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  • Copyright 2004
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-20007-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-20007-5

Looking to trade in your paintbrush for a mouse? Or a pressure-sensitive tablet and stylus? The Painter 8 Wow Book is the definitive guide for making the transition from traditional to digital art using Corel Painter 8. Author Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, an expert and instructor in both Painter and Photoshop, translates traditional artistic techniques so you can apply them using Painter¿s natural-media brushes and effects. Beyond that, she demonstrates exciting new media mixes and special effects that would be nearly impossible to accomplish without the computer. Clear, step-by-step instructions, hundreds of full-color illustrations, and inspirational galleries of painterly works by top artists, designers, and, photographers make mastering Painter both fun and easy. The book is bound to boost your creativity with Painter 8¿s powerful tools, as you learn from the artist who created more than 400 new brushes included with Corel Painter 8. The Painter 8 Wow! Book includes expanded chapters focusing on:

  • The new, streamlined, easier-to-use interface
  • New high-performance brushes for more creative painting
  • Cool special effects for type and graphics
  • Web graphics and printmaking
  • Improved portability to and from Adobe Photoshop, with tons of real-world tips to help you build on your Photoshop experience to get the most out of Painter
Some people buy the book just for the accompanying CD-ROM, which comes loaded with over a hundred custom brushes and papers built by the author, recorded scripts for applying effects, stock photographs, and video clips, and a trial version of Corel Painter 8. On the CD-ROM you¿ll also find the Painter 8 Wow! Study Guide, an instructor¿s guide designed to help you use the book for self-study or as a textbook for classes in computer imaging, digital art, and design using Corel Painter. The book also provides a companion Web site at http://peachpit.com/wow/painter, which offers valuable supplemental information, including cool tips and techniques and a Painter art gallery featuring work by some of the medium¿s most talented artists.

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Table of Contents



Welcome.


 1. Getting to Know Painter.


 2. The Power of Color.


 3. Painting with Brushes.


 4. Selections, Shapes and Masks.


 5. Using Layers.


 6. Enhancing Photos, Montage and Collage.


 7. Exploring Special Effects.


 8. Working with Type in Painter.


 9. Using Painter with Photoshop.


10. Multimedia and Film with Painter.


11. Using Painter for Web Graphics.


12. Printing and Archival Concerns.


Appendixes.


Index.

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