Advanced Painter Techniques
By Don Seegmiller
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: September 2008
Pages: 352

Turn Your Virtual Canvas into a Digital Masterpiece

It's one thing to learn the basics of Painter's painting and illustration tools. But to move your skills to a higher level, you need to understand how traditional artists think, too. Renowned Painter master Don Seegmiller reveals the professional secrets to creating stunning digital artwork with a distinctively fine-arts flair in this hands-on, thought-provoking guide to Corel's Painter.

You'll find inspiration from the author's brilliant and detailed paintings, then walk through the creative process as he deconstructs his finished examples so you not only learn to use the Painter techniques and tools he chooses, but you also gain a clear understanding of why he makes the artistic decisions he does. This beautiful, full-color book is your stroke of creative genius and is sure to guide you toward painting perfect portraits, dramatic landscapes, and stunning still lifes in no time at all.

  • Create the 3D look of traditional oil painting with 2D software tools

  • Paint with Impasto brushes and add Oil Splatter for intriguing effects

  • Create clouds, water, and cliffs, and combine them into landscapes

  • Easily create small multiples such as pebbles or leaves with the Image Hose

  • Build your own array of custom nozzles from the art you paint

  • Learn how to paint night scenes, including moonlight, candle glow, and dark backgrounds

  • Use the Liquid Metal plugin layer to create brilliant jewelry and other shiny objects

  • Progress from concepts to completed projects with step-by-step instructions

  • Download support files for the book's tutorials, sample brushes and textures, and more from the book's companion website at

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