Corel Painter: Painting a Portrait, Part 4

  • Instructors:
    Helen Yancy

    PPA Members:


    You’ve learned the basics of Corel Painter, explored how to work with faces and features, and examined the bells and whistles that make this program so amazing. Now, bring it all to a close as you learn the final, finishing touches for your portrait.

    In this class, you will focus on your subject’s clothing – learn what features and brushes to use, how to add or change colors and what colors you should use. Explore how to maintain shape yet add shadows and separation where needed. Revisit the brushes you should use and how to work within and collapse your various layers.

    Step by step, layer by layer, both literally and figuratively -- learn how to paint your portraits for masterpieces your clients will love. Corel Painter can take you there; Helen Yancy shows you the way!

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  • Duration: 0:27:06 Expand video to full screen for best view.

      • 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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