Friday, September 28, 2007

Corel Painter Essentials 4 Released


I've been AWOL for several months due to a project that I couldn't talk about. The project has finally been announced and I'm happy to say that it is Corel® Painter™ Essentials 4. Essentials is the simple-to-use home art studio that makes it easy for you to sketch, paint and turn your photos into paintings. However, Essentials 4 has been completely re-designed. Whether you are new to digital painting or an experienced Painter user, you owe it to yourself to take a look at Essentials. There has been a major re-thinking in the way Painter presents its functionality, making it far easier to navigate and utilize its tools. While Essentials keeps the tool count compact, it demonstrates how many of Painter's features can be made easier to access, as well as improve productivity.

I produced the video tutorials that accompany Essentials 4 (there are over 2 hours of them!). Each tutorial is integrated with the Essentials Guidebook. If you or someone you know wants to get into digital hand-painted or photographic-interpreted art, Painter Essentials 4 is a great way to get started. I won't attempt to describe all of the features of Essentials here. You can get a good idea by visiting the Painter Essentials website.. There you can preview three of my video tutorials (they are at the bottom of the Painter Essentials web page).

Now that I'm finished with this project, I'll be back to blogging regularly.