Chapter 7, "Enhancing Photos, Montage, and Collage," looks at the fact that while it began as a painting program, it has since grown into a powerful image processor program that can work for many different disciplines including photography, creating montage's, and much, much more.
Chapter 8, "Exploring Special Effects," opens a lot of possibilities since they are so numerous and wide ranging that this topic itself could take up an entire book. This chapter looks at the five most used 'mini-programs' within Painter – Apply Surface Texture, Apply Lighting, Patterns, Glass Distortion, and Mosaics.
Chapter 9, "Using Painter with Photoshop," is easy since you can move files back and forth between the two. Here you will delve into examples of how others have used Photoshop to Painter as well as the other way around. Here you will look at techniques of compositing, Illustrating, and more.
Chapter 10, "Animation and Film with Painter," is another area that is useful for animators, film artists, designers, and 3D artists. What you will find here is that although Painter is not film compositing program, it does work well with making comps to preview motion. Here you will see how to work with scripts, animate with frame stacks, and make an animated comp.
Chapter 11, "Printing Options," looks at how to present your Painter created artwork to the world. Here you will look at options like commercial printing, fine art printing at a service bureau or in a studio, as well as other imaging options.
The Painter WOW! Book does cover the latest version – 12, of Corel Painter, and the coverage is really fantastic. The book is fully illustrated and is very well written and easy to understand. Because Painter has so much power, there is a lot of information that is covered in this book.
The Painter WOW! Book is really for all levels of users to Painter whether you are beginner, novice, or expert, there are things that you will take away from this book. This is the kind of book that will remain by your computer for years as a highly revered reference book. If you use Corel Painter and you want to become better at using it then I very highly recommend this book.