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Painter X for Photographers

Book Description

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 www.painterforphotographers.co.uk to view even more images and information to get you started!

Pictures by Martin and Doreen Addison can be seen on their website: www.martinanddoreen.co.uk.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Halftitle
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Introduction
  8. Acknowledgements
  9. 1 Getting started in Painter
    1. The Painter X workspace
      1. The default view
      2. Toolbox
      3. Opening a picture in Painter
      4. Brush Selector
      5. Picking a color from the Colors palette
      6. Properties bar
      7. Correcting mistakes
      8. Moving around the picture
      9. Rotating the canvas
      10. Normal view
      11. Full screen view
      12. Keyboard shortcuts for the screen
      13. Using and organizing palettes
      14. Creating custom palettes
      15. Palette menu
      16. Brush Creator
      17. Using a graphic tablet
      18. Saving images
      19. Default settings
    2. Setting up preferences
      1. Preferences – General
      2. Preferences – Operating System
      3. Preferences – Undo
      4. Preferences – Customize Keys
      5. Customize workspace
    3. Painter X – Photoshop
      1. Terminology and usage
      2. File compatibility
      3. Tools
      4. Keyboard shortcuts
  10. 2 First steps in cloning
    1. Basic cloning techniques
    2. Tracing paper
    3. Soft clone
    4. Camel impasto clone
    5. Bristle Brush Clone
    6. An introduction to paper grain
    7. Textured Clone
  11. 3 Choosing brushes
    1. Quick guide to selecting brushes
      1. First select the category
      2. Understanding the shapes
      3. Now for the texture
      4. Blenders for smoothing and mixing
    2. Acrylic brushes
    3. Airbrushes
    4. Art Pen Brushes
    5. Artists’ Oils
    6. Artists
    7. Blenders
    8. Calligraphy
    9. Chalk
    10. Charcoal
    11. Cloners
    12. Colored Pencils
    13. Conte
    14. Crayons
    15. Digital Watercolor
    16. Distortion
    17. Erasers
    18. F – X
    19. Felt Pens
    20. Gouache
    21. Image Hoze
    22. Impasto
    23. Liquid Ink
    24. Oil Pastels
    25. Oils
    26. Palette Knives
    27. Pastels
    28. Pattern Pens
    29. Pencils
    30. Pens
    31. Photo
    32. RealBristle Brushes
    33. Smart Stroke Brushes
    34. Sponges
    35. Sumi-e
    36. Tinting
    37. Watercolor
  12. 4 Customizing Brushes
    1. The Brush Creator
    2. The Stroke Designer Palettes
      1. Stroke Designer Palette – General
      2. Stroke Designer Palettes – Size
      3. Stroke Designer Palettes – Well
      4. Stroke Designer Palettes – Spacing
      5. Stroke Designer Palettes – Random
      6. Stroke Designer Palettes – Impasto
    3. The Randomizer
    4. The Transposer
    5. Creating a captured dab
    6. Saving brush variants
    7. Making a new brush category
  13. 5 Exploring paper textures
    1. Making a paper texture test print
    2. Changing the paper scale
    3. Changing the paper contrast
    4. Changing the paper brightness
    5. Using extra paper libraries
    6. Creating your own paper texture
  14. 6 Applying surface texture
    1. Apply Surface Texture – dialog box
      1. Using
      2. Softness and Inverted
      3. Appearance of Depth
      4. Light Controls
    2. Using – Paper
    3. Using – Image Luminance
    4. Using – Original Luminance
    5. Using – 3D Brush Strokes
    6. Applying texture to a soft clone
    7. Applying texture to a layer
  15. 7 Layers and Montage
    1. The Layers palette
      1. Active layer
      2. Layer visibility
      3. Canvas
      4. Making new layers
      5. Deleting layers
      6. Merging and flattening layers
      7. Grouping layers
      8. Layer masks
      9. Locking a layer
      10. Duplicating layers
      11. Layer opacity
      12. Layer Composite Depth
      13. Preserve transparency
      14. Renaming a layer
    2. Layer compatibility
      1. Photoshop CS to Painter X
      2. Painter X to Photoshop CS
    3. Layer Composite Method
    4. Altering tone and color with layers
    5. Using layers with cloning
      1. Making a multi-layered clone
      2. The first clone
      3. The second clone
      4. The third clone
      5. The fourth clone
      6. The final stage
    6. Creating a montage
      1. Step-by-step montage
      2. The first layer
      3. Adding the rock texture
      4. Using a layer mask to reduce the effect
      5. Changing the layer composite method
      6. Changing the color
      7. Overlaying a texture from another picture
      8. Adding extra imagery
      9. Finishing off the picture
      10. Adjusting the saturation and contrast
      11. Creative cropping
    7. Montage using cloning
    8. Cloning from three images
  16. 8 Watercolor, oil and pastel
    1. Watercolor or Digital Watercolor?
    2. Watercolor explained
      1. Watercolor Layers
      2. Water – Wetness
      3. Water – Dry Rate
      4. Water – Diffuse Amt
      5. Water – Wind Force
      6. Water – Other Controls
    3. Digital Watercolor
    4. Soft Runny Watercolor
    5. Dry Bristle Watercolor
    6. Oils
    7. Pastel
  17. 9 Mosaics and other clones
    1. Making Mosaics
    2. Monochrome clone
    3. Liquid Ink
    4. Auto-Painting palette
  18. 10 Hand coloring and toning
    1. Choosing colors
      1. Colors Palette
      2. Small Color palette
      3. Color info
      4. Color Sets
      5. Mixer
    2. Toning techniques
      1. Adjust Colors
      2. Posterize using color set
      3. Color Overlay
    3. Hand tinting
    4. Hand tinting – Changing season
  19. 11 Children and young people
    1. Using Blender brushes
    2. Portrait using Blenders
    3. Portrait in Pastel
    4. Making an inset mount
    5. Portrait in Oils
  20. 12 Portraits
    1. Portrait using Artists Oils
    2. Portrait using Pastels
    3. Smart Stroke Brushes
    4. Design ideas for portraits
    5. Moody portrait
    6. Weddings
    7. Bride in white
  21. 13 Special effects
    1. Glass Distortion
    2. Sketch
    3. Woodcut
    4. Liquid Lens
    5. Marbling
    6. Distress
    7. Apply Screen
    8. Burn
    9. Bevel World
    10. Kaleidoscope
  22. 14 Printing and presentation
    1. A simple workflow
      1. Photographic capture
      2. File sizes
      3. Sharpening
      4. Preparing to print
      5. Increasing the file size
    2. Color Management
      1. Color profiles
      2. Using profiles in Painter X
      3. Selecting profiles
    3. Problems with printing textures
      1. Viewing on screen
      2. How file sizes affect paper textures
      3. How print sizes affect paper textures
      4. Resampling files with paper textures
    4. Edge effects
    5. Underpainting palette
  23. 15 Paper libraries
    1. Painter X default papers
    2. Assorted textures
    3. Awesome textures
    4. Biological textures
    5. Branched textures
    6. Contrasty textures
    7. Crack textures
    8. Crazy textures
    9. Drawing Paper textures
    10. Molecular textures
    11. Organismal textures
    12. Painter 5.5 textures
    13. Painter 6 textures
    14. Painter 7 textures
    15. Paper textures
    16. Relief textures
    17. Subtle textures
    18. Textile textures
    19. Weird textures
    20. Wild textures
    21. Last word
      1. Congratulations!
      2. Painter X for Photographers DVD
      3. Further resources
  24. Index