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Thread: Insta-dry doesn't work

  1. #1
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    Insta-dry doesn't work

    I just discovered that turning on Insta-dry doesn't work!

    I made some brush strokes and then used the pallet knife and was able to smear the paint any way I chose with any knife setting.

    I waited a few minutes and the paint was still wet ... didn't dry.

    According to the manual the paint is supposed to dry as soon as you make the stroke. I would presume that means when you life the pen ( brush) from the tablet the paint should immediately dry.

    Isn't working!

    Do I need to turn on Insta-dry and leave the program and restart it for that setting to take effect?
    My artistic ability is strained to draw stick figures.

    I sit here in front of the computer in awe of the talent displayed by the posters in Art Rage.

  2. #2
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    Willie, my expierence in AR is that the paint is never "dry" for the pallet knife tool. Insta-dry only has application for applying paint using the oil brush. It's a great setting for the oil brush, but would render the pallet knife almost unusable unless there was a setting to "re-wet" an area of paint.

    AndRage or DaveRage may have other or more accurate information for you, but I think I'm in the ballpark on this one.

    Hope this helps.
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    Dry media can still be smudged using the palette knife, but not smeared around to such a great extent as wet media. If you're using the third setting of the palette knife, that's a more digital smudge effect, so will affect media regardless of dryness or wetness in about the same way.

    I've attached an example below. The left stroke is a paint stroke made without instadry on. The right was made with insta-dry. I've used the second setting of the palette knife on both. The left stroke's wet paint is smeared wheras the right stroke's dry paint is smudged by the palette knife.
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  4. #4
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    Thanks again

    Some of my keys are losing their letters from typing Thanks so much

    I was using the third setting on the pallet knife for the most part.
    Now I understand that.

    I have also discovered I can use the eraser to sorta kinda simulate scraping with the pallet knife. With pressure turned way down and softess up I can remove part of the paint either wet or dry or all of it.

    I had seen the other two settings on the pallet knife didn't smudge / smear the paint as much but expected that if the paint was dry they wouldn't smudge / smear at all. They would scrape it away.

    Not so. Okay. The eraser can substitute I guess
    My artistic ability is strained to draw stick figures.

    I sit here in front of the computer in awe of the talent displayed by the posters in Art Rage.

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