Corel Painter: Introduction - Setting Up Your Workspace & Brushology 101

Heather Chinn, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr. M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr.

Join M. Artist, Cr, Ph., Elite Corel Painter Master, Corel Certified Painter Educator, and Golden Artist Educator Heather “the Painter” as she simplifies the world of Corel Painter 2020 peeling back the layers of what you must have in your workflow to what’s nice to have. Efficient, and methodical, you’ll learn key preferences that will impact your speed and user interface. Heather will also talk about brush settings, and describe how to customize variants to achieve a wide array of looks in a language even non-painters can follow.

In this webinar, we’ll build custom brushes from Corel Painter 2020 for your studio’s portrait workflow using existing brushes. 

Heather will be using a Wacom Intuos Pro medium tablet, Corel Painter 2020 and a high resolution DSLR image that will be provided after the live event.

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Heather Chinn, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr. Bio

Heather Michelle Chinn was born with a paintbrush. From early on she would paint anything with any medium within reach from food to nail polish. Her earlier masterpieces were found on ceilings and cafes in professional murals in Fredericksburg, Virginia. For several years, Heather painted whimsical watercolors for the international stationary company Mon Petite Chou.

Heather “the painter” is an experienced presenter in live and recorded demonstrations. She has been teaching Corel Painter and mixed media at multi-day workshops, live seminars and webinars, and PPA affiliate schools all across the country for the last nine years. Known for what is consistently called her “calming” manner of speaking, being graceful under pressure, concise and thorough, with easy-to-follow Corel Painter tutorials Heather is a natural  educator across multiple platforms. Her education style is methodical, and concise. Taking the Gestalt approach, she teaches what not to do to equally balance how to also correctly tackle a workflow, which has successfully and consistently turned out highly productive artists.

Her time is devoted and divided between being a Mom to her daughter, mentoring artists, and producing educational materials. It is said that Heather’s “soul” is often very clearly seen in her work. Her elegant brushwork and transcendent color harmonies capture the ethereal essence of the subject and evokes an emotional dialogue between viewer and painting. Her belief that anyone can easily use Corel Painter to create their own keepsakes led her to a speaking platform at the beautiful Phoenix Symphony Hall for the Professional Photographers of America’s International Convention in Phoenix, Arizona in January 2014. Heather made her television debut on Lifetime Television’s “The Balancing Act” in April of 2014.