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November 2004

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

Corel Painter IX Happy accidents and safety nets
Happy accidents and safety nets
by John Derry

In this month's feature column, John shows us that accidents are not always bad and can, indeed, be serendipitous. After all, an unexpected turn of events can change an image in ways you had not originally conceived. If you're interested in finding out how Corel® Painter™ can make accidents your creative ally, read on >>

Painting a face with digital watercolor
By Don Seegmiller

One of the strengths of Corel® Painter™ has always been its ability to emulate traditional painting media in a digital environment. And one of the best examples of this ability is Painter's watercolor brushes.

The good news for those of you who love the look of traditional watercolor paintings is that the brushes are now better than ever in Painter IX, read on >>

Make Corel® Painter™ IX work for you

Using a Wacom® Pen Tablet with Corel® Painter™
When you draw with traditional media, the amount of pressure you use determines how dense and how wide your strokes are. Using a pressure-sensitive stylus with Corel® Painter™ gives you the same kind of control. Read on >>

Customizing Painter
Yet more tips on how to customize Corel® Painter™. This month we have a host of new tips to help you make the best use of Corel® Painter™ IX. Take a look and see how you can save time—and get great results. Read on >>

Painter Master Jeremy Sutton's Grainy Sketcher
A custom variant based on the Calligraphy > Thin Grainy Pen 10, this brush gives the look of an ink-filled quill pen on grainy paper. As with an authentic quill pen, this brush releases its ink irregularly as it moves, welling up at the beginning and end of each stroke.

For more information on Jeremy Sutton's work and Painter resources visit:
(Contemporary Portraits)
(Painter Educational Resources)

Have you developed a unique Painter brush? Would you like to share your brush with other Painter users? Email it to us:

“Painter IX scores 5 out of 5”

“Once again, Corel has released a version of Painter that pushes the standard of digital painting to a new level. This is an essential upgrade for existing users, while those new to digital painting will be pleased to hear that this is the most accessible version…to date”

“Painter IX is the best version yet, by far”

“Corel has brought Painter IX a long way.”


“This is the best upgrade to Painter that I can recall.”

“If you've never used Painter, now is the time to try it. If you use an older version, now is the time to upgrade. I give Painter IX a Strong Buy recommendation. Please at least download the trial version and find out for yourself what a joy this new release can be.”

And also check out:
“Learning Artists' Oils” by David Nagel:
Part 1 and Part 2

Read more reviews >>

There's lots happening in the Corel community this month:
Listen to Jeremy Sutton discuss Corel Painter IX.
Visit CG Channel and put your questions to Painter Master, Ryan Church.
Enter the CG Challenge XVI: a grand space opera contest from CGNetworks.
Visit Painter Master Chet Phillips recently launched an on-line store - featuring a variety of products imprinted with his unique illustrations.

Greg Banning: Illustrator
He started with crayons bought by his parents; today Greg Banning is a professional illustrator who creates incredible images for world-famous clients and brands. When asked how he feels about Corel® Painter™, Greg said “lucky.”

Find out what else Greg says about Painter and his work >>

Just in time for the holidays…
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There's always something new to learn about Corel® Painter™. This month we're pleased to offer six new training opportunities that will help you free your creativity and enhance your artistic techniques: workshop in San Francisco
Karen Sperling's Artistry classes
Michael Campbell's Creative Digital Magic in San Francisco
Marilyn Sholin's Painter seminar
Jim Zuckerman's online photo course: Making Masterpieces with Painter
Jeremy Sutton's Painter Panache Intro Class

More training >>    

Jumpstart your creativity
Every month we're going to feature some innovative and inspirational Painter resources and links.

This month, read a great new Corel Painter newsletter from Karen Sperling.

Also, check out Wicked RGB——a group of industry-leading professional digital artists from around the world.

So what do you think?
Now that you've had a chance to read through this issue of The Painter Canvas, we want to hear your thoughts.

Send us your comments and suggestions—and help us make this newsletter the resource you want it to be:

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