How Can I Create and Save Custom Brushes from a Mask in Corel Photo Paint (Example)


Corel Photo Paint is a very complete program, it allows you to create and save custom brushes from a mask in Corel Photo Paint. Did you know that it even gives you the opportunity to design your own brush?

The brush is the tool that most characterizes this program. When you’re fluent in it, you can add brush strokes to a path and import and export it with Photo Paint, and even create and edit with the image sprayer brush using Photo Paint.

Equally important is the handling of the images. It is recommended to know how to correct images with the Photo Paint effect tool, and how to make an image transparent with the brush tool in Photo Paint. But you will see that later, today you will learn about custom brushes based on a mask.

Create and save custom brushes from a mask in Corel Photo Paint

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Create your own brush or custom brushes From an area selected with Corel Photo Paint it is possible, you can even save them and thus use them in the future. How do you do it? We will teach you quickly and easily:

Modify a set from an existing one:

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  • Copy and paste your decorated in a new Corel Photo Paint document. Create a layer or new object in the object manager, this is applicable for each set to work; Well, to modify an image this action is always necessary.
  • To remove some parts of the scenery, use the selection tool, select the area by clicking on it, then delete them with the erase tool.

Design custom brushes from a mask

Create mask from object

Right click on the layer of the decoration that you want to modify, click on the option create mask from object. See the paint tool found on the property bar on the left side of the program, then click on accept.

Go to the top and click create brushes and then in brushes category, in the left list choose a category between artist brush, airbrush, pencil, pen, marker pen, highlighter, chalk, and from the list on the right side select the tip and design that best suits your image.

Brush settings

Go to the dockable windows option by clicking on the window tab, there select brush settings. Another window called Brush settings, there go to Pen Properties and click on pen options. A sub-menu will be displayed, click on Create from mask content.

In the dialog box, click on Pen Size to adjust the size of the area of ​​your brush, click on OK. Now you can define the brush shape on nib properties, as the transparency, rotation, smoothness, elongation, or smooth edge. You can also define other attributes such as stroke attributes, brushstroke attributes, brush texture, Color variation.

Adjust attributes

To the stroke attributes you will be able to adjust the smoothed or melt. In brushstroke attributes you can define Number of brush strokes, Spacing, Extension, Hue, Saturation or Brightness.

In brush texture you can configure Brush texture, Border texture, Indentation, and Keep color. And the Color Variation section will allow you to define Hue Range, Hue Speed, Saturation Range, Saturation rate, Luminosity Range and Luminosity Speed.

Save the brush

Go to stroke style and click there. Now click save brush. Then a dialog box will ask you the file name, write a name that identifies you and click on accept.

Once you’ve saved your custom brush, you’ll have it available when working on future documents; you can also configure it to your liking by changing its diameter, transparency, foreground color.

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To configure other decorations for your custom brushes, you must repeat the process, but keep in mind that you must do it on each layer separately. And when saving the brush, you should put a different file name to the other brush names.

Thanks to this post, you can now create and save custom brushes from a mask in Corel Photo Paint. Then get your creativity going by designing the most decorative brushes, as well as highlight frames.

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