SpeedyPainter experiments – brushstroke elevation

Doing some experiments for simulating elevation of brushstrokes and the texture of the canvas.
This feature is still a work in progress, I hope to add it soon in next releases of SpeedyPainter.
In this demo I used some Amazing brushes from various popular brush sets, from various amazing artists, like:
. Maciej Kuciara (https://www.artstation.com/artist/maciej)
. Wang Li (http://wawa3761.deviantart.com/)
. Houston Sharp (http://houstonsharp.deviantart.com/)
. Jan Ditlev (https://www.artstation.com/artist/ditlev)
. Jamshed Jurabaev (http://jamajurabaev.com/)
To use those brushes in SpeedyPainter you can use an useful free tool called AbrMate (http://www.texturemate.com/abrMate). Just open the “.abr” brush set in AbrMate, export the brushes as “.png” images, and put them in the “SpeedyPainter/data/brushes” folder.

New “Mirror Tool” in SpeedyPainter 3.4.0: drawing a face

Simple demonstration of the new “Mirror Tool” available in version 3.4.0 of SpeedyPainter.
The cursor artifact is due to a wrong configuration in the settings of the software I used for screen recording, and appears just in the video.

Importing custom brush sets into SpeedyPainter using abrMate

On the internet we can find a lot of amazing custom brush sets, shared with the art community by very talented (and generous :D) artists.

However, usually those brush sets are in the standard Photoshop “abr” format.
On the other side, SpeedyPainter uses standard “.png” brush files, so it is not possible to directly import “.abr” files directly from SpeedyPainter.

But don’t despair, this does not mean you can’t use those amazing brush sets with SpeedyPainter!

Thanks to the useful free software abrMate, you can load those “abr” brush sets, and export each single brush in a single png image. 

A guide is available here:

http://speedypainter.altervista.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=191

 

SpeedyPainter – gradient tool usage demo

Demonstration of the behaviour of the gradient tool inside SpeedyPainter.
The gradient tool is available since SpeedyPainter v3.2.3

As you can see, the tool allows you to select color and opacity for both the gradient endpoints, and you can change those values to test the overall appearance of the image before actually applying the gradient to the image. In future versions I am planning to add a radial gradient option, as well as the possibility to add custom intermediate colors between the two endpoints.

In addition, if you define a selection mask, the gradient will affect only the selected region, as espected.

Feel free to express your usage experience and suggestions.
Thank you for watching 🙂

SpeedyPainter is a FREE lightweight drawing software for windows.
It is available for download here:
http://speedypainter.altervista.org