Polypainting Made Easy:
Tips for Painting by Hand

Ben Courtenay
Art Heroes Mentor
Let's be honest, poly-painting your entire model by hand can be quite lengthy — that's if you haven't nailed these time-saving tips and tricks.

Learn how to utilize Fill Color, Masking features, and the hidden gem of Blur Mask Strength to streamline your workflow and achieve impressive results effortlessly.
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By using Fill Color and a variety of Masking features, you can paint intricate details with minimal effort!

When using a mask to paint, it's hard to see what you're actually painting.

Toggling ViewMask off hides the mask which comes in incredibly useful when you're painting (saves you a couple of undos and attempts).

One of my most used tools is hidden in the Preference menu < Transpose you'll find the Blur Mask Strength.

This gives you more control over your masks, which is great for sculpting and super handy for polypainting.
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By lowering the intensity of the Blur Mask Strength the mask will only blur a little. Combining that with the RGB strength + Fill Object your paint job will be a lot cleaner.

Did you find this tutorial useful? If you'd like to share your WIPs with us you can do so by tagging us on Instagram - @artheroes - for a chance to get featured in our stories and get your art seen by our community.

Ben Courtenay,
Art Heroes Collaborator
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