"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 focusing on:
• 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.
About the Author
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!