How to Paint an Oil-Style Painting of a Child in Corel Painter is an ebook made especially for the Kindle Reader. If you don't have a Kindle Reader, you can also download a Kindle Reading App that is available for a wide range of devices including PC and Mac Computers, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7, and Android Devices, as well as the iPad.
How to Paint an Oil-Style Painting of a Child in Corel Painter is a tutorial that originally appeared in Karen Sperling's Artistry Tips and Tricks ezine. It takes you through the process of creating an oil painting by using the photo of a child and Corel Painter– she diagrams the process for versions X, 11, and 12 of Corel Painter.
Chapter 1, "Introduction," provides a brief introduction to the book as well as to the background of the author, providing links to her other materials as well as information on Corel Painter and some of the layout differences between the three versions. Also a link for downloading the picture so you can work directly with it.
Chapter 2, "Getting Ready to Paint," takes a look at how to choose a photo that it appropriate for this kind of oil painting. She is using one of André Hôte’s photos and here she describes the logic path she took for selecting this particular image. Then she describes the color scheme and her reasons behind this choice. Finally she opens the file in Photoshop to make some adjustments to lighten up parts of the image and improve contrast.