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November 2006


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

Corel Painter IX.5
With John Derry

John Derry's 2006 Holiday Gift Guide
I'm making a list and checking it twice! Yes, it's the time of year for spreading holiday cheer. I've prepared a list of items priced under $100 (all prices in USD) designed to delight the Corel Painter devotee.

Or maybe you can "accidentally" leave this list out in view of other household members. Either way, someone will definitely get what they wished for this holiday season! Read more >>



Creating a digital watercolor from a photo with Corel Painter IX.5
By Tanya Lux - Corel Product Specialist

With Corel Painter IX.5, you can create a digital watercolor painting from a photo. This tip will show you how to turn a photo into a pencil sketch that will become a digital watercolor painting.
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Creating a pencil sketch from a photo with Corel Painter IX.5
By Tanya Lux - Corel Product Specialist

Corel Painter IX.5 provides many features that can help you transform a photo into a pencil sketch.
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Creating an Image Hose Nozzle with Corel Painter IX.5
By Tanya Lux - Corel Product Specialist

A milestone in the evolution of digital art tools, the Image Hose paints with a variety of changing images.
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Corel Painter Wow! Tips with Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

Build your own custom palette for painting with pastels in Corel Painter IX.5
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

The Pastel brushes in Corel® Painter™ IX.5 are some of the most sensitive, textured brushes in the application. Here's how you can make your own custom palette for your favorite Pastel brushes, Blenders, and textures.
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Scratching the Surface: An Introduction to Textures in Corel Painter
By Jinny Brown

Corel Painter IX.5 can paint to simulate both "flat texture" and thick, "3D" texture using default brush variants and Papers, or our own custom brush variants and Papers designed for specific effects.
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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 >>



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

Helen Yancy has been honored as a Professional Photographer Association's (PPA) Photographer of the Year and her 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.




Fay Sirkis:
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 Photo Painting workshop at the Hilton Garden Inn. Email to learn more.

February 5 to 9, 2007: Los Osos, California. Attend Fay's "Photo Painting Workshop" at the Lepp Institute of Digital Imaging. Learn more.


Jeremy Sutton:
February 5 to 8, 2007: San Francisco, California. Join Jeremy in his San Francisco Studio Gallery for a four-day introductory Painter classes with a focus on creativity where you'll learn a creative and fearless approach to painting from photos using Corel Painter. This class is a great way to dive right in and get going with Corel Painter. Artist and author Jeremy Sutton guides you through building up a solid foundation and then applying the powerful features of Corel Painter with an artistic flair. Learn more.

November 6 to 10, December 4 to 8, and May 7 to 11, 2007: San Francisco, California. Corel Painter is a fabulous tool for creating incredible, beautiful, powerful, evocative collages. Jeremy Sutton has been using Corel Painter to create unique collage portraits for many years and is now, for the first time, sharing his insights and techniques with digital and traditional media in a new series of Collage Workshops for a limited number of students. These take place in his San Francisco Studio Gallery. More details.
Read more on "Us," one of Jeremy's collages


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

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


Karen Sperling
December 13 to 15, 2006: New York, New York. In a rare visit to New York, author, artist, photographer and original Painter expert, Karen Sperling (author of the first Painter manual) offers her three-day Artistry Retreat, for photographers. Just in time for the holidaysólearn to turn your photos into paintings in Corel Painter and use them for holiday cards, gifts and stocking stuffers! Learn more here or email ksperling@aol.com. Also, check out the Artistry Tips and Tricks e-zine. The November 2006 issue covers how to paint horse portraits. All the issues include information for turning photos into paintings in Corel Painter. Read more.

January 29 to 31, 2007: Tarzana, California. Calling all photographers! Come to the Artistry Retreat, plus the "Artistry GARTEL: Photoshop Wisdom Workshop" February 1 and 2, 2007. Learn the Corel Painter IX.5 steps and concepts you need to turn photos into paintings. 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:
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 2,200 members and 27,000 posts about Corel Painter, Corel Painter Essentials , digital painting, art and the business of creating, marketing and selling digital art. To get your free 30-day trial, send one email to paintoutsidetheframe@gmail.com with the subject line: "Painter Canvas". Put your name and state or country in the body of the message. You will be emailed your code to access your account.




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