Painter IX Wow! Book, The
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Cher Threinen-Pendarvis is the originator of The Painter Wow! Books (Peachpit Press). In addition to being the author of the latest edition, The Painter IX Wow! Book, she is a fine artist, designer, educator and author of The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting (Peachpit Press). She has been a devoted user of Painter and Photoshop, and the Wacom pressure-sensitive tablet since these electronic art tools were first released. A California native, she lives near the coast with her husband, Steve, who is an innovative surfboard designer.
Exercising her passion for Painter's artist tools, Cher has worked as a consultant and demo-artist for the developers of Painter. Her artwork has been exhibited worldwide and her articles and art have been published in many books and periodicals. Cher holds a BFA with Highest Honors and Distinction in Art specializing in painting and printmaking, and she is a member of the San Diego Musuem of Art Artist Guild and the Digital Artist Guild. She has taught Painter and Photoshop workshops around the world, and is principal of the consulting firm Cher Threinen Design.
Visit Cher's Web site www.pendarvis-studios to see a sample of her fine art work, view a gallery of guest artists, learn about the digital tools in Cher's studio, recent news and more!
"The Painter IX Wow! Book is a must-have! Author Cher Threinen-Pendarvis explains Painter tips and techniques in an easy and accessible manner,
and the book is the most visually stunning of its kind. Reading her Painter Wow! books was instrumental in my own early development with Painter,
and I continue to learn from them with each subsequent release." --Rick Champagne, Program Manager, Corel Painter, Corel Corporation
Corel Painter, the world’s leading natural-media painting software, has long
been a favorite among fine artists and illustrators, who love the way it
emulates the experience of working with traditional media such as
watercolor, oils, pastel, pencil, and ink, yet with all the advantages of a
digital technology. Whether you're an experienced digital artist or an
artist who needs a bridge from traditional media to electronic art, there's
no better way to learn Painter than from longtime Painter artist and
instructor, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis.
The Painter IX Wow! Book, which has been thoroughly rewritten for Painter
IX, has something to spark every reader's creativity. Cher, the artist who
built the default brush libraries for Painter 7, 8 and IX, gives you insider
knowledge on Painter’s tools, functions, and preferences.Beginners will love
the clear, step-by-step instructions, which assume no prior knowledge of the
program. Intermediate and advanced users will gain valuable insight from the
author's savvy explanations of a wide variety of cool, creative, and
productive techniques, and will find plenty of inspiration in the stunning
artwork that graces the book throughout.
In this new edition, the expanded painting chapter features many exciting
new techniques, including the new Artists Oils and improved Digital
Watercolor mediums and how you can integrate them into your Painter digital
art studio or Painter workflow. The Building Brushes section has been
expanded into its own chapter, and gives you detailed information about how
to create and organize your own custom brushes. The newly updated
printmaking chapter showcases more creative printmaking techniques and
addresses color management issues. You'll also find expanded chapters
• Painting with brushes: Many new creative drawing and painting techniques using new high-performance natural-media brushes
• Enhancing photos: learn how to use Painter creatively with photographs and collages
• Special effects for graphics and type
• Creating images for the screen and for printmaking
• Painter’s improved compatibility with Adobe Photoshop
New Painter users will find thorough explanations of Painter's interface, as
well as drawing and painting exercises to help them get up to speed with
Painter quickly, while readers who are familiar with traditional artist
tools will learn how to transition their art media from traditional to
digital tools. The Painter IX Wow! CD-ROM includes new custom brushes built
by the author, extra textures and custom lighting effects that you won't
find anywhere else, as well as recorded scripts, stock photographs and video
clips, filters, software demos, and The Painter IX Wow! Study Guide, a study
guide/instructors guide for self-study or classroom use.
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: The Painter IX Wow! Book (Paperback)I first discovered Cher Threinen-Pendarvis' Painter WOW! books when I was struggling to learn Painter 5.5 all by myself in a rural area where no one had even heard of digital painting. I own The Painter 5,6,7,8 and IX Wow!Books and I credit the author of these books as one who is responsible for my passion for digital painting and my love of the Painter program. The only problem is having space for all of the books, for I would not part with one of them as they are filled with underlining, with my notes, and the quality art work is a source of inpiration.
The Painter IX Wow! Book teaches the novice not only how to use the program but, through artists'examples, how to apply that knowledge to whatever type of art one wishes to create. It also teaches veteran users about the new features in Painter IX. This is a book to pore over, to study, not just breeze through, although that alone is pure pleasure due to the quality of the pictures. The book functions as a good on-going... Read more
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Not great for beginner,
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This review is from: The Painter IX Wow! Book (Paperback)This book has a lot of great examples of illustration, but the layout of the book is way too confusing. I found myself often lost where I should continue to read. The intro for interface has very little help for the beginner to start this program. This book might be good reference for advanced users, but not for beginners. Maybe the author wants to make a nice-looking book, but this book is over-designed, lack of functionality . I would recommend video tutorial from Lynda.com, it's ideal for beginners who never used Corel Painter and Wacom drawing tablets.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
The best one yet...,
This review is from: The Painter IX Wow! Book (Paperback)With this edition of Painter IX Wow! Book, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis has revealed Painter in even greater detail than her previous editions with in-depth discussions of Painter's interface and tools, its brushes (old and new), and more examples. Both the entry-level and experienced Painter user will find useful and practical information.
In addition, the expanded contributing artists galleries with discussions of how each image was painted, showcase the amazing stylistic diversity of the artists who use Painter--animation, book illustration, editorial cartooning, web graphics, jewlery design, fine art (both representational and abstract), medical illustration, etc.--showing the flexibility of Painter's digital artistic tools which allow the user to work entirely within the digital realm and its integration with traditional artistic tools.
Even if you have a previous edition, this is a must-have book!
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