Painter Wow! Book, The, 10th Edition
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Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, an award-winning fine artist, designer, and educator, has influenced thousands of digital artists in her many years of teaching and writing about electronic design tools. Her digital paintings and photography have been exhibited worldwide, and her work is featured in numerous books and periodicals. In addition to creating hundreds of brushes for Corel Painter, Cher teaches digital arts workshops around the world and is often a featured speaker at graphics conferences.
[NOTE: This book covers Painter 12]
As Painter reaches a milestone twentieth anniversary, The Painter Wow! Book, now in its tenth edition, continues to be an inspiration to Painter fans everywhere, novice and pros alike. Author and renowned artist Cher Threinen-Pendarvis uses her clear, instructive approach to get beginners up to speed and provides more advanced users with additional insight on a variety of cool, creative, and productive techniques. New to this edition is coverage of Painter’s latest tools and the completely redesigned interface, including new media library management, the new Navigator panel and new Clone Source panel, enhanced workspace features, new Real Wet Watercolor and Real Wet Oil painting media, Symmetry features including Kaleidoscope and Mirror painting modes, improved support for Photoshop users, and much more.
This invaluable resource for professionals and artists at all levels offers:
- Numerous full-color images and illustrative techniques throughout, created by renowned Painter artists worldwide
- Insider knowledge of Painter’s tools, brushes, functions, and preferences from the creator of hundreds of Corel’s brushes
- Step-by-step instructions for creating artwork in a wide range of industries including commercial illustration and design, photography, fine arts, multimedia, and entertainment
- A CD-ROM containing stock photos, video clips, a study guide for instructors, unique custom brushes, plus papers, patterns, and other Wow! goodies built by Cher herself
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
This IS The Painter 12 WOW! Book -- And it's superb.,
This review is from: The Painter Wow! Book (10th Edition) (Paperback)I can't imagine what the publisher was thinking by changing the name of "The Painter 12 WOW! Book" to "The Painter WOW! 10th Edition." It makes people think this is an old book, not the fantastic, vibrant, cutting edge, up-to-date and pertinent work it is. "Covers Version 12" doesn't even begin to give the idea of how useful and VERSION SPECIFIC the book is. Simply put, this book is "The Painter 12 WOW! Book," not some watered-down, aimless and time-worn conglomeration of old material.
Corel made major changes to Painter with version 12. The Brushes and the User Interface underwent more than simply cosmetic changes, and those significant differences between versions made this version of The Painter WOW! Book even more difficult than usual to produce. While Cher has always been very thorough making certain every aspect of each previous edition reflects the latest information in Painter, this edition required an ENORMOUS amount of rework. And to her credit, Cher made the... Read more
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
The horse's mouth!,
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This review is from: The Painter Wow! Book (10th Edition) (Paperback)This handsomely illustrated and printed guide is not for the dilettante, Painter has a huge learning curve and mastering the techniques requires a great deal of study right at your computer with the book in front of your nose. I can say this because I am new to Painter and was hopelessly struggling before I got "WOW." One thing that this book and others about Painter 12 do not emphasize enough is that in order to obtain the sensitivity of actual brushes, pens, pencils, chalk, etc. it is essential to have a digital tablet equipped with a pen. The tablet attaches to your PC with a USB connection. You do NOT draw with your mouse. Your strokes are made on the board but the picture appears on your monitor not on the tablet, and this takes getting used to.
Wacom is the most trusted manufacturer of tablets in various price ranges and many are offered on Amazon. Some of the boards come with software such as Photoshop Elements 10 but you can use them with Painter or any other... Read more
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Source of Inspiration and Corel Painter 12 Capability,
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This review is from: The Painter Wow! Book (10th Edition) (Paperback)When I first bought this book, I was excited that I was going to learn how to use Corel Painter 12 and make awesome digital art, because that was my expectation for paying for this book. That expectation unfortunately was not met and as a result I was tempted to rate this book poorly. However before rendering judgment against the book I went and reread the written description that presents the book's synopsis. The synopsis does not promise you will learn how to use Corel Painter 12, therefore I had to take a step back, objectively reassess my expectation versus the author's intended audience and adjust my attitude accordingly to give the book a fair rating. With that said, this book is wonderful and here is why.
Despite not learning how to use Corel Painter 12 at the low level implementation of creating a digital picture, what I did gain was an overall understanding of the capacity and capability of what Corel Painter 12 could do for me. The book serves as a huge source of... Read more
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