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    Fun with Corel Painter

    I was messing around with Corel Painter and a Wacom graphics tablet, when it dawned on me I could use them to alter my photos. Hello, pseudo art.

    The first two are DP1 images. The third is a GRD2 image.









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    Re: Fun with Corel Painter

    This time I used Painter's chalk setting with a GRD2 image. My wife really does draw (unlike me), and this is her favorite (then again, she's partial to chickens).



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    Re: Fun with Corel Painter

    Using Painter with a Wacom tablet, you can apply an artistic style and then brush away the painterly effect in areas where you want the photographic detail to show through.

    Chandeliers at the Wynn hotel, Las Vegas. Shot with a DP1.



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    Re: Fun with Corel Painter

    There are possibilities there. Some don't work for me, but the first one (I like it!) and the chalk chickens do.

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    Re: Fun with Corel Painter

    Lisa, those are my favorites, too.

    It is hit or miss. Someone with more artistic talent could do more with the processes in Painter and manually fine-tune the results. I've taken the easy way and applied the automated styles. Then I've tried to pull the images back from having a cookie-cutter appearance.

    Part of the challenge is to find the best image to fit a style. Assuming I have time before I return the graphics tablet, the next step might be to customize an artistic style to suit a particular image.

    Here's another one. Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas. Shot with a GRD2 -- though with this amount of manipulation, the camera doesn't much matter.



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    Re: Fun with Corel Painter

    The first and second images in this thread ended up in my PC Magazine review of the Intuos4 pen tablet (they're in the slideshow section). Here's a link to the review: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2343760,00.asp. I've really enjoyed using the pen tablet with Painter, Photoshop, and the Nik Software programs.

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