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February/March 2006

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

Corel unveils the Corel Painter IX.5 update!
Professional photographers and artists now have access to tools that make it easier than ever to transform photographs into paintings. Find out more >>

With John Derry

Corel Painter IX.5 provides a helping hand
Instilled at a young age, drawing phobia afflicts some individuals so that they reach adulthood never experiencing the thrill of visually expressing themselves. To the rescue comes Corel Painter IX.5. Read more >>

The magic of the blending brushes
By Fay Sirkis

Learn how to use the Brush Variants from the Blenders category to blend away those pixels! Then I'll teach you how I use the Blender Brushes for my underpainting, and the Photo Painting palettes—a new feature of Corel Painter IX.5—in my workflow. Learn more >>

Advance your layering technique in Corel Painter IX
by Steve Szoczei and Gord Roberts

Corel Painter IX lets you create complex images by using multiple layers. As you may know, Corel Painter offers several kinds of layers: the canvas layer, normal layers, watercolor layers, and liquid ink layers. To create unique effects, you can adjust how the layers interact by using the features on the Layers palette. Learn more >>

Corel Painter Wow! Tips with Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

Auto-Painting using custom stroke presets
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

Auto-Painting is a powerful new feature in Corel Painter IX.5 that enables users to transform photographs into paintings by applying automatic strokes that incorporate stroke style, pressure and direction.

Using sliders in the Auto-Painting palette, artists can adjust options such as Pressure, Length, Rotation and Brush Size to get the brushstroke looks they desire. Learn more >>

Macworld honors Corel Painter Essentials 3 with a rating of 4.5 mice out of 5! Learn more >>
Corel Painter IX Wins Hot1 Award from Professional Photographer Magazine!
Children Learn about Art & Corel Painter
GeeGuides is an animated, interactive, web-based art curriculum for children featuring interactivities, online assessments, portfolios and more! GeeGuides will increase your child's ability to understand, interpret and create art with Corel Painter. Learn more >>
Paint enchanting forests!
DigArts has released new illustrated tutorials on how to paint forests using new Winter Trees and Jungle DVD products. The step-by-step tutorials include free nozzles and brushes. Learn more >>
Add high-res nozzles to your collection
DigArts has released its new Winter Trees CD. These high-resolution nozzles paint realistic winter forests with only a few brush strokes. Download a tryout version for free. Learn more >>
Wacom's new widescreen friendly
Intuos3 pen tablets and 6D Art Pen combined with the new Art Pen brush category in Corel Painter IX.5 provides serious creative control and expression to the digital artist, designer or photographer. To learn more about Wacom technology, visit >>

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

Into the Pixel exhibition
Come visit this juried exhibition that showcases the art of the video game. Curated by interactive industry veterans and experts from world-renowned art museums and cutting-edge galleries, Into the Pixel is celebrating its third exciting year. Premier May 10 to 12 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in the Los Angeles Convention Center Concourse Foyer. Learn more >>

Immortalize your art in Communication Arts!
Get worldwide exposure in the 2006 Illustration Annual, a juried publication that features the year's best work in drawing, painting, collage, electronic and three-dimensional illustration. From nearly 6,000 entries in last year's Illustration Annual, only 208 were accepted, so get your entry in now! Learn more >>
If you're a photographer, enter your work for the 2006 Photography Annual. The publication incorporates Communication Arts special reproduction techniques, including 175-line colour separation and printing on premium 80 lb. coated paper. Only 189 photos made it into last year's Photography Annual, so enter soon! Learn more >>

Buy this book!
Cher Threinen-Pendarvis's The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting has won the renowned Bookbuilders West 35th Annual Award for Excellence in Design and Manufacturing. Congratulations to Cher and Peachpit Press! Learn more >>

Karen Carr Studio Masterpieces Created in Corel Painter
Nine murals and two hundred individual animals on display at the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History's Evolving Planet Exhibit were painted by Karen Carr Studio in Corel Painter IX. You can also see Karen's Corel Painter work in the Price of Freedom Exhibit at the American Museum of History, The US Marine Corps Museum in Quantico Virginia, The Jamestown Museum in Jamestown Virginia, The Gray Fossils Museum in Tennessee, and the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans. Learn more >>

Corel Painter artist receives wide recognition
An image by artist and photographer Claudia Salguero was featured in Ottawa Magazine, and honored by The Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators. Learn more >>

Croc pic snatches top award!
Bobbo Goldberg's image Captain Hook's Croc took first place in the Other Media category in the annual juried competition of the Art Society of Old Greenwich, CT. Learn more >>

Marilyn Sholin announces grand opening of her Fine Art website Learn more >>

Jane Conner-ziser classes: March 13 to 17, Ormond Beach, Florida, Portrait Painting for Photographers; April 10, Las Vegas, NV, Jane presents Faces, Families, Fashion, Fine Art and Fantasy at WPPI convention. Read more >>
Marilyn Sholin Corel Painter class:
April 11, WPPI master class Las Vegas, Nevada. 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. Email >>
Experience the magic Fay Sirkis at one of her upcoming workshops:
Mastering Photo Painting, March 21, Photoshop World Miami
Photo Painting, April 6 - 12, WPPI Convention at the Ballys Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
The Lepp Institute, April 24 - 27, 2006, Los Osos California
A 3 day Photo Painting Workshop with Fay Sirkis, May 8-10, 2006, Miami Beach. For more info please contact Fay

Get inspired by PAINTER: The World's Finest Painter Art, a high-quality coffee table book featuring 209 stunning works by 135 artists worldwide.

Categories include Portraits, Concept Art, Fantasy, Editorial Illustration, and Abstract Art. (192 pages, full color, soft cover)
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Learn how to transform photos into beautiful art with these helpful resources.

Karen Sperling's Artistry Tips and Tricks newsletter
This is a must read for Corel Painter novices and experts alike! Learn more >>

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