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The Painter 7 Wow! Book with CDROM (Wow!)
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Get artistic inspiration and practical techniques in one full-color, example-packed volume: The Painter 7 Wow! Book. The definitive guide to this popular paint program is back--thoroughly revised to include a plethora of new tips, step-by-step techniques, and illustrations that make deciphering this new version a breeze. Author Cher Threinen-Pendarvis shows you how to get the most out of Painter 7's improved interface and tools, including its awesome natural-media brushes and effects. Plus, she's added new projects and galleries as well as special Primer sections to cover Painter 7's new Water Color and Liquid Ink media layers and brushes.
The Painter 7 Wow! Book strikes the perfect balance between hands-on, step-by-step instruction and visual inspiration. You'll find thorough coverage of the basics--Painter's tools, functions, and preferences--as well as plenty of real-world examples from print, multimedia, and the Web. Best of all, the book's galleries feature work from a top-notch cast of fine artists, designers, photographers, and illustrators who use Painter to illuminate books and magazines, CD-ROMs, gallery walls, and the Web. On the accompanying CD-ROM you'll discover loads of custom brushes, papers, patterns, and scripts created by the author; goodies shared by contributing artists; high-resolution stock photographs and video clips; and a demo of Painter 7. Novices and pros alike will be creating digital master works in no time with Painter 7 on their computers and this dazzling guide at their side.
This is the latest edition written by Threinen-Pendarvis, and her experience shows. The chapters have a logical structure that offers first the basics and then a variety of techniques that are shown step by step, with tips sprinkled throughout and galleries of work by talented artists. After an introduction to the application, the book covers working with color, brushes, selections and masks, layers, working with photographs, special effects, type, and archiving images.
A showcase of Painter 7's possibilities, this text provides informed and practical guidance on the software's features - including how to create Web graphics.
About the Author
Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, award-winning designer, fine artist, and educator, has influenced thousands of digital artists in her many years of teaching and writing about electronic design tools. Her digital paintings and photography have been exhibited worldwide, and her work is featured in numerous books and periodicals. Cher teaches the use of digital tools in various workshops around the United States and in Europe, and is often a featured speaker at graphics conferences.
Table of Contents
1. Getting to Know Painter.
Painter's Requirements for Mac and PC. File Size and Resolution. Opening Files. Saving Files. Setting Preferences. Painter Basics. Customizing Your Workspace. Libraries and Movers.
2. The Power of Color.
Adding Color and Gradations to Line Art. Coloring a Scanned Illustration. Coloring a Woodcut. Capturing a Color Set. Gallery.
3. Painting with Brushes.
Building Brushes. Sketching and Pencils. Drawing with Colored Pencils. Blending and Feathering with Pastels. Painting with Pastels. A Painter Watercolor Primer. Wet-into-Wet Watercolor. Combining Wet-Into-Wet and Glazing on Layers. Painting an Expressive Color Study. Gouache and Opaque Watermedia. Painting with Oils. Sculpting a Portrait. Cloning and Tracing. Coloring Pencil Illustrations. Spontaneous Mixed Media. Applying Scanned Paper Textures. Creative Custom Brushes. Applying rich Textures With Custom Brushes. Brushing Washes Over "Live" Canvas. Working With Thick Paint. A Liquid Ink Primer. Encaustic Painting with Liquid Ink. Gallery.
4. Selections, Shapes and Masks.
Making Masks for Embossing. Working with Bezier Paths and Selections. Using Selections to Limit Paint. Selections and Airbrush. Working with Hand-drawn Selections. Using Color Mask. Isolating Color with Auto Mask. Gallery.
5. Using Layers.
Illustrating With Layers. Oil Painting on Layers. Working with Shapes and Layers. Masks and Selections for Water Color. Layers. Masks and Selections for Water Color Layers. Melting Text into Water. Gallery.
6. Enhancing Photos, Montage, and Collage.
Creating a Sepia-Tone Photo. Selective Coloring. Simulating Motion. Zooming and Solarizing. Making a Selective Correction. Hand-Tinting a Photo. Blending a Photo. Cloning a Portrait. Making a Custom Solarization. Solarizing Color. Toning with Textures. Creating a Woodcut from a Photo. Distressing a Photo. Creating a Montage Using Masks and Layers.
7. Exploring Special Effects.
Diving into Distortion. Creating an Impressionist Look. Creating Seamless Pattern. Applying Patterns. Making an Environment Map. Applying an Environment Map. Building a Terrain Map. Building a Clone-Based Mosaic. Creating a Tidepool. Draping a Weave. Gallery.
8. Working With Type in Painter.
Putting Type Over a Photo. Putting an Image Inside of Type. Setting Text on a Curve. A Spattery Graffiti Glow. Stroked and Glowing. Creating Beveled Chrome. Painting With Ice. Setting a Logo in Stone. Gallery.
9. Using Painter with Photoshop.
Compositing, Painting and Effects. Expressive Painting and Layering. Collage Using Cloning and Layers. Gallery.
10. Multimedia and Film with Painter.
Animating an Illustration. Automating Movie Effects. Making an Animated Comp. Animating a Logo. Gallery.
11. Using Painter for Web Graphics.
Reducing Color Using Apply Screen. Posterizing with Web-Safe Colors. Making a Seamless Tile. Building an Image Map for a Web Page. Making a Slide Show Animation. Gallery.
12. Printing and Archival Concerns.
Combining Digital and Intaglio Printmaking. Constructing a Lenticular Work. Making a Fine Art Master Print. Making an Archival Desktop Print. Gallery.
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