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December 2004

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

Corel Painter IX
Painter your photographs
by John Derry

In this month's feature column, John explains how you can surpass the capabilities of a commercial photofinisher by Paintering your photographs. You can transform your photographs into other mediums including chalks and oils; Van Gogh and Impressionist—the choices are as diverse as Corel Painter brushes. Read on >>

Painting with artists oils
By Don Seegmiller

Corel® Painter™ IX delivers a completely new set of brushes that offer the most realistic painting experience on a computer by providing the unparalleled look and feel of traditional oil paint. Read on >>

Make Corel® Painter™ IX work for you

Using the KPT® filters in Corel® Painter™ IX
The KPT® filters that come with Corel® Painter™ IX enable you to transform images dramatically in only a few seconds. Each filter has a separate interface and online help. Read on >>

Using the Quick Clone effect in Corel® Painter™ IX
by Sean Young
When you use the Quick Clone effect in Corel® Painter™ IX, you can immediately start to create impressive artwork from digital images. The Quick Clone effect sets everything up automatically. Read on >>

Painter Master Karen Sperling's Grass Brush
With Karen Sperling's grass brush, you can paint realistic fields of grass every time. Adjust the size slider in the Property Bar to get individual blades of grass of differing heights.

For more information on Karen Sperling's work and Painter resources visit
Have you developed a unique Painter brush? Would you like to share your brush with other Painter users? Email it to us:

“Corel Painter IX Wins the Coveted CNET Editors' Choice Award”

“Corel's Painter IX Is A Masterpiece.”

Game Developer

Graphic Design USA

Corel Painter IX has been recognized by Game Developer as a finalist in the magazine's 2004 Front Line Awards.
Graphic Design USA

“Combined with new learning tools, and fresh package and collateral design, this is the best Painter yet.”

Read more reviews >>

There's lots happening in the Corel community this month:
From Manga to Fable
One of the best-known up and coming Manga and comic book artists in the U.S., Jo Chen recently had the opportunity to work on packaging art for the Xbox game Fable and used Corel® Painter™ IX. Read more >>

There's always something new to learn about Corel® Painter™. Once again this month, we have a host of great events and training opportunities that'll give you new ideas and help to enhance your artistic techniques:
Macworld Expo San Francisco
January 10 - 14, 2005
Jeremy Sutton will be presenting two classes titled "Expand Your Creativity!"—The first, a two-day Power Tools Class (class code PF) on January 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and January 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and the other, a User Conference session on January 12th from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Macworld Expo San Francisco
January 14, 2005
“Creating Dazzling Digital Art with Corel Painter and Your Wacom Tablet” - Cher Threinen-Pendarvis will highlight important new painting features in Corel Painter IX, such as the Artists' Oils and the updated Digital Watercolor. She'll also be available to sign copies of The Painter 8 Wow! Book and The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting.
Peachpit Press booth 1807
Friday, January 14th 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
American Photographic Artisans Guild
January 15, 2005
Learn how to take your photographs to a new artistic level with a variety of Corel products - including Painter IX, Paint Shop Pro line of products, and Knockout 2! Space is limited, visit today to register!
Jeremy Sutton's Painter Panache Intro Class
Karen Sperling Artistry Retreats
Michael Campbell's Creative Digital Magic in San Francisco workshop in San Francisco
More training >>

Philip Straub: Senior concept artist/freelance illustrator
Choosing a career in art came naturally to Philip Straub—it was the only profession he could imagine himself in. Now, Philip is a senior concept artist with Electronic Arts, and he's done some pretty interesting things along the way.

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

Treat yourself!
So, you've bought gifts for everyone on your list—but what about yourself? Don't you deserve a little something under the tree? It's not too late!

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Jumpstart your creativity
Every month we feature innovative and inspirational Painter resources and links.

The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book,
by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

A 4-color book that instructs digital artists of all levels how to push their skills further using a Wacom tablet, Painter and Photoshop.

Buy Cher's book online for 25% off and FREE UPS Ground shipping.

Top 10 gifts artists
Art and technology make a great combination. And here are ten gift ideas for any digital art enthusiast, whether professional or amateur.

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.

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