Some ideas from Sparrow

Important: Don't forget to paint everything in Mode

All the variations to the right were made with the one tuft of grass that you see on the top right. I duplicated about 9 times, flipped, rotated, distorted, used the slant until I got a variety.(You could alternatively make 8 or 9 different tufts of grass). Then they were placed on one canvas and saved as a ufo. Add to your stamps, and adjust according to the size and pattern you want in your painting. The color variations were done with the quick color tuners, Hue and Satuaration or by using the burn and dodge. It would be impossible to tell you how to make your stamp settings as it will depend on the size you made them and the pattern you placed on the canvas. But try angular and separate objects as well as adjusting your spacing while expermenting.

This was an ornamental grass I made with the paint brush and oil paint stroke. Again I copied rotated, used the slant, perspective and distort to come up with about 8 or 9 variations. Then added to the stamp folder.


The color variations were done with the QCT(quick color tuners).

This picture was made entirely with stamps that were created and painted in PhotoImpact.The tall oat grass on the left and this grass was created by Acadie and arranged for stamping. I made several clouds and added them individually to my stamp folder, The dandelions and dandelion puffs were made and arranged on a canvas and then added as single objects so they could be adjusted individually. The stem colors should have been adjusted prior to saving but for demonstration purpose I have left them as they were.







This was done primarily with stamps and recycled objects from my EP.

Some ideas from Acadie with a more complete explanation

First open a canvas 300 x 300, paintbrush: size 2,
color RGB: 78, 102, 50, Trans: 34 Soft edge: 5
Preset: none Lines:straight line,
In your panel brush under color choose multi color, Delta Hue: 5, Delta Saturation: 13, Delta Brightness: 16 under advanced Spacing: 30

Now click on mode, for the first one on the left draw a strait line then from the top of your line draw an other one but with a slight angle meeting at the bottom, then one more from top to the middle to cover the white space in between. Now draw the leaf with the strait angle again but in two parts as in the example.

Now to draw the top of the grass I used:
Charcoal gritty
color RGB: 116, 161, 104,
3wide, 6 high,
Weight: 100, Distribution: 55,
Color: multi color, 0, 11, 40,
Advance Spacing: 21.
From the tip of the stem work your way up a bit wider at the tip of the stem to finish like a point at the top end of the grass. Once satisfied click out of mode. Now lets draw 2 more like this but with a different look and click out of mode between each one. You should have something similar to the example.

Open a new canvas, and copy each one twice, take each similar one and flip sideways so you have a left and right of each one. Arrange on the canvas, select all objects, while selected, group, then save as a ufo in a folder that will be easy for you to find. To use them in your stamp gallery as a paint brush click on the stamp tool and add stamp, navigate to your folder and choose your ufo file. You will only see one of them showing but they are all there.You can click on view to view them all. Now to try them out, depending on the size you've made you may have to make a few tries.
Just for fun try:
Scale at 75 and spacing at 14
Order: sequentiall
Placement: trail, and object could be single object or separate object depending on your painting.You can move some to arrange or keep them as a group. Now that we have everything set up, lets paint with it , make a stroke side to side, back and forth...Wow pretty neat hey, Like I said you will have to do you own setting here.
OK here I'll show you another setting with the same grass we painted. Take your ufo file that you saved, select all objects, ungroup and copy to a new canvas. Using the Transform tool, rotate, arrange one little cluster like in the example below. Now open a new canvas about 300 x 300 copy and paste there 6 times, so we have 6 little grass bushes in there.
Now with the transform tool, give them different shapes using the resize, slant, distort and perspective as in the example to the right. Once that is done select all objects and group. Save as a ufo file. Now click on stamp, add your new grass bush. Keep the same setting to try them out, try a different stroke with them just like you view them in a filed.
Create a painting and show us your grass in it, Create all kinds of them, there is a lot of varieties and why not make some special ground cover? But lets not forget these are just to save some time so we don't have to paint all those grass one by one and it does have to be our painting if we use someone else it is just like using some tube and it would not really be our creation. This is shown to help save some time and to add new ways to our painting.
Here is a quick result I did with a few painting stamps I have created but as you see, I did still paint my sky, the sand, the sea, the boat and my sea gull and the tree's trunk all the ground grass and lower grass and the tall grass I painted in mode and arranged for a stamp to use as a paint stamp, also the evergreen needle were made that way too.

Well hope it has open new ways to paint with PI, especially for grass, leaves for trees and many more that you will have to use over and over. But be careful not to have them set up the same way in all your paintings. Be creative and once merged, dodge or burn to have lights and shadows in there. Main thing have some fun.




You can also do the same thing with clouds
Here is an example

Oil Paint thick stroke
size 28 brush head 14 density 71 random 42
wet control 87
transparency 93
spacing 10
color 235 248 254
color sliders 2 2 0

cloud shape

You can add a shadow and alter sizes as needed......This is several small clouds in one stamp

shadow (all around)
dark blue or what ever suits your sky
then split shadow,
you can resize
increase transparency to fit your needs

Well I hope this has given you some new ideas for Creative Painting.
Any questions
Sparrow Acadie