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Intro to Corel Painter

Concept Art Workflow with Ryan Church

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In this DVD, Ryan Church introduces the viewer to Corel Painter. Ryan teaches the way he uses the program on a daily basis to create production artwork for the film and video game industries. From the basic first steps of setting up the Painter workspace and menus, to using brushes, layers, papers and textures, this DVD is perfect for anyone interested in learning traditional illustration techniques using Painter's powerful features and tools. As the lecture progresses, Ryan walks you through his process for creating a finished production illustration in real time, from sketching and designing, to composing and adding final details.

  • Painter Workspace
  • Customizing Brushes and Hotkeys
  • Importing Textures
  • Papers and Cloning Tool
  • Creating Narratives
  • Composition
  • Creating Mood and Drama
  • Form and Lighting
  1. Setting up the Painter Workspace
  2. Preferences
  3. Image Navigation
  4. Customizing Hot Keys
  5. Painter's Brushes
  6. Using Layers
  7. Using Papers
  8. Shapes
  9. Effects
  10. Starting a Painting
  11. Monochromatic Sketching
  12. Refining Design and Composition
  13. Local Color Pass
  14. Lighting and Atmosphere
  15. Adding Texture and Details
  16. Adding Drama, Depth and Mood
  17. Finished Rendering
  • Product Code: RCH06
  • ISBN: 1-59762-913-8
  • UPC: 805366016517
  • Duration: 195 minutes
  • Formats: DVD-ROM

DVD-ROM Requirements:

  • 1GHz or faster processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 64 MB Video RAM
  • DVD-ROM Drive
  • 5 GB of hard disk space
  • 1280 x 1024 display

DVD-ROM and Digital Download Requirements:

Minimum Operating System:

  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista®
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Apple® Mac® OS X 10.2


  • QuickTime Movie Player (Version 7.0 or higher)
  • Acrobat Reader (Version 5.0 or higher)

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  • Software Used:

  • Corel Painter

Ryan Church

Concept Design Supervisor

Ryan Church is one of the leading concept artists working today. His clients and employers include Walt Disney Imagineering, Universal Studios, Industrial Light and Magic, and Lucasfilm. Ryan was Concept Design Supervisor for Star Wars: Episode 3 and is a Senior Art Director at ILM, where his roles include designing and illustrating vehicles, droids, architectures and environments and art directing final shots and assets. He has taught Advanced Entertainment Design at Art Center. He majored in Transportation Design with a minor in Entertainment Design at the Art Center College of Design.

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"When Ryan Church started giving his unique vision to the Star Wars universe four years ago, it was clear that he was going to pave the way for future digital artists. His art immediatly transports you into new dimensions of form and color. He's one of today's strongest digital inspirations."

- Sparth
Concept designer/illustrator
UBISOFT Entertainment

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