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1350 Paper Textures / Grains for Corel ® Painter includes distress designs, rough, circular, geometric tiles, hi-tech tiles, weird, scratchy, hand drawn, flowery designs, linear textures, stars, mottled and more. All are in standard PAP format and accessed quickly via the media panels. Use throughout Corel Painter in features such as brushes and apply surface texture and distortions and more. The format works with PC and MAC. Commercial use, all royalty free examples


Add papers

How to add the supplied PAP files ? Go to the window menu and then to the Paper panels and paper libraries. Display panel and then go to the right side menu and import legacy paper library. The Painter Papers will take a few second to process and you will see a panel showing the items being added and then you will see the entry in the panel with the name of the imported library. Once you have added the set then you can also go to the libraries panel and right side menu and then export the library (select which library you want to export) and the library will then be saved in the latest format for the application.


Apply surface texture and using the PAP files

They can be blurred and the Painter papers can be added as surface effects. To do this, go to the effects menu and then surface control and then select the apply surface command.Go to the panel and set the rotation, scale etc and then go to the effects menu. You will find a variety of options in the command such as using (always use the first item if you want to use the PAP files) and then set the softness and depth amount and picture depth and shine and reflection and manipulate the light controls such as brightness and exposure and angle as well as colour etc. You can add multiple lights to create some really interesting colour effects with your work.


How can I use them with the glass distortion

The Painter papers are great for glass and metallic effects. Use in the glass distortion effect (found in effects > focus category). Again, before you create the effect, select the design you want to use for the glass effect though you can keep the panels open and select a different texture to use if you change your mind or want to experiment. Once you are in the glass distortions panel, you can then set the using option (select the first one if you want to use the PAP files) and then set the softness and map (they all produce very interesting distortions) and the quality and amount and variance (great for weird blurry effects) and the direction etc. You can apply the distortions once or multiple times to your images and layers. You can also combine the distortion effect with other filters such as the apply surface command.

Patterns and original luminance etc

You do not have to use the Painter papers solely as that but they can also be quickly converted into a pattern and then used with other features of the application. Use the resources as a source for tile 'original luminance' option in distortion / surface methods in Painter. Use as a source for mosaics or brush strokes or clone sources. Or use them via tiles as a source for clone colour or for impasto brush effects.


To convert them into patterns, you must create a file the size of the source tile (unless you just want a part of the design or perhaps multiple times added into your pattern). If you want a seamless tile then create a document the same size as the source tile. You can find the size via the panel when you select each of the resources, you will see the height and width of the tile. If it is 200px by 200px then create a new document with that size. Go to the effects menu and select something like the surface control commands and express texture and select the top item in the using command and then set the grey threshold and the grain and the contrast. If you want to add some color to the design then you can either use the brushes or perhaps use the edit menu and fill command and set the opacity less than 100%. Select the whole image. Go to the window menu and media control panels and select patterns panel and then right side menu and capture command. Enter a name and click OK. You can now use the design with the edit menu and fill (once you have selected the pattern) and use it with other features in the application such as cloning.

How to use them with the apply screen effect

'Apply Screen' uses the Painter papers to excellent effect. To use the apply screen effect, go to the effects menu and surface control commands and select the apply screen. Modify the various thresholds and colour for the thresholds to create a wide range of weird and wonderful flat colour screens (great for web design). You can also blur or use the depth of field filter afterwards. The 'apply screen' can be used to create a variety of different different screens, even by simply modifying the scaling or contrast of the resources. The effect panel does not allow for the modification of the scaling and angle etc so it is best to change the rotation and scaling before you start. You can change the resource in the panel so you can experiment with all the different imported PAP files.


How to use them with the express effect

You can use the Painter papers in 'express effect' command to create stunning black and white imagery. Go to the effects menu and surface control commands and select the express texture. You can select the PAP design you want to use before or during using the filter. You can also modify the rotation and scaling etc while using the filter. You can set the using (select the first entry if you want to use the PAPs) as well as the grey threshold and grain and contrast. Click OK. After applying the express effect, you can use a blur and even use the excellent (if not slightly slower) depth of field filter. Use a colour fill found in the edit menu to add some colour or the colour effects as the express command returns only black and white.


How to use them with the distress command

The distress effect is similar to the express command. Select the required Painter paper before you start with the filter. Set the rotation and scaling of the resource (though you can change your mind in the panel you can't alter the scaling etc) beforehand as well. Once set, go to the effects menu and surface control commands and select 'distress'. Select the first item in the using dropdown. Set the various edge settings as well as smoothing and variance etc for the effect. The result is a black and white distressed effect. I always like to set the variance high to get the best result from the supplied PAP files. Set the threshold. Set it too high or two low and you will just end up with a solid white or black. Once applied, if you wish to colour the effect then apply an edit menu and fill and fade that. You can also just use the fade command found in the edit menu to bring back more or less of the original image. Another option is to select the original image and copy and paste and then apply the distress to the top layer and then go to the layers panel and set the blending mode / composite method to difference or multiply etc (pity that the fade command does not have a composite method feature)


How to use with them with the adjust dye concentration effect

'Adjust dye concentration' effect uses the resources with different max and min. threshold settings to add interesting colour effects. Again, the effect also comes into its own when combining different effects such as blurring the result and then reapplying the dye concentrations with different resources and scaling


How to use with floaters

They can also be used in a number of the floater effects such as glass distortion or the burn effect. Use the grains in the burn dynamic floater to create unusual torn / burnt edges. Use them via clone and clone source in dynamic floater 'liquid metal' (as well as glass distortion floater to layers and text..) to create really interesting floater imagery.


How to use applied surface effect with the resources

Effects > 'Applied Surface' and subtle shifts or different colour combos and shine settings can be used to create a wide variety of weird paths, wobbly, blobbed, metallic and can be used to generate 1000s of different wonderful colour bump surfaces.


How to use them with Pop art effect

They can be used in the pop art fills by saving the artwork as a tile and then using the original luminance settings


How to use them with the powerful brushes

You can use them with the paper setting with many different brushes


How to use them with the motion blur filter

The motion blur and soften and super soften cannot use the preset information but you can always simply use the selection commands with the preset data and then apply a smooth or blur to the result.


How to turn them into a shape layer

Use them to create a selection and then 'convert to shape' to create a new vector shape from the supplied seamless tile. The vector shape then can be transformed and distorted or used as a floater (convert to a floater). Apply brush strokes to shape/floater or effects or use the shape/floater as a colour effect. Export the shape layer to AI format and others


How to use them to create wonderful edge effects

You can create wonderful edges using the resources by applying the texture to a rectangular block of white on black or vica versa. They can be used with many of the commands to create different edge effects such as using the glass distortion or apply surface effect command


Free paper grains

Free Paper Textures / Grains (PAP)


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