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Painter Resources

If you're looking for a little inspiration, a tutorial, or resources to help you make the most of your software, you've come to the right place. Whether you want to learn a new technique with a step-by-step tutorial, discover time-saving tips and tricks, develop new skills with a video webinar, or enhance your knowledge with detailed training materials, you'll find everything you need to get the most out of Painter right here!

Vídeos incluidos en Painter

  • Painter 12 in Product Videos

    New to Painter 12, we've introduced some custom workspaces to help artists from all backgrounds quickly familiarize themselves with Painter.

  • Creating An Image Hose in Corel Painter

    The Corel® Painter™ Image Hose is like a brush that lets you spray images. Follow this tutorial for step-by-step instructions on how you can create your own custom Nozzle that paints with images you’ve created. (.PDF, 553 KB)

  • Drawing a Comic Book Page with Finished Pencils in Corel Painter 11

    This tutorial takes you through the comic process, from planning ideas and composition, all the way to developing figures, creating perspective and adding finishing details. (.PDF, 760 KB)

  • Inking a Comic Book Page in Corel Painter 11

    Discover helpful tools and tricks for easily controlling line weight, perfecting hair and facial features, and altering perspective. (.PDF, 604 KB)

  • A tour of Corel Painter for users of Adobe® Photoshop®

    Join Painter Master Cher Threinen-Pendarvis as she walks Photoshop users through key tools and features of Painter and shows how simple it is to find your way. (.PDF, 157 KB)

  • The power of photo painting - Getting started in Painter 11

    Learn how to optimize your images for photo painting, create a painting in a couple of clicks, then touch up by hand for a masterly effect. (.PDF, 358 KB)

  • Painting Portraits from Photos in Corel Painter

    If you're a professional photographer, or a hobbyist who wants to paint portraits of your kids or grandkids, you can try painting portraits with Corel Painter!

  • Corel Painter for artists

    With its ability to adapt and imitate most traditional mediums without mess and expense, digital art is quickly gaining a foothold among professional artists. Many choose Corel Painter—discover why

  • Painting natural-looking hair with Corel Painter

    Discover the key to creating voluminous hair that is rich in color and texture, and best of all looks natural!

  • Personalize your Painter workflow by customizing your interface

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    Learn how to create custom palettes and workspaces in Painter 11 to better organize your work/play experience.

  • Painter Master John Derry
    Join Painter Master John Derry as he takes you through the photo-painting process from start to finish. Learn tips and gain insight on the techniques you need to take a photo and convert it into a painting. Enjoy!

  • Workflow 1
    Learn how John uses Adobe® Photoshop® to prep the photo for painting.

  • Workflow 2
    John details how he uses Auto-Painting to both visualize the photo as a painting and as a starting point.

  • Workflow 3
    Walk through the process of interpreting the photo into a painted result.

  • Get creative by using clone color
    In this series of tutorials you will learn how to turn a photo into a painting using clone color. This lets you keep the colors of the original photo but reinterpret it through the characteristics of the particular brush you are using. You still need to be sensitive to a photo’s form and move the brush as you would if you were painting from scratch. This is best achieved by using a pen tablet rather than a mouse.

    Get started with basic quick cloning of a flower still life, then move on to cloning a landscape with other paint brushes, and finally get creative when you work on a portrait.

  • Basic level: Turn a photo into a still life painting using the Quick Clone feature

    Learn how to use the Quick Clone feature in Corel Painter X and turn a photo of flowers into a chalk still life. (.PDF, 1.44 MB)

  • Intermediate level: Cloning a landscape photo using other paint brushes

    Turn a photo of a boat and houses into a pencil drawing with watercolor overlay. (.PDF, 1.48 MB)

  • Advanced level: Paint a portrait and get creative with brushes

    Take your cloning technique to the next level and add some free brushing by turning a portrait photo into an oil and acrylic painting. (.PDF, 1.18 MB)

  • Corel Painter X for Photographers

    Download your free video tutorials now! Created specifically for photographers by leading Painter Master and artist Karen Sperling, they will help you to unleash the power of Corel Painter X faster than ever:

  • Sensitive painting with RealBristle brushes

    In this tutorial, Painter Master Cher Threinen-Pendarvis shows you how to sketch and develop a still life painting from direct observation, using RealBristle brushes to create your piece. RealBristle brushes, a new feature in Corel Painter X, simulate the natural movement of an artist's brush, creating brushstrokes that more closely reflect the look and feel of a traditional art brush. (.PDF, 301 KB)

  • Painting photos in Corel Painter X

    Transform a photo into a beautiful chalk drawing with digital artist, photographer, and Corel Painter pioneer, John Derry. In this tutorial, John describes how to choose a color scheme, create a custom border, and add touches that blend colors and create a realistic paper texture effect. (.PDF, 417 KB)

Painter Tips & Tricks

Get useful tips and tricks from professional Painter artists working in a variety of creative fields.

You can also find more helpful advice below to help you get the most out of Painter.

Painter Master Cher Threinen-Pendarvis Tips

Interface Insights

All about brushes

Painter Webinars

Industrial Design Concepts

Join industrial product designer Erik Holmen of ROBRADY Design and discover the secret to creating stunning product sketches, renderings and design concepts that sell to major clients like General Electric, Mercedes-Benz, Yamaha, Dell Computers and other top brands.
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT
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Entertainment Concept Art

Join well-known artist, creator and director Rob Prior for a special behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to create stunning concept art for feature films, television shows and other entertainment mediums.
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT
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Recorded Sessions

Photo Fine-Art Paint Jam

Meet Heather Michelle

In this session you're invited to Heather Michelle's studio, classroom and gallery to learn more about Heather's journey as a Corel artist and what inspires her award-winning photo fine-art style.

Meet Claudia Salguero

In this session you're invited to view Claudia Salguero's studio, classroom and gallery to learn more about Claudia's story as a Corel artist and what inspires her unique photo fine-art style.

Meet Jeremy Sutton

Get to know artist Jeremy Sutton. Find out how Jeremy became the dynamic artist we know today.

Live Painting

Watch Heather Michelle, Claudia Salguero and Jeremy Sutton tackle the inspiration image. Follow them as they begin with a blank canvas and offer you valuable tips on getting started with photo painting.

The Grand Finale!

Let Painter Masters Heather Michelle, Claudia Salguero and Jeremy Sutton show you how they create their works of art—step by step. Get valuable tips on printing, applying mixed media and presenting your work.

Download the Paint Jam inspiration image and paint along with the Masters (JPG)

Traditional Art Paint Jam

Meet the Artists

Find out how Painter Masters Karen Bonaker and Peggy Gyulai came to be the professional artists they are today.

Live Painting

Watch as Skip Allen, Karen Bonaker and Peggy Gyulai bring the inspiration imagery to life on the canvas.

Grand Finale!

Join Painter Masters Peggy Gyulai and Karen Bonaker as they bring their works of art to completion. Get all kinds of painting tips along the way. Grab Karen's free brushes.

Download the Paint Jam inspiration image and paint along with the Masters (JPG)

Pet Portrait Painting with Karen Sperling

Karen Sperling walks you through the basic steps for getting started with pet portrait painting. You'll learn the key cloning and blank canvas painting techniques that will provide the foundation for creating your very first pet portrait.

Digital Quick Paint: Blocking in a Narrative Environment

Join entertainment illustrator Cliff Cramp as he demonstrates how to quickly block in a narrative environment. He will discuss composition, vantage point, shape, value, temperature of light and more as he lays in the quick paint.

Children's book character illustration

Join award-winning artist, author and Painter Master Carlyn Beccia, who will take you inside her process for creating lively illustrated portraits for children's books. Learn Carlyn's special techniques for illustrating expressive faces and unique clothing. Carlyn will show how you can bring your characters to life using a Wacom Cintiq and Painter 12.

Digital caricature creation tips in Corel Painter 12

Discover how Painter Master and professional caricature artist Rhoda Draws uses the Image Portfolio and custom palettes to her advantage when creating caricatures of both celebrities and ordinary folks. There will also be an exciting live caricature demonstration of these features in action.

The Master behind the "Brawny Man" re-imaging shares Painter illustration tips

As a commercial illustrator, Greg Banning has worked with some of the biggest ad agencies on the planet, with clients such as Penguin Books, Scholastic and Random House. He was also recently responsible for re-imaging the iconic "Brawny Man" character for Brawny Paper Towels. Join Greg as he discusses his professional experience, shows samples from his extensive portfolio, and dives into specific tips that will help other artists get the most out of Painter 12.

Revving up Painter's brush engine

Painter has a lot of expressive power under the hood, but many users are anxious about altering – and possibly losing – a beloved brush's individual character. Join Painter Master John Derry as he demonstrates how you can fearlessly explore fresh possibilities and expand your artistic voice using the brush engine of Painter 12.

Paint your photographs and create family heirlooms

Join Painter Master Helen Yancy as she shows you how to import a family photo into Painter 12 and then transform it into an amazing work of art that will remain a cherished item in your family for years to come.

Easy workflow for clone painting in Painter 12

The new Clone Source palette in Painter 12 is an exciting addition that will improve your workflow by keeping clone sources organized in one place. This overview webinar from Painter Master Marilyn Sholin will provide tips that help you understand the key points when using this incredible new feature. Download the FREE cloner brushes used in the webinar here.

Painting the passion of dance

Join Painter Master Jeremy Sutton as he demonstrates his techniques for painting from photo reference. See how he captures the spirit, energy and passion of dance while using a variety of brushes, textures, colors and values.

Getting started with Painter Lite

Join Painter Master Greg Newman for an up close and personal look at Painter Lite, the powerful new starter app designed exclusively for aspiring digital artists. In this webinar, Greg will offer a detailed explanation of how to use the various brushes which are included with Painter Lite. He'll also provide insight into his own approach to illustration and show how to use sketches as a jumping off point for the digital painting process.

Fantasy character Illustration with Painter Master Don Seegmiller

This webinar will concentrate on taking a pencil or pen sketch of a character and turning it into a finished piece of art. Step by step images will be provided and final touches of the actual painting process will be demonstrated.

Painter Secrets with Cher Pendarvis

Join Cher Pendarvis, award-winning artist and author of the Painter Wow! books, for a look into some of the incredible, lesser known features of Painter. Cher will demonstrate how to make custom oily brushes, provide some pointers on using a few of her favorite special effects, and offer instructions on how to make custom palettes and workspaces.

Impressionist painting with Painter Master Karen Bonaker

Create works in the Impressionist style and learn why light, loose and colorful brushstrokes were so important to this historic style of painting.

Creating children's book cover illustrations using Corel Painter

Join award-winning artist Carlyn Beccia and discover her process for creating lively, illustrated children's book covers using a variety of brushes, patterns and papers.

Retouching, Restoration and Painting from Portraits with Corel Painter

Join Painter Master Jane Conner-ziser and learn painting techniques for restoring photos and turning them into profitable paintings.

"Painting Animals" with Heather Michelle

Join award-winning artist Heather Michelle and learn how to turn a simple snapshot of any animal into a sellable, polished work of art using Corel® Painter™.

Painter Master Karen Sperling's Sorcery for Conjuring Paintings from Photos in Corel Painter 12

Add one photo, a few brushes, some art theories and a pinch of Tracing Paper and presto chango, your photos become magical works of art in Corel Painter 12! Artist, photographer, author and Corel Painter Master Karen Sperling shows professional photographers and hobbyists alike the tricks up her sleeve for creating spellbinding paintings from photos. No rabbits will be harmed in this webinar. Learn more about Karen at artistrymag.com, karensperling.com and lastreetsbykarensperling.com.

Painter Wow! with Painter Master Cher Pendarvis

Award-winning artist and author Cher Pendarvis will give an overview of favorite features in the elegant new Painter 12 interface. She will demonstrate some of her favorite brushes and media, and show stages of a painting created with the new Real Wet Watercolor medium.

Putting it all together in Painter 12

Join Painter Master and Educator Keith MacLelland as he shows you how to use all those inspirational photos and napkin scribbles to create a great-looking image and an interesting class project! Learn more about Keith at www.yourillustrator.com and www.etsy.com/shop/cowboykeithsplace.

Painter for Illustrators with Painter Master Mike Thompson

Best known for his portraits of urban entertainers and celebrity likeness, Painter Master Mike Thompson will show you how to create a celebrity portrait in Corel® Painter™. Illustrators, concept artists and other creative professionals will discover how Painter can be used to bring visions to life. Mike's work can be seen on his site: www.miketartworks.com and you can visit his blog at: www.miketartworks.wordpress.com

Painting a Comic Book Page with Painter Master Doug Sirois

In this session, Doug Sirois shares how to turn a pencil-sketched page into a full-color comic book page. Learn how to add value and lighting, block in colors and render the page into comic book perfection. (Recorded session coming soon)

Painter 12 – What's New! with Painter Masters Cher Threinen-Pendarvis and Android Jones

Discover what's new in Painter 12! Cher Threinen-Pendarvis guides you through the new Real Watercolor and Real Wet Oil tools. Android Jones demos some amazing possibilities with the Mirror and Kaleidoscope tools. See other new features in action too!

Painter for Concept Artists with Painter Master Dwayne Vance

In this webinar, Painter Master Dwayne Vance (author of Masters Of Chicken Scratch) will guide you through his techniques for creating quick thumbnail sketches for vehicle design.

Creative Photo-Painting with Painter Master Jeremy Sutton

In this webinar, Painter Master Jeremy Sutton will show you his techniques for creating a 'painterly' painting from photos.

Painter Master Heather Michelle Bjoershol

In this webinar Painter Master Heather Michelle Bjoershol goes through a step-by-step tutorial on how to create beautiful art in Corel Painter based on an existing photo. Professional photographers will discover how Corel Painter can be used to expand their creativity and how it fits in their existing workflow.

Painter Master Mike Thompson

In this webinar Painter Master Mike Thompson goes through a step-by-step tutorial on how to create beautiful art in Corel Painter. Concept artists, illustrators and other creative professionals will discover how Corel Painter can be used to expand their creativity and how it fits in their existing workflow.

Recursos de formación


Libros sobre Corel Painter 12

"Digital Painting Fundamentals with Corel Painter 12" de Rhoda Grossman
Esta completa guía proporciona instrucciones paso a paso acerca de cómo utilizar las funciones básicas de Corel Painter con una tableta gráfica Wacom.
Más información

"Digital Painting for the Complete Beginner" de Carlyn Beccia
Tanto si eres principiante como experto, Carlyn Beccia te ayudará a dominar las herramientas y técnicas de la pintura digital.
Más información

"The Painter Wow! Book Tenth Edition" de Cher Pendarvis
Aprende a usar las funciones de Painter 12 para disfrutar de la experiencia pictórica más realista del mercado.
Más información

"Painting for Photographers" de Karen Sperling
Este libro proporciona a los fotógrafos lecciones de arte e instrucciones paso a paso de software para convertir fotografías en pinturas con Corel Painter y Adobe Photoshop.
Más información

"Painter 12 for Photographers" de Martin Addison
Transforma tus fotografías en impresionantes obras de arte con esta guía autorizada y totalmente actualizada de Painter 12.
Más información

Secrets of Corel Painter Experts
Este increíble recurso ofrece inspiración y consejos prácticos a artistas profesionales y principiantes y les proporciona acceso a cada uno de los procesos creativos y técnicos de Corel Painter.
Más información

Formación en línea

Digital Art Academy
La Digital Art Academy (DAA) es el lugar más divertido y sencillo en el que podrás aprender pintura digital. La DAA también ofrece cursos de nivel básico y avanzado para aprender a usar Corel Painter. Sigue cursos en línea y prueba la DAA por ti mismo.
Más información

Paintboxtv.com de Jeremy Sutton
PaintboxTV es un completo y dinámico recurso de aprendizaje en línea de Corel Painter 12 basado en suscripción. Es el lugar en donde convergen la enseñanza de expertos, las lecciones de arte digital, la creatividad y la pasión por la pintura digital en forma de tutoriales en vídeo producidos por profesionales. Incluye materiales nuevos cada mes.
Más información

Painter 12 Essential Training de John Derry y Lynda.com
En Painter 12 Essential Training, John Derry, uno de los autores originales de Corel Painter, demuestra las técnicas creativas que permitirán a los principiantes a empezar a usar rápidamente la aplicación y, además, enseña a los usuarios más experimentados de Painter las funciones que les ayudarán a plasmar su visión creativa en el lienzo.
Más información

The Gnoman Workshop
Este taller de formación profesional para artistas se basa en las técnicas de Ryan Church, el Maestro de Painter y supervisor de diseño de conceptos de Lucasfilm.
Más información

Tutoriales de formación de Jason Maranto
Aprende a utilizar Corel Painter 12 con uno de los expertos líder y domina rápidamente las técnicas necesarias para trabajar en un entorno comercial.
Más información

Formación individualizada con Heather Michelle
Heather Michelle, Maestro de Painter y PPA Master Artist, ofrece formación individualizada y personalizada a través de WebEx. Todo lo que necesitas es una conexión a Internet de alta velocidad y Corel Painter.
Más información

Digital Portrait Painting de Greg Newman
Greg Newman, Maestro de Painter y artista e ilustrador profesional, ofrece sugerencias de ilustración acerca de diversos temas.
Más información

Artistry online de Karen Sperling
El sitio web de este Maestro de Painter contiene una amplia variedad de opciones de aprendizaje para transformar fotografías en pinturas.
Más información

Digital Painting Shop de Marilyn Sholin
Aprende a pintar de la forma más original gracias a las sugerencias del Maestro de Painter Marilyn Sholin.
Más información

Talleres de Painter

Únete a los talleres en directo de los Maestros de Painter que tienen lugar periódicamente. Consulta la programación actual en los siguientes sitios web de los Maestros:

Jane Conner-ziser

Heather the Painter

Claudia Salguero

Jeremy Sutton

Helen Yancy

Socios de Corel

Encuentra socios de Corel cerca de ti. Esta base de datos te ayuda a encontrar socios de Corel locales que venden productos de Corel o proporcionan formación y servicios de asistencia técnica.



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