Corel Painter: Intro to Painter

  • Instructors:
    Helen Yancy

    PPA Members:


    Corel Painter introduces a whole new element of creativity and passion into your photography! In this course, Corel Painter guru Helen Yancy shows you how to embrace and integrate this program into your work.

    In this class, Helen introduces you to the power of what Painter can do, as well as ways that you can broaden your style and creativity. Her easy-to-understand, step-by-step methods allow you to get over the fear of the unknown and embrace this artistic ability!

    Learn the media you can use, ranging from acrylics to chalk and everything in between. Explore the variants, or brushes, right at your fingertips and how options like size, grain and viscosity allow you to vary your results.

    Then, dive into the Palettes as Helen explains the Color Palette. You’ll learn how to select, mix and blend for results that will wow! Finally, learn the layers and how each new layer is a new area of your painting. Helen teaches you how to create, name and save each layer as you go.

    By the time Helen is finished, you’ll be counting the minutes til you can get back in the studio and start painting!

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      • Helen Yancy

        M.Photog.M.Artist.MEI.Hon.M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API, A-ASP, F-ASP

        No other American artist or photographer has received as many international honors or more professional acclaim than Helen Yancy. But it is the ability to please clients with artful images that provide Helen with her greatest satisfaction. This ability flows from her passion about art, life, family, and people. 

        Working on location or in her comfortable residential studio, Helen’s goal continues to be creating exquisite art pieces that portray people and their relationships with sensitivity, realism, and imagination. 

        During her distinguished career, Helen Yancy has earned the rare distinction of being the first person in the world to receive every degree and honor presented by Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the largest and most prestigious professional photographic association in the world. She is a past president and chairman of the board of PPA and is one of only a few Americans to be honored as a Fellow of the British Institute of Photography, in part because of her leadership in creating ties between PPA and the British Institute. 

        A member of the prestigious Portrait Society of America, Cameracraftsmen of America, and the Society of XXV, a group of 25 exceptional photographic artists from around the world, she is one of fewer than 100 Fellows of the American Society of Photographers. In May 2001, she was honored at the United Nations with a Medallion for leadership, service, artistic and photographic ability by the International Council for Photography, the only organization of its kind recognized by the UN. 

        Helen Yancy’s oil, watercolor, mixed-media, and photographic portraits hang in hundreds of private homes and in permanent collections and exhibitions.

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