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April 2007

The Painter Canvas is an inspirational monthly electronic newsletter exclusively for our Painter community.

Your Own Bag of Tricks
Corel Painter users are maturing. Not necessarily in age, but in artistic depth. In the past few months, I've had the opportunity to both teach and visit many users. Their level of questioning has changed. Within the past year the questions have changed from the subject of technique to style.

Creating Manga-Style Artwork in Corel® Painter™ X
By Jared Hodges

Learn how to create imagery in the popular manga-style with this step-by-step tutorial.

(.PDF 754 KB)

Painting Speed in Corel Painter X
By Ryan Church

Follow Ryan Church through the creative process as he develops a futuristic piece based on the concept of speed.

(.PDF 377 KB)

Creating a custom RealBristle Watercolor brush
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

With Corel® Painter™ X, you can build a custom RealBristle Watercolor brush for painting washes that adds subtle bristle marks and tapered ends to your strokes.

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.

2007 Create Awards
Attention creative professionals and students: Enter the 2007 Create Awards and put your creativity to the test! Learn more

Karen Sperling's Artistry Tips and Tricks E-zine
Karen Sperling, who wrote the first several Painter manuals, and whose art is featured in a gallery show in New York, offers Artistry Tips and Tricks, a monthly e-zine featuring art lessons in addition to Painter steps for turning photos into paintings. For information, to subscribe or to order back issues, visit

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

New—A Painter Perspective by Helen Yancy
Experience the award-winning work of Helen Yancy in this new gallery book. Learn more.

Virtual Oil Painting by Helen Yancy
Get step-by-step instruction on DVD as you create a lovely oil painting from your photograph. Learn more.

Faces, Flowers and Fun Stuff by Helen Yancy
Enjoy personal instruction on DVD with the Faces, Flowers and Fun Stuff tutorial. Learn more.

New—Enhancement Palette with Painter Steps by Helen Yancy
Make the creative process easier with Enhancement Palette with Painter Steps, an interactive digital palette that sits on your desktop. Learn more.

Marilyn Sholin
Her workshops and convention programs bring the elements of Art and the Art, the Art of Selling Art, along with Marketing together in one event. Gain a greater understanding of how to use Corel Painter to create both portrait paintings and fine art from photo references. Learn more

Jane Conner-Ziser
Learn how to transform photographs into fine art from one of the world's most acclaimed digital artists. As a professional photographer, internationally known retouching artist and painter, Jane has a fine art background, and over 30 years in the portrait industry. Learn more

Karen Sperling
Artist, photographer, author and Painter Master Karen, who wrote the first several Painter manuals, offers three ways for you to learn to turn photos into paintings in Corel Painter. Learn more

Jeremy Sutton
Enjoy Complete Immersion in Hands-On Creativity with Corel Painter! Join Jeremy for classes at his San Francisco studio and gallery. View his full 2007 class schedule

Helen Yancy
Helen Yancy offers workshops and instructional DVDs for Painter enthusiasts. She is known for clear and understandable instruction and has earned hundreds of awards for her photography, her painting, and her ability as a leader and teacher. Learn more

WordPerfect Lightning
Attention PC Users: FREE word processing!

Toon Boom Studio
Toon Boom Studio is a complete software solution for creating rich animation productions. Use it with Corel® Painter™ for incredible results!

Get Toon Boom Studio now for only $249.99 USD!

Enter the Corel promo code TBSCOREL03071 during checkout and save $150. Act now! Offer ends April 30, 2007.

Karen Sperling
Author, Artist, Photo-
grapher, Publisher

Learn more about Karen Sperling, who has been working with—and writing about—Corel Painter for more than 15 years!

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