Karen Sperling has written interesting tips to add a special painterly touch to your photos and paintings withCorel Painter IX at PPmag.com;
I painted with pink, blue and yellow stars by using colors sampled from the figures. To pick up colors from the image, press option/alt and click on an area like the woman or girl’s top, or on the girl’s hair, and paint. I blended here and there with Distortion’s Diffuser variant so that the stars would blend with the background and not look pasted on.
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