A while back, we ran a reader’s poll, to see if there was any interest in a eBook. A few hundred people responded, and 80% or so indicated that they would be interested. So I got to work. At first, I was going to include every tutorial from the last two years, but I soon realized that would be too much. I decided, instead, to make this first eBook just about Painter. Most of the tutorials written in the last two years have been about Painter, so it seemed logical to start there.
If you’d like to learn more, there is now a link at the top of every page on the blog, called “eBook”. That’ll take you to the ordering and information page. Or, click here. Next to that, there’s another new link, for a new page containing the five videos I’ve produced so far. If you like the videos, you’ll be especially interested in the book, since it includes the same lessons covered in the videos.
Most of the content in the book comes from the blog, which you can access for free, here on the blog. One problem with blogs, however, is that older material gets buried quickly, and can be hard to find. That’s one of the reasons I’ve been wanting to gather the best Painter information together into book form. It’s in a logical, progressive order, while my weekly posts are not. If you want all of the best tutorials at your fingertips, in a searchable PDF file, or if you’d just like to help contribute to the site, then by all means, order a copy. There’s also a new chapter about how cloning works (companion to the first video) as well as how to set up your workspace, and how to create a custom palette. Most of the tutorials are about how to turn photographs into paintings, as well as how to use Painter.
Here’s a look at one two-page spread:
Ordering is safe and secure. You can use your debit or credit card, or a PayPal account. You can download right after the purchase. I look forward to hearing what everyone thinks of “Getting Started with Painter.” If there are other topics you’d like to see in a future book, please leave me a note in the comments section. Thanks again for your support and encouragement!
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