Corel Painter 2017
Corel Painter 2017 continues to impress me. It’s my goal to complete one painting a month in 2017, and Corel Painter is going to help me achieve this goal. It allows me to pick up where I left off without having to worry about cleaning my brushes and work area.
Painter vs Photoshop
For a painter, there is no comparison between Painter and Photoshop. Corel Painter was created for painters. Adobe Photoshop was created for photographers. Yes, you can “paint” in Photoshop, but believe me when I say it isn’t very realistic.
Realistic painting is when you take a “dry brush” and blend your oil paints. It is also when you place watercolor paint on a wet paper and it spreads. When it dries as a lighter color, that too is realistic. These realistic features are all built in to Corel Painter 2017.
In the above face I used oil pastels. The tooth of the paper (yes, you can establish a texture with tooth to it) left little dots (you can see some to the left of her mouth). I was able to take my paint brush and blend most of them away.
Because I can control the size of my pastel, I can dial it down to a very sharp point and add details. That’s how I painted the eyes, eyeliner and eyelashes, as well as the lips.
Last week I spent the week practicing painting eyes – the iris and the pupil. The eyes are kind of fun.
Super 1 Day
On Saturday, May 20th, 2017, I will be conducting a PPA Super 1 Day workshop on painter. I can’t guarantee anyone will walk away an expert. Much of what people will take away from the class will be based on their knowledge coming in to the class, but I can promise this — you wall walk away having created a painted portrait. In addition, you’ll know whether you want to pursue learning how to paint in Corel Painter 2017.
D. Brent Walton
D. Brent Walton is a Certified Professional Photographer and Photographic Craftsman. With only a few merits to go, he is close to receiving both his Master Artist and Master Photographer degrees from PPA.