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Karen Sperling's Painting for Photographers Video Tutorials
Volume 1: Portraits, Corel Painter
Karen Sperling's Painting for Photographers Volume 1 video tutorials show you the art lessons and Corel Painter brushes, tools and techniques for turning photos of adults into paintings in a classic, formal, Rembrandt-esque style.
Volume 1 also has easy-to-follow step-by-step details for harnessing the power of Painter's versatile image hose tools that let you paint multiple images as a steady stream from your brush--a real time saver when painting portrait backgrounds.
Included are 112.55 total minutes of tutorial videos covering:
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The Painting for Photographers Volume 1 tutorial videos include detailed steps for using Painter's exotic image hose brush, which sprays steams of images in one fell brushstroke.
You can either paint with the bonus nozzles and backgrounds that are part of the video collection, or you can create your own nozzles and paint with them. Included are movies explaining all these alternatives.
You can use the Image Hose for photographic and painterly results.
For example, here's a photographic portrait background painted with the image hose nozzles in the Painting for Photographers Video Tutorials, which also show you how to create your own unique patterns.
And here are examples of backgrounds painted with image hose nozzles for more painterly results.
Here are the nine bonus backgrounds included in the Painting for Photographers Video Tutorials.
The horizontal backgrounds are 20" x 16" at 300 dpi and can either be resized larger or smaller or cropped for vertical paintings.
The backgrounds are .jpg files readable in Photoshop or Painter. They are full-resolution, professional-quality images. You can edit the colors in Photoshop to fit any portrait, and the bonus tutorial movies show you how.
You may use these backgrounds as backdrops for commercial or personal portraits, you just may not transfer the backgrounds to anyone, including, but not limited to, giving them away, selling them, trading them or leasing them.
You can download a free sample background. This is a smaller file than in the video tutorials--it's 10" x 8" at 200 dpi--but it will give you an idea of the quality of the backgrounds in the video tutorials if you want to use them as is, and the kinds of things you could be painting, if you want to do it yourself!
Click here to access the background, then press control on Mac; right click on Windows, and click on the image and choose "Save to Target" or "Save Image As" to download it to your computer.
Paintings by Karen Sperling.
Here are the bonus nozzles included with the Painting for Photographers video tutorials. There are 14 all together with the video tutorials. Some of these illustrations were created with more than one nozzle.
You can download a nozzle from the video tutorials to sample it. This is a 1.2 meg Painter .rif file.
Click here to download the nozzle.
To use the nozzle, follow these steps:
1. In Painter, choose the Image Hose in the Brush Selector.
Free Issue of Artistry Tips and Tricks
The Painting for Photographers Video Tutorials include a free issue of Karen Sperling's highly acclaimed ezine, Artistry Tips and Tricks, with step-by-step written instructions and illustrations for turning a photo into a painting in Corel Painter.
Karen Sperling uses the same Painter brushes and tools in Painter 12 as she used in Painter X and 11, but the interface had some slight modifications in Painter 12, like the above example with the nozzles. The Portraits video tutorials have terrific information, brushes and backdrop textures, and show the interface for Painter X and 11. If you use Painter 12, you will find the video tutorials helpful, even though they show the interface for previous versions of Painter.
If you go through the Artistry materials for Painter 12, including the Artistry Beginners tutorials for Painter 12; the Painting for Photographers for Painter 12 ebook or printed book; and the Artistry Bonus CD Volume 1, you will have enough information about Painter under your belt to understand the portraits video tutorials.
Many people have ordered the Portraits video tutorials who are using Painter 12 and haven't had a problem.
Please write to Karen Sperling with questions.
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