Painting For Photographers DVD: Volume 1 - Portraits , like the book, is loaded with a lot of great tips and techniques for creating hand paintings from your images. The only criticism that I could find with this is the mixing between the voice and the music should be more balanced. While I really liked the music that plays during the parts where the instructor was showing technique and not talking, it can come across as a bit too loud.
Along with the bonus lessons, there is additional bonus material as well. First there are 14 image hose files that are referenced in the videos and included on the disc. There are also a set of nine backgrounds that are available for your use, as well as the images that were used in the training so that you can work along with the video. There is also a sample of the instructors "Artistry Tips and Tricks Newsletter" as well.
I found a lot of great information that will get you on your way to creating portraits from your photos. Even if you have never tried painting before, with Painting For Photographers DVD: Volume 1 - Portraits , you will learn the necessary steps for creating a work of art. You can check out a sample video or purchase this DVD from the Artistry Website for $199. If you want to learn to paint portraits using Corel Painter, then this will give you the first steps down that road.