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Chapter 4Hand-Painted Magic

Combining Painter with Photoshop

The first time I used Painter, it was still sold in a can. Back then it was owned by Fractal Design and there was nothing else like it. That is true today as well, but I must digress here to put things into perspective. I remember that period when even layers in Photoshop were thought of as an exciting new development. I was one of the many digital artists rejoicing in the glory of the new layer-based Photoshop workflow when I launched Painter for the first time.

What I found in Painter was confusion. There was a drawer-based interface and everything felt all over the place. After some ...

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