Karen Sperling's Painting for Photographers: Steps and Art Lessons for Painting Photos in Corel Painter 12.1 and Adobe Photoshop CS5

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9781470082680: Karen Sperling's Painting for Photographers: Steps and Art Lessons for Painting Photos in Corel Painter 12.1 and Adobe Photoshop CS5

Painting isn't just for artists anymore.

Professional photographers and hobbyists, too, can turn photos into paintings in Corel Painter 12.1 and Adobe Photoshop CS5 with Painting for Photographers!

Painting for Photographers has everything you need to paint right away, including:

* Art lessons covering topics like choosing photos to paint and deciding on colors
* Software and hardware basics that you'll use for your artwork
* Step-by-step instructions for transforming photos into works of art
* Oil and acrylic techniques for painting on canvas after you print your art

Painting for Photographers includes steps and interim images for painting portraits, landscapes and pets. Written and illustrated by Painter Master Karen Sperling, the original Painter expert--she penned the first several Painter manuals and several previous Painter books--Painting for Photographers is the first art book for photographers.

Painting for Photographers is for everyone from beginners to advanced users. You'll benefit from Painting for Photographers' concise, thorough, easy-to-follow insights and instructions whether you're a professional photographer who would like to sell paintings to your clients or a hobbyist who wants to paint photos of your kids, grandkids and travels. And Painting for Photographers is great for graphic designers, illustrators, animators, web art creators and fine artists--anyone who wants to paint digital art.

If you think you can paint from photos, you probably can! Let Painting for Photographers show you how!

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From the Author:

Dear Professional Photographers and Hobbyists,

If you think you can paint your photos, you probably can. Painting starts as an interest that develops into a passion as you learn the art theories and Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop techniques for turning photos into paintings covered in Painting for Photographers.

The book is divided into four sections: 1. Art theories and software basics; 2. Painting people and pet portraits from photos in Painter and Photoshop; 3. Painting landscapes from photos in Painter and Photoshop; and 4. Painting with oils and acrylics on the canvas after the artwork is printed.

The book includes techniques for painting the looks of various media, from watercolors to pastels and oils, in both impressionistic and photorealistic styles.

There are three ingredients for turning photos into paintings in Painter and Photoshop--the art lessons and software steps, both of which are provided in Painting for Photographers--and the third ingredient--practice. Your next painting will be better than your last painting and while you are painting, everything is an interim step and will always get better the more you work on the painting. Learning to paint from photos takes some study and work, but the more you do it, the better you will get at it, and the more personally rewarding and satisfying it will be.

Ultimately, professional photographers profit by selling their paintings to clients and in other ways, including exhibiting their art, and hobbyists enjoy painting their kids, grandkids and travels and giving the paintings as gifts to others.

Painting for Photographers is for all levels of Painter and Photoshop users. It has the basics for beginners and it also has for everyone from beginners to advanced users my personal techniques that I've developed for the 20 years I've used Painter and Photoshop since I wrote the first several Painter program manuals starting with version 1. Everyone has their own way of working with Painter and Photoshop and you will find useful techniques in Painting for Photographers even if you have studied Painter and Photoshop with other teachers.

Painting for Photographers was a labor of love that has hit the spot for many photographers and hobbyists who would like to paint their photos.

If you think you can paint photos, you probably can. Let me show you how in Painting for Photographers!

Happy painting!

Karen Sperling

About the Author:

Karen Sperling wrote the very first Painter manual when the program debuted in 1991. She went on to write the manuals for the next several versions of Painter and wrote several published Painter books.

A graduate of Ithaca College, Karen has been a journalist for 30+ years, having worked freelance and on staff as a writer and as an editor for various magazines and newspapers.

Karen published the first printed Painter magazine, Artistry, and the first Painter e-zine, Artistry Tips and Tricks. Karen's Painter tutorials have appeared in many publications including Professional Photographers magazine, Rangefinder and the Painter Canvas.

Karen has taught Painter for over 20 years throughout the United States at companies such as Disney and American Greetings. She has given Painter talks and demonstrations at American Film Institute, Macworld, Seybold and SIGGRAPH. She has led Painter seminars and demo's at the annual WPPI convention and for the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), in venues including the national convention, affiliate schools and local affiliates.

Karen is also a photographer and artist who creates commissioned photographic and painted portraits, landscapes and abstracts using Painter or traditional oils, acrylics and pastels. She has exhibited her art in New York, Los Angeles and during Art Basel Miami Beach. Her commissioned portraits and art are held in private collections internationally.

For more Painter and Photoshop instructional materials, visit artistrymag.com/. For information about Karen's fine art and commissioned portraits, art, photography and murals, visit karensperling.com.

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