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July 2005

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

Corel Painter IX Corel® Painter™ IX 9.1 update now available!
The Corel Painter IX 9.1 update is now available as a free download for all Painter IX customers. The update provides new features and enhancements, including: Dual Monitor Support, New Art Pen Brushes, Enhanced Dab Type Support for 'Rotation' Expression, Targa Channel Support, enhanced support for Mac OS X Tiger (10.4), and much more!

To download the Corel Painter IX 9.1 update and access the full list of enhancements, please visit

A Fresh Perspective Every Day
by John Derry

Have you ever noticed how a new locale can often provide a fresh creative perspective? Different architecture, weather, modes of transportation, geography, and local customs act together to provide a unique setting that is naturally appealing to the artist. Why does this happen? Read the full story >>

Creating a custom brush to paint fur and hair
By Don Seegmiller

Often, I'm asked what the secret of painting hair and fur is and is there a way to make it easier. While there is no secret formula, there are things you can do that make the process easier. This is where Painter IX comes in. No other program can give you as much creative and artistic freedom when painting difficult subject matter such as fur and hair. Find out more >>

Using the Tracker Palette
The Tracker Palette temporarily stores brush categories variants and dab types when you apply brush strokes to the canvas. Each time you use a new brush, the variant is saved in the Tracker Palette. Brush variants are stored after the document you were working on has been closed-even between Corel Painter sessions. Find out more >>

Using the Image Hose
The Image Hose is a special brush that applies images instead of color. These images come from special files called nozzles. A nozzle file can contain any number of images. Usually, the images are similar and have a common theme. Learn more >>

Karen Sperling's Q&A
Each month, Painter expert Karen Sperling answers a question from one of our Painter Canvas readers.

I know how to rotate my entire canvas, but how do I rotate individual layers?

Corel Painter IX has several tools for rotating layers. The one you choose depends on the situation. Find out more >>

Do you have a Painter question for Karen? Email us at

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

Welcoming Corel's New CEO!

Corel is honored to introduce David Dobson, our new Chief Executive Officer. Dave has joined Corel to help drive our continued growth across all core product lines, including CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, Corel Painter, WordPerfect Office and the Paint Shop family of digital imaging tools.

Under Dave's leadership, we'll build on our success by maintaining our disciplined and unwavering commitment to deliver exceptional products to you, our valued customer, every day. .

Here's a glance at what's hot and happening in the Corel community:
Win a Wacom Intuos3 Tablet
Compete in the Digital Painting Challenge at the Paint Outside the Frame Forum
John Derry – Painter Ambassador at Large.
Look for John in your favorite Painter-related newsgroup. He's ready to soak up all the latest news and gossip in the Painter world. View a list of John's upcoming destinations.

Following is a list of events scheduled for June.
Paint Outside the Frame with Marilyn Sholin. Painter Workshop, July 18-19, San Diego, CA. Register today to receive early bird pricing and a free gift. Call Michael 305.794.3343 to take advantage of this great deal. Find out more >>
Rare opportunity to learn Painter with Cher Pendarvis. Attend Painter IX Wow! for Photographers, July 31 in Dallas, TX. Find out more >>
Jeremy Sutton Panache Intro Class. August 22-26, Los Angeles, CA. Find out more >>
IDC Photography presents Shootin' and Paintin' Workshop. September 19-22, Jackson Hole, WY. Find out more >>
Introduction to Painter with Jane Conner-Ziser. July 14-16, Ormond Beach, FL. Find out more >>
Karen Sperling Artistry Retreats. July 19 and August 16, Tarzana, CA. Find out more >>
Don Seegmiller's Corel Painter Workshops. July 25-27, Orlando, FL. Find out more >>

Experience Corel Painter at Siggraph!
Get Corel Painter hands-on experience and learn the trade secrets from Painter Masters including Don Seegmiller. Drop by the Siggraph Guerilla Studio from August 1 through August 4 in Los Angeles, CA. Learn more >>

John Derry, Artist, Author
Recently, when Painter Master John Derry was asked why he chose Painter, he replied: "It chose me."

Considered one of the 'fathers' of Painter, John has watched the unique and exceptional software grow up and be accepted by artists all over the world. He says that, "my greatest reward is seeing the amazing variety of art created by it." Read the full interview >>

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