Painter X for Photographers: Creating Painterly Images Step by Step, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Painter X for Photographers

Creating Painterly Images Step by Step, 1st Edition

By Martin Addison


350 pages

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Whether you are just starting out with Painter, or are a seasoned pro who wants to take your photographs to the next level, you can't go wrong with this essential guide by your side! Covering Painter X, but also applicable to earlier versions and to both PC and Macintosh users, this reader friendly book and DVD package will show you how to get the most out of this powerful program. Uniquely written specifically for photographers, Martin Addison gives a complete overview of the program, showing how to master each exciting tool, including the brand-new RealBristle and Smart Stroke brush libraries. Two all-new portraiture chapters show you how to turn photographs of your family members or professional clients into works of art ideal for framing. You'll be able to give all of your precious photographs the painterly touch in no time!

Be sure to visit the accompanying website to view even more images and information to get you started!

Pictures by Martin and Doreen Addison can be seen on their website:


Reviews of Painter IX for Photographers:

"With his easy to follow instructions, Martin leads you through each technique in an understandable and painless way…His descriptions of the various cloning methods are masterful" - Royal Photographic Society Journal

"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

"This is a quality publication which very effectively covers the capabilities of a great software package. It is well laid out, with a high quality finish, excellent full colour illustrations and colour coded sections to clearly separate the chapters…Painter IX for Photographers is a book which for me makes the perfect companion to this great software package. Highly recommended." -

".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,

"Whether you're new to the software program or have used it for years, this guide geos through the brushes, papers, textures and other tools for creating artistic interpretations of your photographs." -PC Photo (Feb. 2008)

Table of Contents

Getting started in Painter
First steps in cloning
Exploring paper textures
Dark and colored tones
Choosing brushes
Customizing brushes
Cloning from multiple images
Layers and montage
Watercolour, oil and pastel
Applying surface texture
Mosaics and other clones
Hand coloring and toning
Artists brush categories
Special effects
People, Portraits and Animals
Printing and Practical Applications
Painter paper libraries

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques / Digital (see also COMPUTERS / Digital Media / Photography)

Sample Chapters