Intro. Set includes jewels + colorful + tangles + drawn designs + geometric + lines + circular + wheel designs + extruded + 3D + rough + glowing + stars and many more. Use them to spray and splatter the colorful artwork throughout your images. License commercial (CU4CU) use (as well as personal use), all are by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com, royalty free. You can use them to create documents + book covers + record covers + leaflets + textiles + calendars + fabrics + fashions + items for sale + frames + overlays + brushes + web pages + and much more. They are all applied via the image hose tool and a variety of variant hoses are available for sprays, splatters, angle, scaling etc If you have any questions, please contact us. Video tutorial on the nozzles subject by graphicxtras.com (youtube) / Christmas set / Snowflake set / Greek ornament set
Clone sources. Nozzles can be used as a clone source and used with cloner tools in Painter 2018 2017 etc. Create new document for the nozzle in Painter. Go to the patterns panel and define as pattern. Goto the image hose and select a hose. Goto the nozzle libraries panel and load nozzle. Apply using the current tool to fill the file for use as a clone source. Goto the clone source panel and select that pattern file or the actual current pattern if defined. Goto the cloner tools via the brush tool. Select cloner such as furry or bristles etc and apply. You can use the image hose to create all kinds of images. You can use them to create tiles. You can define any image as a tile via the pattern panel and then add the image hose and current RIFF to that document. As you apply the strokes using whichever variant of the image hose you wish to use, you will see the artwork wrapping around the edge of the document. You can then capture this document, simply go to the same panel and use the capture command and it will be added to the library and can then be used as a source for the cloner. You can also use color effects to modify the tile and add those to the panel for use with the brush tools. The cloner tools can be modified in many ways such as using color variability to add red and green and blue variability to the strokes as well as hue and saturation variability. Go to the cloning panel and select different types such as normal, bilinear, perspective, rotate and mirror and much more. You can also modify the location for sources as well as randomize the source etc. All kinds of amazing brush strokes can be created by combining these with the different types of brush strokes such as bristle, chalk, gouche etc You can use the above to create all kinds of stunning painted and smeary and fuzzy and furry paint using the resources. You can use them to add color as well as texture to images and much more. You can also modify the scale of the tile which can then be reflected in the brush strokes. As the image hose can use a massive variety of different designs and the tiles can be rapidly created using the above technique, you can use the hose to create a vast resource of designs for use with the variants such as particle flows, smeary flat, texture spray, particle spring worm, oily jitter etc. Video tutorial on the clones subject by graphicxtras.com (youtube)
Place elements. Place elements effect using nozzles in Corel Painter 2018 2017 2016 2015 X3 X2 etc tutorial. Select a nozzle and Effects menu and Esoterica and then Place elements in Painter. For the purpose of this tutorial I will assume that you have your nozzles with the correct index rank and width and height and numbers of items per rank etc set up and that the nozzle is filled with elements that you want to use such as type or images etc). Or you are just using the nozzles supplied with Corel Painter. The place element effect in Painter is, as mentioned, only for nozzles. You can find the place elements effect in the effects menu and esoterica. The panel for the command is not particular obvious (which I guess why it is in the esoterica section) but I will go through my own observations of the tool (though it does not mean that they are always the same as perhaps your own observations of the tool). Key thing is to select a nozzle beforehand. The tool unfortunately does not have a preview so it is a very hit and miss operation unless you understand the settings. I always find that setting a tool to the extremes is always a good test and perhaps setting it midway to see the differences in the results. Even then it is not obvious and the place element has probably more depths to discover. There are a variety of settings that can be used such as iterations 1, points 100, levels 1, radius fraction 0, oversizing 2, ambient amount 1, cull interiors is probably pretty good for filling most of the document or selection. Set the oversizing to the max and the artworks are placed in the center. For tinting - Set the ambient amount low and the the current additional color is used to tint the artwork so if it is red then the presets will all end up being fairly red in parts of the image. You can always apply the place element command multiple times and use different colors so the first apply can be in amber and then the next apply in blue and so on and you will end up with a super colorful nozzle filled design. You can set the number of elements to a low setting to reduce the number of generated nozzles. You can apply the tool multiple times with the low setting and add more and more to the image (or perhaps to layers). You can also then just combine the place elements effect with other effects such as blurs and apply surface etc. Again, because of the lack of preview means it is a hit and miss operation. You do not need to just apply the effect to the background, you can apply the place elements to a layer and use that to duplicate the layers to place the artworks all over the image (especially if you use the oversizing to the max). Create new layer via the layer menu and then Place elements command and Set the oversizing to 2 and click OK. Use the layer adjuster in the toolbar to move the place elements layer and also hold down the alt / option to duplicate and make multiple copies of the artwork as well as use the edit transform to scale the artwork (such as on the left) and on the right you can see multiple elements but with a drop shadow added via the effects and objects menu
Load / install. How to install / load the Painter nozzles ? You do not need to add them to a particular folder but if you wish, add them to the Program files folder for 'Painter' or applications (on the mac) as that is a decent central location for the files. Personally, I would set up a folder in my user account for all the RIFF files and then place them in themed sub folders for ease of access. You can then access them via the window menu and media control panels and 'nozzles' and the related panel. Go to the right side menu of that panel and select the load command to load the RIFF files. You can then browse for the RIFF files (again, perhaps to the central location for all your resources). Once you have loaded the RIFF file then you can go to the image hose in the brushes tools and then set the size etc for the hose and apply the design across the document. You can, if you wish, add the current selected hose to the library by using the same right side menu as the load to add to the current library. You can then load additional RIFF files into your hose and apply them in many different ways using all the variant hoses and brush controls such as linear-size-P (especially if you are using an art pad and pen)
Create frames. How to create a frame using nozzles in Painter ? Of course, there are literally millions of ways to create a frame but in this quick tutorial, the frame will be a square frame. The key thing here is to open an image and then go to the rectangular selection tool in the toolbar and then apply the selection around the edge of the image but leave a gap for the images to be added to create the frame. You can have the edge of the selection as close to the edge of the document as you like. You could apply the artwork freeform without the selection but if you want a nice clean cut design then a selection really helps. Go to the select menu and invert the selection. Select the image hose tool as well as load a preset as required (or select one from the library). Select a spray-size-P etc brush. Set the size for the image hose and apply the design in the selected area. Once you have filled the entire area and covered the original image in the frame, you can add effects to that area or perhaps color settings to change the color of the applied artwork. Effects menu and tonal color and adjust color and change the hue for the frame. Now re-apply some more brush strokes using the loaded preset. The example shows a square frame but the selection can also be circular or you can use the polygon selection tool and select a more random haphzard frame design for the presets to be added to. An example of a star nozzle has been added to the polygon generated selection in the image on the right. You can add the image hose designs multiple times in many different ways as well as combine with color effects as well as blurs such as the soften blur used in the example on the right.
Modify. How to modify an existing nozzle in Painter ? If you purchase our collection or you have your own set of designs, you can use them as is but you can also edit them directly by simply using the file open command and opening the RIF / RIFF file. Once you have opened the design, go to the select menu and reselect. You will then see the selection / marching ants applied around the object. Now you can easily modify the design with brush strokes as well as using effects and color features. In the image on the left, the artwork has been modified by the apply surface texture to give it a little 3D edge and the color controls have changed the hue and saturation. Go to the save command and save the file preferably with a new name and file location. You can select it via the presets panel as usual with the image hose and load the file. You can do a lot more than just manipulate via the color, you can also use layers and combine those layers to create a far more complex design. You can also add additional paths to the artwork and then re-save it. The key thing is the selection for the bounds of the nozzle. You can use the transform selection command to increase the size of the selection within the bounds of the file and then apply brushes as well as warp and lighting effects to the artwork and then save that design as a new RIFF and then apply it as on the right (using the lighting makes it easier to create more spherical designs with shadow etc). The design can then be re-applied via the load command as with the image on the right.
Drop shadows. How to add a quick drop shadow to the Painter nozzles? There is no auto drop shadow effect so a quick way to add a shadow to the design is to create a new layer via the layer command and apply the image hose to that layer. Once you have added the presets across the image, you can then go to the effects menu and objects and create a drop shadow. You can also create a more permanent shadow by opening the source file and using the select menu and re-select and then copy the design and paste to create a new layer. Now you can use the effects and objects and create shadow but dry opacity and thiness to 100%. Once you have the shadow. Go to the lower layer and fill with current color (set to white) via edit menu and fill. Layers menu and drop and select. Save that file as a RIF via the file menu. You can now open the file via the load command in the presets panel. Load the RIF file. Goto the image hose tool and apply with the required size. Apply the design. It is not the best shadow in the world. Another approach would be to use a combination of two copied layers. Clear the bottom layer as before. Re-select the lowest copied layer and edit menu and fill with black. Shift the black shadow layer slight to the right or left or up and down for the shadow. Select the source design layer and the black filled slightly shifted layer in the layers panel and then select menu and select layer content and you will see the shadow and image has been selected. Now go to the layers menu and drop and select. You should now have the original and shadow selected only and on one layer in total for the document. Now go to the file menu and save as RIFF. Now go to the load command in the presets panel and load that new shadow design and apply.
Freebies. A Selection of nozzles in RIFF format for use in Painter, all for commercial use and royalty freeFree Nozzles RIFF