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March 2005


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

Corel Painter IX
In search of personal style
by John Derry

I recently taught a Painter workshop for portrait photographers. While working with this group, I was struck by the fact that each of the photographers had a distinct style. One individual utilized a strong sense of color; another made great use of shadow and highlight. It got me wondering about what style is and how an artist develops it. Read on >>



Capturing a moment in time with the Sargent Brush
By Jeremy Sutton

In this tutorial, I use one of my favorite default brushes in Painter IX—the Sargent Brush—to create a rich, oily and expressionistic painterly rendition of a couple dancing the tango. The painting is called “A Moment in Time” and was inspired by a photo I took. Find out more >>



See what you've been missing with Paint Shop™ Pro 9
Powerful and easy-to-use photo editing software is here! With just a few clicks, Paint Shop Pro can take your photos from so-so to SO good! From the Digital Camera Noise Removal Filter to the One Step Photo Fix, which performs six common photo corrections on your photo with just one click, Paint Shop Pro makes creating fabulous photos a breeze. Ready to give it a try?

Download the FREE trial of Paint Shop Pro today >>



Using the Brush Control palettes in Corel® Painter™ IX
By Lori Kerfoot
The Brush Control palettes in Corel Painter IX offer a great way to fine-tune brushes without disrupting your workflow. This article provides some basic information about the Brush Control palettes and how to use them. Read on >>

Applying a quick watercolor effect to photos
By Lori Kerfoot
Corel Painter IX enables you to transform your digital photos in many ways. Clone, trace and modify them with special-effect filters—or use Corel Painter brushes for endless artistic possibilities. Read on >>



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

Visit the Brush of the Month Archives.




Toon Boom Studio and Corel Painter a winning combination.” Jonny Pumfrey tells us why. Read more >>

For a limited time, save up to $95* USD on Toon Boom Studio—the complete cartoon animation package for creative artists! (*Terms and conditions apply) Purchase now >>


“Painter IX is definitely an upgrade (or a new program) worth having.”
- Photoshop User, the magazine of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. Read more >>


Corel Painter IX launches in Japan, Italy, France and Germany! Corel Painter IX is now global. Check out the newest Corel Painter IX websites from across the world—Japan, France, Germany and Italy.


Inside Mac Radio Special Report - Photoshop World, Las Vegas 2005 - Show Floor Live: Inside Mac Radio's Desmond Crisis interviews Corel Painter IX Product Manager Sean Young - live from the show floor of Photoshop World in Las Vagas.


Read more reviews >>



Here's a glance at what's hot and happening in the Corel community:
Submit your Painter designs to Art Scene International's ARNO awards! Read more (PDF) >>
Portrait artist Jeremy Sutton will exhibit a portrait of legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson at “Art of Baseball” in San Francisco, March 31 to April 30. Jeremy created the portrait using Corel Painter IX and a Wacom Intuos3 tablet. Read more >>
CGNetworks “Grand Space Opera” CG Challenge XVI. Congratulations to Daryl Mandryk for creating a breathtaking work of art with Corel Painter! Read more >>



Following is a list of events scheduled for March.
Marilyn Sholin's Painter Classes

Selling Your Photography as Fine Art
Seattle, WA, March 25 - 26

Painter Portraits to Art and Beyond
Littleton, CO, April 10 & 11

LightPro Expo
St. Petersburg, FL, May 8 - 12

Two-Day Seminar including Marketing Your Art
Austin, TX, May 22 - 23

Karen Sperling's Artistry Retreats
These acclaimed retreats run throughout March and April.
Jeremy Sutton's Painter Pananche Master Class
Attend Seeing the Light Style and Technique at the Pickwick Hotel, San Francisco, March 14 - 18, 2005
Jeremy Sutton's Painter Panache Intro Class
Pickwick Hotel, San Francisco, April 18 - 22




Tim Warnock, freelance illustrator/designer
“I've always liked to draw, but I wasn't sure how I could turn it into a career. I discovered my illustration talent during my second year at college. I credit two very talented instructors with putting the basic tools in my hands. When I saw what these guys could do, it was like a light went on!” Read on >>


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We have some wonderful resources to help you get creative this month.
Faces, Flowers and Fun Stuff: Tutorials in Painter IX - a 2-DVD tutorial set from master of painted portraits, Helen Yancy.
Imagination: Creating Paintings from Photographs - Video tutorials from master craftsman portrait artist Marilyn Sholin that demonstrate how professional photographers can use Corel Painter IX digital media to create paintings from their photos.
Coming Soon! Jeremy Sutton's Painter IX Creativity
A comprehensive, creative and full-color guide to help you get creative with Corel Painter IX.
Corel Expands Camera RAW Support with RawShooter™ Essentials 2005
The leading Camera RAW workflow enables you to prioritize and convert Camera RAW images for maximum quality.
Coming Soon: The Painter IX Wow! Book, by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
The much loved Painter Wow! Book has been updated for Corel Painter IX. Stay tuned to the Painter Canvas for news on availability. Read the preview of this much anticipated book



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: enewsfeedback@corel.com.

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