The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting using Wacom and the iPad, Second Edition is a one-on-one art class with Cher in book form. The book focuses on traditional artist theory, and creative techniques using traditional media practice, Adobe Photoshop CS6 and later, Painter X3 and later, the Wacom Intuos5 and Intuos Pro Tablet family, the iPad, and more!
From the Foreword by Bert Monroy:
“This book is the art class you never took and wish you had.”
~Bert Monroy, artist, author, and teacher
As much art book as guide, The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting using Wacom and the iPad, Second Edition uses traditional drawing and painting theory exercises, coupled with real-life projects, to show readers how they can use Painter and Photoshop with pressure-sensitive tablets to draw and paint with a computer.
In this gorgeous, large format, full-color book, award-winning artist and author Cher Threinen-Pendarvis takes readers through a variety of projects designed to improve their drawing, composition, and conceptual thought processes while exploring different uses of the many brushes available in Painter and Photoshop. Readers will benefit from Cher’s creative thought processes and composition design secrets that she uses in her own work, but all the concepts, processes, and projects in this book can be applied to readers’ own drawings and paintings.
Through step-by-step lessons, Cher shows readers how to set up a pressure-sensitive tablet and stylus; use the iPad for sketching out ideas and use related software such as Brushes, Art Studio, and Adobe Ideas; use mark-making tools in Photoshop and Painter; create tonal, gestural, and contour drawings with a pressure-sensitive tablet and stylus; incorporate scanned artwork into digital paintings; use photos as a reference for the illustrations; make creative use of color and ideas for composition design; translate traditional color theory to digital color tools; simulate canvas and paper; create mixed media; and more.
Quote by Linnea Dayton:
“Cher demystifies the process of seeing your subject and translating its form and color into line and brushwork—so that’s how you do it!”
~Linnea Dayton, author of The Photoshop Wow! Book
Covers Painter 12!
As Painter reaches a milestone twentieth anniversary, The Painter Wow! Book, now in its tenth edition, continues to be an inspiration to Painter fans everywhere, novice and pros alike. Author and renowned artist Cher Threinen-Pendarvis uses her clear, instructive approach to get beginners up to speed and provides more advanced users with additional insight on a variety of cool, creative, and productive techniques. New to this edition is coverage of Painter’s latest tools and the completely redesigned interface, including new media library management, the new Navigator panel and new Clone Source panel, enhanced workspace features, new Real Wet Watercolor and Real Wet Oil painting media, Symmetry features including Kaleidoscope and Mirror painting modes, improved support for Photoshop users, and much more.
This invaluable resource for professionals and artists at all levels offers:
Numerous full-color images and illustrative techniques throughout, created by renowned Painter artists worldwide
Insider knowledge of Painter’s tools, brushes, functions, and preferences from the creator of hundreds of Corel’s brushes
Step-by-step instructions for creating artwork in a wide range of industries including commercial illustration and design, photography, fine arts, multimedia, and entertainment
A CD-ROM containing video clips, a study guide for instructors, unique custom brushes, plus papers, patterns, and other Wow! goodies built by Cher herself.
The Painter Wow! BooK, Tenth Addition covers Painter 12!
This study guide / instructor’s guide was designed to help you use The Painter Wow! Book Tenth Edition and its accompanying CD-ROM for self-study or as a textbook for classes in digital illustration, design, and enhanced photography, using Corel Painter 12.
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis and Donal Jolley
Digital cameras, advances in color printing, and software tools have changed the landscape of photography forever. The challenge now is to go beyond the basic digital photograph and print, and move toward the next level of expression. For many, this means pushing the technologies available and combining the artistic tools found in both photography and painting.
Geared for intermediate to advanced users, Beyond Digital Photography: Transforming Photos into Fine Art with Photoshop and Painter brings these once separate disciplines together in a beautiful and instructive book that uses time-honored design principles and basic drawing and painting skills, and applies them to digital photographs. The easy-to-follow, step-by-step format allows you to practice a variety of Photoshop and Painter techniques and gives you the confidence to achieve your own expressive goals with great results.
In this unique and inspiring book, you’ll discover how to transform your photos into works of art:
Shoot and select photos with good composition and lighting for painting
Emulate the look of pop art, woodcuts, and dry media texture
Create Old Masters-style oil paintings, watercolors, contemporary paintings, and abstract art
Add edge treatments and textured borders with brushwork
Build creative compositions, such as collages, and traditional styles such as landscape, portrait, and still life paintings
Use a pressure-sensitive tablet for gestural, expressive painting
The Painter Wow! Book, 1995, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis and Jim Benson
The Painter 4 Wow! Book, 1996, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
The Painter 5 Wow! Book, 1998, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
The Painter 6 Wow! Book, 2000, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
The Painter 7 Wow! Book, 2002, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Painter 7 Master Class, 2002, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
The Painter 8 Wow! Book, 2004, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book, Creative Techniques in Digital Painting, 2005, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
The Painter IX Wow! Book, 2005, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
The Painter X Wow! Book, 2007, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Beyond Digital Photography, Transforming Photos into Fine Art with Photoshop and Painter, 2009, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis and Donal Jolley
The Painter 11 Wow! Book, 2010, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
The Painter Wow! Book, Tenth Edition, 2012, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
*Cher also has French, Japanese and Chinese editions from this list.
The 10th Edition of The Painter WOW! Book series is out. Extensive new artists galleries, tutorials and a thorough editing to reflect new changes to Painter 12 make The Painter WOW! Book educational and inspiring!
The Painter Wow! Book can be purchased from the following vendors: