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November 2005

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

Corel Painter IX
So Many Brushes, So Little Canvas
by John Derry

One of the first things a new user encounters upon launching Corel Painter is the wide variety of brushes available: acrylics, airbrushes, Art Pen brushes, the list goes on and on. How does one begin to utilize an art store's worth of brushes? Read on to find out full story >>

Weave another layer of beauty into your paintings
Read about how one artist enhanced his work by applying sheet music to a portrait of a dancing couple.

With Corel Painter, you can apply this technique to weave almost anything-music, handwriting, symbols, photos, drawings, scribbles-into the background of a painting.
Learn more >>

Using layers effectively
Layers enable you to create and edit each element of your composition separately, without affecting the rest of your painting. In Corel Painter you can use the layers palette to view, select, and control layers. Learn more >>

Use Painter Essentials™ 3 to Turn Your Photos into Paintings
Before you start this tutorial, you need to be warned. Turning your photos into paintings using Painter Essentials 3 is so much fun you might not want to stop. Not only is Painter Essentials™ super easy to use, it gives you more control over the look of your photo-paintings than any plug-in ever could. 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 November's question.

Is there an easy way to add a little texture to a painting in Corel Painter IX?

Yes. Use the Add Grain variant of the Photo brush category. Read on >>

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

Cher Threinen-Pendarvis's Wet Acrylic brush is one with fairly coarse bristles. Using it, you can lay down new paint and then blend it with existing paint. 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:

Read what Computer Graphics World has to say about Corel Painter IX!

Introducing Wacom's wide-format pen tablet!
Discover optimum pen control with Wacom's new Intuos®3 6x11, the world's first wide-format pen tablet. It is specifically designed for photographers, designers and artists who use widescreen displays or multiple monitors. Learn more >>

New Painter Nozzles from DigArts!
Paint landscapes, trees and nature with unmatched ease and visual sophistication using DigArts' new Jungle DVD. It has over 800 new nozzles that can help you with game environments, film mattes and architectural visualizations. Learn more >>

Ballistic Publishing just announced the release of EXOTIQUE
The leading book title devoted to showcasing the most beautiful character creations from digital artists worldwide.

See it for yourself >>

Here's a glance at what's hot and happening in the Corel community:

Ballistic Publishing is still accepting submissions of Corel Painter art for possible publication in their upcoming PAINTER book. The new deadline is: Monday November 21st 2005. Learn more >>
(If you've had trouble uploading artwork to the Ballistic Publishing entry system, send Ballistic Publishing an email)

Corel Painter IX was a hit at this year's Australian Cartoonists' Association's 21st Stanley Awards and Cartoon Conference, November 4, 5 and 6 in the idyllic NSW Blue Mountains. Read more >>

View Jeremy Sutton's Summer Afternoon at the world-renowned di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA. The work combines the use of Painter's Artists Impressionist brush with acrylic paint on canvas, Read more >>

Gregory Kelley's "Pikes Peak Reflections" won First Place in the Digital Arts Category and the coveted People's Choice Award at The Colorado State Fair. View the painting >>

Kaburaya has created a tutorial for converting Corel Paint Shop Pro Tubes to Corel Painter Nozzles. Learn more >>

Gnomon Workshop Weekend with Ryan Church: Hollywood CA, Nov 12 to 13. Read more >>
Fay Sirkis workshops: Learn how to turn photos into beautiful paintings. Denver Colorado November 28, 29, 30. Read more >>
Jeremy Sutton's Painter Creativity seminar: Learn from the author of the top selling Painter IX Creativity book. San Francisco, December 12 to 15. Read more >>
Exotic Painter Training: Combine Corel Painter hands-on training, beach strolling, sightseeing, great food and shopping at the Punta del Este resort in Uruguay. Read more >> (or contact:
Dip a Paintbrush into your Photographs workshop with John Derry: Learn how to control your brushes-and your style-and convert your photographs into personalized, unique masterpieces. January 31 to February 3, 2006, Palm Beach, FL. Read more >>
Oscar Afsahi Corel Painter class: January 29 to 31, 2006 at the West Coast School Professional Photographers. Read more >>

See how Corel Painter was used to create much of the concept art for the latest Star Wars epic, STAR WARS Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

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