Friday, July 24, 2009

Painter 11 Essential Training Released

Time to uncork the champagne...Painter 11 Essential Training is out!

Here is the blurb from

"In Painter 11 Essential Training, John Derry, one of the original Painter authors, demonstrates basic and advanced creative techniques that can get beginners up and running. He also shows old hands the new features that can get a creative vision out of the head and onto the canvas. John demonstrates how to establish an easy workflow in Painter by using a Wacom tablet, and he explains how to create, edit, and publish projects. Exercise files accompany the course."

The first 3 chapters are available for free viewing to give you an introduction to the title.

I'm very proud of this title and give a big thanks to the folks at that put this together.

I hope you'll take a look!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Painter 11 Essential Training Due Out Next Week

My Painter 11 Essential Training title is due out next week at Painter 11 Essential Training will initially be available at the website via subscription. The title will be available a few weeks later on DVD.

Here is the chapter list:

1. Painting on the Computer
2. File Basics
3. Painter's Interface
4. Color Your World
5. The Wacom Tablet: A Must-Have Item
6. Selections
7. Layers
8. The Brush Creator
9. Brush Mechanics
10. The Image Hose
11. Painting from Scratch
12. Painting with a Photograph
13. The Photo-Painting Palettes
14. Non-destructive Layer Painting
15. Effects
16. Animation: Let's Make Movies!
17. Painter and Photoshop
18. Customizing Painter
19. Working with a Safety Net
20. When Things Go Wrong

Running time is 9 hours.

I'll post when the title is released.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Liberty Belle over Omaha

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The WWII B-17G warbird Liberty Belle was recently in Omaha. I got the opportunity to go out to Eppley airfield and see it. I got a good shot of Liberty Belle taking off with downtown Omaha in the background (above).

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I was able to go through the interior and get shots of the bombardier's station (above) and cockpit (below).

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Currently, there are 15 remaining B-17's flying. They are literally flying history.