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Digital Painting Fundamentals with Corel Painter X

Digital Painting Fundamentals with Corel Painter X

ISBN 13: 9781598634044

ISBN 10: 1598634046

Author: Rhoda Grossman

Pages: 256

Published: 07/26/2007

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Digital Painting Fundamentals with Corel Painter X is an introduction to drawing and painting using a Wacom graphics tablet and the industry standard software for pixel-based art. Each chapter is full of exercises designed to teach basic skills, such as eye-hand coordination. Easy-to-follow projects lead you from a simple, still life sketch to drawing the human figure. Each lesson is designed for novices as well as artists who want to transfer their traditional skills to the computer. You'll learn techniques for imitating natural media such as charcoal, watercolor, and oils. A wide variety of styles and subject matter is covered, ranging from classic landscape to experimental abstract painting as well as mixed media portraits and caricature.
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  • 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
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Author Bio
Rhoda Grossman
Traditional fine artist, caricaturist and cartoonist since 1970. Began working digitally in 1991. Using Photoshop and Painter, creates illustrations for books, magazines, corporate publications and the web. Classroom teacher of traditional drawing and digital painting since 1997. Author or co-author of several books on Painter and Photoshop. Author of three multimedia tutorial courses on Painter for Virtual Training Corporation (VTC). Award-winning pioneer in creating caricatures digitally at events, dba "Rhoda Draws A Crowd."
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Table of Contents

PART 1: The Basics
Lesson 1 - Welcome to Painter
Lesson 2 - Basic Drawing
Lesson 3 - Working with Layers
Lesson 4 - The Great Outdoors
Lesson 5 - Painting People

PART 2: Beyond the Basics
Lesson 6 - Graphic Techniques
Lesson 7 - Mixed-Up Media
Lesson 8 - Fine Art Challenges
Lesson 9 - Pixel-Based Animation Lesson 10 - Illustration Projects

Appendix - Fundamentals and Beyond