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Secrets of Corel Painter Experts: Tips, Techniques, and Insights for Users of All Abilities Paperback – Oct 14 2010

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Course Technology PTR; 1 edition (Oct. 14 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 143545720X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1435457201
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 23.5 x 18.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
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1. Structure and Process of Supervision. 2. Supervision Models: Psychotherapy-based Non-Psychotherapy-based. 3. Effective Supervision. 4. Supervisor. Gender and Perceived Stereotypes. Theoretical Orientation, Interaction and Learning Styles. BTI Types. Negative-Harmful Supervision. 5. Supervisee. Attachment Style. Self-presentation and Self-disclosure. Interaction and Learning Styles. Theoretical Orientation. Gender & Perceived Stereotypes. 6. Assessment of the Trainee. Knowledge and Skills. Personal Dynamics. Formal Assessment Tools. 7. Supervision Ethics. 8. Legal Aspects of Supervision in Psychotherapy. 9. Impacts of Culture and Diversity on the Supervisory Relationship and Process.

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For the past 15 years, Daryl Wise has worked as owner/operator of StreetWise PR (, a public relations and marketing firm near Silicon Valley. Clients include or have included Macworld Expos, the artist Peter Max, HP, Ambient Design, Adesso, Pixelmator, Gluon, and e frontier. Wise was director of the Santa Cruz Digital Arts Festival for three years and is a member of Cabrillo College's Digital Arts Advisory Committee. He is the author of SECRETS OF POSER EXPERTS and SECRETS OF COREL PAINTER EXPERTS (Course Technology PTR).

Linda Hellfritsch holds degrees in traditional art and graphic design. She is a fine artist, freelance commercial artist, Web designer and writer living in La Selva Beach, California. She has curated and hung both traditional and digital art exhibitions in San Jose, San Francisco, Monterey, San Clemente and Santa Cruz. Her areas of expertise include art, design, art history, and arts education. Linda works primarily with traditional mixed media although her work has required her to design and develop digital graphic arts products. This exposure to digitally produced art has awakened a curiosity and hunger to learn more about digital art tools. She has spent the past several years talking to digital artists, experiencing their work and learning their secrets. Linda's background in traditional fine art gives her a unique perspective as a traditional artist in a digital world. In her spare time, she works as a scenic painter and props builder at the new Crocker Theater in Aptos, California.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Arlene Babad on Jan. 28 2013
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This book had clear pictures and most sections were well written. I would prefer to see more steps and information on specific variant brushes.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Good Selection of Artists, But the Book's Size Makes it Clumsy Jan. 2 2011
By S. Jenkins - Published on
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I just want to say it's nice to see someone putting out more books of this sort. Painter touted as the most natural digital painting program - because of its ability to emulate more traditional media, ironically has a problem. Most books show you how to paint and create digital art in Photoshop, but most tutorials I have encountered teach you how to edit a photo to look like something painted traditionally in Painter. This leaves many illustrators interested in the process looking long and hard for Painter tutorials and the likeness.

This book is actually somewhat small, but thick. This makes it a bit awkward to read, even more so if you haven't taken out the DVD in the back. The DVD is protected in a cardboard sleeve located in the very back of the book. I personally find these DVD jackets irritating because it's far more likely you'll end up damaging the book if you're not careful removing the sleeve.

The other problem with its size is that the screenshots in the book are rather small. Although you're provided with the a gallery on the dvd, unfortunately, screenshots not so much. Sometimes you'll find something in a screenshot that the artist doesn't mention in his/her brief process tutorial.

The book I received had a small hole/tear on the last page. It didn't affect anything I was reading fortunately, but I am upset about the handling of the book. What I should also mention is that it's likely you may also receive the blurry print run as I have on pages 251-266 it's not illegible but it is obnoxious. The fortunately didn't seem to carry to the images on these pages.

So... let's talk about the content. Content is pretty much what I expected it to be. There are 17 artists featured in this book, each gives a small tutorial along with a brief bio and captions that give you tips. They also feature educational levels which I don't exactly find important. You don't need a degree in art, but lots of dedication so you can practice and improve - so personally I'd love to see more info on how many years was it till an artist felt comfortable in his/her craft.

As I mentioned previously there is also a companion DVD. If you bought an e-book version, you can also contact the authors and receive the accompanying DVD. The content of the DVD could be worked on. While it was easy to run, the content could use a bit sprucing up. Pop the DVD in, and there is no "autorun" you just hit the "start.html" and get a silly "agree/disagree" dialog. Once you agree you are taken to a very plain white page link listing of each artist featured. While I don't mind the simple setup, the other problem I had is that you need to explore the DVD to get to the other content like brushes or videos. So it makes the "start.html" rather pointless. You can just simply browse to each artist's folder.

Of the 17 featured, only 5 of those artists have additional content. Mike Thompson having the most goodies contribution to the DVD. I'm a bit surprised since John Derry had nothing - who is a longtime partner in creating Painter.

I actually enjoyed the content of most of the artists, save the "generic anime art" in this book. I really think they could have chosen someone more representing of this genre. When I saw that artist's work the colors were off - like they were were either overly saturated, or poor color palette choices, other times looking chalky. That artist could work more on color theory. Other than that, there was a very good and wide variety of styles so something for everyone can be found in this book. You can find a fantasy painter, someone more modern, comic book style, concept art, etc..

I really hope Corel decides to push out more of these kinds of books because there really is a shortage of illustrative content and their process and considering Painter's great amount of useful tools it needs to promote itself as a digital painting medium that illustrators and photographers alike can use and not just a "Digital painting medium that can do nifty things to your photos"

Overall, I'd give this about 3 1/2 stars but Amazon only lets you grade in whole stars.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
expected more, dvd really not good March 6 2011
By BettyBoop - Published on
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im so dissapointed. i just bought this book FULL price and i put the DVD in, and im completely dissapointed. The dvd has nothing useful. I was expecting an abundance of video tutorials, but i dont see any, nor 'painter movies' like it states on the back of the book.

I've recently purchased painter, and ive been searching the web for days now. All ive found are tutorials on how to make a picture look like a painting. I'M NOT INTERESTED IN THAT! ARGH! It's becoming very distressing to me. I see that people work in painter and can produce great work, but where are some step by step guides??? Even the corel website is lacking, and when i have gone through the tutorials, they're either inaccurate or not in depth enough for me.

all in all, im just really dissapointed with the whole experience...maybe i should have gotten photoshop, there is a plethora of info regarding that. :(
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great Book But........... April 17 2012
By D. Ridgeway - Published on
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This is an excellent book for anyone wanting to advance in Painter. Being able to see just how the Pro's do it, fascinating and enlightening. I'm not completely through the book, but far enough to be able to recommend it. Plenty of people here have described it in detail, so I won't add to that. One comment I would make. Some have criticized the size of the book, saying the size is too small. My own comment is that, yes it is small for what it is, and although that worries some people, I personally don't have a problem with that, but, because of it's size, I found the illustrations of the software windows too small, making it difficult to see what the artist is referring to. Yes he/she describes their action, but as this is a book for all artists, experienced and not so experienced, it would have been helpful to have that larger and clearer. Fantastic book though, and purchasers will love the galleries.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
It's a beautiful book, with 17 chapters Aug. 2 2014
By zen_reader - Published on
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I'm not impressed with this book. It's a beautiful book, with 17 chapters, each dedicated to a particular expert Corel Painter artist. The pictures and color printing are beautiful. But I find no "secrets" in this book, and actually very little instruction from any one painter. I would call it a "showcase" for expert Painter artists. Each short chapter is followed by a gallery of 4 to 12 pages of full-color illustrations of the paintings done by the artists. If you're looking for help using Painter, I would suggest you look elsewhere. If you already know Painter, and you're looking for inspiration, this is a great book. Had I been able to actually hold this book, in a bookstore, and leaf through, I'd never have bought it. But it's beautiful, so three stars.
Not The Worst, but Not the Best Art Book on the Market Aug. 11 2015
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This is not the worst book I've read, nor is it the best. It has a variety of styles to offer, but sadly for me only one style I might make use of, so keep this in mind if you intend to buy this book to learn from as I did. Each artist describes their work and process, not in great detail, but enough to get the idea of what they do. There are photos, they aren't by any means as visible as a table book, but a fair representation of each artist's work. This is supplemented by the included CD, however this is where this publication fails most of all in my estimation. Content from it is ONLINE, not on the actual CD itself. Huge mistake that decision was because this also means that content can disappear, and that was the case on at least one of these artists. When you navigate to their images, you find empty containers there instead. In addition, the HTML page it now directs to has slightly disturbing religious links on it. No I'm not anti religion, but this is not what I bought this book for is it? I'm simply taken aback by having anyone pushing spiritual beliefs on me, assuming this was their intent, but either way it's inappropriate as art book content.

Outside of this odd discovery, you are expected to be able to access their content online which requires Internet access, and while there are links provided by each artist to sites of art they themselves like, this also is subject to change over time. For this reason I cannot recommend this book unless you do not mind these issues with it and can purchase it for a good price. It's not the worst, but it's also not what it could have been.