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Digital Painting fundamentals with Corel® Painter™ 12 by Rhoda Grossman Draws

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Appendix A. A Fundamentals and Beyond

A Fundamentals and Beyond

In these few pages, you’ll find some useful recommendations for continuing with digital painting after you’re finished with this book. But first, there are a few things to discuss that will get you off on the right foot, if it’s not too late.

Pixels versus Vectors

Painter and Photoshop are pixel-based. The word “pixel” is short for picture element, using the common abbreviation “pix” for “picture.” Each pixel represents a tiny colored dot or square, and with enough of them lined up horizontally and vertically you’ll get the picture. Resolution, measured in pixels per inch or ppi, tells you about the quality of ...

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