Chapter 5, "Painting from a Photograph," takes a look at the benefits of transforming a photograph into a painting. You start off by examining why one would want to begin from a photograph, then learning the different ways you can paint from a photograph, and then how to accomplish this using Corel Painter.
Chapter 6, "Going for it with Color," gives you the ability to make confident color decisions such that you will realize the full power of color in expressing yourself within your subjects. You will build on what you already know to learn how to choose the color via the basic color palettes in Painter.
Chapter 7, "Collage Portraiture," is a portrait technique in which there is a main foundation image interwoven with subsidiary images. The artwork tells a story of the subject that can transform the subject through time. This chapter is a case study on how the author created a Collage Portrait of San Francisco called "San Francisco Heart."
Chapter 8, "Replay," looks at how you can use scripts to automate some of your procedures in Corel Painter. This chapter looks at how to record, save, edit, and play back scripts that can help in the automation of some of your workflow.
Painter X Creativity really brings out the personality of the author and his love of working with Painter. It provides you with an insight into how a digital artist works with Corel Painter and what one can accomplish in time.
In this book Sutton takes you from the basics and techniques and shows you how to apply them to actual images giving you the ability to see how it happens. Best of all, he does it not just by step-by-step, but by getting down into why he does it that way. Best of all you can learn from one of the pioneers of the field.
If you are using Corel Painter and want to take your abilities to the next level then Painter X Creativity will give you the additional skill that you need to make that advance. I highly recommend this book.