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July 2006


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

Corel Painter IX.5
With John Derry

A natural evolution in art
Many artists base their work on digital photos—and end up with astounding results. A photograph can coexist effortlessly within Corel Painter's art studio of brushes, the artist free to dip their paintbrush into a photograph. Read more >>



Creating vector shapes in Painter
Create shapes to use as paths when you paint with Corel Painter IX.5. Open or closed, shapes are vector-based objects that you can draw, modify, and fill. While Corel Painter offers you several ways to create shapes, this tip focuses on the Pen tool and the Shape tools.

Learn more >>


Using vectors to draw and paint with precision
When you need to create a perfect curve or shape, Snap-to-Path Painting can simplify—and perfect—your work. You can constrain your brush stroke along a path or a shape with the click of a button or by using a keyboard shortcut.

Learn more >>


Corel Painter Wow! Tips with Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

Melting into Watercolor with Corel® Painter™ IX.5
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

With the Watercolor layers in Corel® Painter™ IX.5, a painting or photograph on the Canvas layer can be melted into a watercolor painting.

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Organize your brushes and boost productivity!
By Ludmila Minkova

With Corel Painter IX.5 you can create brushes quickly and share them easily with other Painter users. You can also ensure easy, efficient access to your brushes by organizing them into libraries. In this tutorial, you'll learn about:
how brushes are organized
adding new brush categories to the Painter Brushes library
creating and loading brush libraries
preserving your custom brushes and brush libraries
sharing your brushes and brush libraries with others
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 >>



Corel and GeeGuides Enhance Art Education in the Classroom
GeeGuides—a leading innovator in art education—has selected Corel Painter Essentials 3 for its geeART16 digital art activities. The comprehensive curriculum helps students learn the language of art and how to use it as a form of self expression. Learn more >>



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

Martini Splash in San Francisco
See Jeremy Sutton's Martini Splash at Nordstrom San Francisco, CA, from October 27 to 30. This solo art show-part of the monthly Nordstrom Martini Splash series-features a series of portraits of San Francisco Bay area women of style. Learn more >>
New Jeremy Sutton portrait unveiled
Jeremy Sutton's exquisite portrait of Giles Henderson—Master of Pembroke College, Oxford University—has been unveiled to great critical acclaim. Pembroke College is Jeremy's alma mater. Learn more >>




Maura Dutra and Bruce Hamilton Dorn
September 23-27, 2006, Jackson Hole, WY. Come join the Shootin' and Paintin' Workshop, a Photo Impressionism® digital photography adventure led by two Corel Painter Masters: Maura Dutra and Bruce Hamilton Dorn. Presented by iDC 2006 Workshops. Read more.

Marilyn Sholin:
August 7 to 10, Long Island, NY: Photo workshop. Unwind and learn! Learn more.
August 20: Join Marilyn at the Niagara School of Imaging. Learn more.
September 10 and 11, Littleton, CO: Two-day Corel Painter IX.5 workshop. Learn to paint like Marilyn! Learn more.
September 18 and 19, Salt Lake City, UT: Two-day Painter workshop. Learn more.
October 22 to 26, Austin, TX: Get in touch with your inner Diva at the Double Dose of DIVAS workshop with Deanna Urs. Learn more.
Marilyn Sholin Workshops and Events: View all events.

Karen Sperling:
August 1 to 4, New York City, NY: Karen teams with Laurence Gartel at the Artistry Corel Painter IX.5 Portraits for Profits workshop. Learn more.
August 28 to 31, Tarzana, CA: Four-day workshop. Time is money, which means doing portraits quickly is more profitable! That's the idea behind the Artistry Corel Painter IX.5 Portraits for Profits Workshops. Learn more.

Helen Yancy:
New date!! The Deep Creek class, in scenic Maryland, will now run November 2 to 5. For all skill levels—beginner to fine portraiture! Email helen@helenyancystudio.com.

Jeremy Sutton:
August 3, from 7 to 8 pm, Apple Store, San Francisco, CA: Art from the Heart-Harnessing the Power and Beauty of Digital Paint. Learn more.
August 21 to 24, Los Angeles, CA: Join Jeremy Sutton's Painter Creativity seminars and learn to paint like Jeremy! This is a great opportunity to master Corel Painter IX.5. Learn more.

Fay Sirkis:
August 14 to 16, San Jose, CA: Come learn from this great artist at her Photo Painting workshop. Email fay@faysartstudio.com.
September 6, Photoshop World, Las Vegas, NV: Take your skills to a new level! Learn from Fay at the Mastering Photo Painting workshop. Space is limited so register early. Learn more.
September 18, Ronkonkonma, NY: Photo Painting—A Day with Fay Sirkis. Email mwbphoto@aol.com.
October 23 to 26, Las Vegas, NV: Come join the Paint Like A Master workshop! Space is limited so register early. Email fay@faysartstudio.com.

Jane Conner-ziser:
August 20 to 23, Raleigh, NC: Learn Jane's secrets at the Digital Fine Arts for Photographers, Carolina Photography and Artists Society. Learn more.



Check out Marilyn Sholin's Tutorials, which have been updated for 2006—including tons of new movies! Learn more >>
Check out Marilyn Sholin's online newsletter. It includes a Corel Painter IX.5 tutorial movie! Learn more.
Come join Marilyn Sholin's Digital Painting Forum. It's free! Learn more.
Learn Karen's tricks! Karen Sperling has just released a new Artistry Tips and Tricks CD: Year Two, The First Six Months. Pick up some astonishing portrait and landscape techniques from these popular tutorials. Learn more >>
Painter Master Andrew Jones will be featured in the upcoming book d'artiste: Concept Art from Ballistic Publishing. This book includes four full tutorials created in Corel Painter IX.5. Buy it now! Learn more >>
Discover how to use the computer to paint photos and to incorporate other visual materials into images. Buy Digital Collage and Painting: Using Photoshop and Painter to Create Fine Art written by Susan Ruddick Bloom. Learn more >>



ARNO Art Award 2006 - deadline extended!
The deadline for the 2006 ARNO Art Award has officially been extended from May 26 to August 31. Send in your artwork to participate in one of Europe's most important art illustration challenges. Learn more >>
Meet a Dungeons and Dragons artist
Stop by our booth at Dragon*Con 2006 from September 1 to 4 in Atlanta and meet Todd Lockwood, one of the world's premier fantasy artists. Todd uses Corel Painter to create images for Dungeons & Dragons and science fiction and fantasy novels. Get a signed copy of Todd's book Transitions. Learn more.
SIGGRAPH Show
Come and meet Don Seegmiller-celebrated artist, author, educator and Painter Master—at the Corel booth during SIGGRAPH 2006 from August 1 to 3 in Boston. Don will demonstrate how he uses Corel Painter IX.5. Don will be demonstrating Painter in the SIGGRAPH Guerilla Studio Monday through Wednesday from 12 to 1 pm. Learn more.
Calling all photographers!
Come watch Claudia Salguero at the PMA Canada Exposition 2006 at the Ottawa Congress Centre, Ottawa, ON September 11 to 13. Claudia will demonstrate how photographers can dramatically improve their art with Corel Painter IX.5. Learn more.






Ryan Church, Concept Artist
Classically trained and on record as having once vowed he would "never use a computer to paint," Ryan now works exclusively in the digital realm to create his designs and illustrations. Says Ryan: "Sitting at a fast computer with a large monitor and a large Wacom tablet running Painter is as close as I've ever gotten to the seamless transmission of my mind's idea to the page."

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