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Help! I'm Lost!
by John Derry
A couple of years ago I purchased a handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, a device that can tell me within a few meters where I am on the globeso I never get lost. Did you know Corel® Painter has a built-in GPS of sorts? It's Painter's Help capability. With just a few clicks, Help's powerful and robust features can provide you with all the directions you need to get on your creative way.
By Don Seegmiller
The Corel Painter IX snap-to-path painting feature enables you to paint precise brush strokes along a path or shape simply by clicking a button on the brush property bar or by setting up a keyboard shortcut.
Paint Shop Pro Saves You Time and Money
Back in the days before digital camera and image editors like Paint Shop Pro, cropping photos was a huge ordeal. You had to take your photos to the store and have them cropped by someone else. Not only did you have to waste your time, you also had to spend money! But not anymore, with Paint Shop Pro, cropping to standard photo sizes is a breeze.
Turning brushes into cloners
In Corel Painter IX, the brush variants in the Cloners category behave like other brushes, except that they pick up color from a clone source instead of the Colors palette. These variants recreate source imagery while effectively filtering it, reproducing the image in an artistic style, such as pastel chalk or watercolor.
Using Iterative Save
The Iterative Save feature in Corel Painter IX lets you easily save variations of a work in progresssaving you valuable time and preventing you from losing elements of your artwork.
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.
Marilyn Sholin, portrait artist
Marilyn Sholin got her start as a portrait artist more than 25 years ago when she borrowed a 35 mm camera from her older brother. Today she continues to use her talent to create portrait masterpieces, but in a different mediumthrough Painter's unique natural media software
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