View Full Version : How to use Palette Knife for Blending

05-12-2006, 07:05 AM
AndyRage asked if I could post this here so its available to everyone.......
Its not a tutorial as such, but a quick guide to use the palette knife for blending.......go and smooth! :wink:

05-12-2006, 07:06 AM
step by step

Aged P
05-12-2006, 08:25 AM
Your word is my command, Oh great Enchanter!

Very useful discovery! Loads of potential. If you blend it for long enough it disappears completely.

05-12-2006, 08:38 AM
hey thanx enchanter! can you give us more examples please :D

Aged P
05-12-2006, 08:48 AM
Then try it on a wet canvas!

Enchanter you've made a lot of people happy!

Especially Andy, who can now incorporate whatever's happening here into the new blender!

05-12-2006, 11:49 AM
i really really did think everyone was using the palette knife for blending, because thats what ive been doing with it for nearly two months!.......actually i thought that was the actual purpose of the tool :oops:

ive only used brushes when painting (or trying to ;) ) , non digital media, and i know sometimes a palette knife is used for mixing and applying paint, though i never tried it.

im glad that everyone can use this technique now, :)

hope to see more stunning pictures :)

hey, Aged P , that last piece looks like a modern piece of art, that you find in a well known Gallery :lol:

05-12-2006, 02:49 PM
Thanks again, Enchanter, and now Aged P as well. =]

- Gita

Aged P
05-12-2006, 06:14 PM
Hi Enchanter,

I'm not sure that I would have ever tried the Palette knife at 0% pressure, that was the clever bit.

I used real palette knives a lot in conventional painting, the option of no pressure at all wasn't very effective! Now it comes close to a piece of cloth or a finger tip.

It does do beautiful skin tone blending, I'll practice using it for a while before trying anything serious.

Auroras and rain are now also much easier, although a touch of dry brush still helps with rain.

The added pic is 6 lines of tan onto wet black, 4 passes with the 0% Palette knife and two touches with the eraser.

05-13-2006, 09:34 AM
are those your sexy legs ?? :wink:

05-13-2006, 09:23 PM
are those your sexy legs ?? :wink:

heeeh! 8)

Are those sausages?! I am getting soo Xited!!!

mmmm sssausages :D (alright the return of the sausages!!!)

hey Aged_P! can you show us the "before" of the image you did, not the one with your.. uhm legs, but rather the first rainbow one... thank you :)

really cool community i love it!

Aged P
05-13-2006, 10:02 PM
Hi Sbug,
Not sure what you mean by the "before" picture. This was just done out of my head.

The sausage/legs picture seems to be the sort of thing a psychiatrist could use! "Tell me, what do you see in this picture?"

It started out as an angled sunset and then changed, so I did another one alongside it. The 0% Palette Knife is very good, it takes over from where the Dry Brush is still showing striations.

You don't have to do anything serious with it, just import the black Bob .png I posted, put some strong blobs of paint about and then go for it. Seems better with the "edge" switched off.
Three shades of the same colour, just smooshed about, can paint a picture all on their own.

05-14-2006, 10:40 PM
0 pressure...now why didn't I think of that? Thanks E ! I've been disgruntled with V2 knife for blending, and went back to V1. Now I will have to open 2 again and see what happens.

10-14-2010, 04:02 PM
are those your sexy legs ?? :wink:

What an inappropriate comment.

Peter Pinckney
11-07-2010, 10:28 AM
What an inappropriate comment.

Now see here Aged Phil and ENCHANTER..............I take it that you are Newbies here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You HAVE TO REALISE that this is a SERIOUS FORUM!!!!

LEVITY DOES NOT BELONG HERE!!!;);););););););););););););););)

11-08-2010, 02:56 AM
Thanks Peter... I only wish ArtRage had a tool like Painter's Just Add Water or the Stump Blender... ArtRage is by far my most favorite 2D app... and may even be my most favorite graphic app (I also do 3D stuff)...

Cheers & many thanks...