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Canvas structure from stock images 2

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:05 pm
by Knacki
I made a second version.
In example above, I selected the dark areas.
In verve sketch close, you see that the crack is not filled.
If you select the bright areas and make a transparency template from this, the original dark areas will be filled with color.
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Simply said - transparent area = no canvas effect. Opaque area are "deeper" holes. No matter which color.

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Combined with transparency mask (SHIFT+q) the fun is endless.
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It is a bit confusing, that eraser works same as brushes.
Would be cool to be able to invert canvas effect for eraser.

I.e. the crack above in verve sketch2 is first filled with color, but also first erased. Would be vice versa in reality.

Re: Everlasting Verve tricks thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:10 pm
by pudjakjuzto
THY! :beer:
Image :bounce:

Re: Everlasting Verve tricks thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:40 pm
by Knacki
:D c:! :rock: ;)

You can go completely crazy, if you combine the canvas structure AND the mask you can get from these pictures with "build up on 0" which makes your brush only paint, where already some material was put.
Mask from transparency (SHIFT+Q) works also with high fluidity of course. Very, very interesting to combine all those masking techniques.

Re: Everlasting Verve tricks thread

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:40 am
by Pilou
What is the programme with icons of the paint textures shown above ?

Re: Everlasting Verve tricks thread

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:30 am
by Taron

Brush tilt

PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:10 am
by Knacki
I love brush 7&8 and even sometimes it's cool to have these stuttering effects from nervous tilting, but I mostly hate it as it happens quite random.

If you switch off "Tilt" the stroke ribbon will only follow into the direction you move and won't listen to the tilt information of your pen.
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This will delete all nervous and unexpected angle changes (even though it seems to be smoother than in the past?) and the brush is adjusting in a 90 degree angle towards the stroke direction.

If you want to keep the brush in one specific angle, press "a".
Now the angle is locked.
"SHIFT+A+LMB DRAG" will adjust the angle to your likeness.
This is good for calligraphy i.e.

Have fun

Image brush Part 1

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:21 pm
by Knacki
Image brush part 1 - recording one image to brush -> Adjusting the recording area.

Recording image brushes in verve is easiest on earth, if you know how ;)

By pressing "i" you'll see a colored square popping up indexing the area which will be recorded for the brush image. You'll see a preview on top left corner.

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With LMB+drag you can adjust this square.
To avoid accidental painting while adjusting the square, it is a good idea to put opacity to zero. (haven't done this in the picture)
EDIT since version 0.99v30 the accidental painting is avoided by verve.

-Picking the centre dot, you'll move the square without any deformations.
-Picking the lines will move one side,

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-Picking the corner will move the corner only.

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Distortion of the square will end in a distorted image brush. While this can be sometimes useful, you want to have a clean square mostly.
After you have done your general adjustments, simply click with RMB on center point of square.
This will turn the rectangle it into a perfect square again ;)

Once you are done, simply press key "i" again and your image brush is recorded including the color it was painted.

Image brush Part 2 - Spacing

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:40 pm
by Knacki
Lets have a closer look at the painting parameters first.

1. Spacing
To have access to the recorded image brush, you have to go to brush 10 by clicking the little dot above the brush number until you see a 10, or simply with hotkey "0".
Let's do our first image brush stroke: (I pressed hotkey "a" to lock tilt in these examples)
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The color of your image brush will influence your painted color as long as col is highlighted in left top image brush window. We'll come to this later in detail but can be confusing without knowing.
You'll see that the spacing (distance between each image) is quite high.

To change the spacing click and drag the bristles knob up to 100%
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Now, the spacing is much smaller.

To get the smallest spacing possible, turn on "High speed" which is in top right corner. Beware of your PC config. If you have a slow graphic card, this could be quite a challenge for your system.
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Image Brush Part 3 - Rnd size, rotation, oscillation

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:54 pm
by Knacki
Image Brush Part 3 - Rnd size, rotation, oscillation

To put a Random on image brush size, use the Bri.Size knob. Put it on 100%
Now each image brush will have a different size. Maximum the brush size adjusted on the brush size knob.
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If you want the image brush to rotate while doing a stroke, use the oscillation knob:
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If you want to have a random positioning (scattering from Photoshop) use the OSC. Chaos knob.
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Image Brush Part 3 - all parameters together

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:57 pm
by Knacki
If you put all above described parameters up PLUS "high speed" you'll have a wide & dense image brush stroke.
This is just one stroke:
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