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May 2006


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

Corel Painter IX.5
With John Derry

The Interpreted Portrait
Photographers are capitalizing on a combination of digital photography and Natural-Media® brushes in Corel Painter to take advantage of a new art form: the interpreted portrait. Photographers can use brush strokes in Corel Painter to transform the appearance of a photograph into that of a painting. Read more >>



Turn your photos into Van Gogh-style paintings with Corel® Painter™ IX.5
By Ludmila Minkova

The Corel Painter IX.5 Auto Van Gogh effect lets you transform your photos into Van Gogh-style paintings quickly and easily. And once you have applied the Auto Van Gogh effect, you can enhance the look of your new painting by applying a Surface Texture effect.

Learn more >>


Using the Quick Clone effect in Corel® Painter™ IX.5
By Sean Young

When you use the Quick Clone effect in Corel Painter IX.5, you can immediately start creating impressive artwork from a digital image. The Quick Clone effect automatically sets up everything you need to clone an image.

Learn more >>


Corel Painter Wow! Tips with Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

Use a vignette for a soft look
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

The vignette technique described in this tip incorporates the selection tools in Corel Painter IX.5. Although you can also create a vignette by using the Edge Effects on the Underpainting palette, the technique described here offers more flexibility.

Learn more >>




Expressive painting with Corel Painter IX.5 and the Wacom® 6D art pen
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

By combining the Art Pen brushes in Corel Painter IX.5 with the Wacom 6D art pen, you can add to the natural look of your brush strokes. You'll find an excellent variety within the Art Pen brush category. Learn more >>



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

Check out the Brush of the Month Archives >>



2006 Advertising Annual
This exciting opportunity is presented by Communication Arts. Deadline for submission is June 2. Check them out! >>


Review from MacAddict
Corel Painter Essentials 3 wins Editors' Choice from MacAddict! Learn more >>



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

Susi Lawson Portrait Magic! Lessons on DVD
Susi Lawson's Portrait Magic! Lessons on DVD is now available. Learn how to paint hair, enhance the eyes, smooth the skin, change backgrounds and much more using Corel Painter IX. Learn more >>





Karen Sperling:
July 18 to 20, Artistry Corel Painter Retreat, St. George Inn, Tarzana, CA. Learn more.
August 1 to 4, Artistry Corel Painter Portraits for Profits workshop Karen Sperling and Laurence Gartel, The New Yorker Hotel, New York, NY. Learn more.
August 28 to 31, Artistry Corel Painter Portraits for Profits Workshop with Karen Sperling and Laurence Gartel, St. George Inn, Tarzana, CA. Learn more.

Marilyn Sholin:
Learn Corel Painter from Marilyn Sholin. Learn more.
Marilyn's special Painter Workshops are so fun and informative that many students return year after year. Learn more.
See Marilyn in England this June and in California this July! Learn more.
Enjoy two full days of Corel Painter and learn how to sell and market your paintings! Learn more.
Five-day workshops in August: Long Island photo workshops. Learn more.
Niagara School of Imaging. Learn more.
Check our Marilyn's Newsletter online. It includes a Corel Painter tutorial movie! Learn more.

Helen Yancy:
June 11 to 16, Great Lakes Institute of Photography in Traverse City, Michigan. Learn more.
June 25 to 28, Burrell ProLab, Indiana. Classes will be geared to all levels. Learn more: Call 1-800-348-8732 to register.
July 16 to 22, New York Photographic Workshops with Lois Miller. Email Miller12@rochester.rr.com.
October 12 to 15, Deep Creek, Maryland. Email helen@helenyancystudio.com.

Fay Sirkis:
August 14 to 16, the Hilton Hotel, San Jose, CA. Photo Painting workshop. Email fay@faysartstudio.com.
September 6, Photoshop World, Las Vegas. Mastering Photo Painting workshop. Space is limited so register early! Learn more.
September 18, the Hilton Garden Inn, Ronkonkonma, NY. Photo Painting-A Day with Fay Sirkis. Email mwbphoto@aol.com.

Jeremy Sutton:
Thursday, June 22, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., London Regent Street Apple Store. "Art from the Heart-Harnessing the Power and Beauty of Digital Paint" Learn more.
June 26 - 27, Radlett, UK, 2 Day Painter Creativity Seminar, All levels. Learn more.



Artistry Tips and Tricks Must-Read Issues!
In the April 2006 issue you'll find Karen Sperling's expert Corel Painter tips, and art concepts that will help you paint like the great Pino Daeni. And in the May 2006 issue, learn to take advantage of Corel Painter IX.5's new Photopainting palettes for turning photos into paintings. Learn more >>



June 9-12, Massive Black and ConceptArt.org Workshop in Montreal, Canada. Learn more.
August 1-3, SIGGRAPH in Boston, MA. Learn more.
September 1-4, Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA. Learn more.
September 7-9, Photoshop World in Las Vegas, NV from. Learn more.






Chet Phillips, Illustrator
“The artist-friendly controls and Natural-Media features of Corel Painter have always been the perfect solution for me as a commercial artist managing daily creative challenges.”

Chet Phillips has presented his slightly off-center view of the world as a freelance illustrator for more than 20 years. Corel Painter is his exclusive choice of image creation software.

Read the full story >>







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