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February 2007

New Corel Painter X offers a broad range of tools and features that inspire creativity, increase performance, and further extend compatibility with other industry-standard tools and applications. It delivers an impressive array of new features that provide unprecedented power to replicate traditional art media—right down to the individual bristles on the brush. Every day, world-renowned artists, designers, and photographers delve into Corel Painter to explore their passions and create their personal masterpieces.

Corel Painter X blurs the lines between traditional and digital painting like never before. Explore your creative passions with the most powerful version of Painter ever!

The Road to Corel® Painter™ X—
An Amazing Journey into Art & Passion!

By Steve Szoczei, Senior User Experience Designer

Like many great things, it all started with conversations—many in fact—on the phone, in person, via email, and in online forums. Over the course of the development cycle, we spoke with hundreds of artists, designers, photographers, concept artists, illustrators and many other creative pros who create their masterpieces and earn their living with Corel® Painter™.

All Things Painter™—Corel Painter X: A Perfect 10!
By John Derry

Painter has reached ten! The tenth version, that is. Officially known as Corel Painter X, this edition continues to innovate with ground-breaking features. I've always enjoyed the point in software development when all of the elements—the features, packaging, advertising layouts, and all of the associated details—finally come together.

Painting Photos with Corel Painter X
By John Derry

Transform a photo into a beautiful chalk drawing with digital artist, photographer, and Corel Painter pioneer, John Derry.

Better brushstrokes with the Enhanced Brush Ghost
By Lori Kerfoot

The Enhanced Brush Ghost can help you apply precise brushstrokes by giving you visual feedback about the size and shape of the brush variant you are using, the tilt and rotation of your pen, and more!

Brightening eyes with the Dodge tool
By Alexia Naidoo

Making an eye-catching portrait from a photo is easier than ever with Corel® Painter™ X. Try the new Dodge tool to create eyes that are a vision of beauty.

Painting with RealBristle™ Brushes
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

The new RealBristle™ brushes in Corel® Painter™ X are extremely sensitive and natural to paint with.

Have you developed a unique Corel Painter brush? Do you have a custom workspace you would like to share with fellow Painter artists? Share your brush or workspace by emailing it to us.

Free Corel Painter X Courseware Makes it Easy to Integrate Digital Art into the Classroom!
Corel is pleased to offer teachers the first components of its new curriculum for Corel Painter X. Download it for free from

Congratulations to Karen Sperling!
Karen's new series of abstracts will be included in her first New York gallery group show at Monkdogz Gallery, 547 W. 27th Street in Chelsea. The opening night reception is April 26, 2007, and is open to the public. The show runs from April 26 – June 2, 2007. Visit for information. Karen was also invited recently to show the series at the prestigious Saatchi gallery's web site.

Don't forget to check out Karen's Artistry Tips and Tricks e-zine. The January 2007 issue covers how to paint wildlife as the subject and also as the background for portraits.

New—The Official Corel Painter Magazine
Imagine Publishing Ltd has launched an exciting magazine especially for Corel Painter users. The Official Corel Painter Magazine is a monthly title full of inspirational tutorials, features and interviews aimed at helping you become a better artist. For more information or to subscribe, head over to

Coming soon—The Painter X Wow! Book.
The classic bestselling book by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, creator of many of the Corel Painter Natural-Media brushes, continues to inspire and instruct readers in this new edition updated for Corel Painter X. Preorder your copy today.

Karen Sperling
April 24 to 26, 2007: Tarzana, California. Learn more
April 23 to 27, 2007: New York City. Learn more
Check out Karen's Artistry Tips and Tricks e-zine. Learn more

Fay Sirkis
February 25 to 28, 2007: Birmingham, UK. "Focus on Imaging" Learn more
March 12 to 16, 2007: Melbourne, Florida. "Paint Like a Master" hands-on photo painting workshop. Email to learn more
March 24 to 29, 2007: Las Vegas, Nevada. Come meet Fay at the Corel Booth at the WPPI Convention and trade show. Learn more
April 4 to 6, 2007: Boston, Massachusetts. Paint like a Master Seminar at the Photoshop World Conference. Learn more
April 16 to 20, 2007: Los Osos, California. "Photo Painting Workshop" at the Lepp Institute of Digital Imaging. Learn more
May 16 to 20, 2007 : Los Osos, California. "Paint like a Master Workshop" at the Lepp Institute of Digital Imaging. Learn more
June 25 to 29, 2007: Los Osos, California. "Photo Painting Animal and Pets!" Workshop at the Lepp Institute of Digital Imaging. Learn more
August 6 to 9, 2007: Long Island, New York. "Paint Like a Master" hands-on photo painting workshop. Email to learn more

Jeremy Sutton
May 7 to 11, 2007: San Francisco, California. Collage Workshops Learn more
Jeremy Sutton's New Collage DVD Set Now Available! Learn more
Jeremy Sutton is excited to welcome 2007 with the arrival of his newest DVD set: "Expanding Your Creativity". Learn more
View Jeremy's full 2007 class schedule.

Helen Yancy
February 23 to 27, 2007: Massachusetts Professional Photographers Association. Email Nancy Green to learn more
March 9, 2007: Las Vegas, Nevada. Getting started with Corel Painter! at PMA! Learn more
March 19, 2007: New York Professional Photographers Convention: Email Karen Dyer to learn more
March 26, 2007: Las Vegas, Nevada. WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International).
April 15, 2007: Atlanta, GA. Helen will speak on and demonstrate Corel Painter for new creating imagery and exquisite products to increase sales. Email Buddy Stewart to learn more
April 22 to 27, 2007: Texas Professional Photography School at Texas A&M University. Learn more
Check out the new Helen Yancy Enhancement Palette with Painter Steps – an interactive digital palette that sits on your desktop. Learn more
Introducing "Helen Yancy - A Painter Perspective." This 60-page book features a gallery of Corel Painter images in Helen's award-winning representational style. It retails at $69.00 USD, but Helen is offering it to Painter Canvas readers in soft cover for the introductory price of $59.00 USD plus shipping. Email Helen to learn more

Marilyn Sholin
February 26 to 27, 2007: Sarasota, Florida at the Digital Technology Center. Two-Day Beginner Painter Class. Learn more.
February 28, 2007: Sarasota, Florida. One-Day ADVANCED Painter workshop. Learn more.
March 18, 2007: Professional Photographers of Illinois Convention. "Merging Portraits and Art: New Rules No Limits." Learn more.
April 17, 2007: Santa Rosa, California. PPRE Evening Program Learn more.
April 18 and 19, 2007: Santa Rosa, California. Two-Day Painter Workshop. Learn more.

See Corel /Painter X at the following events this spring.

Game Developer Conference (GDC)
San Francisco, CA
March 7 - 9, 2007
Learn more

Photo Marketing Association International (PMA)
Las Vegas, NV
March 8 - 11, 2007
Booth #M172
Learn more

Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI)
Las Vegas, NV
March 24 - 29, 2007
Booth #739
Learn more

Photoshop World (PSW)
Boston, MA
April 4 - 6, 2007
Learn more

Andrew Jones
Concept artist and educator

"Technology has enabled me to manifest more. The amount of what I believe is inside of me can be exponentially expressed. For instance, with my '1,000 Portraits': if I were to set out and try to create each portrait using traditional media, I'd be lucky if I could get through one of those in one or two days. It was the combination of Wacom and Corel Painter that allowed me to manifest on such a level."

In the next Painter Canvas, learn more about Andrew Jones, the artist whose work graces the current Corel Painter X box, in an exclusive interview!

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