Learn to paint with Painter Essentials 5

Digital Painting with Painter Essentials 5 in an easy step-by-step course.
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

If you’re keen to start creating digital paintings with a traditional feel, but want to keep your costs down for now, learning Painter Essentials 5 is well worth your time.

Painter Essentials is a scaled-down version of Corel's professional Painter application, but for an introduction to digital painting Painter Essentials it's a great place to start. This software is for people who want try out digital painting, but don't want to pay too much for software and don't mind the absence of some of the expert features in professional-grade graphics software. Essentials is a functional art program at a fraction of the price of Corel Painter. Currently you can buy Painter Essentials 5 for 49.99 dollars, whilst the pro version called „Painter 2015“ costs you somewhere around 429.00 dollars. Also you can download an instant 30 day trial version for free.

I’m going to show you the different kinds of tools, brushes, effects and techniques this software has to offer. When I’ve shown you all need to know to get started we will first sketch and then use the digital acrylics and oils to paint a quick painting of a piece of fabric.

After creating your fist digital painting we are going draw a black and white portrait with oily pastels together.

I won’t be able to show you absolutely every single option in Painter Essentials 5 but it's a good basic knowledge to get started.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need a pen tablet input device, I would recommend a tablet from the brand Wacom.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will paint a digital painting together with me from start to finish.
  • You will be able to use different kinds of tools, brushes and effects this software has to offer

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to learn the basics of digital painting in Painter Essentials 5

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 to Painter Essentials 5

A brief introduction to the course. Get your free 30 day trial of Painter Essentials here: painterartist.com :)


I'm going to give you an overview of the workspace and show you the basics from the menubar.


You are going to learn about the toolbox and what you can do with each tool.


You'll get to know the panels and what each one is for.


I'm demonstrating all the effects Painter essentials 5 has to offer.


I'm showing you the brushes, how they work, how they can be adjusted and wich ones I personally like the most.

Section 2: Project 1: Painting Fabric

We are looking at the reference image and how we can get the most out of it. You can download the picture in the download section or use your own.


We'll be getting our canvas ready to get started with sketching.


To learn about our subject we are going to be sketching it at first.


After sketching we are diving right into painting.

2 pages

This is a summary of the whole process, feel free to download.

Section 3: Project 2: Drawing a portrait with oily pastels

We are preparing our reference image for our second project. You can download the reference image from the download section or use a photograph of your own. The photograph is by Cathleen Tarawhiti from her Deviantartpage: cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com


We are cropping the image to our likes and making it black and white.


First we are roughly sketching the big shapes and the proportions and the intensifing the lines when the proportions are getting tighter.


We are adding the large areas of dark shadows and the large areas of the lighter parts.


We are adding details and texture to our drawing.

2 pages

This is a summary of the whole process, feel free to download.


Thank you for taking this course. I'd love to see your work and if you have any questions or sugestions feel free to leave me a message at lucille-solomon@hotmail.com

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Instructor Biography

Lucille Solomon, Illustrator

Lucille Solomon is a professional illustrator with a BA in Design and a background in desktop publishing. She has gained expirience with traditional and with digital mediums and has also worked with 2D and 3D animation. Today she mainly does freelance medical and scientific illustration. On the side she also loves to do children's book illustration and fantasy related illustration.

Having studied at the Zurich University of the Arts, Lucille has had many great teachers and mentors in the past and is eager to now teach this knowledge to the students of udemy.

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