(Andy at Ambient told me how to do this.)
Just importing a picture give a strange effect, the paint behaves like a thick layer of coloured powder about 1/8" thick. This way it behaves like a thin coat of wet paint. A good traditional oils starting point.
Any original picture will do, I prepared a couple of these in Corel and then saved them as jpg,s. You could do it by getting a canvas to your liking in Artrage then exporting it before carrying out the procedure.
1. Using Import, bring in the picture that you want to prepare, by default Artrage will put this on to a white canvas.
2. "Drill" a fine hole in the corner of the painting with the Eraser, so the canvas colour shows through.
3. Export the picture as a .PNG, very important!
4. Import the picture again.
It now has a very thin coat of paint on it.
I will add a pic I've sent before to demonstrate the difference for new people. Liquid Black is on the right
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