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January 2006

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

Corel Painter IX
With John Derry

New Year's resolutions for Corel Painter users!

There's a lot to celebrate—and learn about—where Corel Painter is concerned. Here are some New Year's resolutions you might want to consider; they’ll make your experience with this fabulous software better than ever! Read more >>

Creating automated painterly effects without the automated look
By Karen Sperling

It's a photographer's dilemma: how to achieve a painted look with a photo if you don't have the time to add brushstrokes by hand, and don't want to use filters that can ruin the quality of an image. Learn to use a few Painter tools to get the quick results you need! Learn more >>

Creating a painting from a digital photo
The Photo Painting palettes in Corel Painter Essentials 3 let you create beautiful paintings from digital photos. Learn to use all three: the Underpainting palette, the Auto-Painting palette, and the Restoration palette. Learn more >>

Having fun with digital watercolors
By Lori Kerfoot
The digital watercolor brushes in Corel Painter IX can help you produce astonishingly realistic effects. Let's take a look at some ways you can experiment with Painter's 27 preset brushes. Learn more >>

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

Painting on a widescreen display
Paint with Wacom® Technology's new Intuos® 3 12x19 on a large widescreen display. Celebrate your ability to use free-flowing brushstrokes; let hand, mind and heart create wonderful works of art. Learn more >>

Paint winter scenes with ease
Download DigArts' new 'Winter Trees' nozzles for free. These amazing nozzles paint winter forests in only a few brush strokes. Commercial use versions are available. Learn more >>

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

Communication Arts - Call for Entries
Illustration Annual
Categories include Advertising, Books, Editorial, work produced For Sale, Institutional, Motion/Animation, Self-Promotion and Unpublished. If selected, the award-winning work will be handsomely reproduced in the July 2006 issue of Communication Arts. Deadline: March 13, 2006. Learn more >>

Jeremy Sutton's party!
Jeremy Sutton, author of Painter IX Creativity, Digital Artist's Handbook, hosted a grand opening January 28 to welcome the community into his new San Francisco studio and gallery.

A portrait he created in Corel Painter as part of former San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr.'s Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony was on display at the opening. Learn more >>

Pulitzer-winning Painter cartoonist moves to Houston
Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist and Corel Painter user Nick Anderson has joined the editorial page staff of the Houston Chronicle. The 2005 Pulitzer Prize committee recognized Anderson as the best political cartoonist in the country for his idiosyncratic drawing style. Learn more >>

Susi Lawson has won first place on Digital Image Café! Learn more >>

Learn Corel Painter IX from Jane Coner-ziser: February 13, Seattle; February 15, San Francisco; February 17, San Diego; March 13 to 17, Ormond Beach Florida. Read more >>
Helen Yancy class: You're invited to a Painter class at the California Photographic Workshops with Helen Yancy. Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, February 26 to March 3. Read more >>
Fay Sirkis workshops: Learn to transform your photos into watercolor and oil paintings using Corel Painter IX and Photoshop CS2. New York City Seminar and Conference Center, February 6 to 8, 2006. Email Fay for more info.

Also, see Fay at Photoshop World Miami's Pre-conference workshop "Mastering Photo Painting". Miami, March 21 to 24. Read 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 >>
Jeremy Sutton class: There's limited space left in Jeremy's "Going for it with Color" Painter Panache Master Class, in San Francisco, February 27 to March 3. 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. Contact >>
Learn Corel Painter from Marilyn Sholin:
Professional Photographers of Iowa, February 4 to 7. February 6 is reserved for the full day program "Art Transformations with Painter." Read more >>
PMA, Orlando, Florida February 26 to 28. Visit Marilyn in the Corel booth! Read more >>
Children and Family Photographers of America, Austin, March 4 to 8. Read more or register here (You do not need to be registered for the convention to attend.)

We have some wonderful resources to help you get creative
this month.

Game-art secrets!
Looking to create video game art with Corel Painter? Check out Les Pardew's Game Art for Teens and Basic Drawing for Games.

Learn from the community
Join the Paint Outside the Frame digital painting forum—it features more than 1500 members and over 11,000 posts! Learn more >>

Wonman Kim, concept artist/freelance illustrator.
“Painter allows me to work directly on my art. I don't have to think about the technical details too much, which is very liberating to me.”

Wonman Kin, who works in Seoul, South Korea as a freelance illustrator has been using Corel Painter since 2000. He says the software—excellent at simulating traditional techniques—made it simple for him to transition from traditional painting to digital painting.

Read the full story >>

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Focus on Imaging 2006:
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Focus on Imaging is the UK's largest digital imaging conference for photographers. At Stand S7 we will be demonstrating Corel Painter IX and the very latest version of Corel Paint Shop Pro X. Read more >>

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