We know that the key to creating awesome photo art starts with composing a great shot. So why is this so much harder than we think? Most of us want to share photos with our friends and family – whether it’s posting a cool sunset photo to Instagram, or surprising grandma with restored pictures of her glory days. So how do we make sure the photos we share are gallery-worthy? This is where Robert Patterson comes in.
Note: You may remember Carole Asselin, from Creation Cassel and Scrapbook Campus, who told you about the importance of scrapbooking when sharing your photos. Now, she’s taking it a step further by showing you how to create a scrapbook image.
Whether you are a professional photographer looking for a way to showcase your stunning photos, or a parent capturing images of daily family events, you probably want to look at ways to turn those photos into something special, just the way they deserve to be displayed. That is what scrapbooking is all about. It can be minimal or it can be intricate. It is your call but remember the story you want to share.
When you start your scrapbooking project, you can either create everything from scratch, or look for digital supplies that will match or complement your photo. Creating every paper and element is possible but if you want to complete your project a little faster, using premade supplies is the way to go. I found a kit that revolved around a beach theme and had colors similar to some elements of the photo so I will be using a kit I found in my stash called Beat the Heat (this kit is no longer available as far as I know). It will be a great match for this photo. Follow along with these steps to create your scrapbook page:
So, you’re a budding graphic designer looking to get your name out there. You have a personal website, blog, Facebook page and Twitter handle… What now? Have you thought about creating a profile on LinkedIn?
If you are anything like me, you probably enjoy the ability to paint on-the-go. When pairing Wacom products with Corel Painter X3, painting freedom is at the tip of your stylus now more so than ever!
I’ve toted my various Intuos Tablets along with me, as long as I can remember, on my various creative adventures. I’ve used them at home, in planes, on trade show floors, in seminars, during classes and even outdoors on location. The medium tablet is the perfect size to pop into a computer bag and work with right on my lap no matter where my painting adventures lead me. Plus it is cross-platform compatible, which was a big advantage for me seeing as I happen to create on both Mac and PC.
Artist, Illustrator and CorelDRAW Master Stefan Lindblad recently shared his thoughts on Corel PHOTO-PAINT as an alternative to Photoshop. Find out what he had to say in this blog post, originally shared on his blog:
With Adobe moving 100% to cloud based software, more and more users are looking for Adobe Photoshop alternatives. The alternative I already use and have used since 1997 is Corel PHOTO-PAINT (also spelled Photopaint by some, and in the CorelDRAW and PHOTO-PAINT community, many times simply called PP) from leading software maker Corel, which also develops Corel PAINTER and PaintShop Pro.
PHOTO-PAINT used to be a standalone program for photographers and illustrators, just like Photoshop is. But nowadays, it’s an integrated part of the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.
If you’re a small business owner, you know the importance of photos. Whether for your website, brochures, posters, events or social media, imagery is essential to conveying your brand’s story. But not all entrepreneurs were born with photography skills, nor can they afford professional help.
As a result, photo-editing skills are becoming increasingly important for anyone in business or marketing. No, you don’t have to go through an entire college course; all it takes is some self-education.
This is Part 2 of our series: The Journey of Painter X3. Check out Part 1, if you haven’t already.
So, our Painter X3 story continues. With layers dramatically improved and the brush experience greatly enhanced, it became time to think about the essential workflows that help our artists learn, achieve and grow. That meant exploring some new territory.
Again, artists were telling us that the tools that provide guidance help new artists learn but also save experienced artists time. So we explored a variety of helpful tools and landed on a very fundamental one: Perspective.
When I think about Corel Painter X3, I realize that the journey started a long time ago, perhaps as far back as when I joined Corel Corporation as a User Experience Designer.
At that time my main goal was to translate my previous experience and quickly get up to speed on all things Painter. So with a brand new Wacom in hand, I set out to learn as much as I could about Painter.
This was pretty intimidating—all those controls, all those sliders, all those panels. Where to begin?
You may have heard about a little photo contest that we’re running. It’s very easy to enter. All we ask is that you submit your favorite photo that you’ve edited or processed in PaintShop Pro. Simple!
That’s all it takes for your chance to win some amazing prizes. Thanks to the folks at Wacom, we have a Wacom Intuos5 Medium Pen and Touch Tablet up for grabs, along with an Amazon gift certificate and the PaintShop Pro E-Learning Series.
Are you curious about what happens after you submit your photo? We put together a panel of expert judges who will search through all the photos to find the absolute best. This is your chance to meet them, and find out what makes them qualified to carry such responsibility.