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August 2005

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

Corel Painter IX
Indistinguishable from Magic
by John Derry

Recently, I ran across an article that I wrote for Art Product News in 1989. The article, "A Look Into the Future," was my attempt to predict what the future of digital graphics held for artists. I'm happy to report that I did remarkably well.

Among the technological advances I hypothesized were the shift from film to digital photography, quick and inexpensive transmission of imagery via a global computer connection, mural-sized archival quality inkjet canvases, and portable-laptop painting systems. I wonder if my predictive powers are still as sharp 15 years later. What technological dots are in the air now that can be connected and applied to Corel® Painter™ users? Read on to find out full story >>

Achieving a feeling of speed with the Zoom Blur
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

You can achieve a feeling of speed with the Zoom Blur feature in Painter that rivals the results that you can achieve when panning with a zoom lens. In 'Jump', Cher uses the Zoom Blur to add to the excitement and illusion of speed during the skateboarder's jump. Find out how >>

Creating custom palettes
To give you the freedom to work in your own style, Corel Painter lets you create custom palettes that contain exactly the features you want. Because the features on a custom palette are immediately available, you can choose them with a single click. Find out how >>

Using the Liquid Metal plug-in
The Liquid Metal dynamic plug-in creates either liquid metal or translucent, refractive liquid. Find out how to use this nifty feature to add some great effects to your designs. Learn more >>

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

How can I share a custom brush with other Painter users?

Sharing custom brushes in Painter IX is easy! Find out more >>

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

From his seaside cottage in Sweden, Henry Ståhle creates breathtaking landscapes using a brush he invented using Painter. Download it now >>

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

Corel celebrates 20 years of software innovation!

From the beginning, Corel has been committed to a single purpose—to create powerful software that makes our customers' lives easier and more creative. Every day, millions of users around the world use Corel software to drive their businesses and help them explore their potential.

We invite you to check out the Corel history timeline for a tour through our first 20 years of innovation.

Thank you! We look forward to building our next 20 years with you!

Here's a glance at what's hot and happening in the Corel community:
Call for entries! Ballistic Publishing, in conjunction with Corel, is proud to announce its next book title, PAINTER. The book will showcase some of the world's finest Corel Painter creations. Think you have what it takes to be published in this amazing book? Find out more >>
Call for Entries: IF Magazine International T-Shirt Design Contest. Designers from all media are eligible. First prize $1000 CDN. All participants receive a limited-edition T-shirt featuring the winning design. Limited to 500 Entries.

Deadline: August 26, 2005.
Find out more >>
Congratulations to the winners of CGSociety's Master and Servant Challenge: Linda Bergkvist, Matt Dixon, Kekai Kotaki and Maciej Kuciara. Check out their award-winning art >>
Jeff Wong has been awarded Gold and Silver medals by SPD for his amazing Sports Illustrated cover, created in Painter.
Sports Illustrated Cover
Special thanks to Don Seegmiller, Ryan Church, Jill Smolin, Peter Braccio and Wes Pack for helping to coordinate and present Painter at Siggraph 2005. More >>

Following is a list of events scheduled for June.
'Painter IX Workshop' with Fay Sirkis ( September 26-28, San Jose, CA. Find out more >>
Three opportunities to learn from Helen Yancy:
Long Island Photo Workshop, August 8-11. More >>
Florida Professional Photographers 2005 Convention, August 23. More >>
Painter IX for Photographers, October 30 to November 2, Deep Creek, MD. Email for info >>
Photoshop and Painter with Jane Conner-ziser. September 12-16, Ormand Beach, FL. Jane will also be in London, UK, to teach a Painter class October 16-22. Find out more >>
Software Cinema presents Jane Conner-ziser at Training Camp Live in Phoenix, AZ on August 22, in Irving (Dallas), TX on August 24, and in Atlanta, GA on August 26. Find out more >>
Marilyn Sholin two-day Painter workshop. October 17-18, Palm Springs, CA. Find out more >>
IDC Photography presents 'Shootin' and Paintin' Workshop'. September 19-22, Jackson Hole, WY. Find out more >>
Karen Sperling Artistry Retreats. August 16-18, September 20-22, Tarzana, CA. Find out more >>
Jeremy Sutton classes: Panache Intro Class, August 22-26, Los Angeles, CA; and Painter Panache Master Series, October 17-21, San Francisco, CA. Find out more >>

Dan Milligan, Storyboard/Concept Artist
“Painter was the only product on the market that truly simulated what I achieved with traditional mediums.”

For successful storyboard and concept artist, Dan Milligan, Painter is a cornerstone of his business. Dan made the transition from traditional to digital methods more than nine years ago, making Painter his artist tool of choice. Read the full story >>

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Have fun this semester! Show off your own original artwork made with Corel Painter IX. Buy it today for only $99 USD and get a FREE Webcam.

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Photoshop World
September 5-7
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Learn Corel Painter IX from Painter Master Fay Sirkis at Photoshop World in Boston, Sept 6-7. See schedule >>

Check out Martin Addison's new book: Painter IX for Photographers
Discover how to turn your photographs into exquisite works of art with this user-friendly, accessible book and CD package. Learn more >>

The Painter IX Wow! Book is a must have!
In this new edition of The Painter Wow! Book, bestselling author and renowned artist Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, guides Painter users on an exciting journey from traditional to electronic art. Learn more >>

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