Painting isn’t just for artists anymore. Photographers nowadays are interested in turning their digital photos into paintings in Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop. And now Painting for Photographers, published by Artistry Books, shows both the art lessons and software steps for transforming photos into works of art.
Written and illustrated by Painter Master Karen Sperling, one of the
world’s foremost Painter authorities and author of the first several Painter manuals and several previous Painter books, Painting for Photographers is the first art book for photographers.
It starts with a look at the art concepts that photographers need to know to paint their photos and describes the materials needed to create art, in this case, the software program tools and features, in addition to Wacom tablets.
Next, Painting for Photographers provides step-by-step instructions and
four-color illustrations for creating paintings in Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop from popular photo subjects, including portraits, landscapes and pets, covering various styles of art, including oils, watercolors and pastels.
Additionally, Painting for Photographers shows how to paint with traditional acrylics and oils on top of the digital artwork after it’s printed to canvas.
Painting for Photographers appeals to everyone from professional photographers who would like to sell paintings to their clients to hobbyists who are interested in
painting photos of their kids and grandkids to graphic designers, illustrators, animators, web art creators and fine artists who would like to use photos
as the basis for their artwork.