobs along with a large maximum size and a decent size for the minimum


You can apply the filter a number of times. Remember to click the refresh


Marbling : settingsTo find the command in the esoterica and go to the apply entry. OK, now the interface has a lot of functionality and most of it can be ignored for this tutorial in that you can choose one of the presets by clicking the load and choosing bouquet. You can then modify that preset such as spacing and offset and waviness etc. I think the waviness is a nice touch for the look of the design so increase that a little and go for the right to left option. Increase the quality as well if you wish (it slows things down a lot). You can save the steps once you are happy.


Click OK.


I would suggest the preview to be turned ON as it is hard to see what the end result will be


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