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Advanced Painter Techniques

ISBN: 978-0-470-28493-3
304 pages
September 2008
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If you are interested in developing techniques for using Corel’s Painter, Advanced Painter Techniques is full of the author’s compelling digital paintings with instructions on how you too can create similar effects. You will gain an understanding of the method, reasons, techniques and thought processes behind each detailed image and how they can be adapted to suit your own artistic process. If you have been searching for a resource that contains advanced painter techniques and shows you the tools and the theories that drive their use, this book is your ultimate resource.
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Introduction.

Chapter 1 Painting an Oil Portrait.

Creating a 3D Look with 2D Tools.

Considering the Result First.

Painting the Portrait.

Finishing Touches.

Final Thoughts.

Chapter 2 Painting Clouds, Water, and Stone.

Learning the Fundamentals of Painting a Landscape.

Painting the Clouds.

Painting the Water.

Painting the Rocky Cliffs.

Completing the Water.

Finishing Touches.

Final Thoughts.

Chapter 3 Painting a Rocky Surface Then Making It Look Wet.

Creating a Rocky Texture.

Painting a Wet Surface.

Painting a Gooey Surface.

Final Thoughts.

Chapter 4 Painting a Fantasy Forest with the Image Hose 101

Using the Image Hose.

Setting Up the Image.

Painting Trees in the Forest.

Adding Leaves to the Trees.

Finishing Touches.

Final Thoughts.

Chapter 5 Painting the Sleepwalker.

Painting a Night Scene.

Painting the Sleepwalker.

Painting the Eye Candy in the Image.

Finishing Touches.

Final Thoughts.

Chapter 6 Painting a Sea Serpent 163

Using a Paper Texture for the Image.

Painting the Sea Monster.

Adding the Fog Bank.

Adding the Sea Serpent’s Reflection in the Water.

Finishing Touches.

Final Thoughts.

Chapter 7 Red Riding Hood 189

Importing the Sketch and Setting Up the Image.

Using Custom Brushes to Paint the Forest Background.

Making a Grass Paper Texture.

Building a Grass Nozzle File.

Painting Red Riding Hood.

Finishing Touches.

Final Thoughts.

Chapter 8 From Concept to Complete 219

Defining Concept Work.

Setting Up the Image.

Setting the Mood and Tone.

Painting the Monster.

Finishing the Monster.

Painting the Foreground.

Finishing Touches.

Final Thoughts.

Chapter 9 Painting Shiny Baubles 245

Using a Different Approach.

Painting the Face.

Adding a Decorative Pattern to the Fabric.

Painting the Earrings.

Painting the Neck Rings.

Using Liquid Metal to Paint Jewelry.

Using a Custom Brush to Paint Decorative Shapes.

Creating an Amazing Background.

Finishing Touches.

Final Thoughts.

Index.

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Don Seegmiller, BFA, is a professional artist, author, and instructor. His traditional paintings are on display at Wadle Galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and his work is also featured in several editions of The Painter WOW! Book. He teaches senior-level illustration, traditional head painting, figure drawing, and digital painting courses at Brigham Young University, as well as online undergraduate and graduate courses at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
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