Illustrate Your Own Superhero using Corel Painter

We all love superheros. Learn to create one from scratch using just your computer.
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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

Illustrate your own superhero with Corel Painter. In this Painter course, you'll learn how to create a professional-grade piece of digital art. The skills you will learn will help you to paint professionally or to build a portfolio of work to impress your potential future employer, or even as a nice hobby.


After we cover the cover the basic tools you'll need to create your superhero, we'll dive right into our superhero project. You'll start with a reference image and work through all the artistic steps necessary to deliver a professional looking final project.

Who Should Take This Course

This course is designed for anyone who enjoys digital art, from photographers, graphic and web designers, animators and more. Whether a beginner or even an intermediate user, you will gain vast skills taking this course.


There are no skill prerequisites for this course. You are expected to have access to a copy of Corel Painter in any version, though we will be using Painter 2015 in this course, no prior Painter skills are required.

What is the target audience?

Graphic and web designers, animators, illustrators, artists and anyone loving digital arts.

What are the requirements?

  • No prior knowledge of Painter is required for this course
  • Some experience with digital art creation is recommended
  • You'll need Corel Painter (we're using 2015, but older versions will work)
  • A Wacom tablet is recommended, but not required for this course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Skillfully use Corel's autopaint feature
  • Work with reference images
  • Leverage color mixing for a professional look
  • Use tablet and stylus techniques like a professional artist
  • Master tonal buildup and texturing
  • Create a professional superhero for your portfolio

Who is the target audience?

  • Illustrators
  • Graphic designers
  • Web designers
  • Animators
  • Artists

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Collect project files for this course here.

Have Questions?

As always, you can post your questions here, but you can also now Tweet your questions directly to the author, Charlie Everton!

Tweet your questions to @JustCorel and Charlie will get back to you on Twitter.

Introduction to Corel Painter
Section 2: Introduction to Corel Painter
Quick orientation guide
A closer look at brushes
Paper Textures
Masking Techniques
Drawing with Shapes
Section 3: Graphics tablet (a quick overview)
Introduction to Pen and Tablet
Section 4: Techniques in sketching and painting
Pencils and Chalk within Painter
What is Gouache?
Spray, Jitter and Airbrush
Differences; traditional & digital paint (introducing Impasto)
Experimenting with mixed mediums
Section 5: Drawing inspiration
Sketching… It’s fun!
Quick perspective technique
Post-Production - (effects panel) `distress woodcut’
Mini-Project; ‘Making an Illustrative graphic, with collaging’
Mini-Project - continued
Section 6: Typography
Corel’s Text Tool and limitations
Exporting to photoshop for more elaborate text
Section 7: Drawing your own superhero
Illustrating Your Own Superhero

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Instructor Biography

Corel Corporation, Changing the way people express and share their ideas

Corel has brought a spirit of innovation to the development of a range of award-winning products that includes graphics, painting, photo, video and office software. Over the past 30 years, we've earned a reputation for delivering high-quality products that are easy to learn and use, and help people achieve new levels of productivity. But more than that, we've built a relationship with a community of users—now 100 million strong—who have amazed and delighted us with everything they create using our software. Corel's product line includes CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Painter®, Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite, PaintShop® Pro, VideoStudio®, WinDVD®, WordPerfect® Office and WinZip®.

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