Painting Tutorials

Painting Tutorials

Whether you are a traditional artist or a photo editing aficionado, Corel Painter is the tool you need to create incredible works of art on a digital canvas. The tutorials here will show you how to paint, photopaint, and create digital art in all kinds of ways using Painter’s wide variety of brushes and features.

Discover the Joy of Painting® Like Bob Ross®

When working through these tutorials you will learn valuable techniques like color mixing using the same paints that Bob created with. How to paint a simple happy cloud and tree and then put together everything you have learned to create your very own Mystic Mountain masterpiece! If Bob was painting on a computer today he would really love these mystic mountain brushes in Painter® 2018, which were built to mimic his approachable painting style in a digital medium. Best of all, these brushes are extra special because they are endorsed and approved by Bob Ross Inc.©.

Getting Started with Painter

If you are new to digital painting, or an experienced artist using Painter for the first time, this tutorial series is a great place to start. Painter Masters Justin Buus and Jeremy Sutton demonstrate the key tools and techniques, such as setting up a new canvas, choosing brushes, selecting color and setting up your workspace preferences. Mastering these simple tools and techniques will ensure that your digital painting process gets off to a good start.

Fine Art for Beginners

This tutorial series is designed for fine artists who have little or no experience with digital painting. In her Beginner Landscape Painting tutorials, Painter Master Melissa Gallo demonstrates the complete workflow, from setting up your canvas to adding the final touches. Painter Master Karen Bonaker gives you lots of helpful tips for learning how to use panels, palettes, brush controls and layers, and takes a closer look at the properties of some of her favorite brushes.

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Painter has some amazing tools for photo artists that make it easy to turn your photos and images into a work of art. This tutorial series will cover the basics of getting started with photo art, including setting up your workspace and familiarizing yourself with the tools, using the cloning and auto-painting features and adding the finishing touches. A variety of Painter Masters share their tips and tricks for adding details and creating specific photo art like portraits, still life and landscapes.

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Introduction to Particle Brushes

In this series of tutorials you will learn how to use the new physics-inspired Particle Brushes with the help of Painter artists. Found in Blenders, Cloners and our extensive new Particle Brush category, these brushes let you revel in chaotic creativity or take control for pinpoint precision to create the kind of jaw-dropping art you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you’re a photo artist, illustrator or traditional painter, no matter what kind of art you create, our new revolutionary Particle Brushes allow you to push your creative vision further.

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Painter 2018 Tutorials

See what’s new in Painter 2018! In this series of tutorials, the Painter Masters give you an in-depth look at some of the exciting new and enhanced features. Painter 2018 allows you to make an effortless transition from traditional to digital art, and accomplish natural, professional results in less time. Expand your digital art capabilities using a phenomenal collection of the world’s most realistic Natural-Media®. Experiment with unlimited art materials trusted by artists worldwide, including thick paints, flowing watercolors, and texture-filled media. Take advantage of in-app learning, Photoshop compatibility, 2.5D texture painting, and industry leading photo painting tools.

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Painter 2017 Tutorials

Explore an unbelievable collection of realistic Natural-Media® and visionary art materials in Painter® 2017. Easily transition from traditional to digital art and cover your canvas with thick oils, dripping watercolors and many other texture-filled strokes that bring your subject to life. Select from new workspace layouts that highlight tools specifically for Illustration, fine art, concept, manga and photo art workflows. Enjoy in-app learning along with the speed and power of a hybrid native 64-bit Mac and PC application that’s compatible with dual monitors and Photoshop files. Experience the world’s most expressive digital art software that’s changing what’s possible in art.

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Painter Webinars

Painter Webinars

These full-length webinars will give you further insight, tips and techniques for creating incredible art with Painter. Our Painter Masters give you a detailed, step-by-step look at the tools and features they use, and share their creative processes. Learn about a variety of different artistic styles, including still life, commercial packaging, fantasy illustration, photo painting and more.

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AfterShot Pro 2 Tutorials

Introduction to Corel Painter 2015

This series of video tutorials will introduce you to what’s new in Painter 2015, focusing on the enhanced features designed to give you greater control over the creative process and brand new features that will inspire you to push your creative vision further. You will also learn about new mobile capabilities that let you paint on the go anytime, anywhere.

Photography Quick Tips

This series of video tutorials will introduce you to Corel Painter X3. The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step, and these videos make those first steps that much easier. You will get oriented in the Painter workspace and learn the basic ideas that are essential to creating digital art with Painter. This course is ideally suited to beginners, new product owners, or veterans who need a refresher on the basics.
Image by: Jeremy Sutton

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How to Use ParticleShop

This collection of tutorials will introduce you to ParticleShop, the brush plugin for Adobe® Photoshop® that gives designers, photographers and artists the ability to enhance their work with Corel Painter’s particle brush technology. Take a tour through the workspace and get tips and tricks from the experts.

Photography Quick Tips

Intro to Painter Essentials 5

With Corel® Painter® Essentials™ 5 it’s easy to create amazing art, whether you are a beginner or seasoned pro. Easily sketch, draw or paint on a blank canvas or use the auto-painting tool to transform your photos into amazing art right before your eyes. A mobile interface and support for Intel’s 2-in-1 devices makes it easy for artists on the go – just paint and sketch in tablet mode with your finger and stylus, then flip to laptop mode to embellish your work. So get out there, get inspired and start painting!

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Create a Painting with Aaron Blaise

In this five-part tutorial series, professional artist Aaron Blaise walks you through his process for creating a beautiful painting using Painter Essentials 5.

 

Photography Quick Tips

Intro to Corel Painter Lite

Corel Painter Lite is a beginner-friendly digital art tool, and these tutorials will teach you how to get the most out of it! They cover basic topics like how to use layers, how to customize your workspace, and how to use different brushes.
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AfterShot Pro 2 Tutorials

Beginner Courses

Get in-depth training on how to become a digital artist, the fundamentals of digital art, and how to create your first portrait, your first landscape and even a superhero illustration.

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This tutorial series is designed for fine artists who have little or no experience with digital painting. In her Beginner Landscape Painting tutorials, Painter Master Melissa Gallo demonstrates the complete workflow, from setting up your canvas to adding the final touches. Painter Master Karen Bonaker gives you lots of helpful tips for learning how to use panels, palettes, brush controls and layers, and takes a closer look at the properties of some of her favorite brushes.

Painter for Illustrators

Learn how to do illustration with Corel Painter X3. This series of video tutorials will introduce you to the powerful tools available to illustrators of all sorts in Corel Painter. As an illustrator, you’re able to tell a visual story that elicits emotions and gets results. Whether you’re creating storyboards, developing art for a magazine or working on a book cover, Painter X3 is versatile illustration software that will help your art leave a lasting impression.

Image by: Don Seegmiller

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Painter has some amazing tools for photo artists that make it easy to turn your photos and images into a work of art. This tutorial series will cover the basics of getting started with photo art, including setting up your workspace and familiarizing yourself with the tools, using the cloning and auto-painting features and adding the finishing touches. A variety of Painter Masters share their tips and tricks for adding details and creating specific photo art like portraits, still life and landscapes.

AfterShot Pro 2 Tutorials

Draw This with Aaron Rutten

Seattle-based artist and educator Aaron Rutten shares his illustration techniques touching on nearly every aspect of digital painting with Corel Painter. Watch his video tutorials on a variety of subjects, including landscape painting, still life, impressionism, surrealism, cartooning and abstract art.

 

AfterShot Pro 2 Tutorials

Portrait Painting with Aaron Rutten

This series of six short videos walks you through the process of painting a portrait from a reference photo. Painter Master Aaron Rutten reveals his process, offering lots of insights into the tools and techniques he uses to paint professional-quality portraits. Watch closely to see how he approaches the skin tone, hair, eyes, and shadows. Or just skim through to get a sense of his approach to portrait-painting.

 

See what's new in Painter 2018!

Download your FREE 30-day trial and test drive exciting new features like Thick Paint media, texture synthesis, 2.5D texture brushes, new cloning capabilities, selection brushes and more.

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