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.
|The color variations were done with the QCT(quick color tuners).|
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
open a canvas 300 x 300, paintbrush: size 2,
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
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.
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.
can also do the same thing with clouds
You can add a shadow and alter sizes as needed......This is several small clouds in one stamp
shadow (all around)