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Cover painting and design by Karen Sperling based on a photograph by Kevin Kubota.
Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 11
Number of pages: 130 pages not including the covers
Compatibility: Corel Painter 12, X3, 2015, 2016 and 2017
Cover Price: $39.95 printed book
$35.95 ebook
Expected release date: Available now!

Author: Elite Corel Painter Master Karen Sperling

Writing Painting for Photographers Volume 3 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 the author of the bestselling Painting for Photographers book, which covers painting people, pets and landscapes in both Painter and Photoshop, and the highly acclaimed Painting for Photographers book Volume 2, which shows how to paint children's portraits in Corel Painter. 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.
Click here to write to Karen Sperling or call her at 818-941-9739 with questions.


Corel Corporation has named Karen Sperling a member of the Painter Master Elite program and also a Certified Painter Educator.
According to Corel, "These high profile Painter artists are proven masters of their craft having earned the prestigious Painter Master Elite title from the Painter team for their many years of dedicated service to Corel Painter.
As Painter Master Elite artists, they hold a very special place in our hearts. They continue to inspire new artists and Painter feature innovations while also managing to keep us grounded to our world-renowned realistic natural media roots. We would not be where we are today without them and the world will continue to be inspired by their creations.
Whether you are looking for inspiration to develop your own signature style, wanting to dive into learning the ins and outs of Painter, or looking for an artist to create work for you, we highly recommend checking out what these very talented artists have to offer."


Painting for Photographers Volume 3 shows professional photographers, hobbyists and artists the time-honored art concepts and the latest state-of-the-art Corel Painter 12, X3, 2015, 2016 and 2017 techniques for turning your portrait and landscape photographs into beautiful paintings. Painting for Photographers Volume 3 has completely new steps and techniques presented in the same thorough, easy-to-follow style as the previous two books in the series, Painting for Photographers Volume 1 and Volume 2. Painting for Photographers Volume 3 is an indispensable reference source like its two predecessors that will inspire you and give you ideas and practical, simple art lessons and Painter steps for turning photographs into paintings.


Readers give Painting for Photographers Volume 3 across-the-board rave reviews like this:

Painting for Photographers Volume 3 Offers Excellent Instruction
Gardening has taken me away from painting for a while. I hope to get back to it soon. Karen Sperling's work and excellent instruction inspire me to do so. I like how she numbers steps in the process rather than everything jumbled in a paragraph. It's easy to follow and the artist can get right to work. Even an experienced painter has much to learn from Karen Sperling. Her clear teaching style leaves no questions - just pick up your brush and follow along.
Linda Austin

Painting for Photographers Volume 3 Useful and Easy to Understand
I have lots of books and manuals for Photoshop and Painter including Painting for Photographers volumes 1, 2  and 3.. Of all of these books I use your Painting for Photographers books the most.
They are the most user friendly and don't assume you are so experienced with previous Painter and Photoshop knowledge. Even though I have used Photoshop since 1995 and Corel Painter since version 9, I still find your instructions very useful and easy to understand and I reference them often.
My digital painting skills keep improving with each new project.
I have also downloaded some of your brushes and plan to get some more. I have built some of my own brushes, but getting them like you want can be challenging and your brushes are usually what I am trying to get and they work great. For the low price it saves me time, trial and effort.
Rick Church

Absolutely Wonderful
Hi Karen,
Painting for Photographers Volume 3 is absolutely wonderful. It's very easy for me to understand, has
good explanations and is really very easy to work with when you follow
the instructions.
Thank you very much--I hope I soon can have a good job with what I like to do.


Painting for Photographers Volume 3 covers many different portrait styles, including photorealistic light-touch paintings:

Painting by Karen Sperling based on a photograph by Linda Gregory.

and Impressionist styles:

Painting by Karen Sperling based on a photograph by Kathy Beach.

Painting for Photographers Volume 3 also offers instructions for painting landscapes in classic and Impressionist styles.


Painting by Karen Sperling based on her photograph.

Painting for Photographers Volume 3 supplements and amplifies the techniques and styles offered in the Artistry online classes, the Corel Painter Master Class and the Artistry Quick Fix Videos, featuring art concepts and Painter instructions in writing while providing additional information and processes not included in the online classes.

Many people try to paint in Painter without any art background, but knowing art theories followed by artists throughout the centuries will make your painting easier and better and will help you to develop your own unique style. Included in Painting for Photographers Volume 3 among the many step-by-step Corel Painter instructions are art lessons for painting classic-style portraits in the style of artists such as Vermeer, Rembrandt and John Singer Sargent and Impressionist-style portraits like those by Monet, Renoir and Mary Cassatt:

Painting for Photographers Volume 3 includes art lessons for paining landscapes as well, including a look at art theories used through the centuries by both classic-style landscape artists such as J. M. W. Turner and Edward Hopper and Impressionist-style painters including Monet and Cezanne. The landscape art theories and step-by-step Corel Painter instruction will help both photographers who would like to paint landscape paintings based on their photographs and also portrait photographers who find themselves painting a portrait with a landscape in the background.

More Examples of Painting for Photographers Volume 3 Rave Reviews!

Karen Sperling crowdfunded the creation of Painting for Photographers Volume 3. Here's what some of the supporters say:

Proud to Support Karen Sperling's Work
I'm looking forward to a great and interesting book like your two previous.
I'm proud to support your work.
Jacqueline Ladent

Karen Sperling Talented Artist and Teacher
Anticipating Karen Sperling's new book Painting for Photographers Volume 3.
She is a very talented artist and teacher. You could not ask for better comprehensive lessons using Corel Painter!
I have learned so much from her about the program itself along with fundamental art lessons. I was more than happy to help with supporting the book.
Elizabeth McEachron

Wonderful Paintings and Table of Contents
Dear Karen,
This book will be without any doubt a great success.
Happy writing and kind regards,
Aad Bravenboer

Karen Sperling Makes the Complex Easy
Dear Karen,
I'm glad to have the opportunity to support your work with this little pledge toward Painting for Photographers Volume 3.
Your two previous Painting for Photographers books were both excellent and I found in them not only much information about Corel Painter and how to transform my best photos into paintings that look like real paintings, but also the self-confidence I needed to begin with this complex software that is Painter.
You know how to make easy that which is complex and I thank you for that. Your intention is not only talking about technical issues, but you also approach artistic rules to make a good painting and your work shows it.
I am also enjoying your portrait, landscapes and children's portraits videos and brushes.
I'm a great fan !!! and I look forward to reading your Painting for Photographers Volume 3 with new information for the new features of Painter 2015 and Painter 2016.
Sincerely Yours,
Jacqueline LADENT, a French admirer

Karen Sperling Makes Corel Painter Easy to Learn and Use
I am very excited to have the opportunity to support Karen's new book! She knows Painter very well--she wrote the original manual, plus she is an excellent writer and teacher!
Painter is a wonderful but complex program and Karen makes it easy to learn and use and obtain professional results right away. I met her online several years ago because I bought one of her books in a bookstore when I was ready to give up and quit trying to learn to use Painter 9. Thanks to Karen and her book, my frustration with Painter disappeared so I could enjoy painting in it in my spare time.
Now that I am disabled with a cognitive disorder and need well written and easy to use references to be able to paint again, I am thrilled to know Karen is writing a book covering the latest version. Painter 2015 and Painter 2016 has significantly changed compared to the last 3 or 4 versions and I was not able to keep current in using it due to my health issues.
I am looking forward to having Karen's new book in print at my desk to help me to navigate the changes!
Thank you so much, Karen, for writing this book!!!
Barbara Burns

Karen Sperling's Training Materials Are First-Rate
I am delighted that Karen is writing a third book to help photographers learn to turn selected photographs into paintings in Corel Painter.
I gladly supported Karen in writing this book because I know from Karen's earlier books and from the online class I took that her training materials are first-rate and that I will benefit greatly from the new book.
Perry Price

Pledging Support for Painting for Photographers Volume 3 Was Win-Win
Why I decided to support the book: I recently upgraded from Painter 12 to Painter 2015 and Painter 2016 and I was looking for a book that covered the features of Painter 2015 and Painter 2016. Reading all the positive posts about the previous books and since I was wanting to try an Artistry online class, it was a win win to pledge for the book!
Anna Meidinger

Excited to Support Painting for Photographers Volume 3
Am so excited to be able to support your writing of Painting for Photographers Volume 3! Can't wait to start receiving the PDFs and beginning my own journey of artistic discovery with your help.

Didn't Even Have to Think about Supporting Painting for Photographers Volume 3
I liked the Artistry online classes and the video tutorials, so I knew I had to have the books. The books are a great asset to fall back on after finishing the courses.
After receiving the first two books I knew I also wanted Vol 3.
For me, I didn't even have to think about it.
Mack Gray

Happy to Support Karen Sperling's Efforts
I have been a long-time fan of Karen Sperling's work. I have her previous books and Karen’s online classes are great therapy! I was happy to hear that she is working on Painting for Photographers Volume 3 and I was happy to enroll in a new Artistry online class to support her efforts.
If you are looking to venture into something new and fun, taking Karen’s classes in Corel Painter is the place to be. Even if you don’t think you have talent or can paint, just try a class and Karen will help you get started. And it will also help to get Painting for Photographers Volume 3 published!
Mary Darling

Enjoys Learning Art Theories in Addition to Painter Steps
A couple of years ago, I started painting with Photoshop and that’s how I bought Karen’s first Painting for Photographers book. Long story short, after buying that book I started painting with Painter using techniques learned both from that book and from other sources. Recently, I’ve been learning from Karen’s video tutorials, which are excellent, and I’ve been using the first book to supplement them.
As Painter versions change, authors like Karen do their best to keep up. Karen has already released Artistry online classes for the new versions of Painter, so I am confident Painting for Photographers Volume 3 will be exactly what I want to supplement her online classes.
I mostly enjoy how Karen applies art theory to learning how to turn photos into paintings in Corel Painter and teaches it so well.
Cheryl Marland

Looking Forward to Artistry Online Class and Painting for Photographers Volume 3
I have spent a long time looking for the right class on how to turn photos into paintings. After much research I chose Karen Sperling's Artistry online class, How to Turn Photos into Impressionistic Paintings. I am looking forward to starting this class.
I am looking forward to learning all the latest techniques in Karen's new book.
Zelma Hensel

Yes! I'd like to Order Painting for Photographers Volume 3!

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