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June 2007

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

Teach Your Tablet New Tricks
Follow these steps to personalize your Wacom tablet to reflect your own way of working with Corel® Painter™ X and let your ideas flow more intuitively!

Animating Frames with Corel® Painter™ X
By Gitanjali Rao

Gitanjali Rao, winner of three best short film awards for her film Painted Rainbow at the Cannes Film Festival, offers a step-by-step guide to how she animated a scene from her film.

Photo-painting with Monet's color palette
By the Corel Documentation Team

By using the Match Palette effect, you can change the color and tone of a photograph to match the colors of your favorite painting. You can then clone and paint your photograph in the same style as the painting.

Finding previous issues of The Painter™ Canvas
By the Corel Documentation Team

The Corel® Painter™ X Web site makes it easy to browse all the issues of The Painter Canvas online, and find the article you are looking for.

Customizing a Wacom Tablet Key to Help Control the Width of your Brushstrokes
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

It's easy to control the pressure you apply as you paint with your Wacom tablet—just follow these steps!

Miss having your brushes organized in the Brush Selector Bar in alphabetical order in Corel Painter X? Download the Corel Painter IX Workspace file here. Simply doubleclick the file once downloaded and the new workspace will be loaded.

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.

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

See Corel® Painter™ X in action and discover why it's the choice of top comic, manga and concept artists worldwide. Meet Ryan Church, Art Director, Star Wars Episodes II and III, and Kody Chamberlain, professional comic book artist, whose art credits include 30 Days of Night: Bloodsucker Tales and DC Comics. See Painter demonstrated on a Wacom® Cintiq® and an Axiotron Inc. ModBook™. Don't miss the great show specials on Corel software. Visit booth #5506! Learn more

San Diego, CA
August 5 – 9, 2007

Painter Master and premier fantasy artist Don Seegmiller will be on hand to demonstrate Corel Painter X. Come and see why Corel Painter is a popular choice among members of the SIGGRAPH community. Don't miss the great show specials on Corel software. Visit booth #1645! Learn more

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, visit

The Painter X Wow!® Book.
The classic best-selling 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. Order your copy today.

Painter X Creativity by Jeremy Sutton
Practical, hands-on tutorials and project illustrations that show you every step in image development, including multimedia artist techniques. Includes a CD-ROM packed with unique custom brushes, tutorial images for all projects, and additional art materials not supplied with Corel Painter X. Learn more.

Painter X for Photographers by Martin Addison
Learn how to instantly transform your photographs into stunning works of art. Packed with beautiful color images and precise, step-by-step instructions to show you exactly how to recreate effects using brushes, papers and textures. (Includes a DVD) 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.

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

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

Fay Sirkis
An accomplished portrait artist, photographer and instructor, Fay Sirkis provides her students with a simple recipe to transform photos into beautiful paintings! Learn how to paint like a master with Fay Sirkis as she shares the secrets and techniques behind her signature style of "photo painting." 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.

Ryan Church
Concept artist
Ryan Church, a leading concept artist, has worked with clients like Universal Studios, Industrial Light and Magic and Lucasfilm. He will be a special guest artist at the Corel booth at Comic-Con 2007.

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