Introduction to Painter 12: Part 2
Instructor: Elaina Moore-Kelly
This class is a continuation of Painter 12 Part 1. In the first week we will pick up right where we left off last time with a lesson which covers Layers and how to use them effectively when creating an image. In the weeks which follow you will learn about the different methods Painter offers for creating selections, how to use the Transformation tools, how to create and use a Layer mask and more.
I think you will find this class even more fun that the previous one, especially since this time around you will be more comfortable with what you are doing. By the time you finish this series of lessons you will be well on your way to an understanding of the way many of the basic tools in Painter work, and how to create beautiful images using Corel Painter
Please click on the Syllabus tab above for further details about this course.
Beginner to Intermediate
If you are new to using Painter, especially Painter 12, it’s suggested that you take the Introduction to Painter 12: Part 1 class before enrolling in this one. The Part 1 class will familiarize you with the Painter 12 interface including a general overview of the new Panel/Palette system, how to use the Brush Selector, the Clone panel, the Toolbox and more.
Please note: Students must have a working knowledge of their operating system, especially:
- How to create and name new folders.
- How to locate files in their computers
- How to open and save files
- How to unzip files
- Microsoft® Windows® (XP SP3), Microsoft® Windows® Vista or 7, or Apple® Mac OS® X operating system
- Corel® Painter™ 12
- Service Pack 1 (The most current Service Pack as of this posting)
- Adobe® Reader or equivalent software for reading lessons.
- A computer capable of running Corel® Painter™ 12
- A pressure sensitive graphics tablet, such as those made by Wacom
Note: Corel® Painter™ has been optimized to integrate seamlessly with a pressure sensitive graphics tablet such as the inexpensive Wacom Bamboo, or the multi-featured Wacom Intuos. Although you can use the program with a mouse, you will find many of its features to be most effective with a tablet. You may want to consider buying one at some point in time.
There is initially a bit of a learning curve, but once you begin to use the tablet and pen in conjunction with Painter (and many other programs) you will be both amazed and excited by how real the painting and drawing effects seem as you work.
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Please review your Part 1 lessons to familiarize yourself with what you learned in that class. This will enable you to jump right in during the first week.
Colors in abundance!
- The Color Sets panel: an overview
- Custom Colors
- Adding Names To Colors
- What’s a Layer?
- Anatomy of the Layers Panel
- Naming/renaming Layer the Painter 12 Way
- Homework exercise: Paint a butterfly using layers
It’s all about Layers!
- What’s a Layer Group?
- Layer Groups in depth
- Drop Shadows in Painter
- Changing the Canvas to a layer
- Layer Opacity and Composite Methods
- Homework exercise: Create a Collage
- Selection tools: Overview
- Toolbox Selection tools
- Rectangle Selection tool
- Oval Selection tool
- The Bucket tool
- Feathering selections
- Lasso Selection tool
- Polygonal Selection tool
- The Select Menu: Part 1
- Layer Masks
- Homework: Create an image using a Layer mask
- The Select Menu: Part 2
- The Transformation Tools
- The Transform Property Bar in depth
- The Transform menu
- Free Transform
- Flip: Horizontal and Vertical
- Homework: Out of Bounds exercise