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The Painter Wow! Book, Tenth Edition by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

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7. Enhancing Photos, Montage and Collage

Introduction

ALTHOUGH PAINTER BEGAN as a painting program, the features that have been added over the years have turned it into a powerful image processor as well. Many tools are designed just for photographers—for instance, the Dodge and Burn tools in the Toolbox and the Scratch Remover and Saturation Add brushes found in the Photo brush category in the Brush Selector. And dynamic layers allow you to adjust brightness, contrast, and color with complete freedom. Painter boasts color-reduction features that are useful for working with photos such as posterize (see page 249), woodcut (see page 267) and distressing (see page 255). And, of course, when it comes to achieving painterly effects with photos, Painter ...

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