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Skip Allen

“I love to teach”, Skip remarks,“ I find that it is a wonderful sharing experience.” Skip is looking forward to sharing his knowledge of Painter with those anxious to learn about the program and the digital creative process. ​ Besides teaching, Skip enjoys making custom brushes for Painter. While he has made Impasto and Liquid Ink brushes, his favorites are Watercolor. His brushes are available for free at his blog Skip Allen Paints. Articles written by Skip can be found at Digital Paint Magazine.

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About this Course


In a nutshell,  Woo-Hoo! What's New in Corel Painter 2017 is a class about the new stuff in this new version of Painter. 

The class isn't a beginners class because my focus will be on new stuff and not old stuff.  But, that doesn't mean that if you are new to Painter you shouldn't take this class.  I think it will be helpful to the newcomer and advanced users alike.  Face it, with a new version we are all newcomers, right?  And whether you are a newcomer or an advanced user, if you get lost, just ask a question in the question forum and I will help or direct you to something in the help files that covers the issue.

Do check out the video below.  It broadly covers the new stuff in Painter and gives an idea of what will be covered.  But, if you have ever been in a class with me, you know I will explore many paths and we will cover all the material in great detail while having fun.  

You do not have to upgrade to Corel Painter 2017 to take the class.  All you need to do is download the trial version, which does not expire for 30 days giving you enough time to complete the class and decide if the new Painter is something you want and need.  I hope to see you in class; I know you will enjoy it.


Skill Level


Software Requirements

A working copy of Corel(r) Painter™ 2016 or greater is required. Remember that you can download a 30-day trial version of the software to use for this class.
A Wacom Pen Tablet & Stylus- Using a Mouse is not the optimal tool for digital painting
A system capable of running Corel(r) Painter™ 2016 or greater

Hardware Requirements

4 GB of Ram or better Note: For optimum performance, your system should have 8GB of Ram or better


Before Class-What You Will Learn
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Lesson Two

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Lesson Three

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Lesson Four

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Class Overview -What Will I Receive For Joining This Class?

Me! I am here for you during the entire course! Should you have any questions I am more than happy to help you on your digital journey.

Image Resource files. High quality reference images for your use in class.

Custom Brushes

Hours of high quality video which you may download or stream at any time.

Who is this class for?

People who love to paint with Corel Painter!

Digital Artists

Art enthusiasts

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This course cannot be used to create derivative action, presets, brushes, digital textures, images you offer for sale.  

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You are however welcome to use resources in this course in the creation of your art that you offer for sale, your client work personal and professional.  

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