Painter 11 for Photographers : Creating painterly images step by step book cover
1st Edition

Painter 11 for Photographers
Creating painterly images step by step

ISBN 9780240521237
Published August 28, 2009 by Routledge
356 Pages

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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 downloadable resources 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 downloadable resources so you can learn by doing.

Packed with beautiful images to illustrate what can be achieved with the right skills and know-how, Painter 11 For Photographers will inspire you to get creative with your personal or commercial photographs.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Getting started in Painter; First steps in cloning; Choosing brushes; Customizing brushes; Exploring paper textures; Applying surface texture; Layers and montage; Watercolour, oil and pastel; Mosaics and other clones; Hand coloring and toning; Children and young people; Portraits; Special effects; Printing and presentation; Paper libraries; Index.
DVD contents
Tutorials: Getting started 1; Getting started 2; First steps in cloning; Bristle brush cloner; Watercolor landscape; Custom palettes; Child's portrait in pastels.
Images: 60+ high resolution images to follow the step-by-step technique lessons in the book.

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Praise for previous editions:

"This book is a wealth of ideas, information and inspiration."--Jim Zuckerman, world-renowned photographer and instructor of Making Masterpieces with Corel Painter at

"It's rare that a computer book can hold your attention...He makes techniques easy to replicate and invites readers to a whole new world of imaginatve style." -- Helen Yancy, photographer and artist, past Professional Photographers of America (PPA) president

"An easy read with lots of imagery and explanation. A great addition to those who are new to Painter IX, or those who just wish to brush up on their digital painting skills." -- John Virata,

"The clear structure and concise writing style takes the reader through brushes, papers and textures. Combined with an intelligent layout and a Windows/Mac compatible CD, Painter IX for Photographers is exemplary for its clarity and structure." -- British Journal of Photography

"Addison then is the most obvious starting point for a photographer wishing to get started with Painter. The book begins with cloning before moving to brushes and brush creation. This dispatches the first 166 pages and so is very comprehensive. After a couple of chapters on montaging and the use of colour there are a number of worked examples for landscape, children and portraits, including seven pages on using Painter for wedding images - all good moneymaking advice!"-- Professional Imagemaker Magazine