5. Selections, Shapes and Masks
TO GET THE MOST FROM PAINTER, you need to invest some time in understanding how the program isolates portions of images so you can paint them, apply special effects, or otherwise change them without affecting the rest of the image. Much of the program’s power is tucked into the complex area of selections, shapes and masks.
Artist Don Stewart was commissioned to paint Murphy by Mike and Robin Putnam. He began the image by making a tight sketch in Painter using the Sharp Pencil variant of Pencils on Fine Hard Grain paper. Next, so that he could protect areas while he painted, he isolated the important ...