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Learn to Become a Digital Artist using Corel Painter

Do you have what it takes to become a digital artist? You will after taking this course.
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What Will I Learn?
Understand the depth of features Painter offers
Create and modify Corel Painter projects
Expertly create and modify objects on the canvas
Understand how color is used correctly in digital art
Create art using digital brush tools
Sketch and paint a storyboard theme
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  • A copy of Corel Painter (preferably 2015, but older versions are Ok)
  • There are no skill prerequisites for this course.

Learn how to become a digital artist in Corel Painter. In this Painter course, you'll learn what it means to be a digital artist. The skills you will learn here will help you to use Painter more confidently or to build a portfolio of work to impress your potential future employer, or even as a nice hobby, why not?


After we cover the gist of what it means being a digital artist we will then move on and work on a final project at the end of this course to bring it all together using cool Painter brushes and have lots of fun as we explore and develop our own final art piece.

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 am I going to get from this course?

• Particles and jitter brushes

• Advanced brush parameters

• Reference images

• Color sets and the color mixer

• Wardrobe details

• Temporal palette

• Customizing workspaces

• Special effects

+ more...

What is the target audience?

Photographers, graphic and web designers, animators and anyone loving digital arts.

Who is the target audience?
  • People new to Corel Painter
  • Digital artists
  • Art enthusiasts
  • Photographers
  • Graphic designers
  • Web designers
  • Animators
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Curriculum For This Course
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1 Lecture 01:19

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Preview 01:19
Layers, blending and the effects tab
5 Lectures 16:18
Brush selection (1st look at media manager)

What is a layer?

Cheating with a nozzle brush (2nd look at media manager)

Affecting images (an introduction to blending)

Brightness and contrast (introducing the effects tab)
Importing, selections, scaling and saving
4 Lectures 10:42
Importing content

Using selection tools

Scaling and positioning

Saving your work
Tools and details
4 Lectures 16:20
Using the pen tool

Regional fill type (the paint bucket)

Adding a visual effect

Considering detail
Workspaces, color sets and references
4 Lectures 17:07
Customizing the workspace

Color sets and the color mixer

Introduction to the reference images

The temporal palette
Brushes and special effects
4 Lectures 24:06
Particle and jitter brushes

Advanced brush parameters

Stroke control

Special effects
Hue, blends and post-production
4 Lectures 23:14
Hue saturation

Screen blending


Post production lighting effects
1 Lecture 00:35
Pick a subject to paint
2 More Sections
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