Corel Painter: Creating a Custom Palette

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

Once again, Instructor Helen Yancy is here to expand your knowledge and expertise of Corel Painter. In this class, you’ll learn how to create a custom palette to help you create one-of-a-kind images for your clients.

Helen first helps you understand all of your options within a custom palette – the differences between categories, variants and brush. Then, explore your different painting options – oil/low key on canvas, pastel using dry media, or watercolor on watercolor paper. Once you understand your options, you can vary between them all, based on what works best for each project.

Learn how to change brushes, search for new brushes, add them to the palette and correct mistakes. Finally, in Helen’s step-by-step trademark fashion, you will see how to create a palette, beginning to end. Work with oils, pastels, acrylics, blenders and cloners; learn how to save, export, and save again.

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about custom palettes is right at your fingertips – with an expert teacher to show you the way!

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Helen Yancy Bio

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.