Custom Brushes

Sample custom Corel Painter brush

I like to use small decorations to enhance a book page, just a little something with a light colour. In printed books, they call them margin drawings.

I started with a simple ink drawing in a notebook. Then I took a photo with Adobe Shape and sent it to Photoshop. In Photoshop, I enlarged shape and saved it in psd.

Within Corel Painter I captured the shape as a brush dab. With the advance brush tool, I made a few more changes and saved the variant in my personal custom brush category.

Ink drawing of lanceolate leafNow I have another way of adding a personal touch.

Adobe Apps

Teapot vector drawing

I’ve been doodling with iPad apps trying to find a way of creating new line work.

With Adobe Shape I created a contour of one of my teapots. Saved it to my library and then opened it in Adobe Draw. This gives me a basic shape I can send to Photoshop or Illustrator.

My Adonit stylus doesn’t work well with these apps, but the Sensu stylus works very well.


Flowerpot shape

I found a way of creating decorations for the books. They need to be light and flexible. With Adobe Shape CC iPad app, I can create shapes that can be finished in Photoshop or Illustrator.
Now I’m thinking of using them in Corel Painter.