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Painter 11 for Photographers

Book Description

Whether you are new to Painter or a seasoned pro wanting to take your digital art to the next level, this inspirational book and DVD package will show you how to get the most out of Corel's powerful painting software.

Starting with the basics and moving on to cover brushes, textures, cloning, toning and other effects, Martin Addison will help you master the tools and features needed to transform your photographs into stunning works of art. Over 2 hours of video tutorials and clear, step-by-step examples take you through the techniques in a no-nonsense manner, with all images provided on the accompanying DVD so you can learn by doing.

Packed with beautiful images to illustrate what can be achieved with the right skills and know-how, Painter XI For Photographers will inspire you to get creative with your personal or commercial photographs.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Decation
  4. Title Page
  5. Copyright
  6. Contents
  7. Foreword
  8. Introduction
  9. Where can I get help?
  10. Acknowledgements
  11. Chapter 1: Getting started in Painter 11
    1. The Painter 11 workspace
      1. Default view
      2. Toolbox
      3. Opening a picture in Painter
      4. Brush Selector
      5. Picking a color from the Colors palette
      6. Properties bar
      7. Correcting mistakes
      8. Moving around the picture
      9. Rotating the canvas
      10. Normal view
      11. Full Screen view
      12. Keyboard shortcuts for the screen
      13. Using and organizing palettes
      14. Creating custom palettes
      15. Palette menu
      16. Brush Creator
      17. Using a graphic tablet
      18. Saving images
      19. Brush default settings
    2. Setting up preferences
      1. Preferences – General
      2. Preferences – Operating System
      3. Preferences – Undo
      4. Preferences – Customize Keys
      5. Customize workspace
    3. Photoshop – Painter
      1. Terminology and usage
      2. File compatibility
      3. Tools
      4. Some useful keyboards shortcuts in Painter 11
  12. Chapter 2: First steps in cloning
    1. Basic cloning techniques
    2. Tracing paper
    3. Auto -Painting
      1. Under painting palette
      2. Auto-Painting palette
      3. Restoration palette
    4. Auto -Painting – Tough Guy?
    5. Soft cloning
    6. Camel Impasto clone
    7. Impressionist clone
      1. An introduction to Paper Grain
      2. Creating texture
    8. ‘ Real ’ Watercolor
    9. Pastel flower
  13. Chapter 3: Choosing brushes
    1. Selecting brushes in Painter 11
    2. First select the category
    3. Understanding the shape
    4. Now for the texture
    5. Blenders for smoothing and mixing
    6. Acrylics
    7. Airbrushes
    8. Art Pen
    9. Artists
    10. Artists Oils
    11. Blenders
    12. Calligraphy
    13. Chalk
    14. Charcoal
    15. Cloners
    16. Colored Pencils
    17. Conte
    18. Crayons
    19. Digital Watercolor
    20. Distortion
    21. Erasers
    22. F -X
    23. Felt Pens
    24. Gouache
    25. Image Hoze
    26. Impasto
    27. Liquid Ink
    28. Markers
    29. Oil Pastels
    30. Oils
    31. Palette Knives
    32. Pastels
    33. Pattern Pens
    34. Pencils
    35. Pens
    36. Photo
    37. RealBristle
    38. Smart Stroke
    39. Sponges
    40. Sumi -e
    41. Tinting
    42. Watercolor
  14. Chapter 4: Customizing brushes
    1. The Brush Creator
      1. General palette – dab types
      2. General palette – dab types 1
      3. General palette – dab types 2
      4. General palette – Method
      5. General palette – subcategory
      6. General palette – grain
      7. Spacing palette
      8. Angle palette
      9. Well palette
      10. Random palette
      11. Watercolor or Digital Watercolor?
      12. Watercolor explained
      13. Watercolor layers
      14. Water: Wetness
      15. Water: Dry rate
      16. Water: Diffuse amount
      17. Water: Wind force
      18. Water: other controls
      19. The Randomizer
      20. The Transposer
    2. Creating a captured dab
    3. Saving brush variants
    4. Making a new brush category
  15. Chapter 5: Paper textures
    1. What are paper textures?
    2. Paper scale
    3. Paper contrast
    4. Paper brightness
    5. Using extra paper libraries
    6. Creating your own paper texture
    7. Using paper textures for creating pictures
    8. Using paper textures for stamping
    9. Applying surface textures
      1. Using : Paper
      2. Applying paper textures to a layer
  16. Chapter 6: Layers and montage
    1. The Layers palette
      1. Active layer
      2. Layer visibility
      3. Canvas
      4. Making new layers
      5. Renaming a layer
      6. Deleting layers
      7. Merging and flattening layers
      8. Layer compatibility
      9. Grouping layers
      10. Layer masks
      11. Duplicating layers
      12. Locking a layer
      13. Preserve Transparency
      14. Layer opacity
      15. Layer Composite Depth
      16. Layer Composite Method
    2. Family history montage
    3. Cloning onto layers
    4. Cloning from three images
    5. Designing a poster
  17. Chapter 7: Using color
    1. Choosing colors
      1. The Colors palette
      2. Color sets
      3. Mixer
    2. Adjusting tone and color
      1. Brightness and Contrast
      2. Equalize
      3. Correct Colors
      4. Adjust Color
      5. Adjust Selected Colors
      6. Match Palette
      7. Negative
      8. Posterize
      9. Posterize using Color Set
      10. Toning techniques
      11. Underpainting palette
    3. Hand coloring photographs
    4. Hand coloring a graphic image
  18. Chapter 8: Landscape
    1. Impressionist landscape
    2. Landscape with oils
    3. Dry Bristle Watercolor
    4. Oil Pastels
    5. Pencil landscape
  19. Chapter 9: Children
    1. Using Blender brushes
    2. Portrait using Blenders
    3. Portrait in Pastel
    4. Making an inset mount
    5. Portrait in Oils
    6. Blenders and Pastels
  20. Chapter 10: Portraits
    1. Portrait using Artists Oils
    2. Portrait using Pastels
    3. Acrylics Real Wet
    4. Design ideas for portraits
    5. Moody portrait
    6. Weddings
    7. Bride in white
  21. Chapter 11: Special effects
    1. Woodcut
    2. Apply Screen
    3. Distress
    4. Quick Warp
    5. Sketch
    6. Glass Distortion
    7. Liquid Lens
    8. Bevel World
    9. Burn
    10. Kaleidoscope
  22. Chapter 12: Printing and presentation
    1. A simple workflow
      1. Photographic capture
      2. File sizes
      3. Sharpening
      4. Preparing to print
      5. Increasing the file size
    2. Color management
      1. What is color manangement?
      2. Why do I need color management?
      3. The Color Management Dialog Box
      4. Applying and changing profiles
      5. Soft -proofing
    3. Problems with printing textures
      1. Viewing on screen
      2. How file sizes affect paper textures
      3. How print sizes affect paper textures
      4. Resampling files with paper textures
    4. Edge effects
    5. Last word
      1. Congratulations!
    6. Painter for Photographers DVD
      1. Video tutorials
      2. Step by step original photographs
      3. Pdf tutorials
  23. Index