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Clover Paint User Guide

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* This guide is a voluntary work. Please contact the developer at cloverpaint@gmail.com for bug fixes, feature requests or questions of the sort.

Clover Paint is a feature rich painting app with deep complexity. With Clover Paint, you are bringing a sketchbook with customizable canvas size, highly sophisticated brush and layer system, plus custom hotkeys and shortcuts for productivity. 
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Update 2:
- add d0. Brush Import/Export section

Update 1:
- base on Clover Paint v1.22
- remove outdated contents
- add description for Custom Brush options in section D
- better wording :p
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unconscious98's avatar
unconscious98Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, as much as I love this app it devastates me that from time to time,  my work just suddenly disappears while I'm working on it.  Like,  the layers are still there,  but they become empty all of a sudden.  Why is that happening? I'm so sad. 
ravensep's avatar
ravensepHobbyist Artist
is there a stabilizer to cloverpaint?
gamefan5's avatar
gamefan5Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is. It is labeled as "correct".
RLD095's avatar
RLD095Hobbyist General Artist
Does anyone here have any idea if you can color replace/color shift/whatever you wanna call it in Cloverpaint? I've been playing around with it for a few hours now and haven't been able to find anything like that.
fck-no's avatar
ok now to my problem.....
urm idk ive been using cp for along time but i suddenly opened this and now all my brushes are gone even the custom ones.
it looks like this i.imgur.com/C73Gvxo.jpg
hellp is there a way i can get them back?.
QTMarx's avatar
QTMarxHobbyist Digital Artist
Can anyone tell me how to move the Main Menu itself? I'd like to take it from the bottom and move it to the left side of the interface, but it seems to be the only dialog that doesn't have any drag and drop facility and I can't find any setting to toggle one.

Thanks, folks. :)
hemiolan's avatar
I'm afraid there is not such a setting.
Peridot-Dorito's avatar
Peridot-DoritoHobbyist General Artist
Hi! The orientation on my device is way off and I'm not able to view the color bar anymore? I'm not sure what's going on.
fck-no's avatar
u colud goto pen then press color.. then check the little box on the side i hope this helps.
Peridot-Dorito's avatar
Peridot-DoritoHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the help, it works now! 
Bubblypies's avatar
BubblypiesProfessional Artisan Crafter
Hello, I am very confused, I want to import a photo of a sketch I made on paperto build layers of painting over, I cannot find a function to do this, how do I do this ?

Thanks
hemiolan's avatar
Hi Bubblypies 
Please refer to section b0. File management & Clovers in the User Guide. Hope it helps.
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KoogleblitzHobbyist Digital Artist
this is awesome! do you suggest that i get this app for my galaxy note 2 phone? or is it cluttered for such a small screen? If not, do you know of any other apps that might work well on my phone?
hemiolan's avatar
Totally. For 8 bucks there are hardly any apps that come close. If you find the UI too crowded, you can always resize them ("UI Scale" in Settings -> Option), hiding the panels, and/or toggle between full screen and default mode ("Select view modes" in Settings -> KeyConf.).

Words of advice though. (1) Clover Paint can be intimidating to mobile users. The app is powerful and it's recommended to spend some time to learn it. Ones who have some experience with desktop software like Photoshop, SAI, Manga Studio etc can catch up in minutes. Meanwhile hobbyists may find it overwhelmed. In this case, Sketchbook Pro/Mobile or ArtFlow is more suitable. (2) The app is pretty Engrishy, you may find it hard to understand the description under each setting.
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Kawaii-NurseHobbyist General Artist
Hey, I have the app and I need some help! Do you know where I can get brushes for Clover Paint?????? I know you can import brushes but I'd liek to know where I can get other ones (:
hemiolan's avatar
Hi, there are not many that I know of. Graphite451 in the previous comments provided one. If you haven't got default brush set ready for some reason, re-import it here www.cloverpaint.net/images/bui…
Kawaii-Nurse's avatar
Kawaii-NurseHobbyist General Artist
Alright, thank you very much! 
JeffSGP's avatar
JeffSGPProfessional Digital Artist
Nice app!
anephilimrising's avatar
anephilimrisingProfessional Digital Artist
THANK YOU. one of my biggest pet peeves about this app is the interface so this is a godsend. Also, I tried adding in a new layer to this, but I don't know with the updates that this option was taken away or what. :/
hemiolan's avatar
Have you tried long pressing on a layer in the Layer pane? It will bring more options, including Add+ i.e. adding new layer
jasondf2's avatar
jasondf2Hobbyist Traditional Artist
P.S.  I have been looking for a good forum for asking CP questions...this one seems promising:
androidartists.boards.net/boar…
anephilimrising's avatar
anephilimrisingProfessional Digital Artist
Oh, man, thank you for the link!
jasondf2's avatar
jasondf2Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just use the Layer window to add layers.  Make the Layer window visible (View:Window:Tool:Layer), and near the bottom of the window, click the icon on the left that looks like a layer with a little + sign next to it.
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jasondf2Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Has anyone made a Group for Clover Paint, or is this the best place to ask CP questions?

I accidentally deleted 1 of my brushes (Blur Hard), but when I try to import from CP's brushes file (that I got off their website), CP crashes every time.  I'm using a brand-new Samsung Galaxy Tab S.

Is there some other way I can get Blur Hard back?  Are there simple brush changes to Blur that I could make to re-create Blur Hard?

Re-arranging clovers in the clover window is implemented in a truly terrible, clumsy, error-prone way.  With no safeguards, warnings, or undo if you overwrite a brush.  They should really fix that.  Heck, why should we ever be allowed to accidentally overwrite a brush?  Why not force us to explicitly delete the clover first?  It's not like we're making new clovers and re-arranging them several times per minute, 24 hours per day.  The process could be made slower and less error-prone.  And give us another clover window.  I want more free slots without deleting brushes that, apparently, can never be re-imported.
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