For this assignment we were asked to use as many Painter 5 features as we could to alter outline letter shapes supplied in an Illustrator file by the instructor. We were to treat each letter of the alphabet differently and try to create an interesting image. 
If you look closely, you'll find the words "youth" and "age". With the letters y, o, u, t, and h, I attempted to represent personalities remembered from school days: the dreamer with his head in the clouds, the kid who wanted "outa here", the shy ingenue, the p-r-T party kid, and the down-to-earth country boy. Age is obvious, so's the king o' the mountain, and the rest are just hangin' out, stumbling up the ladder of success, or takin' a nap. CDB?

From memory, a list of the features and tools (you'll decide if it's interesting or not.. at least it was a good exercise): 

  • Floaters (Layers in Painter 6)
  • Copy and Paste
    • Outline letter shapes - .ai file
    • Parts of treated letters
    • Scaled and distorted letters
  • Shape Selection tool
  • Set Shape Attributes
  • Floater Adjuster tool (Layer Adjuster in Painter 6)
  • Magic Wand
  • Quick Curve tool
  • Pen tool
  • Distort
  • Scale
  • Color Fill
  • Paper Texture Fill
  • Pattern Fill
  • Weave Fill
  • Apply Surface Texture using:
    • Paper
    • Original Luminance
    • Image Luminance
  • Add Lighting
  • Adjust Colors
  • Brightness/Contrast
  • Image Hose
    • Moths
    • Lady bugs
    • Birch branches
    • Poppies
  • Special F/X Sun Burst Brush
  • Glass Distortion
  • Burn Plugin
  • Bevel World Plugin
  • Freehand drawing
  • Drop Shadows
Image completed March 21, 1999
Jinny Brown, April 6, 2000
copyright 1999 - 2000, Jinny Brown