Painter 11 Creativity: Digital Artist’s Handbook
ISBN/ASIN: 0240812557,9780240812557 | 2009 | English | pdf | 320/314 pages | 36.8 Mb
Publisher: Focal Press | Author: Jeremy Sutton
Jeremy Sutton is one of the world's premier Painter artists, and in this brand new edition of his best-selling Painter Creativity: Digital Artist's Handbook, he shows you the methods and techniques he's developed over the years to perfect his art and earn him the title of Corel Painter Master. This edition has been completely revamped to cover all of the new features in Corel Painter 11 and the Wacom Intuos4 pen-tablet, including:
*The new Hard Media brushes
*Complete visual summary of all brushes, new and old, in Painter 11
*Revised and updated command shortcuts
*New way of creating and controlling Reference Layers (formerly Free Transform)
*Programming suggestions for new Intuos4 Express Keys and Touch Ring
*And much more!
Inside, you'll find comprehensive coverage of the way that Jeremy uses the Painter 11 brushes and the Wacom Intuos4 pen-tablet for drawing and painting. You'll learn how to paint from scratch as well as a loose expressionistic approach to painting from photographs as you follow the clear step-by-step instructions throughout the book. Focused, in-depth case studies provide you with the expertise and guidance you'll need to become your own master of this wonderful world of digital painting. Jeremy balances technical instruction with artistic advice, including a whole chapter on going for it with color. In addition to Jeremy's own works of art, you'll find a gallery of images created by painters who have studied his methods, showing you examples of how you can apply his teaching to your own style and subject matter. Finally, be sure to check out the enclosed bonus CD for valuable supplemental content such as four QuickTime movies as well as custom brushes, art materials and a new Painter workspace.
*Packed with full color, original artwork, created both from scratch and from photographic reference, to inspire your own creative juices
*Clearly defined step-by-step instructions guide you through the latest version of the Painter software quickly and easily, so you can focus on your creativity
*Includes a free CD with extras to get you started
Amazon Exclusive: A Letter from Jeremy Sutton, Author of Painter 11 Creativity: Digital Artist's Handbook
Dear Amazon Readers, In this book I share my approach to using the amazingly powerful tool of Corel Painter 11 combined with a Wacom tablet. This is not intended to be a detailed user manual explaining everything there is to know about Painter, but simply a straight-forward practical guide for expressive painting using Corel Painter. I explain, with easy step-by-step descriptions, the techniques and artistic strategies I use in my own work. My goal is to empower and encourage you to develop your own unique style in Painter. In traveling around the world and speaking at conferences on Painter I come across a lot of people who say they have Painter on their computer but have only opened it once and then given up on it. This book provides a methodical workflow that can help overcome the initial intimidation of learning the program.
In this edition, re-written and updated for Painter 11, I have included, by request, a complete visual reference brush guide showing what all the hundreds of brush variant brush strokes actually look like on the canvas, and, for the first time in the Painter Creativity series, a section on post-print painting.
For those who are looking for a methodical real-world approach to using Painter that balances technical and artistic suggestions based on my use of the program since 1991, I think you'll find this a useful and enjoyable companion on your creative journey. If instead you're looking for a definitive, in-depth "User Guide style" book that goes through every command and menu in Painter, this is not the book for you. There are other excellent Painter books out there by authors such as Martin Addison (Painter 11 for Photographers), Rhoda Grossman (Digital Painting Fundamentals with Painter 11), Don Seegmiller (Advanced Painter Techniques), Marilyn Sholin (The Art of Digital Photo Painting) and Cher Threinen-Pendarvis (The Painter 11 Wow! Book) that are all also well worth looking at.
If you purchase my book, please let me know how you get on and any suggestions for what you would like to see in future editions. I wish you much enjoyment with it!
(photo © Lincoln Adler)