How to use blobs filter for Painter tutorial

Blobs filter / effect in Painter and how to use with pasteboard, color and patterns tutorial for 2018 2017 2015 X3 X2 etc - create amazing colorful designs

Blobs filter in Painter

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  1. Effects menu in Painter

  2. Esoterica

  3. Blobs (filter)

  4. Using pasteboard etc

  5. Set the number of blobs

  6. Minimum and maximum size

  7. Subsample

  8. Seed

  9. Click OK

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Paste buffer / use the clipboard : pasteThis option does require a little setup before use in that it works using the current pasteboard (clipboard, paste buffer) so you can copy literally anything into the pasteboard and use with the effect


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Options : panelYou can use one or more of the blobs. You can set a mininum size for it.


You can set a maximum size. You can also set a subsample for the quality. You can randomize the result multiple times by clicking the random seed option and clicking the little arrow icon


As soon as you increase the number then you find that you will probably see a panel popping up as it does take some time to process even the color setting.


Use images in paste buffer : facesYou can use nozzles as a source. You can use the image itself as a source. You can use other images. You can also copy material over from tools such as Photoshop via the buffer.


You can use brush strokes. You can use type as a layer and source in the buffer.


You can add gradients. You can add designs with effects


Literally anything can be added to the buffer.


Type as a source : You can use text in the paste buffer as well. Type something via the text tool and then use the layers menu and drop and select and then go to the edit menu and copy that (you could extra effects etc such as bevels or surface texture if you wish) and then go to the key effect and set the using to paste buffer and set number and minimum size etc.


Set subsample depending on the result you wish to achieve, higher the better.


Gradients : gradientsYou can add gradients into the paste buffer. Create a gradient and then use the selection tools to select that gradient and run the tool.


You can also copy gradients from other apps such as Photoshop etc


All kinds of amazing colorful designs can be added by selecting a gradient created from using a blending mode of difference and using a circle marquee selection and copy command.


Nozzles via paste buffer : nozzlesYou can also use nozzles (as well as brushes) as a source for the effect via the paste buffer. As nozzles can be made of anything such as type or particles or brush strokes or images etc then the sources are as limitless.


The key thing is to either use the nozzles in a document and select those or open the RIFF file itself and select that and copy it into the paste buffer. If you go for the file open approach, simply open the RIFF and then go to the select menu and reselect. Edit menu and then copy and now the artwork is in the paste buffer and you can go back to your effect.


Set the number and the more you go for the better the effect but the execution can be slow. Set the size such as minimum 50 and maximum to 500 (though this depends on the source RIFF as you don't want the image to degrade too much) and then set the the seed and subsample and click OK. Your document will be filled with the contents of the opened file.


Multiple applies : appliesYou can use the effect multiple times and change the sources and sizes but each and every time the effect is applied it will further distort the previous effects.


If you want the effect to modify the image only once then it is probably best to use the effect with layers.


You can, of course, interweave the effects with others such as apply surface texture etc to create a more 3D like effect with your blobs


Add effect to layers : layersYou can use the tool with layers but to do so you must fill any new layer with some pixels such as edit menu and fill with current color.


Once you have the layers, you can apply the effect on those layers and use the blending mode to difference or overlay for the layers to combine the different effect layers to create some truly weird and wonderful landscapes


You can add thr effect to multiple layers and use all kinds of opacity as well as blending modes



Use current color : colorYou can change the color of the generated art to the current color. You can vary the color numerous times as well as the number of and the size and sub sample etc.


You can create all kinds of wonderful distorted and stretched artworks using random colors.


You can also use the color option across layers and then use blending modes or opacity for the layers


Patterns : patternYou can also use patterns as a great source for the effect.


As the patterns can be anything, you can select some image and define as a pattern via the media control panels and patterns and 'capture' feature. You can then use the 'patterns' option in the effect. You can use type as a source for a pattern or perhaps brush strokes or 3D work as a source for the tile and all can be then used with the effect in the esoterica menu.


On the right you can see a page of text re-defined as a tile via the capture feature and then re-applied a number of times


Grains : Grains can also be a wonderful source for patterns so you can quickly take any of the textures or paper grains and use those as a tile and use them in the effect as well. You can then combine that further with tools such as express texture or apply surface texture


The results of all this can be then used in the application or can be exported for use in other tools such as Painter (they work great as 3D landscapes in depth maps)


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