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    Blending (Thick and Thin)

    Blending

    Im not sure if everyone knows this technique , but i observed it while i was painting.

    I think this only works in the full version(im not sure about the free one)

    1. open a new painting
    2. choose Basic Paper (I think you can choose the other canvas,boards as well)
    3.Set it to 0% Roughness, so hte background is smooth.

    4.Press OK

    To show you what I found.lets do some clouds (they are not proper, very quick ones)


    Choose a sky blue colour....get the roller on a large size and roll away till the paper is filled
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    uisng the oil brush,
    with Insta Dry :ON

    next put in the darkstrokes for the cloud
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    next the middle tones
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    then the lighter tones
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    then get the palette knife and on the left hand cloud, I started blending , so you can see the results
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    now what i done next is go to

    Tools
    Layer Options(at bottom of menu)
    Edit Paper settings

    click on the Grain circle, then choose canvas

    Roughness to 50 %
    Scale to 25%

    press OK

    then using the palette knife start blending the right hand cloud

    after a while I found I got a smoother blend
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    Why didnt I start witha canvas in the first place??

    Personally I found starting with a canvas takes away the paint quicker when blending, so I thought of laying down the paint first then bring in the canvas and spreading after.

    Remember depending on your style , you may choose to keep the thick (impasto..i think thats the right word) paint style.
    I love that too and Ive seen a lot of good paintings with that style on this gallery.

    Its up to you......happy painting
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    Nice. Thanks Enchanter.

    Cool how you show where the similarities at the beginning are and at which point you can diverge to achieve a very different result: painterly vs softer.

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    Cheers Dakey,

    I was thinking it might come in useful to people who wanted a more smoother finish in their work, and thus increasing the user base for ArtRage.....
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