Corel Painter: Maintaining Realism in the Skin and Hair

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

The last three webinars in this series have led to this: the bride’s face and hair. The main event. In this webinar you’ll learn how to view a face in planes and values, choose brushes that give you control in skin and hair, as well as make tweaks to variants for heavier application. Learn common pitfalls made when painting skin and how to avoid (and fix) them. It’s imperative to maintain the subject’s likeness, and you’ll learn how with this webinar. Heather will take you through the final stage (image provided) and share how to bring extra lustre to hair and skin. You’ll also learn how to break any final edges merging the subject with the background.

Using both cloning and free hand brushwork in Corel Painter 2020, this is one webinar you must watch if you’re interested in creating portraiture in Corel Painter!


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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.