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Beating the Creative Doldrums
by John Derry
It happens to all of us at one time or anotherthe dreaded creative doldrums. When your creative gas tank runs dry, what can you do to get back on the road towards your artistic goal? In the following paragraphs, I'll offer up some of the techniques I've found helpful in getting back onto the artistic track.
By Jeremy Sutton
In this tutorial I take a low-resolution black-and-white image of Ray Charles* and, with the help of Corel® Painter IX, turn it into a colorful portraitone that expresses Charles' exuberance and the power of his music. The specific steps covered here are less important than the overall philosophy of approaching an image with an open mind and a willingness to experiment.
Give your painting a beautiful finishing touch with
Once you've finished your latest Painter masterpiece, you should hop over to Paint Shop Pro to add a little final flourish. With Paint Shop Pro, you can choose from hundreds of frames and photos mats. Want to see how easy it is to add these beautiful finishing touches to your paintings? We'll show you how >>
Using the Blender brushes to paint photos in
By Lori Kerfoot
You can use the Blender brushes in Corel® Painter IX in a variety of ways. Blender brushes do not apply colorrather, they move and mix color from the underlying image. They can also reproduce the effects of applying water or oil to blend paint.
Using the Auto Clone feature in
By the Corel Documentation Team
In Corel® Painter IX, you can use the Auto Clone feature to automatically apply brush strokes to your image. Auto Clone also enables you to easily produce a Natural-Media® version of an image.
Have you developed a unique Painter brush? Would you like to share your brush with other Painter users? Email it to us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's a glance at what's hot and happening in the Corel community:
Following is a list of events scheduled for March.
Nomi Wagner, self-employed portrait artist
After 20 years as a professional portrait photographer, Nomi Wagner wanted to create portraiture in a different wayby using the computer as her medium.
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Jumpstart your creativity
Here are some great resources that will help you become the Painter expert you've always wanted to be!
Corel Painter IX Interactive Training from lynda.com
Getting Started with Corel Painter with Lynda Weinman is a CD-ROM workshop that includes video clip tutorials developed for Corel® Painter beginners, as well as returning Corel Painter users who want to understand the latest features.
The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book, by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
This beautiful 4-color bookinstructs digital artists at all levels on how to push their skills further using Wacom pressure-sensitive tablet, Photoshop, and Painter. Written by the award-winning author of the Painter Wow! book series.
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