Hi:

I'd like to announce my new workshop, Advanced Corel Painter for Photographers. The workshop will debut in Los Angeles, CA this coming February 18-21, 2007 and will be held at the loft/studio of artist and photographer, Bettie Grace Miner.

This 4-day Advanced Expressive Photographic Interpretation workshop is designed for photographers experienced with both Adobe® Photoshop® and Corel® Painter™. The workshop will specifically focus on the interpretation of photographic source imagery into expressive artworks.

Image Preparation with Adobe Photoshop CS3 The initial segment of the workshop focuses on image preparation with Photoshop prior to expressive interpretation. The importance of the RAW format, noise removal, lighting enhancement, lens distortion correction, removal of distracting elements, and ensuring color accuracy between Photoshop and Painter will be covered.

Getting the Most Out of Painter’s Brushes This segment of the workshop focuses on Painter’s highly sophisticated brush engine. Maximizing pressure response, determining the right brush for a specific task, Custom Palettes, The Image Hose, brush customization and brush management via the Workspace Manager will be covered.

Expressive Interpretation with Corel Painter X This segment of the workshop focuses on expressive interpretation with Corel Painter X. The vocabulary of paint, painterly simplification, layers as a safety net, painting workflow, focusing on the subject, faces & hands, skin, hair, and eye treatment, adding highlights for dramatic effect, and the beauty pass—additive strokes that add life and energy—will be covered.

Students are required to have previous experience with Photoshop and Painter as a basis for this class. This will ensure that no time is spent on elementary concepts.

This is a PPA Continuing Education workshop—current PPA members will receive a service merit.

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Viva la Painter!

-john