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November 2007



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







An Essentially Better Application
During the creative process, it pays to invest in a second effort and re-approach a project with a different mindset. The finished project benefits from this fresh perspective, resulting in a better piece of art




Corel® Painter™ X Wins Again!
Corel Painter X has been honored by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO) with the "Good Design Award".






Stroked and Glowing Type
By Cher Threinen–Pendarvis

Painter X is the ideal tool for creating quick design solutions.






Designing with Type in Painter
By Cher Threinen–Pendarvis

This month's Painter Wow! tip features an overview of Painter's type features, and how to quickly create text with a soft drop shadow that you can adjust to your liking.





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.




2007–2008 THE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY EDGE Tour
Join Bruce Dorn and Maura Dutra as they explore the emerging trends that will shape our industry's future. Learn as they share their cutting edge lighting and image-enhancing techniques. The evening includes an introduction to digitally-painted portraits using Corel's amazing Painter X. Explore the edge, embrace the future, and watch your profits grow. Learn More.



Capture & Creativity 2007 PHOTOTOUR
Clay Blackmore & Jane Conner–ziser are conducting a 23 city seminar tour. Prepare to be wowed and inspired by two of the portait industry's top professionals in a whirlwind tour of high energy capture and creativity! For more details, all cities/dates and to register, click here.




Learn Corel Painter X from famed artist Ron Lemen. xTrain uses Emmy winning video production combined with the best artists in the world to create the best online training. Watch a free class.

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Digital Painting and the Photograph -¾ Figure in Oils by Maura Dutra
This DVD–Rom offers photographers a tool set specifically designed to transform a photograph into a beautiful painted portrait. During her step–by–step demonstration, Maura paints with a collection of custom oil brushes designed to take the guesswork out of digital painting. Her easy–to–follow instruction will empower photographers with the confidence to develop a valuable new skill set.

Approximately 2 Hours in duration. Includes a set of twelve custom oil brushes.
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Maura Dutra
Maura Dutra is a life-long visual artist and her passion for making painterly images has inspired her work in Painter since its earliest introduction. Maura's digital painting techniques have been acknowledged with a Kodak Innovators Award along with recent Gold and Silver Medals for "Still Life" in the "Painter: the World's Finest Painter Art" publication. 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




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




The Corel Painter X 10.1 update is now available for Windows® and Mac®—download yours today!




Greg Banning
Greg has worked with major advertising agencies in Canada and the USA as well as doing editorial work in the UK. One of Greg's most notable illustrations was re-imaging the iconic Brawny Man for Brawny Paper Towels.







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