Learn to paint with Painter Essentials 5
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Learn to paint with Painter Essentials 5

Digital Painting with Painter Essentials 5 in an easy step-by-step course.
3.8 (12 ratings)
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Created by Lucille Solomon
Last updated 1/2015
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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Requirements
  • You will need a pen tablet input device, I would recommend a tablet from the brand Wacom.
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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn the basics of digital painting in Painter Essentials 5
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to Painter Essentials 5
6 Lectures 44:21

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

Preview 01:09

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

Preview 08:01

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

Preview 10:47

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

The Panels
05:51

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

Effects
06:47

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

Brushes
11:46
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Project 1: Painting Fabric
5 Lectures 21:02

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.

Preparing your reference image
01:18

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

Preparing your canavas
01:40

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

Scetching with pencil
06:06

After sketching we are diving right into painting.

Painting with Oil and Acrylics
11:58

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

Painting Fabric: Summary PDF
2 pages
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Project 2: Drawing a portrait with oily pastels
7 Lectures 40:57

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

Preparing your reference image
01:38

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

Preparing your canvas
01:06

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

Sketching
13:56

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

Adding values
12:36

We are adding details and texture to our drawing.

Adding details
11:19

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

Drawing a portrait: Summary PDF
2 pages

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

Thank you!
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About the Instructor
Lucille Solomon
3.8 Average rating
12 Reviews
83 Students
1 Course
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.