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Painter 6 Wow! Book, The, 4th Edition


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  • Copyright 2000
  • Dimensions: 7-1/2 X 9-1/4
  • Pages: 368
  • Edition: 4th
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  • ISBN-10: 0-201-35449-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-201-35449-2

Get artistic inspiration and practical, step-by-step examples in one book: The Painter 6 Wow! Book. Over 100 of the world's most accomplished Painter artists contributed stunning, full-color artwork, accompanied by detailed techniques, helpful tips, and expert tricks on how to re-create the effects you see. It's the ideal companion for fine artists,designers, photographers, and illustrators who use Painter to work in print, multimedia, and on the Web.

Thoroughly updated, The Painter 6 Wow! Book explores the major new features of the program: its streamlined interface, enhanced integration with Photoshop, easier export to page-layout programs, and more realistic natural media. It also includes expanded chapters on Web graphics and printmaking, a revised chapter on painting using the new high-performance brushes, and a brand-new chapter on special typography effects, geared toward designers. The CD-ROM is loaded with custom tools, stock photos and video clips, demo versions of MetaCreations and Adobe programs, and much more.

Check out the following excerpts from the book:
Painting an Expressive Color Study
Creating a Montage Using Masks and Layers

Sample Content

Table of Contents

1. Getting to Know Painter.

Painter's Requirements for Mac and PC.

2. The Power of Color.

Hue, Saturation and Value. Colorizing Scratchboard. Coloring a Scanned Illustration. Adding Color and Gradations to Line Art. Capturing a Color Set. Gallery.

3. Painting with Brushes.

Painting Basics. Building Brushes. Painting an Expressive Color Study. Drawing with Colored Pencils. Blending and Feathering with Pastels. Painting with Pastels. Painting with Oils. Watercolor: “Wet-into-Wet” and Glazing. Gouiache and Opaque Watermedia. Cloning and Tracing. Coloring Pencil Illustrations. Spontaneous Pastels. Applying Scanned Paper Textures. Sculpting a Portrait. Applying Rich Textures With Custom Brushes. Brushing Washes Over “Live” Canvas. Working With Thick Paint. Expressive Custom Brushes. Gallery.

4. Selections, Shapes and Masks.

Two Kinds of Selections.

5. Using Layers and Shapes.

Working with Image Layers. Dropping a Shadow. Working with Shapes and Layers. Illustrating With Layers. Melting Text into Water. Gallery.

6. Enhancing Photos, Montage and Collage.

Image-Processing Basics. Creating a Sepia-Tone Photo. Selective Coloring. Simulating Motion. Zooming and Solarizing. Making a Selective Correction. Hand-Tinting a Photo. Blending a Photo. Cloning a Portrait. Making a Custom Solarization. Solarizing Color. Toning with Textures. Creating a Montage Using Masks and Layers. Gallery.

7. Exploring Special Effects.

Adding Effects with Surface Texture. Diving into Distortion. Creting an Impressionist Look. Making an Environment Map. Applying an Environment Map. Building a Terrain Map. Building a Clone-Based Mosaic. Creating a Tidepool. Draping a Weave. Gallery.

8. Working With Type in Painter.

Typography Basics. Putting Type Over a Photo. A Spattery Graffiti Glow. Edges With Texture. Stroked and Glowing. Creating Beveled Chrome. Painting With Ice. Setting a Logo in Stone. Gallery.

9. Using Painter with Photoshop.

Painter to Photoshop. Compositing, Painting and Effects. Expressive Painting and Layering. Collage Using Cloning and Layers. Gallery.

10. Multimedia and Film with Painter.

Working with Scripts. Animating an Illustration. Making an Animated Comp. Animating a Logo. Automating Movie Effects. Gallery.

11. 11: Using Painter for Web Graphics.

Creating Graphics for the Web. Designing a Masthead and Template. Reducing Color Using Apply Screen. Posterizing Using Web-Save Colors. Making a Seamless Tile. Creating a Web Page with an Image Map. Adding Interactivity. Gallery.

12. Printing and Archival Concerns.

Color for Printing. Building an Experimental Desktop Print. Combining Digital and Intaglio Printmaking. Constructing a Lenticular Work. Making a Fine aRt Master Print. Gallery. Gallery. Image Collections. Hardware information. Resources for Substrates and Inks. Software Information. Fine Art Print Studios and Service Bureaus. Contributing Artists. Reference Materials.


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