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The Painter 8 Wow! Bookby Cher Threinen Pendarvis
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"The Painter IX Wow! Book is a must-have! Author Cher Threinen-Pendarvis explains Painter tips and techniques in an easy and accessible manner,
and the book is the most visually stunning of its kind. Reading her Painter Wow! books was instrumental in my own early development with Painter,
and I continue to learn from them with each subsequent release." --Rick Champagne, Program Manager, Corel Painter, Corel Corporation
Corel Painter, the world’s leading natural-media painting software, has long
been a favorite among fine artists and illustrators, who love the way it
emulates the experience of working with traditional media such as
watercolor, oils, pastel, pencil, and ink, yet with all the advantages of a
digital technology. Whether you're an experienced digital artist or an
artist who needs a bridge from traditional media to electronic art, there's
no better way to learn Painter than from longtime Painter artist and
instructor, 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 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. The newly updated
printmaking chapter showcases more creative printmaking techniques and
addresses color management issues. You'll also find expanded chapters
• Painting with brushes: Many new creative drawing and painting techniques using new high-performance natural-media brushes
• Enhancing photos: learn how to use Painter creatively with photographs and collages
• Special effects for graphics and type
• Creating images for the screen and for printmaking
• Painter’s improved compatibility with Adobe Photoshop
New Painter users will find thorough explanations of Painter's interface, as
well as drawing and painting exercises to help them get up to speed with
Painter quickly, while readers who are familiar with traditional artist
tools will learn how to transition their art media from traditional to
digital tools. The Painter IX Wow! CD-ROM includes new custom brushes built
by the author, extra textures and custom lighting effects that you won't
find anywhere else, as well as recorded scripts, stock photographs and video
clips, filters, software demos, and The Painter IX Wow! Study Guide, a study
guide/instructors guide for self-study or classroom use.
Looking to trade in a paintbrush for a mouse? Or a pressure-sensitive tablet and stylus? "The Painter 8 Wow! Book" is the definitive guide for making the transition from traditional to digital art using Corel Painter 8.
A guide for learning about Corel Painter 8's tools, brush features, functions, preferences and more. The book showcases images and inspiring techniques by Painter artists and the CD-ROM includes custom brushes and papers built by the author, recorded scripts, photographs, video clips and more.
Looking to trade in your paintbrush for a mouse? Or a pressure-sensitive tablet and stylus? The Painter 8 Wow Book is the definitive guide for making the transition from traditional to digital art using Corel Painter 8. Author Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, an expert and instructor in both Painter and Photoshop, translates traditional artistic techniques so you can apply them using Painter¿s natural-media brushes and effects. Beyond that, she demonstrates exciting new media mixes and special effects that would be nearly impossible to accomplish without the computer. Clear, step-by-step instructions, hundreds of full-color illustrations, and inspirational galleries of painterly works by top artists, designers, and, photographers make mastering Painter both fun and easy. The book is bound to boost your creativity with Painter 8¿s powerful tools, as you learn from the artist who created more than 400 new brushes included with Corel Painter 8. The Painter 8 Wow! Book includes expanded chapters focusing on:
Award-winning Corel Painter has long been a favorite among fine artists and illustrators, who love the way it emulates the experience of working with traditional media such as watercolor, pastel, pencil, and ink-yet with all the advantages of a digital technology. Whether you're an experienced digital artist or an artist who needs a bridge from traditional media to electronic art, there's no better way to learn Painter than from longtime Painter artist and instructor, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis. The Painter 8 Wow! Book has something to spark every reader's creativity. 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 inspiration from the example artwork that graces the book throughout. Inside this book, Cher gives you:
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.
2. The Power of Color.
3. Painting with Brushes.
4. Selections, Shapes and Masks.
5. Using Layers.
6. Enhancing Photos, Montage and Collage.
7. Exploring Special Effects.
8. Working with Type in Painter.
9. Using Painter with Photoshop.
10. Multimedia and Film with Painter.
11. Using Painter for Web Graphics.
12. Printing and Archival Concerns.
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