Getting Started with Corel Painter Essentials 3 is a video-based tutorial designed to give users a basic understanding of the program and its features, specifically how to transform photos into paintings. The training begins with an overview of the Corel Painter Essentials 3 interface, then shows you how to work with color, brushes, paper textures, and layers. The tutorial then moves on to demonstrate techniques for creating stunning paintings from photos in three simple steps using the new Underpainting, Auto-Painting, and Restoration palettes. This tutorial also teaches you how to work with a Wacom tablet, how to open and save files from Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Photoshop, how to clone paintings from photographs, and how to apply special effects, such as Woodcut, Surface Texture, and Auto van Gogh, to instantly add interest and depth to your photos. Exercise files accompany the training videos, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.