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Using Pressure-Sensitive Pen in Corel PHOTO-PAINT

Using Pressure-Sensitive Pen in Corel PHOTO-PAINT

 


Corel PHOTO-PAINT provides settings that let you control brushstrokes when you use a pressure-sensitive pen, or stylus. The pressure applied with the pen on a pen tablet determines the size, opacity, and other attributes of the brushstroke.

 


Corel PHOTO-PAINT automatically configures pen tablets. You can manually configure older pen tablets.

 


You can assign a different tool to each pressure-sensitive pen and eraser available with the pen tablet. You can also set the pen attributes. Some pressure-sensitive pen attributes are set in percentages; others are set in angles; size is set in pixels. Positive values increase a brush tool attribute as you add pressure to the pen, resulting in a more pronounced effect. Negative values make a brush tool attribute less pronounced as you add pressure.

 


The pressure-sensitive pen attributes can be saved for future use when you save a custom brush.

 


To configure a pen tablet

 


1. Click Tools > Options.


2. In the Workspace list of categories, click General.


3. In the Pen tablet area, click the Configure button.


4. Using a full range of pressure, apply five strokes.

 


Note: Corel PHOTO-PAINT automatically configures many pressure-sensitive pens. If your pressure-sensitive pen has been configured automatically, the Configure button appears grayed.

 


To assign a tool to a pressure-sensitive pen

 


1. Click Tools > Options.


2. In the Workspace list of categories, click General.


3. In the Pen tablet area, enable the Save last used tool for each stylus check box.


4. Click OK.


5. Click a paint tool with the pressure-sensitive pen.

 


To assign a tool to the eraser of a pressure-sensitive pen

 


1. In the Brush settings docker, click the Eraser options button on the Pen settings bar.

 

  • If the Brush settings docker is not open, click Window > Dockers > Brush settings.

2. Click a tool.

 


To set the attributes of a pressure-sensitive pen

 


1. In the toolbox, click the Paint tool .


2. On the property bar, open the Brush category picker, and click a paint tool.


3. In the Brush settings docker, click the flyout arrow on the Pen settings bar.

 

  • If the Brush settings docker is not open, click Window Dockers Brush settings.

4. Type values in any of the following boxes:

 


Size — lets you specify the size of the brush tool. Use a value from -999 to 999.

 


Opacity — lets you adjust the transparency of the brushstroke. Positive or negative values have no impact if the transparency of the tool is set to 0 or is already set to the maximum. Use a value from -99 to 100.

 


Soft edge — lets you specify the width of the transparent edge along a brushstroke. Use a value from -99 to 100.

 


Hue — lets you shift the hue of the paint color around the Color Wheel up to the specified degree

 


Saturation — represents the maximum variation in the saturation of the paint color. Use a value from -100 to 100.

 


Lightness — represents the maximum variation of lightness of the paint color. Use a value from -100 to 100.

 


Texture — lets you specify the amount of texture visible for the current paint tool. Use a value from -100 to 100.

 


Bleed — lets you specify how quickly a brushstroke runs out of paint. Use a value from -100 to 100.

 


Sustain color — works in conjunction with the bleed value to adjust the traces of paint that remain throughout the brushstroke. Use a value from -100 to 100.

 


Elongation — represents the amount of tilt and rotation of the pen. Use a value from 0 to 999.

 


5. Drag the pen, varying the amount of pressure you apply to the tablet, to test the attributes.

 

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