Tip If Youre Really into Painting Get a Pressure Sensitive Tablet

The best digital paintbrushes react to your hand like real world artist's brushes. When you bear down, it will put more paint on the "canvas." Or you can control the flow by varying your speed and direction. But to take advantage of that ability, you'll need to use a pressure-sensitive tablet with a stylus instead of a mouse for all your painting. We use Wacom tablets, as do most other serious digital artists (www.Wacom.com).

Figure 18-7: A large number of professional digital artists use Corel Painter. Some start with a blank page and just start painting. Marilyn Sholin (www.MarilynSholin.com) starts with a photograph that she then recreates as a work of art using the program's natural media brushes, textures, and canvases. "Painter opened up a whole new creative expression or vent that was stalled for me in photography," Marilyn explains. "It allows me to take the photos further, into a fantasy area. The big advantage is you can't make a mistake. You can be as experimental as you want, and you will never have to clean a brush or wipe a canvas." (Copyright by Marilyn Sholin.)

Figure 18-7: A large number of professional digital artists use Corel Painter. Some start with a blank page and just start painting. Marilyn Sholin (www.MarilynSholin.com) starts with a photograph that she then recreates as a work of art using the program's natural media brushes, textures, and canvases. "Painter opened up a whole new creative expression or vent that was stalled for me in photography," Marilyn explains. "It allows me to take the photos further, into a fantasy area. The big advantage is you can't make a mistake. You can be as experimental as you want, and you will never have to clean a brush or wipe a canvas." (Copyright by Marilyn Sholin.)

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