Getting Started with Corel Painter IX
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Getting Started with Corel Painter IX

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Video: using the welcome screen

- [Voiceover] When you first launch Corel Painter IX, you'll be presented with the Welcome Screen, which is a new feature. This Welcome Screen is designed to give you access to your files, both new and existing files. To give you access to tutorials, so that you can better learn how to use Corel Painter IX. It helps you set-up some of your settings, such as Brush Tracking, and it provides you with some artwork by some renowned Corel Painter Masters. You can see here on the left-hand side we see an image by Tim Warnock.
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  1. 8m 8s
    1. what's new?
      8m 8s
  2. 57m 9s
    1. using the welcome screen
      4m 6s
    2. exploring the interface
      12m 19s
    3. customizing the interface
      7m 50s
    4. creating custom palettes
      12m 27s
    5. creating custom keyboard shortcuts
      10m 4s
    6. creating and opening images
      4m 27s
    7. saving images
      5m 56s
  3. 32m 7s
    1. understanding tablet terminology
      5m 11s
    2. setting up a wacom tablet
      21m 6s
    3. setting brush tracking in corel painter IX
      5m 50s
  4. 37m 7s
    1. choosing colors from the color palette
      6m 46s
    2. mixing colors interactively
      11m 24s
    3. working with color sets
      8m 5s
    4. choosing paper textures
      10m 52s
  5. 5m 10s
    1. rotating and flipping images
      5m 10s
  6. 44m 25s
    1. understanding layers
      9m 9s
    2. creating, duplicating, and deleting layers
      4m 5s
    3. moving, arranging, and locking layers
      7m 47s
    4. naming layers
      7m 7s
    5. grouping, collapsing, and dropping layers
      8m 22s
    6. preserving transparency
      4m 29s
    7. painting with pick up underlying color
      3m 26s
  7. 1h 39m
    1. cloning basics
      13m 6s
    2. auto cloning paintings from photographs
      14m 51s
    3. cloning paintings from photographs
      28m 30s
    4. painting on photographs
      42m 59s
  8. 1h 23m
    1. sketching basics
      12m 54s
    2. sketching with pencils
      25m 20s
    3. sketching with chalks
      20m 16s
    4. sketching with the scratchboard tool
      24m 51s
  9. 2h 10m
    1. understanding artists' oils
      17m 50s
    2. painting with artists' oils
      25m 44s
    3. painting with digital water color
      29m 3s
    4. painting with water color
      16m 19s
    5. painting with liquid ink
      15m 46s
    6. painting with airbrushes
      25m 29s
  10. 19m 22s
    1. customizing brushes
      8m 49s
    2. saving custom brushes
      10m 33s
  11. 41m 59s
    1. using the sketch effect
      7m 5s
    2. applying surface texture
      11m 38s
    3. using the woodcut effect
      15m 41s
    4. using KPT effects
      7m 35s
  12. 33m 10s
    1. using make mosaic
      22m 37s
    2. using make tessellation
      10m 33s
  13. 37m 31s
    1. understanding bitmap and vector information
      6m 0s
    2. drawing with the shape tools
      5m 20s
    3. drawing with the pen tools
      5m 29s
    4. working with type
      7m 59s
    5. working with adobe illustrator files
      5m 52s
    6. painting with snap to path
      6m 51s
  14. 4m 56s
    1. opening adobe photoshop files in corel painter IX
      2m 5s
    2. saving adobe photoshop files in corel painter IX
      2m 51s

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10h 40m Beginner Nov 30, 2004

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This movie-based tutorial is designed to give new and existing users of Corel Painter IX a basic understanding of the latest version of the program and its new and improved features, including the new Welcome Screen, Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts, Artists' Oils Painting System, Snap-To-Path Painting, QuickClone, and integration with the Wacom Intuos3 tablet. The training begins with an overview of the Corel Painter IX interface, a review of basic tools, and tips on working with a Wacom tablet and then moves to practical sketching and painting exercises, including how to convert digital photographs to drawings, paintings, and mosaics. Exercise files accompany the training, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

Subject:
Design
Software:
Painter
Authors:
John Derry Tanya Staples

using the welcome screen

- [Voiceover] When you first launch Corel Painter IX, you'll be presented with the Welcome Screen, which is a new feature. This Welcome Screen is designed to give you access to your files, both new and existing files. To give you access to tutorials, so that you can better learn how to use Corel Painter IX. It helps you set-up some of your settings, such as Brush Tracking, and it provides you with some artwork by some renowned Corel Painter Masters. You can see here on the left-hand side we see an image by Tim Warnock.

So, the first tab which we have open is the Welcome Tab. And, this basically allows me to open and access some of my files. The first item, "Create new document", will allow me to create a new file, which is basically the equivalent of choosing, "File, New". Second, I can, "Open an existing document". This is the equivalent of choosing, "File, Open", from the File Menu. Next, I can choose to "Open a recently opened document". Here, you can see a list of the five most recently used files that I worked with in Corel Painter IX.

And, next we have what's called, "Open a template", and anytime you save a file into the template's folder in Corel Painter IX, which is located in the Application Folder, it will automatically appear here in the "Open a template" pop-up menu. Last, you can see we have an item to allow you to view a "What's New" movie in Corel Painter IX. For this particular item, you'll need to make sure that you have Quicktime Player installed. If you don't have Quicktime Player installed, you can download it for free from Apple's website. The next tab is the Featured Artists tab.

And, every time you re-launch the Welcome Screen, a new artist will appear in here. And this is designed to give you some inspiration and to show you some of the work that can be done with Corel Painter. The next tab provides you access to different types of learning. There's some "Online training", some "Online tutorials", and some "Online tips & tricks". You can also "Sign up to view some free Lynda.com training videos". Now, in order to view these specific types of training materials, you do need to have an active Internet connection because they will launch your Web browser.

The last tab provides you access to a Color Management tutorial. For this, you need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it for free from Adobe's website. Next, you can "Set up Brush Tracking". We're gonna take a look at the benefits of working with Brush Tracking, but for now just remember that you can access it from here, inside the Welcome Screen. There's the Thank You Credits, that provides thanks to all the people that helped out with Corel Painter. And, last we have, "Check for updates", which will allow you to check to see if there's any updates for Corel Painter IX.

Again, with this item you do need to have an active Internet connection because it will take you to the Corel.com website. The last item is the, "Show this dialog at startup", option. If you don't want the Welcome Screen to appear when you first launch Corel Painter IX, you can simply un-check this option and it will automatically open without going to the Welcome Screen. I'm gonna leave that turned on. And, let's just go back here to the first tab, and I'm just gonna click, "Create new document". And, that's gonna open up our New dialog box, and I'm gonna click, "OK".

Now, you may decide at some point when you have Corel Painter IX open, that you wanna access something that's inside the Welcome Screen. Well, that's not a problem, you can simply go to the Help Menu and choose, "Welcome". And, you can see that automatically opens up the Welcome Screen. If you wanna close it, you can simply click the "X" in the top, right-hand corner, and that will close the Welcome Screen. But, as you can see, this Welcome Screen is a beautiful edition to Corel Painter. Not only does it provide access to some really useful features, such as "Creating new documents", "Opening existing documents", access to training materials.

But it also provides access to some inspirational materials, such as the imagery that appears on the left-hand side, and the content that appears inside the Featured Artists tab.

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