Painter X for Photographers - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780240520339

Painter X for Photographers

1st Edition

Creating Painterly Images Step by Step

Authors: Martin Addison
Print ISBN: 9780240520339
Imprint: Focal Press


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Whether you are just starting out with Painter, or are a seasoned pro who wants to take your photographs to the next level, you can’t go wrong with this essential guide by your side! Covering Painter X, but also applicable to earlier versions and to both PC and Macintosh users, this reader friendly book and DVD package will show you how to get the most out of this powerful program. Uniquely written specifically for photographers, Martin Addison gives a complete overview of the program, showing how to master each exciting tool, including the brand-new RealBristle and Smart Stroke brush libraries. Two all-new portraiture chapters show you how to turn photographs of your family members or professional clients into works of art ideal for framing. You’ll be able to give all of your precious photographs the painterly touch in no time!

Be sure to visit the accompanying website to view even more images and information to get you started!

Pictures by Martin and Doreen Addison can be seen on their website:

Key Features

Transform your photographs into stunning works of art using Corel's Painter X Packed with beautiful color images and precise, step-by-step instructions *Accompanying DVD contains over TWO HOURS of video tutorials plus all the images from the book for you to work on


The estimated 500,000 users of Painter worldwide who want to turn their photos into original works of art. Particularly those who already use Photoshop who are at beginner – intermediate level with Painter but already have a knowledge of digital imaging. Enthusiastic amateur photographers and camera club members.

Table of Contents

Introduction Getting started in Painter First steps in cloning Exploring paper textures Dark and colored tones Choosing brushes Customizing brushes Cloning from multiple images Layers and montage Watercolour, oil and pastel Applying surface texture Mosaics and other clones Hand coloring and toning Artists brush categories Special effects People, Portraits and Animals Printing and Practical Applications Painter paper libraries Index


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About the Author

Martin Addison

Affiliations and Expertise

Martin Addison received his Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 1995. A photographer with over 35 years’ experience, Addison runs courses and demonstrations on Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop and lectures on creative photography across the UK.


Reviews of Painter IX for Photographers: "With his easy to follow instructions, Martin leads you through each technique in an understandable and painless way...His descriptions of the various cloning methods are masterful" - Royal Photographic Society Journal "The clear structure and concise writing style takes the reader through brushes, papers and textures. Combined with an intelligent layout and a Windows/Mac compatible CD, Painter IX for Photographers is exemplary for its clarity and structure." - British Journal of Photography "This is a quality publication which very effectively covers the capabilities of a great software package. It is well laid out, with a high quality finish, excellent full colour illustrations and colour coded sections to clearly separate the chapters...Painter IX for Photographers is a book which for me makes the perfect companion to this great software package. Highly recommended." - "…an easy read with lots of imagery and explanation. A great addition to those who are new to Painter IX, or those who just wish to brush up on their digital painting skills." - John Virata, "Whether you're new to the software program or have used it for years, this guide geos through the brushes, papers, textures and other tools for creating artistic interpretations of your photographs." -PC Photo (Feb. 2008)