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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.

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About this course

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. Come along as I demonstrate all the new features, plus a few hidden gems.

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. There will be two sections to the class. One section is dubbed “New to Painter” (NTP), and it’s geared for beginner users. The second section is dubbed “Fresh Start” (FS), and it’s for intermediate and advanced users. Each student decides the path, or paths, to take!

I recommend that beginners, or folks who have used Painter but consider themselves at a beginner level, start with the “New to Painter” session. After completing this course, begin 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.

When necessary, Image Resource files are provided to complete the assignments.

Custom Brushes come with the class.

You receive many hours of high quality video, which you may download or stream at any time.

Who is this class for?

Beginner, intermediate, and advanced Corel Painter enthusiasts.

Digital Artists

Professionals or Hobbyist!

Terms of Use Digital Art Academy

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By purchasing this course you are agreeing to these terms for personal or professional use.  

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

This course you have purchased cannot be resold, shared, loaned or redistributed on its own or used in a product offered for sale where the item can be extracted. 

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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