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Painter X Creativity: Digital Artist's handbook
 
 

Painter X Creativity: Digital Artist's handbook [Kindle Edition]

Jeremy Sutton
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'If you are starting, or are already on your own creative odyssey, you couldn't be in better hands.'
John Derry, pioneer of digital painting and an original author of Corel Painter

'An exceptional handbook for learning and mastering Corel Painter X.' Nick Davies, General Manager, Graphics, Corel Corp.

Product Description

Empower your artistry in the digital environment

This unique Painter book addresses both creative and technical proficiency, helping you step ahead in today's world of photography, art, multimedia, and design. This lavishly illustrated guide speaks directly to all visual artists and shows you how to combine traditional and stateof-the-art media to capture the essence of your vision.

Fully updated for Corel Painter X and the newest range of Wacom graphics tablets, progressive, well-structured tutorials from beginner to advanced level, case studies, and examples of art will inspire your imagination at every stage. Let world-renowned Painter master Jeremy Sutton guide you step-by-step in how to experiment with creative ideas and techniques that you can adapt to your own style.

New time-saving tips, workflow strategies, and keyboard short cuts allow you to quickly transform your work with Corel Painter X's outstanding natural-media tools. From expressive paintings to evocative collage portraits, oil impressionism, live portrait paintings, and painterly effects for video, television, and the Web, you get the best techniques through...

*Clear explanations with colorful screen grabs and inspiring artworks that lead you
through the sophisticated and creative Painter tools
*Practical, hands-on tutorials, and project illustrations that show you every step in
image development, including multimedia artist techniques
*A CD-ROM packed with unique custom brushes, tutorial images, and additional art
materials not supplied with Painter X

Included on the resource CD:
*48 extra brushes including many unique custom brushes not supplied with Painter
*38 custom color sets
*Jeremy's SupaDoopa custom palettes to help speed up your workflow
*Collection of Jeremy's favorite Image Hose nozzles, paper textures, and patterns to greatly enhance the variety and richness of art materials available at your fingertips
*Gain instant access to Jeremy's interface customization and optimize your creativity with unique custom workspaces, new to Painter X
*4 QuickTime movies including a studio tour, artwork commentary, and details on Wacom tablets
*Have fun practicing with 28 tutorial images!

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 55996 KB
  • Print Length: 315 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0240809297
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Focal Press; 1 edition (16 Aug 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009E1NBBQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #996,331 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Goes beyond software basics 30 April 2008
Format:Paperback
This book is more like an art class. The author, Jeremy Sutton, teaches the technical aspects of Corel Painter X and then goes beyond that to share his hard-earned tips and expertise for digital art creation and production. His personal secrets are what makes this book stand out among the crowd. The goal of the author is to teach readers both the software and also creativity. Although it still has the same format as previous books, this latest effort not only covers the new Painter X features but has been rewritten with new and better projects.

One of the many features in this book that makes it more like an art class than a book is how the author walks the reader through the setup for their own digital art studio from optimizing their computer and color management to fine tuning the Wacom tablet. Besides this technical stuff, the author discusses his own production tested techniques. I especially liked his Project-Version-Notes folder and file naming convention.

From this point, the author discusses the Painter X tools and interface and then how to customize the palettes and workspace for your own needs. Painter X brushes are the next topic and Sutton includes a nice glossary of sample brush strokes for each of the major brush categories. Next, he discusses how to experiment with different brush variants and how he maintains and organizes his ever increasing list of favorites. This production tip alone will save the reader much wasted time.

The thing that makes any artwork stand out from the crowd is the ability of the artist to go beyond the basics of the software. One way to do this is to create your own brushes, textures and patterns.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 1 Dec 2013
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Great Book. Lots of great ideas and Jeremy Sutton is a fantastic Artist. would recommend this book to anyone learning Corel Painter.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad if you like her style. 27 April 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I got this book shortly after getting Painter X. Its clear and technically good, but the author doesn't seem to stray far from her own style, which is great but some different genres would have nice. I'd advise getting a copy but follow you're own style.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Goes beyond software basics 12 Nov 2007
By Diane Cipollo - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is more like an art class. The author, Jeremy Sutton, teaches the technical aspects of Corel Painter X and then goes beyond that to share his hard-earned tips and expertise for digital art creation and production. His personal secrets are what makes this book stand out among the crowd. The goal of the author is to teach readers both the software and also creativity. Although it still has the same format as previous books, this latest effort not only covers the new Painter X features but has been rewritten with new and better projects.

One of the many features in this book that makes it more like an art class than a book is how the author walks the reader through the setup for their own digital art studio from optimizing their computer and color management to fine tuning the Wacom tablet. Besides this technical stuff, the author discusses his own production tested techniques. I especially liked his Project-Version-Notes folder and file naming convention.

From this point, the author discusses the Painter X tools and interface and then how to customize the palettes and workspace for your own needs. Painter X brushes are the next topic and Sutton includes a nice glossary of sample brush strokes for each of the major brush categories. Next, he discusses how to experiment with different brush variants and how he maintains and organizes his ever increasing list of favorites. This production tip alone will save the reader much wasted time.

The thing that makes any artwork stand out from the crowd is the ability of the artist to go beyond the basics of the software. One way to do this is to create your own brushes, textures and patterns. After discussing the ins-and-outs of these features, Sutton shows you how to use your own customized tools to take your artwork to the next level.

The second part of the book concentrates on several case studies that demonstrate design and composition. Sutton discusses some methods that are only available in a digital environment such as generating several variations of the same artwork as a starting point for a project. Finally, he discusses how creating scripts can be a time saver and a teaching aid.

There were a few things that I have seen covered in books of this type for many years including techniques for creating a digital painting from a photo and digital collage. Although these topics are still popular, I would have preferred that those pages of the book were used to introduce some new ideas.

Readers have come to expect this type of book to have supporting tutorial image files and extra goodies such as brushes and training videos and this book has that. There are some nice extras including custom workspace layouts that the author has built for his own production needs and uses throughout the book. Any artist knows how useful these real world, production proven resources can be compared to the usually list of bland goodies found on a book's CD.

Jeremy Sutton's artwork is collected worldwide and he is the author of several books and video tutorials.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Resource! 22 Oct 2007
By D. Heitmuller - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As an someone who teaches and has written this sort of book before, I commend Jeremy Sutton. His book was a huge help in learning how to use the Painter software in new and innovative ways; revealing a number of tools, tips and techniques that I would never have found on my own. It is clearly organized, chock full of helpful hints and advice, and all written in an engaging manner. I was able to work through the entire book without getting bored or feeling overwhelmed. I am really excited about the possibilities Jeremy opened my eyes to. This book is a must for anyone trying to get the most out of their creativity when using Painter, whether a beginner or advanced user. Well worth it!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding book! 8 May 2008
By Ann Hess - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A wealth of information that would take you months to acquire otherwise. I worked in the past with Painter 4 & 5 years ago. I would have had trouble wading through all the new information.
The cost is a bargain.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like being in Jeremy's classroom! 1 May 2008
By Nomi Wagner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Jeremy has done it again! In this book you can feel his passion about Corel Painter and his desire to teach everyone how to explore their creativity with the software. This is a terrific addition to any digital artist's library, whether they are a novice or advanced professional. Jeremy is extremely generous in sharing his customized brushes and techniques. Great for teachers of Corel Painter!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended! 23 Feb 2008
By Jeffrey E. Hudson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Very helpful book for a novice at Painter, such as myself. Lots of good ideas. The included CD, which contains a number of Jeremy's favorite brushes, is worth the price of the book itself. If you are knowledgeable in creating brushes, this may not be a big deal, but again, I am a beginner in using Painter. Also contains a brief description of each of the brushes included in Painter X.
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