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Painter 8 Creativity: Digital Artist's Handbook with CDROMby Jeremy Sutton
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Painter 8 Creativity: Digital Artist's Handbook. Thorough. Inspirational. Colorful. Creative. This comprehensive, full-color guide to Corel Painter 8 software helps artists to paint digitally on their computer. This handbook explains everything from the basics of setting up your digital canvas to generating original paintings, painterly animations manipulating and transforming photographic images, and constructing evocative photo-collage. Projects in this book include simple through advanced techniques and creative strategies for all levels.
Painter 8 Creativity gives you, the visual artist, the explanations you need in order to maximize the power of Corel Painter 8, whether you are a digital designer, multimedia artist, photographer, illustrator, animator, or graphic artist. Sutton illustrates how to transfer traditional art skills to the computer. He teaches the animator how to add painterly effects to their work, whether for video, TV, or the Web. He explains how the photographer can transform their images into beautiful artistic paintings and collages using natural-media tools. And, for Adobe Photoshop users, this book will explain the expanded creative potential Painter adds to your work!
Sutton takes a knowledgeable and straightforward approach to this step-by-step project-based book, explaining how each tool is used, every effect achieved, and every topic thoroughly described. The book allows you to build upon your knowledge so that if you're a beginner, you have the chance to become an advanced user; and if you're an advanced user, this is your opportunity to hone and flex your skills while learning additional creative techniques.
This book's companion website offers additional tips and tools! This site, designed by Denise Laurent, the creator of the fabulous Oil Funky Chunky brush, includes links to useful educational Painter and art resources plus: updates, tutorials, tips & tricks, a gallery, and Painter goodies!
*CD-ROM includes unique custom brushes and art materials not supplied with Corel Painter 8, plus tutorial images for all projects.
*The perfect way to learn Painter while expanding your creativity. This project-based handbook teaches you powerful creative techniques that you can apply to your photography, design, multimedia, illustration, animation, fine art and more!
*Learn how to use the phenomenal image creation tool, Corel Painter 8, with clear, organized, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions from an internationally recognized computer artist and Painter master! Jeremy Sutton has traveled around the world teaching and creating art with Painter for more than a decade!
This comprehensive, full-color guide to Corel Painter 8 software helps artists to paint digitally on their computer. The book explains everything from the basics of setting up a digital canvas to generating original paintings, painterly animations manipulating and transforming photographic images, and constructing evocative photo-collage.
About the Author
Focal Press author Jeremy Sutton is an internationally recognized computer artist and Painter master who runs computer art workshops and classes throughout the world. A former faculty member of San Francisco Academy of Art College, Jeremy is an associate editor for EFX Art & Design magazine, and host of the Painter World Wide User Group. He earned his Masters Degree in Physics from Oxford University, and studied art at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University, and at the Vrije Akademie in the Hague, in the Netherlands. This is his second Painter book. Sutton is also the author of Fractal Design Painter Creative Techniques as well as the Painter 4 and Total Painter Video Training Series. Visit the author's on-line gallery at his web site www.portrayals.com.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Preparation; Four Guiding Principles; Expressive Portraits; Animation and Artistic Transitions; Photographs; Collage; Design; Appendices; Glossary; Index
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