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Secrets of Corel® Painter™ Experts: Tips, Techniques, and Insights for Users of All Abilities

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Take an in-depth look into the creative minds of top Painter artists! SECRETS OF COREL PAINTER EXPERTS: TIPS, TECHNIQUES, AND INSIGHTS FOR USERS OF ALL ABILITIES presents a unique opportunity to examine the creative process utilized by industry experts as they create their digital art using Painter. With individual chapters written by each artist, this book offers an amazing look at the artists' professional background, techniques, insights, and resources as they showcase their stunning Painter masterpieces. Each section within the book focuses on a specific area of Painter expertise, including animation, web, cartoon, fantasy, and motion graphics. The robust accompanying DVD will include artwork and content from the artists.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Acknowledgments
    1. From Daryl Wise
    2. From Linda Hellfritsch
  3. About the Authors
  4. Introduction
    1. What You’ll Find in This Book
    2. Who This Book Is For
    3. How This Book Is Organized
    4. What’s on the DVD
    5. The History of Painter
      1. Painter 1: Natural Media
      2. Painter 2: Realistic Watercolor and More
      3. Painter X2: Multiple Floating Selections
      4. Painter 3: New Multimedia and Supermedia Tools
      5. Painter 4: Moving Along with Web Tools, Mosaics, and Other Cool Effects
      6. Painter 5: Impasto and More
      7. Painter 6: High-Performance Brushes and a Leaner Interface
      8. Painter 7: Creative New Media Layers and More
      9. Corel Painter 8: Efficiency and Compatibility
      10. Corel Painter IX: Performance and Stability
      11. Painter X: Art and Passion
      12. Painter 11: Changing What’s Possible in Art
      13. Final Thoughts
  5. 1. Andreas Rocha
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
      2. Influences
    2. Techniques
      1. Step-by-Step Tutorial: Quick Concepts with Painter
    3. Insights
      1. The Creative Process
      2. Favorite Features
      3. Customizable Tools
      4. Timesaving Tips
      5. Finished Work
      6. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. On the DVD
      2. Links
    5. Gallery
  6. 2. Waheed Nasir
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
      2. Influences
    2. Techniques
      1. Step-by-Step Tutorial: “Those Gloomy Hours”
    3. Insights
      1. The Creative Process
      2. Favorite Features
      3. Timesaving Tips
      4. Finished Work
      5. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. On the DVD
      2. Links
    5. Gallery
  7. 3. Richard Swiatlowski
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
      2. Influences
    2. Techniques
      1. Step-by-Step Tutorial: “A New York Minute” Photo Collage in Photoshop
      2. Step-by-Step Tutorial: Using Paper Textures to Build Up Depth and Richness
    3. Insights
      1. The Creative Process
      2. Favorite Features
      3. Finished Work
      4. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. On the DVD
      2. Links
    5. Gallery
  8. 4. Song Yang
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
      2. Influences
    2. Techniques
      1. Step-by-Step Tutorial: Character Painting
    3. Insights
      1. The Creative Process
      2. Favorite Features
      3. Customizable Tools
      4. Finished Work
      5. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. On the DVD
      2. Links
    5. Gallery
  9. 5. Aileen Strauch
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
      2. Influences
    2. Techniques
      1. Step-by-Step Tutorial: Manga Character Illustration Techniques
    3. Insights
      1. The Creative Process
      2. Favorite Features
      3. Customizable Tools
      4. Timesaving Tips
      5. Finished Work
      6. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. On the DVD
      2. Links
    5. Gallery
  10. 6. Wonman Kim
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
      2. Influences
    2. Techniques
      1. Step-by-Step Tutorial: “Samurai War”
    3. Insights
      1. The Creative Process
      2. Favorite Features
      3. Customizable Tools
      4. Finished Work
      5. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. On the DVD
      2. Links
    5. Gallery
  11. 7. Brian Haberlin
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
      2. Influences
    2. Techniques
      1. Step-by-Step Tutorial: Create a Pattern Brush… “The Spawn Way!”
      2. Step-by-Step Tutorial: Creating Natural Pattern Pens
    3. Insights
      1. The Creative Process
      2. Favorite Features
      3. Customizable Tools
      4. Timesaving Tips
      5. Finished Work
      6. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. On the DVD
      2. Links
    5. Gallery
  12. 8. Benjamin
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
      2. Influences
    2. Techniques
      1. Step-by-Step Tutorial: The Creation Process of an Image
    3. Insights
      1. The Creative Process
      2. Favorite Features
      3. Timesaving Tips
      4. Finished Work
      5. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. On the DVD
      2. Links
    5. Gallery
  13. 9. Youchan
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
      2. Influences
    2. Techniques
      1. Step-by-Step Tutorial: Masking
    3. Insights
      1. The Creative Process
      2. Favorite Features
      3. Timesaving Tips
      4. Finished Work
      5. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. On the DVD
      2. Links
    5. Gallery
  14. 10. Pete Revonkorpi
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
      2. Influences
    2. Techniques
      1. Step-by-Step Tutorial: Smoothing
    3. Insights
      1. The Creative Process
      2. Favorite Features
      3. Timesaving Tips
      4. Finished Work
      5. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. On the DVD
      2. Links
    5. Gallery
  15. 11. Torsten Wolber
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
      2. Influences
    2. Techniques
      1. Step-by-Step Tutorial: “Trophies”
    3. Insights
      1. The Creative Process
      2. Favorite Features
      3. Timesaving Tips
      4. Finished Work
      5. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. On the DVD
      2. Links
    5. Gallery
  16. 12. Jean-Luc Touillon
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
      2. Influences
    2. Techniques
      1. Step-by-Step Tutorial: Aquatint-Style Portrait
    3. Insights
      1. The Creative Process
      2. Favorite Features
      3. Customizable Tools
      4. Timesaving Tips
      5. Finished Work
      6. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. On the DVD
      2. Links
    5. Gallery
  17. 13. Chet Phillips
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
      2. Influences
    2. Techniques
      1. Step-by-Step Tutorial: Creating a Steampunk Monkey Trading Card
    3. Insights
      1. The Creative Process
      2. Favorite Features
      3. Customizable Tools
      4. Finished Work
      5. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. On the DVD
      2. Links
    5. Gallery
  18. 14. Mike Thompson
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
      2. Influences
    2. Techniques
      1. Step-by-Step Tutorial: “First Sunday” Movie Poster
    3. Insights
      1. The Creative Process
      2. Favorite Features
      3. Customizable Tools
      4. Timesaving Tips
      5. Finished Work
      6. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. On the DVD
      2. Links
    5. Gallery
  19. 15. Dwayne Vance
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
      2. Influences
    2. Techniques
      1. Step-by-Step Tutorial: Hot Rod Vignette
      2. Step-by-Step Tutorial: Custom Cloud Brush
    3. Insights
      1. The Creative Process
      2. Favorite Features
      3. Customizable Tools
      4. Timesaving Tips
      5. Finished Work
      6. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. On the DVD
      2. Links
    5. Gallery
  20. 16. John Derry
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
      2. Influences
    2. Techniques
      1. Step-by-Step Tutorial: “Chicago in the Round”
    3. Insights
      1. The Creative Process
      2. Favorite Features
      3. Customizable Tools
      4. Timesaving Tips
      5. Finished Work
      6. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. On the DVD
      2. Links
    5. Gallery
  21. 17. Jane Conner-ziser
    1. About the Artist
      1. Artist’s Statement
      2. Influences
    2. Techniques
      1. Step-by-Step Tutorial: Classic Oil-Style Portrait from Photography
    3. Insights
      1. The Creative Process
      2. Favorite Features
      3. Customizable Tools
      4. Timesaving Tips
      5. Finished Work
      6. Q&A
    4. Resources
      1. On the DVD
      2. Links
    5. Gallery