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Lesson 6. QuickPaint > Painting in Perspective

Painting in Perspective

Shake allows you to paint in perspective using a Transform–Corner Pin function in conjunction with QuickPaint.

Start by clicking on the New Canvas icon.

Click on the Paint brush icon to go back to Paint mode.

Select FileIn from the Image tab and go to the Lesson06 folder.

FileIn the wall clip and fit the image to the Viewer by using the F key.

Highlight the QuickPaint1 node and select a CornerPin node from the Transform tab followed by an Over node from the Layer tab.

CornerPin pushes the four corners of an image into four different positions.

Connect the wall clip node into the right input of the Over1 node.

Your tree should look like this:

Click on the right side of the CornerPin1 node to edit its parameters.

Adjust the four corners of the corner pin so that they match the corners of the building.

The top-right corner of the building isn't visible, so you'll have to align the top of the corner by zooming out in the Viewer (– key) and pulling the upper-right corner far above the upper-right corner of the image. You can use the center line to judge the accuracy of your placement.

Click on the right side of QuickPaint1 to edit its parameters.

Make sure that you are in Paint mode and the Frame mode toggle is on.

Frame mode paints only on the current frame.

Use the F2 key to pick color off of the wall and proceed to paint graffiti.

You may have noticed that the profile of your brush has changed and is now vertically oval. The strokes that you are now painting are in perspective with the wall. How about giving the Clone brush a try?

Disconnect the wall clip from the tree and attach it to the left input of a new QuickPaint node.

Double-click on the QuickPaint1 node so that you can view and edit it.

Select the Clone brush.

The Clone brush will copy from whatever is created by the paint node or comes from the first image input. Shift-drag to move the brush target relative to the source.

Shift-drag to offset your paint source.

Clone various parts of the image using different brush offset settings.

While you're at it, experiment with the Smudge brush.

Make sure that the brush softness is set to the hard setting when using the Smudge brush.

Return the brush softness to the soft setting when done.



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