Karen Bonaker put up a video at DAA Facebook on using the new selection brushes in Painter. I took off with her suggestion and made these two pieces. You can check out the DAA here.
The selection brushes are really interesting. For those of you familiar with digital art, they are the equivalent of marching ants, but you paint them on.
So, I went to Painter’s kaleidoscope feature and turned that on and painted a kaleidoscope with the selection brushes. Then I painted into the selections or I chose invert and painted outside the selections, depending on the effect I wanted.
Then when I was done, I took the pieces into my iPhone, and used either DistressedFX, Mextures or Shift and gave them a background to tighten them up.
These were a blast to do, and I thank Karen for giving us this idea to use the selection brushes.
Corel released Painter 2018 about a month ago with some very interesting features. I was not going to update this time around. Corel did not even wait a year to release this update. To me that is ridiculous. Once a year is enough for updates. But in looking at the new features, I decided to go ahead and update.