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  1. #1
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    Books on Painter

    I'm thinking about getting a book the teaches how to paint with Painter. I'm used to painting with oils, and I'm having a hard time transitioning to Painter's tools. I'm hoping a book will be able to show me how to best make use of the program.

    I heard some good things about Don Seegmiller's book. Apparently it also discusses character design, which isn't something I need. I'm only interested in painting tutorials. It also refers to Painter 7, and I have 8. I don't know if that would cause any problems.

    Would Don's book have what I'm looking for, or is there something better?

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    There are NO tricks dude.

    Make your first hundreds of paintings and studies and you'll have it down.


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    Boston, MA
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    i think there are 'tricks', but they are personal tricks that you have to work out by yourself.

    there is a dvd that shows tips on painter8 by linda something...

    it was pretty helpful in showing me the basics of the program, but was kind of pricey..

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    I have Don Seegmillers' book. The character design portion does not make up the largest portion of the book, there are great tutorials building up from painting a tree to a full blown character illustration. It comes with a disk mpeg clips, showing the process visually. I too have painter 8 but he explains it in such a way that it is relevent to either/or
    of the versions of painter. Ask anyone, from a painter (the program) novice to a painter , and they'll tell you that its a worth while purchase.

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    here what davi was on about painter 8 cd

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