Friday, January 29, 2010
Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes Now Available
Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes, now available on lynda.com, takes a deep look into the variety of mark-making tools found within Corel Painter 11.
Through a comprehensive demonstration of different brushes, I'll show you how to adjust multiple variants to achieve desired results. Just like an artist who holds a paintbrush or piece of chalk at a particular angle to create a specific mark, I demonstrate with both live action and within the application how to modify brush variants for maximum expressive impact. From bristle media to ink media, watercolor to utility media, I explain how to get the most out of this drawing and painting application. Exercise files accompany this course.
Comparing real-world brush behavior with brushes in Painter
Saving a brush variant for future use
Using loaded brushes
Using sponges and modifying captured dabs
Drawing with pastels and chalk
Painting with the traditional watercolor brushes
Packaging brushes for distribution
You can preview this course by visiting the Mastering Brushes title page. The video segments that are underlined are viewable for free.
There is an accompanying blog entry on the lynda.com site that covers a bit of the making of this title, as well.
A Big Thanks goes out to my producer, Nick Brazzi, author relations manager Megan O. Read, queen of production Tanya Staples, and all the fine folks at lynda.com!