|The above Painting was done primarily with the Paintbrush Ribbon Preset and the Straightline options of the Paintbrush FineBrush.|
Painting in Mode versus not
Please note that you may find it much easier to manipulate your painting if you were to paint in object mode.
Advantages to painting in mode is that you can paint a little bit at a time making it an object. If you decide later on down the line that you don't like that particular tree in that spot but it might look better on the other side of the canvas, you can simply move it over.
It also makes it easier should you require to blend certain aspects of your painting.
Make a folder for your painting textures so if you happen to see a texture you think would work you can crop it out and save it and know where to find it..Then next time you paint just add it to your painting texture panel in PI.
|The OilPaint Brushes have a different appearance and each Preset has its own look.Each of these in the top row is only one pass with the brush and not altering any settings or colors|
Drop Water Paint Tool .|
This one is obvious in its use but it does have numerous options in the settings such as transparency and soft edge as well as Preset none and Preset Solution which gives a wetter looking blend.
Bristle Brush is one of the most versatile tools with its 6 Presets|
The first one is None and gives a raspy looking appearance
The Split 1 is as the name implies a single stroke
Split 2 is a good choice for some types of bushes ,plants and foilage depending on the transparency used.
Split 3 you have to look close but it is actually split into 3 2 soft outside edges and the center normal
Pepper dot has many uses and size, pressure, color and transparency all give a different look. This can also be used for bushes or trees at a distance or on top of a base to vary the color .You can also use a texture to give it a more varied look .
Grass setting can be used for so many things besides Grass...It is good for edging
a wall for a stone appearance in multicolor