In the following steps,
you alter leaf and bud colors of a preset brush; fern.mel.
TipWhen using the fern.mel
brush, if any of the sliders do not appear, or appear cut off on
the right, you need to increase the screen display resolution setting
on your monitor to 1280 X 1024.
To change the color of a brush
- In the Visor (Brush
> Get Brush), click plants folder,
and select the fern.mel preset brush.
- Paint on the canvas to see the default
Because fern.mel uses
tubes, ferns grow along the path of your stroke.
- Resize the brush to a Global
Scale of about 0.5 (Brush > Edit Template Brush)
and paint on the canvas.
- On the toolbar, click the L1 color box
(Leaf Color 1), select a shade of blue from the Color
Move your mouse off the Color
Chooser to close it.
L1 sets the color of
the tips of the leaves.
- Click the L2 color box (Leaf Color 2)
and select a shade of red from the Color Chooser.
L2 sets the color of
the base of the leaves.
- Click the B color box (Bud Color) and
select a shade of yellow from the Color Chooser.
B sets the color of the flower buds.
- Paint on the canvas and observe how the
changes you’ve made to the settings affect the final paint effect.
TipYou can change the
path width of fern.mel without changing the width of the leaves
and stems. Select Brush > Edit Template Brush to
display the Brush Settings window, then
in the Brush Profile section, change
the value of Brush Width. Similarly, you
can alter the path width for any other preset strokes with tubes.
- Clear the canvas (Canvas