Corel Painter: Painting a Portrait, Part 3

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

During this four-part series, you’ve learned Painter fundamentals; you’ve explored how to paint the eyes in a portrait. Now move onto your subjects’ radiant locks, their trailing tresses – it is time to tackle the hair!

In her trademark detail-oriented approach, Helen Yancy shows you what layers you can use and how to collapse them all when you’re satisfied with your results. You’ll explore the colors you can choose, how to maintain the shape and overall look of the subject’s hair and capturing the light patterns from the photo. Helen also demonstrates how to use the various brushes to blend and soften, giving your painted portrait that natural look.

You’ll also explore the importance of developing your own flair, and how it evolves through your own practice, research, and yes, even emulation of others.

With each instruction, each step of the way, Helen Yancy gives you the knowledge and confidence to become a Corel Painter Master!

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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.