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Digital Painting Fundamentals with Corel Painter 12

Digital Painting Fundamentals with Corel Painter 12

ISBN 13: 9781435459885

ISBN 10: 1435459881

Author: Rhoda Grossman Draws

Pages: 256

Published: 07/18/2011

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Reveal and explore your digital artistic talent with Corel Painter 12, the industry standard for pixel-based drawing and painting. DIGITAL PAINTING FUNDAMENTALS WITH COREL PAINTER 12 provides step-by-step instructions for using the basic features of Painter along with a Wacom graphics tablet. Created for artists by artists, Painter realistically emulates the look of traditional painting and drawing in any style you choose. You'll start with simple sketching exercises to acquire and sharpen essential skills such as eye-hand coordination and drawing what you see. As you develop familiarity with Painter's wide array of brushes and art materials, you'll be introduced to traditional art concepts such as composition, line quality, contrast, and focal points. Projects ranging from still life to portraits and abstract painting will help you practice and master each new skill, and the book is full of images that illustrate every technique as you work. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist who wants to apply your skills to the digital medium, this book will help you get the hang of Painter 12's tools and features, as well as hone and perfect your painting and drawing fundamentals, skills that can be applied in any art medium.
Note*: If you are buying the e-book version of this product, any CD/DVD supplement files referenced throughout the book can be accessed for free at our Companion Downloads page.
  • Provides coverage of all the latest features of the new version of Corel Painter.
  • The author is working closely with Corel on the content of the book.
  • Covers the fundamental features of Painter using step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations.
  • Maintains an informal tone that makes following discussion of each topic easy and fun.
  • Full of hands-on projects that encourage readers to develop increasing skills as they practice each new technique.
Author Bio
Rhoda Grossman Draws
Rhoda Draws has been a traditional fine artist, caricaturist and cartoonist since 1970. She began working digitally in 1991 and has been a teacher of traditional drawing and digital painting since 1997. Rhoda is the author or co-author of several books on Painter and Photoshop. She is the author of three multimedia tutorial courses on Painter for Virtual Training Corporation (VTC) and is an award-winning pioneer in creating caricatures digitally at events, dba "Rhoda Draws A Crowd."
cover image - Digital Painting Fundamentals with Corel Painter 12
Table of Contents
1. Welcome to Painter.
2. Basic Drawing.
3. Working in Layers.
4. The Great Outdoors.
5. Painting People.
6. Painter Advanced Controls.
7. Project.
8. Wild, Weird Stuff!
9. Pixel-based Animation.
10. Advanced Projects.
Appendix: Resources for Digital Painters.
Sample Chapters