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May 2007

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

Pixels and Pigments
A confluence of technology and tradition is serving to advance digitally created art to a new level of acceptance and appreciation. A traditional art material, pigment, has joined with a relatively new medium, pixels, to provide an apt vessel for digital imagery.

Making a Collage Portrait
By Jeremy Sutton

Put heart into your artwork, as you learn how to create a collage portrait with world-renowned digital artist Jeremy Sutton. Jeremy will show you how to weave images into an amazing tapestry by working with layers, creating paper textures, and using the stunning painting and blending features of Corel Painter X. This tutorial is perfect for everyone, whether you're new to Corel Painter X, or a seasoned artist wanting to explore the latest in digital art tools.

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Making Your Own Captured Brush
By Jane Conner-ziser

Learn how to create your own captured brushes in Corel Painter and find out how you can use them to enhance your artwork.

Painting with Meat?!
By Wes Pak

Get step-by-step instructions for creating realistic muscle tissue using the Liquid Ink feature in Corel Painter.

Loading Brushes into Corel Painter
By the Corel Documentation Team

You can easily load custom brushes into Corel Painter without having to create a new workspace. Click here to learn how simple it is to load or share your custom brushes.

Creating a custom Wow! RealBristle™ Gouache brush
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

Build your own custom RealBristle™ Gouache brush and use it to paint tapered opaque strokes with subtle bristle marks.

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.

Corel Painter X Honored with Mac|Life Editors' Choice Award
Mac|Life magazine has recognized Corel Painter X with its Editors' Choice Award, calling the software "the longtime king of the digital painting kingdom." Learn more

Comic-Con 2007
San Diego, CA
July 26 – 29, 2007

Visit us at Comic-Con 2007 at booth #5506 and see Corel Painter X in action. learn why Corel Painter X is the tool of choice for top artists creating comics, manga and concept art! Learn more

A Celebration of Art: Paint Like a Master
by Fay Sirkis

Discover how to turn your digital portraits and panoramas into masterpieces that mimic the oil and watercolor styles of Great Masters like Rembrandt, Monet and Norman Rockwell. Join internationally renowned portrait artist, Fay Sirkis as she shares the secrets and techniques behind her signature style of "photo painting." Learn more.

Marilyn Sholin
Marilyn Sholin's workshops bring Art, the Art of Selling Art, and Marketing together. Learn how to use Corel Painter X to create portrait paintings and fine art from photo references. Skin, hair and eyes are emphasized, as well as the basic elements of painting animals and landscapes. Learn more

Karen Sperling
Artist, photographer, author and Painter Master Karen Sperling—who wrote several Painter manuals—offers three ways for you to learn to turn photos into paintings in Corel Painter X. Karen holds three-day Artistry Retreats and one-day Artistry Salons. She also writes a monthly PDF e-zine called Artistry Tips and Tricks. Learn more

Jeremy Sutton
Immerse yourself in hands-on creativity with Corel Painter! Join Jeremy at his San Francisco studio/gallery. Jeremy offers classes for all levels, including Painter Creativity Seminars for beginners, Painter Panache Master Classes for more advanced users and classes in Collage and Impressionist Painting. View Jeremy's full 2007 class schedule

Helen Yancy
Helen Yancy, internationally recognized artist and photographer, offers workshops and instructional DVDs for Painter enthusiasts. She is known for clear and understandable instruction and has earned many awards for photography, painting, and leadership and teaching. Her work is collected and exhibited internationally, and widely published. 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

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 June 30, 2007.

Claudia Salguero
Artist, Photo-grapher, Designer, Painter Master
Working with Corel Painter, Claudia Salguero has pioneered a new digital technique, Photo-Fine-Art, to combine her two passions—photography and painting

Which types of tutorials would you like to see in the Painter Canvas?

Learning to draw and sketch

Learning to paint with color

Transforming photos to paintings

Manga or comic book art

Styles of the Masters (Van Gogh, Seurat, Sargent, Hokusai, etc.)


Concept art

New features in Corel Painter X

Blending traditional with digital


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