Where can I find Painter tutorials
and guides to help me get started? I've seen some great digital
painting but I'm not really sure where to start with Painter's brush
variants and working with "paint".
Open a new white Canvas and test each brush variant in each brush
category from the top of the brush category list to the bottom.
2. Use several Canvases, at least one for each brush
and save them in a numbered series of files, including the brush
category name in the file name, so you can refer to them later.
3. Make notes when you find something you like.
4. Make notes when you have questions.
5. Make Painter's Help Topics your friend and refer to it
spend time reading a little each day, and bookmark pages you'll want to
refer to later using the Favorites tab. Especially useful for
understanding and using Painter's brush categories and brush variants
are the following chapters found listed on the Contents tab:
Read the following tutorial on my PixelAlley site so when you ask
questions you'll be able to provide enough information so people can
Patterns, and Weaves (especially: first, Textures since many brush
variants interact with Paper textures, and second, Patterns since many
brush functions employ the use of Patterns or the currently selected
Clone Source image)
- Working with the RealBristle
Brushes (if you're using Painter X)
- Watercolor (if you're going to
use the Watercolor brush category and/or the Digital Watercolor brush category)
- Liquid Ink (if you're going to
use this brush category)
- Customizing Brushes
How to Ask Corel Painter Questions in Forums Around
the Painter Community
7. On the PixelAlley
home page, right column, you'll find links to Painter IX (IX.1 and
IX.5) and Painter X (X.1) tutorials in the section named New Tips
and Tutorials by Jinny. I add to this section frequently so check
back often to see what's new.
8. Also on the PixelAlley home page, right column,
you'll find links to two pages containing links to the Painter IX and
Painter X The Painter Canvas newsletter issues.
The Painter Canvas issues
contain many great tips and tutorials,
each written in a way that new Painter users should find easy to follow
and helpful when learning the software.
- The Painter IX page
contains links to issues of The Painter Canvas from October 2004
through January 2007.
- The Painter X page
contains links to The Painter Canvas issues from February 2007
through July 2007.
9. On the PixelAlley home page, left column,
you'll find links to lots of other information and resources, including
among other things:
Most of that information can be
applied to the more current version of Corel Painter that you're using.
If not, you can always ask when something isn't easy to understand.
- Links to the forums,
newsgroups, and e-mail lists I find currently to be the most useful in
the Painter community
brushes you can download and use.
Again, I add new things to PixelAlley frequently, so bookmark the site
and check back frequently. The URL is at the top and bottom of this
page and always below my signature in forums, newsgroups, and e-mail
August 15, 2007