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December 2005

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

Corel Painter IX
The 2005 Corel Painter
Holiday Gift Guide

'Tis the season to be giving-and receiving. In the spirit of the holiday season, All Things Painter lists cool and useful items guaranteed to appeal to the Painter aficionado. All of the items are priced under $100 USD, so you won't break the bank pleasing your favorite Painter fanatic. Read more >>

Underpainting and applying brushwork in Corel Painter Essentials 3
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

Find out how to choose a good subject for painting, adjust a photo's brightness and contrast, create an underpainting, and more.

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Auto-painting in Corel Painter Essentials 3

Part 1: Creating paint effects from photographs
By Dave Nagel

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Using the Rotate Page tool in Corel Painter IX
With a simple movement of your cursor clockwise or counterclockwise on the Rotate Page tool, you can rotate an image on the screen to accommodate the way you draw naturally. Learn more >>

All the way from Japan, the Brush of the Month is KOME's Hex Crystal. 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:

HOW magazine reviews Corel Painter IX in its December 2005 issue, and says:
“Our longtime technology columnist likes Painter IX better than any other tool he's evaluated.”

“HOW's highest rating is four stars, but I'd give Painter IX five.”

Ballistic Publishing showcases top talent in PAINTER
PAINTER, Ballistic Publishing's newest title, will showcase the world's finest artwork using Corel Painter.

Available in January 2006, PAINTER will display the award-winning quality Ballistic Publishing is renowned for. Learn more >>

Introducing Easel, an online gallery for your senses.
Promote and market your original art creations on the world's largest wall space. Exhibit your portfolio! Reveal your potential! Join the Easel community! Learn more >>

Put your creations on canvas
Do your digital paintings justice by printing them on canvas at Canvas on Demand. Upload your image and select your canvas size and preferences, and Canvas on Demand will deliver your canvas right to your door in 3-4 days.

Plus, get a 10 percent discount by using the promotion code "Corel". Makes a great gift! Learn more >>

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

News about Gartel!
Celebrated digital artist and Corel Painter user Laurence Gartel has released GARTEL: INDIA, a multimedia DVD. Find out about Gartel's 30-year digital art career in the November issue of Computer Graphics World, or read about it online >>

Siggraph 2006 Art Gallery: Intersections
The 2006 Siggraph 2006 Art Gallery is considering art for inclusion in next August's event. Deadline for submissions is Jan. 17, 2006. Learn more >>

Karen Sperling's one-day workshop with Corel Painter watercolorist Nomi Wagner and expert printmaker Gerry Beane: Tarzana, CA, February 24, 2006. One-day workshop follows Karen Sperling's 'Artistry Retreat', which takes place February 21 to 23, 2006. Read more >>
'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 >>
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 >>
Fay Sirkis workshops: Learn to transform you photos into watercolor and oil paintings using Painter IX and Photoshop CS2. Colorado Springs, January 9 to 11 2006; New York City Seminar and Conference Center, February 6 to 8, 2006. Read more >> or email Fay at
Exotic Painter training: Combine Corel Painter hands-on training, beach strolling, sightseeing, great food and shopping at the Punta del Este resort in Uruguay. Contact >>
Oscar Afsahi Corel Painter class: West Coast School Professional Photographers, January 29 to 31, 2006. Read more >>
MacWorld - A Synchronized Workflow: Painter and the Creative Suite for Print: See Carol Benioff show her steps for using Painter and Photoshop together in a print workflow, at Macworld San Francisco, January 12, 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM. Read more >>

We have some wonderful resources to help you get creative this month.
Software Cinema presents new Jane Conner-ziser Painter IX training DVD titles, including: Expanded Portrait Techniques with Painter, and The Painter Portrait for Photographers-Watercolor in Painter & Photoshop. Learn more >>
Karen Sperling announces a new set of tutorial CDs: Artistry Painting for Photographers Suite of Tutorials for Corel Painter IX. Learn more >>
Learn about the finer points of Composition in Environmental Concept Art in this exclusive CGSociety tutorial by Painter Master Philip Straub. Learn more >>

Susan Levan, artist, illustrator, teacher.
“Because there is such a broad selection of tools, brushes and other features, Painter encourages me to experiment and take risks.”

Susan Levan says digital art has come a long way since she stumbled across her first graphics tablet in 1992. The sophistication of Painter expresses her unique vision as an artist, rather than confining her to a look that says “digital art.”

Read the full story >>

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Come experience Corel Painter IX live at Imaging USA in Austin, Texas, January 22-24. Catch sessions by Painter Masters Maura Dutra, Bruce Hamilton Dorn and Scott Dupras. Read more >>

MacWorld San Francisco
Dates: January 9-13, 2006
Location: The Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
Program: Users Conference
Code: S142

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