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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- remove outdated contents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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:iconravensep:
ravensep Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
is there a stabilizer to cloverpaint?
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gamefan5 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is. It is labeled as "correct".
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RLD095 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist 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.
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fck-no Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
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?.
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QTMarx Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist 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. :)
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:iconhemiolan:
hemiolan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
I'm afraid there is not such a setting.
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:iconperidot-dorito:
Peridot-Dorito Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist 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.
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:iconfck-no:
fck-no Featured By Owner Edited Jan 18, 2016
u colud goto pen then press color.. then check the little box on the side i hope this helps.
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:iconperidot-dorito:
Peridot-Dorito Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the help, it works now! 
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Bubblypies Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Professional 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
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:iconhemiolan:
hemiolan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
Hi Bubblypies 
Please refer to section b0. File management & Clovers in the User Guide. Hope it helps.
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Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist 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?
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hemiolan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
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-Nurse Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist 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 (:
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hemiolan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
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…
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Kawaii-Nurse Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, thank you very much! 
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JeffSGP Featured By Owner Edited Jan 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Nice app!
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:iconanephilimrising:
anephilimrising Featured By Owner Edited Jan 17, 2015  Professional 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. :/
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hemiolan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Have you tried long pressing on a layer in the Layer pane? It will bring more options, including Add+ i.e. adding new layer
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:iconjasondf2:
jasondf2 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
P.S.  I have been looking for a good forum for asking CP questions...this one seems promising:
androidartists.boards.net/boar…
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anephilimrising Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, man, thank you for the link!
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:iconjasondf2:
jasondf2 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist 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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jasondf2 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist 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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hemiolan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Hi, I supposed you've recently sent your queries on FB? There is also a thread on tabletpcreview.com and conceptart.org 
forum.tabletpcreview.com/threa…
www.conceptart.org/forums/show…

As for the issue with re-arranging clovers, I highly recommend sending an email to the dev at cloverpaint@gmail.com. Keep it in simple English, with bullet points and concise though. The dev can only understand English to a limited extend. There has been number of occasions he misunderstood my points in our convos.

Btw I'll send you hard blur brush when I get my hand on my tab. Brush import function was fine. However there was some unknown problem when loading the CBSv2 image file directly into Clover Paint. I had to save the image as a .psd file on my PC before importing it.
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jasondf2 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I've seen those 2 threads.  Although they seem a little under-active, and, of course, it's 1 thread for many topics.  This has been looking like an interesting, somewhat active place to talk:
androidartists.boards.net/boar…
Maybe add that URL to your guide?

I contacted the dev via FB.  I know his English is bad.  He didn't care about the bug, and he thought no one would want any of the changes I suggested except me (optional extra warning before deletion, or optional disabling of overwrite, or a brush delete undo, or extra clover windows, or an uneditable window of all original brushes, or drag/drop instead of clumsy copy/cut/insert/overwrite).  I'm developing a pretty poor opinion of the developer.

Have you seen this brush import crashing bug too?

I tried taking the CBSv2 .png, cropping it down until it's just Blur Hard, converting that to .psd, and importing...still crashed.  Maybe your exported .psd will work better?  So frustrating and annoying.  I shouldn't even have to be dealing with this bug but for the poor design of the interface.
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:iconhemiolan:
hemiolan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
Check this out www.dropbox.com/s/0usqlhdv050q…
Hope it helps.
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:iconjasondf2:
jasondf2 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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tjohn9999 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 4, 2015
well I've been experimenting with clover paint but I can't find a way to save brush presets is there a way
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:iconhemiolan:
hemiolan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Hi. First long press on the clover of the brush whose preset you want to save, then click "Settings". Now tick all "Save and Set [...]" options or only the ones you wish. If all are ticked, color and opacity are also saved. 
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rinny-kunn Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love drawing in this apo so much like every art in my gallery was made with that  I'm really hope clover paint makes an HD setting and mabey a watercolor blender and a colud brush <3
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:iconhemiolan:
hemiolan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
The dev is certainly glad for your support. Btw could you elaborate more what you meant by HD setting? Also doesn't the water color brush in Clover Paint do a good job already?
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rinny-kunn Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
its just doesn't blend soft enough

i mean high definition
or high quality
and the line's are alittle glitchy :(
i hope u guys can fix it one day other than that i absolutely love this app
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:iconhemiolan:
hemiolan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Did you do line art? Have you tried drawing with "Handshake correction" enabled? It's really a pity that brushes won't go higher than 200px though.
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rainbowchills Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm can I ask a question ?

Can you export your painting to the gellary with clover paint ? Tell me if you can ^_^
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hemiolan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
Do you mean exporting to common file formats like jpeg, png or psd? If so, please refer to Section b0 (File management & Clovers) in the User Guide.
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rainbowchills Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok... thanks !
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:iconnuriaion:
nuriaion Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hi 

Can i generate a radial or linear gradient with Clover Paint?

Fabian
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:iconhemiolan:
hemiolan Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
not yet I'm afraid
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:iconnuriaion:
nuriaion Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I asked the developer. Linear and radial gradient seems to be planned for the next release.
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:iconhemiolan:
hemiolan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
that's great to hear so!
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Graphite451 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student General Artist
In the meantime, you can fudge it by making one on PC or finding one with GIS, then importing it.
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:iconhemiolan:
hemiolan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
I was wondering what GIS was, then realised google image search. My achievement of the day so far :D
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:iconnight-0wl:
NiGHT-0WL Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for this guide! definitely cleared up some things!
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:iconhemiolan:
hemiolan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
you're welcome :)
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Nyaalu Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i was so helpless with my bad english and that UI, i'm so happy i found your guide cause now i'll have the chance to understand maybe a little bit more, thanks Heart !
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:iconhemiolan:
hemiolan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
you're welcome
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Nacthenud Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Nice guide.  Thx.
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electrickfox Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
How to turn of the size shifting when you draw over the border? (Sorry for bad English)
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