Illustrate Your Own Superhero using Corel Painter
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Illustrate Your Own Superhero using Corel Painter

We all love superheros. Learn to create one from scratch using just your computer.
2.9 (79 ratings)
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667 students enrolled
Created by Corel Corporation
Last updated 2/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • 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

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Illustrators
  • Graphic designers
  • Web designers
  • Animators
  • Artists
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
2 Lectures 02:44

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Preview 00:47

Introduction to Corel Painter
5 Lectures 23:09

A closer look at brushes

Paper Textures

Masking Techniques

Drawing with Shapes
Graphics tablet (a quick overview)
1 Lecture 04:18
Introduction to Pen and Tablet
Techniques in sketching and painting
6 Lectures 17:54
Pencils and Chalk within Painter

What is Gouache?

Spray, Jitter and Airbrush

Differences; traditional & digital paint (introducing Impasto)

Experimenting with mixed mediums

Drawing inspiration
5 Lectures 39:14
Sketching… It’s fun!

Quick perspective technique

Post-Production - (effects panel) `distress woodcut’

Mini-Project; ‘Making an Illustrative graphic, with collaging’

Mini-Project - continued
2 Lectures 11:17
Corel’s Text Tool and limitations

Exporting to photoshop for more elaborate text
Drawing your own superhero
1 Lecture 11:41
Illustrating Your Own Superhero
Bonus Material
1 Lecture 00:14
Bonus Lecture: Course Discounts
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