The Mimicry of Digital Painting: Using Quick Clone
Now that we have covered the Image Hose and Nozzles that allow digital painting using raster image objects, the next most accessible way to create digital paintings in Painter is using the Quick Clone work process, which allows you to paint using color and location data culled from a digital photograph that you want to turn into a painting. Many analog (oil, pastel, acrylic, etc.) painters use this technique, painting from a photograph of the scene or portrait they wish to paint, so this is really a mimicry of the way that painters often work. The digital mimicry of pixel colors and location data also allows you to transmute the color, tone, and locale into brush strokes, allowing you to impart your creative genius onto the photograph you took, taking it to a new level by using digital painting.