Photo Art for Beginners
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.
Artwork by Kimber Heineman
Get an introduction to Painter’s photo art tools such AI, Auto-painting, and cloning and see how they can be used to convert your photos into paintings.
This tutorial will introduce you to the new AI styles in Painter 2021. See how easy it is to transform your images into stylized paintings.
Learn how to use Painter’s AI styles to transform a portrait into a painted work of art, then blend away photographic details and add painterly accents.
Learn how to apply AI styles, color using selections and work with other unique Painter tools to transform a black and white illustration.
Follow along with Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker and learn how to combine multiple AI styles, imagery and brush work into a portrait collage.
In this tutorial, Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker will show you how to use AI styles to quickly build a lovely base for your paintings.
This tutorial provides an overview of the new clone tinting feature in Painter 2021 and shows the basics of mixing colors with a clone source.
Watch and learn as Painter Master Skip Allen takes one of his existing ink wash paintings and uses Clone Tinting to add exciting color to the landscape.
Learn how to create a brand-new work of art from two existing paintings using Painter’s Clone Tinting to clone elements from one to another.
In this 4-part tutorial series, Painter Master Elite Heather Michelle Chinn will show you step-by-step how to create a painting from a cell phone image.
In this tutorial, Painter Master Helen Yancy shows you how to get started using Painter to create photo art.
The first step in creating photo art is cloning, and in this tutorial you will learn how to clone your original image.
Learn the basics you need to get started creating photo art - brush settings, custom palettes, color and layers.
See how to change your Painter brush settings so that your brush acts as a blender to bring in details of faces and hands.
Here's how to add the finishing touches to your painting by bringing in highlights and colors from your original photo.
Learn how to set up a reference image, how to use the Dropper tool for color sampling, and how to use the Magnifier tool.
Learn how simple it can be to convert a photo to a painting using the auto-painting and clone tools in Painter.
How to set up the clone palette with a source image and tracing paper, and how to activate a brush in cloning mode.
In this tutorial, Painter Master Heather Michelle Chinn explores the differences between Clone and Quick Clone.
Understanding how resaturation affects the process of cloning can have a dramatic effect on your finished piece.
Learn how to use the Resaturation panel to bring back select photographic details in your painting for the perfect finish.