12 December 2005, 03:43 PM
Well, I've noticed, and it isn't necessarily a bad thing, that my layers are really messy. Instead of having laid down flat color for the skin tone or a shirt, locking transparency, and flying in the breeze the rest of the way, in painter I use new layers only to paint over and fix errors and problems. The main problem I find is that often I will be wasting time, having painted a particular area nicely, I have to fix the other edge and end up ruining it-repainting, ruining, repainting, etc.
In photoshop I'd probably use the lasso tool, but what's the best way to lay flat color in a certain set area in painter? It might just be my imagination, but the lasso tool in painter does not offer as many options as in photoshop. Should I just do layers in photoshop and transfer over to corel? Perhaps erasing into the flat color to define the edge and then locking the transparency?
Just curious what the masters do,