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Cover painting and design by Karen Sperling based on a photograph by Scott Stulberg.

Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 11
Number of pages: 128 pages not including the covers
Compatibility: Painting for Photographers Volume 2 is compatible with Corel Painter 12, X3, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The book was written for Painter 12, but the interface is the same for Painter 12 through Painter 2017.
Cover Price: Printed Version: $39.95
Ebook Version: $35.95
Expected release date: Available now


Author: Elite Corel Painter Master Karen Sperling

The author of Painting for Photographers Volume 2 is Elite Corel Painter Master Karen Sperling, the original Painter expert, who wrote the original Painter manuals and whose preface and art are featured in Painter Showcase. She is also the author of the bestselling Painting for Photographers book Volume 2, which shows how to paint children's portraits in Corel Painter and she is currently writing Painting for Photographers book Volume 3, which is getting rave reviews from early adopters. She also is the producer of the popular Painting for Photographers video tutorials for painting portraits, landscapes; and children's portraits in Corel Painter; the highly regarded Artistry online self-paced classes; the successful Corel Painter Master Class and the smash hit Artistry Quick Fix videos. Karen also paints commissioned portraits directly for clients and for photographers for their clients.
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Painting for Photographers Volume 1 covered the art lessons and Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop steps for turning photographic portraits, landscapes and pets into paintings. It also included steps for painting with oils and acrylics on the artwork after it has been printed on canvas.

Painting for Photographers Volume 2 focuses on techniques for turning photographs of children into paintings in Corel Painter 12, X3, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Written and illustrated by Karen Sperling, the world's first Painter authority, having penned the first several Painter manuals and several previous Painter books, Painting for Photographers is an art book with brand new steps and techniques for professional photographers and hobbyists, following the same style and organization as the highly acclaimed first Painting for Photographers volume.

Beginning Painting for Photographers Volume 2 is a foreword by internationally acclaimed photographer, Scott Stulberg.

Painting for Photographers Volume 2 then shows the art concepts that professional photographers and hobbyists need to know to paint their photographs of children and describes the materials needed to create children's painted portraits from photographs, in this case, Corel Painter's most popular brushes, tools and features.

Next, Painting for Photographers provides step-by-step instructions and four-color illustrations for creating children's portraits based on photographs in Corel Painter. Included among the many techniques are steps for painting:
• Impressionist-Style Paintings
• Abstract Backgrounds
• Classic Studio Portraits
• Vignetted Backgrounds
• Painterly Backgrounds
• Contemporary Portraits
• Casual Portraits

Each chapter is followed by a review section that offers additional information for further study.

Painting for Photographers Volume 2 includes thorough art lessons, step-by-step instructions and interim images for turning children's photographic portraits into paintings in Corel Painter 12, X3, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Painting for Photographers Volume 2 features Karen Sperling's special tips and techniques gained from her 20+ years of Painter experience, including which Painter brushes to use for various styles, and how to take advantage of art concepts while transforming photographs into paintings.

Painting for Photographers appeals to everyone from professional photographers who would like to sell paintings to their clients to hobbyists who are interested in painting photographs of their kids and grandkids to graphic designers, illustrators, animators, web art creators and fine artists who would like to use photographs as the basis for their artwork.

Painting for Photgraphers Volume 2 gives you the art theories and Corel Painter steps for portraits like these:

Painting by Karen Sperling based on a photograph by Jeff Lubin.

Paintings by Karen Sperling based on photographs by Scott Stulberg.


Painting for Photographers Volume 2 receives rave reviews like these:

Painting for Photographers Volume 2 Is Beautifully Done and a Great Help
This is the second book by Karen Sperling I've purchased. I'm a photographer and want to take my images to a new level of creative expression.
This book is beautifully done and a great help in reaching that goal.
Painting For Photographers 2 gives you in depth step-by-step techniques for painting children's portraits from photos in Corel Painter. This volume covers the art of beautiful portraiture, beginning to end. Even if your are not a Corel Painter user, this book gives you a look into the heart and soul of painting and portraiture.
Very enjoyable!
A number of years ago, I tried using an older version of Corel Painter software and found it overwhelming. Now with the new Corel Painter and Karen Sperling's books, I have a better understanding of the software and I get painting results I'm happy to save and print.
This book is a very good buy.

Highly Recommends Painting for Photographers Volume 2
I just received this book and have already found it to be very resourceful--a must for Corel Painter Artists, especially if you work from or with photographs.
Many Painter books go too much into everything, where Painting for Photographers Volume 2 sticks to what you really need to know, with amazing reference images.
I have been working on portraits with Painter and had successful results, though I am now looking forward to working with the techniques in this book to further enrich my images.
Highly recommend this book for beginners or professionals.
Paul Adams

Painting for Photographers Volume 2 Easy to Follow
The art lessons and step-by-step instructions for turning children’s photos into paintings using Corel Painter make Painting for Photographers Volume 2 so incredibly unique. Visually, the book is absolutely breathtaking. The design and layout are absolutely gorgeous and it is one of the best books on using software that I have ever seen! I love the beautiful fonts and the images that Karen created are stunning.
I really cannot say enough about what an amazing job Karen did with Painting for Photographers Volume 2 as it is so easy to follow and shows so many different variations to create paintings from photographs. Each chapter is unique and can turn anyone into an artist! Karen really is a magician and I know that no one else can really explain the intricacies of this unbelievable painting program like Karen.
Scott Stulberg, excerpted from the Painting for Photographers Volume 2 Foreword

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Compatible with Corel Painter 12, X3, 2015, 2016 and 2017

Painting for Photographers Volume 2

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Compatible with Corel Painter 12, X3, 2015, 2016 and 2017

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