TAQ FUN-damentals 2: Brush Craft and Creative Cloning in Corel Painter 2017/2018(Self Study)



Please note: Corel Painter 2018 was launched during this class. This means that the first demonstrations in this class use Painter 2017, but subsequent demonstrations use Painter 2018, and explore features and tools new in Painter 2018. To benefit fully from all the demonstrations in this class you need to be using Corel Painter 2018.

This class contains over 12 hours of video tuition, and multiple resources.

This is the self-study version of my recent live class at The Artists’ Quarter.

If your ambition is to use Corel Painter to create beautiful, expressive paintings and drawings using photographs as a starting point, then this is the class for you!
My philosophy regarding creative cloning has always been that it’s a process where we create paintings every bit as dynamic and expressive as those painted from scratch, and that’s the approach I’ll teach you during this two-week, self-study class.

We’re going to start with the absolute basics here, so first we’ll study the mechanics of using clone colour and clone sources in Painter. I’m a firm believer that to use any technique well, you must understand that technique. Alongside that, we’ll explore brushes, and how the characteristics of any brush can really make the best of process of creative cloning. Whether you’re using clone-colour or painting entirely from scratch, the way you use a brush, and the way that brush works, is key to any successful painting. With that in mind, in this class, although I’ll be supplying some brushes to get you started, I’ll be teaching you, step-by-step, how to create your own! By the end of the class you’ll have a collection of your own beautifully expressive custom brushes which will become the tools of your trade forever more… and you’ll understand exactly how they work!

Of course, there’ll be lots of painting during the class too! I’ll demonstrate numerous approaches to expressive creative cloning, in a variety of media, including pencil, pastel, and oils.

You’ll learn how to:
Create your own Captured Dab brushes
Create and use multiple clone sources
Understand and control Resaturation and Bleed for cloning
Use Dab Stencils
Use Thick Paint brushes (Painter 2018)
Use Drip and Liquid brushes on layers (Painter 2018)
Make the most of papers
Optimise Brush Tracking

… and more!

So, if you want to get to grips with creative cloning in Corel Painter, this class could be exactly what you’re looking for!

For me, creative cloning is simply yet another powerful tool in any artist’s toolbox. Starting out with a photographic source doesn’t mean ending up with a photographic result! It’s my ambition in this class to demonstrate just how creative creative cloning can be!


This self-study class features all of the material from the original live class, and includes two categories of brushes (Schmid Grainy Hard Drip and TAQ Thick Paint) not available anywhere else!

Tim Shelbourne is a Corel Painter Master Elite