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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

A Fresh Start; the New Painter 2019

Like my other “What New” classes, this class covers all the bells and whistles of the newest version of Corel Painter.  There is a lot to discover, but I think everyone is going to love the new user interface along with the improved application icons and controls.  Of course, there are new brushes, but most will love the improved performance.  This is an exciting release; and I demonstrate all the new features, plus a few hidden gems.  But there is a change in the format of the class.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced user of Corel Painter, this class is for you.  I’m calling it a “Two-For” class.  I am combining a section for beginning users dubbed “New to Painter” (NTP) and a section for intermediate and advanced users dubbed “Fresh Start” (FS) into one class.   Each student may decide the path or paths they take.

I recommend that beginners or folks who have used Painter, but consider themselves at a beginner level, start with the New to Painter sessions and after completion, start the Fresh Start sessions. Intermediate and Advanced users can go directly to the Fresh Start sessions.  However, I know from personal experience, reviewing areas of Painter that I haven’t used in a while, is very helpful.  In each Fresh Start session, I outline what material is covered in New to Painter that I believe is of benefit to the more advanced user.  The class is truly a “Two-For.”



Skill Level

The class is designed for a beginner, intermediate, or advanced Corel Painter user.

Software Requirements

A working copy of Corel(r) Painter™ 2019 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™ 2019 or greater

Hardware Requirements

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

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

The class is monitored by the instructor; comments and critiques are provided for completed assignments.  Questions are answered within 24 hours in the forums or by bonus videos.

Image Resource files are provided when necessary

Custom Brushes 

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

Who is this class for?

Corel Painter enthusiasts, at any skill level.

Digital Artists

Professionals or Hobbyist!

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This license extends to the original purchaser only and cannot be sublicensed, resold, transferred or redistributed.

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

You may not redistribute or post them to the internet for any reason.  

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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