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Painter 12  for Photographers

Book Description

Transform your photographs into stunning works of art with this fully updated, authoritative guide to the all-new Painter 12. Whether you are new to Painter or a seasoned pro wanting to go further with your digital art, Painter 12 for Photographers will show you how to get the most 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 techniques needed to transform photographs into beautiful painterly images.

Packed with vivid images to illustrate what can be achieved with the right skills and know-how, Painter 12 for Photographers will inspire you to get creative with your photographs.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Halftitle
  3. Dedication
  4. Title
  5. Copyright
  6. Contents
  7. Foreword
  8. Introduction
  9. Acknowledgements
  10. Chapter 1: What’s New in Painter 12
    1. The Painter 12 Interface
    2. Performance
    3. Palettes and Panels
    4. New Ways of Cloning
    5. Workspaces
    6. Brush Reorganization
      1. Selecting Brushes
      2. Recent Brushes
      3. New Brush Control Panels
      4. Brushes Reorganization
      5. Custom Palettes
    7. New Brushes
      1. Real Watercolor
      2. Real Wet Oils
      3. Gel Brushes
      4. Airbrushes
    8. Mirror Painting
    9. Kaleidoscope Painting
  11. Chapter 2: First Steps in Cloning
    1. Soft Cloner: A Simple Clone
    2. Acrylics: A Smeary Brush
    3. Chalks: Using Paper Grain
    4. Smart-Strokes: Auto-Painting
    5. From Camera to Print
      1. Opening Painter 12 for the First Time
      2. Open the Original Photograph
      3. Preparing the Photograph for Cloning
      4. Saving Your Picture
      5. Creating a Clone Copy
      6. Clone Source Panel
      7. Selecting a Brush
      8. Soft Cloner
      9. Introducing Layers
      10. Bristle Oils Cloner
      11. Impressionist Brush
      12. Adding Extra Texture
      13. Crop the Picture
      14. Preparing to Print
  12. Chapter 3: Painter 12 Basics
    1. Tools and Menus
      1. The Toolbox
      2. The Menu Bar
      3. The Properties Bar
      4. The Brush Selector
      5. Recently Used Brushes
    2. Panels and Palettes
      1. Using and Organizing Panels and Palettes
      2. Panel Options Menu
      3. Creating Custom Palettes
    3. Working in Painter 12
      1. The Navigator
      2. Rotating the Canvas
      3. Normal and Full Screen View
      4. Moving Around the Picture
    4. File Handling
      1. Opening a Photograph
      2. File Sizes
      3. Saving Images
    5. Selections
      1. Tools
      2. Modifying Selections
      3. Saving Selections
      4. Channels
    6. Cloning Techniques
      1. Basic Cloning
      2. Tracing Paper
      3. Clone Source Panel
    7. The Auto-Painting Palette
      1. Underpainting Panel
      2. Auto-Painting Panel
      3. Restoration Panel
    8. Layers: The Basics
      1. Merging and Grouping Layers
      2. Duplicating and Locking Layers
    9. Layers: Blending
      1. Layer Opacity
      2. Layer Masks
      3. Preserve Transparency and Pick Up Underlying Color
      4. Layer Composite Method and Depth
    10. Photoshop: Painter 12
      1. Terminology and Usage
      2. File Compatibility
      3. Tools
      4. Some Useful Keyboard Shortcuts in Painter 12
    11. Setting up Preferences
      1. General
      2. Interface
      3. Performance
      4. Quick Clone
      5. Customize Keys
      6. Using a Wacom Tablet
      7. Brush Tracking
      8. Brush Calibration for Individual Brushes
      9. Customize Workspace
    12. Printing Preparation
      1. Sharpening
      2. Preparing to Print
      3. Increasing the File Size
      4. Adding Space Around a Picture
    13. Color Management
      1. What is Color Management?
      2. Profiling your Monitor
      3. Profiling your Printer
      4. Color Management in Painter 12
    14. Viewing the Effect of Profiles
      1. Soft-Proofing
      2. Applying and Changing Profiles
    15. 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
  13. Chapter 4: Choosing Brushes
    1. Selecting Brushes in Painter 12
      1. First Select the Category
      2. Understanding the Shape
      3. Now for the Texture
      4. Blenders for Smoothing and Mixing
    2. Acrylics
    3. Airbrushes
    4. Artists
    5. Blenders
    6. Chalk and Crayons
    7. Charcoal and Conte
    8. Cloners
    9. Digital Watercolor
    10. Erasers
    11. F-X
    12. Gel
    13. Gouache
    14. Image Hoze
    15. Impasto
    16. Liquid Ink
    17. Markers
    18. Oils
    19. Palette Knives
    20. Pastels
    21. Pattern Pens
    22. Pencils
    23. Pens
    24. Photo
    25. Real Watercolor
    26. Real Wet Oils
    27. Smart Strokes
    28. Sponges
    29. Sumi-e
    30. Tinting
    31. Watercolor
    32. Extra Brushes
  14. Chapter 5: Customizing Brushes
    1. The Brush Control Panels
      1. Brush Calibration Panel
      2. The General Panel
      3. General Panel: Stroke Attributes
      4. General Panel: Dab Types
    2. General Panel: Dab Types 1
    3. General Panel: Dab Types 2
      1. General Panel: Method
      2. General Panel: Subcategory
      3. General Panel: Grain
      4. Spacing Panel
      5. Angle Panel
      6. Well Panel
      7. Jitter Panel
    4. Creating a Captured Dab
      1. Creating Brush Dabs from a Photograph
    5. Saving Brush Variants
    6. Creating a New Brush Category
    7. Installing Extra Brush Libraries
  15. Chapter 6: Using Color
    1. The Color Panel
    2. The Mixer
    3. Color Sets
    4. Brightness and Contrast
    5. Equalize
    6. Adjust Colors
    7. Match Palette
    8. Correct Colors 1
    9. Correct Colors 2
    10. Adjust Selected Colors
    11. Negative
    12. Posterize
    13. Posterize Using Color Set
    14. Toning
    15. Dye Concentration
    16. Hand Coloring: Cosy Cottage
  16. Chapter 7: Paper Textures
    1. The Paper Panels
    2. Paper Panel Controls
    3. Using Extra Paper Libraries
    4. Creating Your Own Paper Texture
    5. Applying Texture on a Completed Picture
    6. Applying a Paper Texture
    7. Texture Source Options
    8. Applying Paper Textures to a Layer
    9. Creating Pictures with Textures
    10. Using Paper Textures for Stamping
  17. Chapter 8: Montage
    1. Butterfly Montage
    2. Lucy and her Horses
    3. Family History Montage
  18. Chapter 9: Portraits
    1. Cloners: Baby
    2. Pens: Jesse
    3. Gel and Layers: Toby
    4. Real Watercolor: What’s This?
    5. Layers: Amy
    6. Montage: When I Grow Up
    7. Pastels: Party Girl
    8. Oils: Pensive
    9. Creating a Boldly Colored Portrait
    10. Oils: Family Group
    11. Cloners: Best of Friends
    12. Acrylics: Devika
    13. Chalk: Gerry
    14. Sargent Brush: Merry Wives
    15. Acrylics: Harley Man
  19. Chapter 10: Animals
    1. Smeary Bristle Brush: Dog
    2. Loaded Palette Knife: Horse
    3. Sargent Brush: Boxer
    4. Fractal Dry: Black Cat
    5. Blenders: Basket Case
  20. Chapter 11: Landscape
    1. Impressionist: Autumn Colors
    2. Dry Bristle Watercolor: Old Tree
    3. Flat Oils: Black Crag
    4. Pastels: Worcester Cathedral
    5. Pencils: Six Cold Crosses
    6. Palette Knives: Seascape
  21. Chapter 12: 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. Index