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Painter X3 Essential Training

with John Derry

Video: Welcome

Get your creative ideas out of your head and onto your canvas. Learn the essentials of working with Corel Painter X3, and get started with digital painting.
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  1. 1m 23s
    1. Welcome
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 5m 40s
    1. Understanding what Painter X3 can do
      1m 50s
    2. Let's paint!
    3. Working with a pen tablet
      2m 55s
  3. 9m 35s
    1. Starting Painter for the first time
      3m 15s
    2. Creating, opening, and saving files
      4m 3s
    3. Working with templates
      2m 17s
  4. 29m 41s
    1. Understanding the Tool palette and property bar
      2m 34s
    2. Using media selectors
      5m 35s
    3. Working with the Brush Selector
      8m 20s
    4. Configuring panels and palettes
      5m 42s
    5. Navigating Painter
      4m 32s
    6. Using the Reference Image panel
      2m 58s
  5. 37m 0s
    1. Setting preferences
      11m 23s
    2. Arranging palettes
      2m 25s
    3. Creating custom palettes
      4m 18s
    4. Customizing keyboard shortcuts
      5m 41s
    5. Understanding workspaces
      6m 38s
    6. Using the Cinco iPad Painter helper app
      6m 35s
  6. 28m 22s
    1. Controlling color with the Color palette
      5m 14s
    2. Working with the Temporal Color palette
      4m 31s
    3. Mixing color with the Mixer pad
      9m 26s
    4. Working with color sets
      9m 11s
  7. 54m 48s
    1. Touring the brush options
      15m 47s
    2. Locating brushes with the brush search engine
      3m 17s
    3. Working with brush controls
      4m 7s
    4. Advanced brush controls
      2m 24s
    5. Adjusting brush size
      3m 27s
    6. Calibrating brushes for maximum stroke quality
      9m 17s
    7. Setting Universal Jitter and working with Jitter brushes
      4m 30s
    8. Painting with perspective using brush-obeying perspective guides
      11m 59s
  8. 28m 43s
    1. Working with Digital Watercolor brushes
      5m 48s
    2. Using standard Watercolor brushes
      8m 54s
    3. Using the Real Watercolor brushes
      6m 19s
    4. Controlling pigment migration with flow maps
      7m 42s
  9. 18m 34s
    1. Introduction to selections
      7m 45s
    2. Using the Lasso tool
      3m 21s
    3. Selecting items with the Polygonal Selection tool
      1m 42s
    4. Understanding the Magic Wand tool
      5m 46s
  10. 26m 28s
    1. Understanding the flexibility of layers
      6m 1s
    2. Preserving transparency in layers
      3m 53s
    3. Picking up underlying color in layers
      4m 8s
    4. Using the Transform tool
      4m 57s
    5. Working with layer masks
      7m 29s
  11. 28m 51s
    1. Cloning basics
      5m 13s
    2. Using the Clone Source panel
      8m 14s
    3. Understanding the Underpainting panel
      2m 46s
    4. Exploring the Auto-Painting and Smart Stroke palettes
      6m 29s
    5. Working with the Restoration panel
      6m 9s
  12. 16m 55s
    1. Comparing the strengths of Photoshop and Painter
      3m 36s
    2. The PSD format: Understanding what's compatible and what's not
      4m 24s
    3. Understanding color management compatibility
      8m 55s
  13. 13m 20s
    1. Identifying safety nets
      4m 55s
    2. Resetting brush properties
      2m 29s
    3. Restoring Painter's workspace
      4m 3s
    4. Troubleshooting when a brush won't paint
      1m 53s
  14. 4m 7s
    1. Next steps
      4m 7s

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Painter X3 Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 5h 3m Beginner


Get your creative ideas out of your head and onto your canvas. John Derry, one of the original Corel Painter authors, teaches the tools and techniques that will get beginners up and running with Painter X3 and help old hands harness the best new features. Learn the basics of painting on a computer, and learn to set up your system (your Painter preferences, tablet and pen, and your palettes) so it works best for you. Then John shows you how to mix and manage color, wield Painter's brushes with maximum control, work with layers and selections, and integrate with that other digital painting powerhouse, Adobe Photoshop. John also covers perspective-guided strokes and the Universal Jitter control for adding analog-like sensitivity to your artwork. Dive in now and get your creative juices flowing.

Topics include:
  • Working with a pen tablet
  • Creating, opening, and saving files
  • Configuring panels and palettes
  • Controlling and mixing control
  • Calibrating brushes for maximum stroke quality
  • Working with jitter brushes
  • Working with digital watercolor brushes
  • Selecting with the Lasso and Magic Wand tools
  • Preserving transparency in layers
  • Cloning artwork
  • Comparing Photoshop and Painter
  • Troubleshooting Painter


Hi, I'm John Derry and I'd like to welcome you to Painter X3 Essential Training. In this course, I'll help familiarize you with Painter so you can use this program to express the creative artist in you. We'll get into creating and importing images, exploring Painter's wide range of expressive brushes, as well as layers, cloning, and integrating your work with Photoshop. We'll dive into the new perspective-guided strokes as well as the universal jitter control for adding an analog sensitivity to your artwork.

Whether you are new to Painter, or an old hand. I'll introduce you to all of the basics and new features that will get your creative juices flowing. Now, let's get started with Painter X3 Essential Training.

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