Friday, May 9, 2008

Painter X Essential Training with John Derry

I'm pleased to announce the availability of my new lynda.com Painter X Training title. Here is the promotional blurb from lynda:

Painter X Essential Training with John Derry


"Expressive brushes." This is instructor John Derry's two-word answer as to why Painter is such an effective tool. When used with a Wacom tablet, Painter can elevate digital mark-making to a form of creative self-expression. Combining the aesthetics of traditional media with the freedom to experiment, Painter X Essential Training not only delves into each tool, palette, material, and brush, it also speaks to the artistic concepts of simplicity, stroke, proportion, and perspective. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:

Understanding and customizing a Wacom table

Creating brushes

Painting with compositional aids

Working with layers

Cloning and using effects

Using Painter and Photoshop effectively

This is the first of multiple Painter titles I'll be doing in conjunction with lynda.com.

On the "Life Happens" front—Pam is now in remission after 2 rounds of chemo and is scheduled for her bone marrow transplant in June. We are currently in the process of moving to Omaha. Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers.