1st Edition

Painter X Creativity Digital Artist's handbook

By Jeremy Sutton Copyright 2007

    Empower your artistry in the digital environment

    This unique Painter book addresses both creative and technical proficiency, helping you step ahead in today's world of photography, art, multimedia, and design. This lavishly illustrated guide speaks directly to all visual artists and shows you how to combine traditional and stateof-the-art media to capture the essence of your vision.

    Fully updated for Corel Painter X and the newest range of Wacom graphics tablets, progressive, well-structured tutorials from beginner to advanced level, case studies, and examples of art will inspire your imagination at every stage. Let world-renowned Painter master Jeremy Sutton guide you step-by-step in how to experiment with creative ideas and techniques that you can adapt to your own style.

    New time-saving tips, workflow strategies, and keyboard short cuts allow you to quickly transform your work with Corel Painter X's outstanding natural-media tools. From expressive paintings to evocative collage portraits, oil impressionism, live portrait paintings, and painterly effects for video, television, and the Web, you get the best techniques through...

    *Clear explanations with colorful screen grabs and inspiring artworks that lead you
    through the sophisticated and creative Painter tools
    *Practical, hands-on tutorials, and project illustrations that show you every step in
    image development, including multimedia artist techniques
    *Downloadable resources are packed with unique custom brushes, tutorial images, and additional art
    materials not supplied with Painter X

    Included on the resource CD:
    *48 extra brushes including many unique custom brushes not supplied with Painter
    *38 custom color sets
    *Jeremy's SupaDoopa custom palettes to help speed up your workflow
    *Collection of Jeremy's favorite Image Hose nozzles, paper textures, and patterns to greatly enhance the variety and richness of art materials available at your fingertips
    *Gain instant access to Jeremy's interface customization and optimize your creativity with unique custom workspaces, new to Painter X
    *4 QuickTime movies including a studio tour, artwork commentary, and details on Wacom tablets
    *Have fun practicing with 28 tutorial images!

    Preface;Introduction to using Painter creatively;
    Breaking out of the Box;Going for It with Color;Live Portrait Painting;The Beauty of Collage;Adding Physical Media to your Prints


    Jeremy Sutton is the author of Fractal Design Painter Creative Techniques and the Painter 4 Video Training Series. He is a former faculty member of the San Francisco Academy of Art College, and editor of EFX Art & Design Magazine, and host of the Painter World Wide User Group. He earned his Master's in physics from Oxford University and studied art at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University, and at the Vrije Akademie (the Hague, the Netherlands). Jeremy has been a Painter beta tester since 1992. He is very close to the core group of creators, Mark Zimmer, Tom Hedges, and John Derry and regularly interacts with the entire team at Corel.

    'If you are starting, or are already on your own creative odyssey, you couldn't be in better hands.'
    John Derry, pioneer of digital painting and an original author of Corel Painter

    'An exceptional handbook for learning and mastering Corel Painter X.' Nick Davies, General Manager, Graphics, Corel Corp.