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Getting Started with Corel Painter IX with: Tanya Staples and John Derry
This movie-based tutorial is designed to give new and existing users of Corel Painter IX a basic understanding of the latest version of the program and its new and improved features, including the new Welcome Screen, Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts, Artists’ Oils Painting System, Snap-To-Path Painting, QuickClone, and integration with the Wacom Intuos3 tablet. The training begins with an overview of the Corel Painter IX interface, a review of basic tools, and tips on working with a Wacom tablet and then moves to practical sketching and painting exercises, including how to convert digital photographs to drawings, paintings, and mosaics.
  • Features over 50 movies, with a total running time of 11 hours (on two CDs).
  • Exercise files accompany the training, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.
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The Painter IX Wow! Book, by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
The Painter IX Wow! Book, which has been thoroughly rewritten for Painter IX, has something to spark every reader's creativity. Cher, the artist who built the default brush libraries for Painter 7, 8 and IX, gives you insider knowledge on Painter's tools, functions, and preferences. Beginners will love the clear, step-by-step instructions, which assume no prior knowledge of the program. Intermediate and advanced users will gain valuable insight from the author's savvy explanations of a wide variety of cool, creative, and productive techniques, and will find plenty of inspiration in the stunning artwork that graces the book throughout.

In this new edition, the expanded painting chapter features many exciting new techniques, including using the new Artists Oils and improved Digital Watercolor mediums and how you can integrate them into your Painter digital art studio or Painter workflow. The Building Brushes section has been expanded into its own chapter, and gives you detailed information about how to create and organize your own custom brushes, as well as new techniques for using them. The newly updated printmaking chapter showcases more creative printmaking techniques and addresses color management issues.

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The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book, by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
As much art book as guide, The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting uses traditional drawing and painting theory exercises, coupled with real-life projects, to show readers how they can use Painter and Photoshop with pressure-sensitive tablets to draw and paint with a computer. Award-winning artist and author Cher Threinen-Pendarvis shares her own drawings and paintings with the readers, sharing her creative thought processes and composition design secrets that she uses in her own work. In this gorgeous, large format, full-color book, Cher takes readers step-by-step through a variety of projects designed to improve their drawing, composition, and conceptual thought processes while exploring different uses of the many brushes available in Painter and Photoshop.

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Painter IX Creativity: Digital Artist's Handbook, by Jeremy Sutton
Thorough. Inspirational. Colorful. Creative. This comprehensive, full-color guide to Corel® Painter™ IX helps artists to paint digitally on their computers. Projects include techniques and creative strategies for all levels, from simple through advanced.

Join Jeremy Sutton, internationally renowned portrait artist and educator, as he shares the latest tips and techniques for using Corel Painter IX.

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Painter IX Simplified 4 DVD Set, by Jeremy Sutton
With this exciting DVD Set, you'll learn techniques for creating beautiful digital paintings based on your photographs that emulate the look and feel of pastel chalk, watercolors and oils. Jeremy Sutton, world-renowned Painter expert and portrait artist, demonstrates the complete creative process before your eyes using all new artwork and techniques.

Jeremy starts his instruction from the ground up, making no assumptions about prior art training or experience with Painter. You'll learn how to set-up your equipment and tools for optimum efficiency, making use of the powerful workflow advances in Painter IX.

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Painter IX for Photographers, by Martin Addison: Creating Painterly Images Step by Step
Get up to speed fast with Corel Painter IX and learn how to create imaginative artwork from your own photographs. Highly illustrated throughout with beautiful color images and a CD packed full of photographs to help you practice your new skills. With clear, concise explanations of all the tools and techniques you need to take your skills further and covering all the brushes, papers and textures - Painter IX for Photographers will help expand your photographic and artistic horizons. Discover and master each tool with inspirational color illustrations showing you just what you can achieve at every stage.

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Secrets of Award-Winning Digital Artists, by Jeremy Sutton and Daryl Wise
This unique book showcases a collection of almost 50 diverse and beautiful digital artworks—encompassing photographic-based, painterly and graphic imagery. The featured artworks won recent contests sponsored by Macworld Expo, Seybold Seminars, Siggraph and other international organizations.

For each work, the artist explains his or her creative process, shares fascinating insights into the story behind the artwork, and shows you step-by-step how to reconstruct a distinctive visual effect. Filled with stunning imagery as well as unusual techniques for Adobe® Photoshop®, Corel® Painter™ and other graphics software, Secrets of Award-Winning Digital Artists is a great source of inspiration and know-how.

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Digital Character Design and Painting, by Don Seegmiller
Digital Character Design and Painting is really two books in one: it teaches the fundamentals of character design as well as the skills, tools and techniques needed to master digital painting. Using a variety of practical Corel Painter tutorials, artists learn how to apply traditional painting techniques with digital tools and beautifully illustrate their own life-like or fantasy characters for games, movies or other commercial productions.

Don Seegmiller is a teacher and writer. He's also a regular speaker at the Game Developer Conference and is art director for Saffire, a major video game developer.

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The Techniques of Ryan Church – Volume 1, by Ryan Church
The skills required to dramatically, accurately and quickly depict aircraft and spacecraft are of immense value to any concept designer. In this demonstration, a digital illustration is created from start to finish and is accompanied by insightful commentary on such subjects as digital sketching, aircraft and ship design, and a wide variety of rendering techniques. The demo documents the entire process, as one of the industry's top concept artists starts with a rough sketch and takes the viewer through to the final aircraft painting.

Ryan Church is Concept Design Supervisor at Skywalker Ranch, and a Senior Art Director at Industrial Light + Magic. He's currently working on Star Wars Episode 3.

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d'artiste: Digital Painting
d'artiste: Digital Painting showcases the work and technical skills of Linda Bergkvist, John Wallin, Philip Straub and Robert Chang. Each Master Artist presents his or her digital painting techniques through a series of tutorials, which start with the original concept and step through the painting process to completion. d'artiste: Digital Painting is broken into four sections, each based around a Master Artist. Artists' sections include a personal gallery, the artist's work and thoughts in their own words, a 20-page tutorial section, and an invited artist gallery featuring over 20 digital paintings from some of the most talented digital artists in the world.

Featuring step-by-step techniques—including Face painting, Telling a Story, Stream of Consciousness painting, Using the Block Model Technique, Color/Shape/Form painting, Two for One painting, Formal Portrait painting, Rendering and Hair painting.

The community – The d'artiste series is the next step in Ballistic Media's path to helping build the digital arts community by raising the profile of leading artists and also publishing the work from the community from which they come. In addition to their Master Class material, each artist will choose a range of work submitted by the community that inspires or illustrates a technique of interest to them. This makes the d'artiste series unique in that it combines the technical insights of top artists with a glimpse of leading work from the digital illustration community.

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MONSTRUO: The Art of Carlos Huante
Carlos Huante was born in east L.A. in 1965. From the very get out of the womb, the arts were in him. Besides chilaquiles and Yerba Buena (mint tea), Carlos grew up on stop-motion monster movies.

Since that time he has pursued his passion for the arts by creating some of the most innovative monsters and characters, for both film and animation, that the world has ever seen. MONSTRUO is a collection of Carlos' personal, original work. With more than 150 illustrations, it features a wonderful range of monster and character designs, from simple pencil sketches that magically capture the gesture of his subjects, to full-color digital and traditional media paintings.

Carlos began his career designing creatures for the Ghostbusters animated series and is currently part of the creature development team at Lucas Digital, having designed monsters and creatures for Men in Black, Men in Black 2, Mighty Joe Young, Hellboy, Blade 3 and Van Helsing.

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Helen Yancy's "Faces, Flowers and Fun Stuff - Tutorials in Painter IX"
NEW!! A brand new set of DVD tutorials in Painter IX! Helen's tutorials are about style and technique rather than software, an the new brushes and features in Painter IX make the adventure even more exciting!

The first DVD shows how to do a face and hair in dry media, and a tutorial with some flowers because so many of our portraits have flowers in them. The next tutorial is a quick and easy little painting of a youngster playing baseball, giving you the opportunity to earn money with Painter when you photograph kids' sports. The second DVD tutorial demonstrates in great detail how to create an elegant lower key oil painting in an "old master" style. Painter IX's new brush category, Artist Oils, are among the brushes used when painting the oil and the sports image.

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Karen Sperling's Artistry Tips and Tricks Newsletter
Ever been in the middle of using Painter and had a question come up that you couldn't find the answer to? Those days are gone! Welcome to Artistry Tips and Tricks, a downloadable Acrobat newsletter that answers all your Corel Painter questions. Each month you'll find written tutorials and images about those little snags that you encounter as you work with Painter, but can't figure out how to solve. Don't know what your questions are, but you want to learn to turn photos into paintings in Painter? No problem! Read the step-by-step tutorials in past and present issues of Artistry Tips and Tricks! Think of Artistry Tips and Tricks as an insurance policy against ever getting lost in Painter again! Or think of it as Painter training, for $10 a month--less than it takes to fill your car with gas!

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The Artistry 'Painting for Photographers' CD, by Karen Sperling
Wondering how to turn photographs into drawings and paintings in Corel® Painter™? Interested in creating Corel Painter images that look like paintings and not just colored photographs? Wish you had time for art classes? Want to add painterly backgrounds to portraits?

See how to create paintings and drawings from your photographs using traditional art techniques translated for the tools and brushes in Corel Painter. These tutorials are compatible with procreate™ Painter 7™, Corel Painter 8 and higher, and are available either on CD or as a downloadable Adobe® Acrobat® file. The CD contains all of the images described in the tutorials, including images showing interim steps.

Also available from Karen Sperling:
Artistry Watercolor Techniques
Artistry Painting in Painter Tutorials
Artistry Line Art Tutorials
The Artistry Beginners CD


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Painter 8 Book and CD, by Marilyn Sholin
Learn how to create a painting from a photograph! These in-depth tutorials and gorgeous full-color book make it easy to understand how to use Corel® Painter™ effectively and efficiently.

This CD includes 12 specific lessons for using Corel Painter.

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VTC Corel Painter 8 Tutorials, by Rhoda Grossman
Join Painter professional Rhoda Grossman as she teaches every aspect, feature and palette of the award-winning Corel® Painter™ program. Never has it been so easy to learn Corel Painter 8—simply learn from your own desk at a pace that suits you. Use a unique training method that makes learning easy, no matter what your learning style. This comprehensive DVD includes nine hours of content.

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Corel Painter 8 Fast & Easy, by Eric Grebler
Corel Painter 8 Fast & Easy puts you on the fast track to mastering Corel Painter 8. Through step-by-step instructions and screen shots, you'll learn a variety of techniques and creative tricks to create artwork quickly and make your work stand out from the crowd. Use your imagination and create masterpieces that go beyond the capabilities of a traditional canvas and brush!

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