Using Image Hoses in Corel Painter 12

'Using the Image Hose Tool in 'Corel® Painter12

Welcome to this tutorial on how to use the Image Hose tool in Corel Painter.  Image hoses are a fun way to create a design quickly and effortlessly.  
In this tutorial we will be creating an image of a backyard garden.  

A video version of this tutorial can be found in the Discovery Center.

What you will Learn:

  • How to open an image and use it as a background
  • How to use the image Image Hose tool and the Nozzles brushes
  • How to save an image as a RIFF and export as a JPEG

Go to File > Open and open the image you will be using as a background.   In this example, the background has been painted with a rough estimate of how the garden will be laid out. 
You can also import a picture of your own back yard.

Next, click on the Painter Nozzles tool in the standard toolbar and select a Nozzle, in this case, the Green Grass  Brush.  


Select a brush from the Image Hose brush library.  


The size of the brush can be changed in the Interactive properties bar at the top of the screen.

When you're painting with an Image hose, you can either click around the canvas which will be similar to using a rubber stamp, OR you can hold the left mouse button down and drag the cursor around; this will repeat the image over and over.  As you can see, this technique works wonderfully with the Green Grass Brush.

Next, add the flowers. 
From the Nozzles menu, select the flowers, in this example we'll start with Poppies.

Baby Blue Eyes are also available to use from the default hoses in Painter 12.  In this example, these will be added to the small plot at the top.

The Passionflowers can be added in 3 steps for a 3 dimensional look, start with the leaves.  Next add the buds.  And finally, the Passionflowers at the top. 

It's just that easy to create your own garden design using the Grass and Flower Nozzles.  


If you have enjoyed this tutorial, be sure to check out the other tutorials that are available in the Discovery Center. If you have any ideas for tutorials or projects that you would like to see in the future, e-mail

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