I will be using both techniques-cloning using the tracing paper option in Painter and painting directly onto the canvas. I was receiving a lot of questions about auto painting from those less familiar with all the possibilities and intricacies that Painter has to offer. My goal is to show viewers how to digitally create the look and feel of a true oil painting in a fraction of the time it would take to create a traditionally painted oil-since time is money! And this is the goal-regardless of the technique! I worked as a paperback illustrator for 22 years-before the advent of the computer and I know what it means to take a month or 2 to complete a job-and never be able to make a mistake because correcting it would be too sloppy. I have specifically addressed the issue of auto painting because, unfortunately, people with less experience allow the computer to do the work for them, thereby bypassing their own skills, emotions and interpretation of a scene. And yet auto painting seems to be used by so many people these days! Using the cloning option in Painter with manual painting added will speed up our work process tremendously-while still requiring thought and a knowledge of color, composition and design.