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October 2006

The Painter Canvas is an inspirational monthly electronic newsletter exclusively for our Painter community.
Corel Painter IX.5

Turning brushes into cloners
By the Corel Documentation Team

The Cloner brush category is one of the most powerful features in Corel® Painter™ IX.5. A simple click of a button lets you turn most brushes into cloners.
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Turning a brush into a Blender brush
By Ian Symes

Make your own Blender brush! With a simple adjustment, you can turn brushes in Corel Painter IX.5 into Blender brushes, allowing you to quickly and easily retouch your artwork.
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Creating Digital Pop Art with Corel Painter IX.5
By Tanya Lux - Corel Product Specialist

With Corel Painter IX.5, you can use your own photos to create modern pop art.
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Corel Painter Wow! Tips with Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

Underpainting, Auto-Painting, and Freehand Painting
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

Corel® Painter™ IX.5 allows users to transform photographs into paintings by applying tonal effects and incorporating style, pressure, and direction in their brush strokes.
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Inking for Comics, Cartooning, and Manga in Corel Painter
By Jared Hodges

Think of the line work in any comic book, newspaper cartoon, or manga you've ever read. Odds are, you're not thinking the penciled understructure, but a definitive contour line inked in black. Learn more >>

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

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

Windows Users – Did you know that Corel has recently introduced Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI? This new version of the award-winning photo editor is filled with one-of-a-kind tools that are sure to please all digital photographers—from novice to advanced.

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Fay Sirkis:
November 6, 2006: New Jersey. Come join "A Day with Fay" photo painting seminar. Email to learn more.

November 13 to 16, 2006: Los Osos, California. Attend Fay's "Photo Painting Workshop" at the Lepp Institute of Digital Imaging. Learn more.

November 27 to 30, 2006 and January 8 to 11, 2007: Ronkokoma, New York. Take your skills to a new level at the "Paint Like a Master" four day hands-on workshop. Email to learn more.

Jeremy Sutton:
February 5 to 8, 2007: San Francisco, California. Join Jeremy for this four day "Introductory Painter Classes with a Focus on Creativity." Learn more.

November 6 to 10, 2006, December 4 to 8, 2006, and May 7 to 11, 2007: San Francisco, California. Join Jeremy in his studio for one of these "Collage Workshops" using Corel Painter. Enrollment is limited. Learn more.

Helen Yancy:
January 15, 2007: San Antonio, Texas. Attend Helen's lecture on her Painter style at the Imaging USA Convention. Learn more.

January 28 to 31, 2007: Chicago area, Indiana. Join Helen for a hands-on class at the Burrell Education Center. Great as refresher or for beginners to learn Painter techniques. Contact Burrell at 800-348-8732 for more information.

As a PPA Photographer of the Year, Helen's awarded work will be on display, along with that of several other Painter Masters, in the finest exhibition of professional photography in the country. Check PPA.Com/Events for details.

Karen Sperling:
January 29 to 31, 2007: Tarzana, California. Artistry Retreat, plus the "Artistry GARTEL: Photoshop Wisdom Workshop" on February 1 and 2, 2007. Calling all Photographers! Learn the Corel Painter IX.5 steps and concepts you need to turn photos into paintings. Learn more.

Karen Sperling and Laurence Gartel have created four sets of "Artistry Backdrops for Photographs" that give portrait photographers quick and easy solutions for adding Painterly effects to their photographs. Learn more.

Paint Like Degas! Read the October 2006 Artistry Tips and Tricks and find out the Painter steps and art concepts for turning photos into paintings in the style of Edgar Degas. Learn more.

Artistry Tips and Tricks, Year 2, the Next Six months CD! Create paintings from photos with these Painter steps and art concepts from this new collection. Included are instructions for painting in the styles of Pino Daeni, Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, and complete instructions for using the Corel Painter IX.5 Photo Painting tools. Learn more.

Marilyn Sholin:
Marilyn Sholin's painting, "Bourbon Balcony" was the cover of the October 2006 issue of Rangefinder. The accompanying article discusses her City Art line of paintings and how it was used to raise funds for the Red Cross after Hurricane Katrina. Learn more.

November 2 to 3, 2006: Sarasota, Florida. Two Day Painter Workshop at the Digital Technology Centre. Details and registration.

November 13 to 14, 2006: Palm Springs, California. Two day Painter Workshop. Details and registration.

January 12, 2007: London, England. Marilyn will deliver the Platform Program: High Key Photo Art with Painter from Traditional to Extreme at the SWPP & BPPA Convention. Details and registration.

Get a FREE 30-day trial to The Digital Painting Forum. The forum has over 2,000 members and 25,000 posts about Corel Painter, Corel® Painter Essentials™ 3, digital painting, art and the business of creating, marketing and selling digital art. To get your free 30-day trial, send one email to with the subject line: "Painter Canvas". Put your name and state or country in the email. You will be emailed your code to access your account.

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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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