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Painter IX Creativity

Book Description

Painter IX Creativity is a comprehensive creative guide to Corel's Painter IX Software. It explains the basics of setting up, understanding, customizing, and applying Painter to create original works, paintings, generating painterly animations, manipulating and transforming photographic images, and constructing evocative photo-collage. The projects include advanced techniques and creative strategies.

The book gives visual artists-digital designers, multimedia artists, photographers, illustrators, animators, and graphic artists-the explanations they need in order to maximize the sophisticated, creative Painter tool. The book teaches the artist how to transfer traditional art skills and techniques to the computer. It teaches the animator how to add painterly effects to their work, whether for video, TV, or the web. IT explains how photographers can transform and collage their images with natural-media tools. For Adobe Photoshop users, this book explains the expanded creative potential Painter lends to their work.

The author takes a knowledgeable and straightforward approach to this step-by-step project-based book, explaining how each tool is used, every effect achieved, and every topic thoroughly described. The book allows readers to build upon their knowledge so that beginners have the chance to become advanced users, and advanced users have an opportunity to hone their skills and adopt new techniques.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Dedication
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Foreword
  8. Preface
  9. Acknowledgements
  10. Visual Glossary
  11. I Foundations
    1. 1 Foundation I: Getting Started
      1. 1.1 Introduction
      2. 1.2 What's This Thing Called “Painter”?
      3. 1.3 Which Tools to Use When?
      4. 1.4 First Things First
      5. 1.5 Welcome to Painter
      6. 1.6 Foundation Skills
      7. 1.7 Brushes That May Make You Scratch Your Head
      8. 1.8 Foundation Projects
      9. 1.9 Wrap
    2. 2 Foundation II: Creative Empowerment
      1. 2.1 Introduction
      2. 2.2 Overview
      3. 2.3 Principle I: Simplify
      4. 2.4 Principle II: Organize
      5. 2.5 Principle III: Optimize
      6. 2.6 Wrap
    3. 3 Foundation III: Brush Creation
      1. 3.1 Introduction
      2. 3.2 Favorite Brush Review
      3. 3.3 Saving and Organizing Brush Variants
      4. 3.4 Brush Variant Customization Techniques
      5. 3.5 Wrap
  12. II Photo Techniques
    1. 4 Photo Techniques I: Pastel, Watercolor, and Oil
      1. 4.1 Introduction
      2. 4.2 Goals
      3. 4.3 Pencil Sketch
      4. 4.4 Charcoal Drawing
      5. 4.5 Chalky Pastel
      6. 4.6 Watercolor Sketch
      7. 4.7 Classic Oil Realism
      8. 4.8 Expressive Oil Impressionism
      9. 4.9 Student Gallery
      10. 4.10 Wrap
    2. 5 Photo Techniques II: Printmaking and Mosaics
      1. 5.1 Introduction
      2. 5.2 The Wild Wild Wes Overlay Monoprint
      3. 5.3 Inverse Paper Texture Photo Screen Print
      4. 5.4 Warhol Multiples
      5. 5.5 Painterly Woodcut
      6. 5.6 Majestic Mosaic
      7. 5.7 Wrap
    3. 6 Photo Techniques III: Adventures in Collage
      1. 6.1 Introduction
      2. 6.2 Key Strategies and Techniques
      3. 6.3 Case Study: “love & kisses”
      4. 6.4 Gallery
      5. 6.5 Combining Digital and Traditional Collage Techniques
      6. 6.6 Wrap
  13. III Painting Fundamentals
    1. 7 Painting Fundamentals I: Tune In
      1. 7.1 Introduction
      2. 7.2 Tuning-In Process for Creation of the Portrait of Sigifredo
      3. 7.3 Tools for Tuning In Applied to Wine Still Life
      4. 7.4 Wrap
    2. 8 Painting Fundamentals II: “Muck Up”
      1. 8.1 Introduction
      2. 8.2 Preparing Your Canvas
      3. 8.3 The “Muck Up”
      4. 8.4 Wrap
    3. 9 Painting Fundamentals III: Refine and Focus
      1. 9.1 Introduction
      2. 9.2 Fundamental Art Principles
      3. 9.3 Applying the Fundamental Art Principles to the Sigifredo Portrait
      4. 9.4 Applying the Fundamental Art Principles to the Wine Still Life
      5. 9.5 Gallery
      6. 9.6 Focus Exercise
      7. 9.7 Wrap
    4. 10 Painting Fundamentals IV: Replay
      1. 10.1 Introduction
      2. 10.2 Recording a Script
      3. 10.3 Playing Back a Script
      4. 10.4 Generating a Frame Stack from a Script
      5. 10.5 Generating a QuickTime Movie from a Frame Stack
      6. 10.6 Generating Numbered Files from a Frame Stack
      7. 10.7 Using Background Scripts as a Last-Resort Rescue
      8. 10.8 Wrap
  14. IV Painting Mastery
    1. 11 Painting Mastery I: Color
      1. 11.1 Introduction
      2. 11.2 About Color
      3. 11.3 Progressive Color Statements
      4. 11.4 Observed Color
      5. 11.5 Limited Range of Color
      6. 11.6 Wild Color!
      7. 11.7 Wrap
    2. 12 Painting Mastery II: Being Yourself
      1. 12.1 Introduction
      2. 12.2 The Challenges of Painting
      3. 12.3 Creativity
      4. 12.4 Learning from Other Artists
      5. 12.5 Order from Chaos
      6. 12.6 Wrap
  15. Appendices
    1. I Project Checklists
    2. II Troubleshooting
    3. III Keyboard Shortcuts
  16. Index
  17. About Your Instructor
  18. Contributors
  19. Limited Warranty and Disclaimer of Liability