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Corel Painter Workshop July

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

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Haven’t you always wanted to learn MORE about Corel Painter?

Beginner Corel Painter & BEYOND

COREL PAINTER 2016

New features for 2016 will be reviewed

July 10, 11 & 12 Sunday Monday Tuesday

REGISTER HERE

Two Days of learning Corel Painter and the power behind it’s brushes and techniques.

Corel has a FREE 30 DAY Trial of Painter 2016. You can download it HERE

Do not download until a few days before class. We will set it all up in class also.

Don’t worry if you are a Beginner as we get you up to speed fast!!

  • ABR Importing! You can now import Photoshop ABR brushes into Painter!
  • One of my favorite new features is the new Custom Palette Toolbox. Add your favorite brushes, papers, patterns and flowmaps and share them with your friends! Painter automatically adds all the resources to your current workspace and you can begin using them right away!
  • Particle Brush Technology has now been added to Liquid Ink and Watercolor brushes! Great fun to be had with these variants!
  • Now add Impasto to your Dynamic Particle Brushes!
  • New Dynamic Speckle Particles! Add this new technology to any additional brush method.
  • New Dynamic Speckle Bristles! Get really deep into bristle technology!

Painter is faster and more stable than ever!

Whether you are new user or experienced, this workshop is for you to start painting immediately and get your photos to paintings faster than ever!!

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One Day of Golden Acrylic Painting on the Digitally Printed Canvas and learning about acrylic products and which are the best to use including brushes, sealing, adding textures and mixing colors. Learn from a Golden Artist Educator trained by Golden Artist Colors.

Come to the Mountains in Summer for the beautiful weather and join Corel Painter Master Elite Marilyn in a great workshop that will take your digital art beyond your expectations.

 

Returning and Early Bird Students get to save!

If you are returning

I will refund after you register $50

LIMITED SEATS!   7 Seats!

REFUND POLICY: Up to June 1st full refund less 10% After June 2, no refunds as we have limited seating!

This workshop is all NEW and will be incorporating new technology and exciting lessons. We will be painting portraits and abstracts and landscapes with amazing results. Even if you have taken a Beginner with Marilyn before, this will expand what you have learned before.

We will cover the basics to get you started and then we will explore the exciting brushes and new lessons that will take us from traditional paintings to edgier paintings.

  • Special Customized Workspace with Extraordinary Brushes
  • Portrait Brushes easy to understand
  • PDF’s Plus MUCH MORE

 

Lunches included. We have special rate at local hotel and they have free breakfast.

Coffee, tea, water and snacks included.

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After you register we will send you hotel information. You MUST register at the hotel no later than June 15th to get our special room rate!

If you stay at the local hotel we provide you don’t need a car. We will be happy to pick you up and drop you off.  We always offer to have dinner with all our students each night so no one is left alone.

Please feel free to ask questions.

You will need latest edition of Painter installed on a laptop and a Wacom pen. Any version of Photoshop or whatever program you use for resizing your images.

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Beginner Corel Painter Workshop in Asheville NC

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

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July 20, 21  2014 Sunday/Monday

BEGINNER PAINTER X3 Asheville, NC

TWO SEATS LEFT!

LOCATION: Cool Smokey Mountains in Asheville, NC at Marilyn’s Studio

Learn the tricks and tips to a quick start with Corel Painter X3 the latest version of natural media painting for photographers and artists. Corel Painter Master Marilyn Sholin will have you painting in no time.

You will learn about preferences, set up, installing brushes and saving your own favorites of brushes. Follow with Marilyn on tutorials as you learn how to use this software to clone paint or if  you are a freehand painter learn how to start on a blank canvas.

Explore different methods for portrait painting in unique styles from both traditional to loose and impressionist. Learn basic color techniques and how to “Steal Color” to always be right about your choices. Unique methods of Auto Painting as a layer for your multi-faceted painting.

Learn from a Corel Painter Master in an encouraging and friendly atmosphere!

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MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION HERE

ALSO don’t forget to REGISTER for the FREE COREL WEBINAR on June 24th!

Some recent paintings from our trip to Venice Italy!

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Two Women in Venice

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

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This was a fun painting to work on. It was totally painted in Corel Painter and then I used a texture from Melissa Gallo over it and added a mask to take away the texture where I did not want it on the women. I have been working on people painting that give the illusion of their faces but have no details to the faces. Only a hint of the womens glasses and their noses and jawlines create the illusion that your mind finishes. The reference photo was taken in Venice Italy where the people watching is beyond my greatest wishes. We will be enjoying that next May 2014 when we take an exclusive group tour to Venice for a week. Part of this was also painted with some of my FREE Cloner brushes you can download at the Digital Paint Shop. Don’t forget to also download the instructions for loading Corel Painter brushes for free. While you are at the Digital Paint Shop check out the huge SALE on the Simple and Complete Tutorials for Painter 11 at the cheapest price ever! All delivered as downloads.

Corel Painter 12 Tutorials Complete on SALE!

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

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Save yourself some time, money and trouble and grab this “DEAL” while it’s available for a LIMITED TIME! All THREE of my tutorials for Painter 12 come to $223 at regular price…but for only $69 you can grab them now. There are three with hours of videos on these also.

Two of them are instant downloads and the third will come from YOUSENDIT.COM because it’s almost a GIG of information!

You must be using Corel Painter 12.2 (12 with the updates) to take full advantage of the lessons.

GET THE LESSONS NOW and FULL DETAILS!

ART OF DIGITAL PAINTING COLLAGE IN COREL PAINTER 12 & PHOTOSHOP

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Hello World! I’m BACK! Yes, it’s been a while but I have been really busy working on all kinds of new exciting methods and programs. My NEW Live and in Person WORKSHOP in Asheville North Carolina is coming up soon! REGISTER now for this fabulous workshop and then you can even add on a WET PAINT DAY to learn how to seal your prints and add acrylic gel and paints to your canvas!

Very excited to be offering this workshop. For full details on the workshop to to More Details Art of Digital Painting Collage LINK

 

 

 

Many Paintings and Styles All done with Xycod Postworkshop Pro Edition

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

FREE STYLES for Postworkshop Pro Edition and Upcoming NEWS!

 

For a while now I have been using Postworkshop Pro Edition from Xycod for changing my photographs into works of art. Most of the time I use it combined with other plugins or software or even as a layer with a Corel Painter 12.1 painting. It adds so much depth and texture with it’s many brushes and options. This is not “corrective” software but “transformation” software and being that it does a fantastic job. There are many lessons with videos I have posted on PIXIQ. Since they are getting ready to launch their exciting version THREE I wanted to share here on my own blog STYLES I have designed for the software and how to install them and also other art I have done with it.

These STYLES I designed are all FREE and you can get them by registering at my DIGITAL PAINT SHOP You will find more information there about them and more FREEBIES like BRUSHES for Corel Painter and FREE TEXTURES plus much more.

TheFREE Postworkshop STYLES are a lot of fun to create and work with. Some are very expandable and can be changed a lot and others are more limited.

Here is the IMPORTANT NEWS!

If you purchase Postworkshop PRO EDITION now it is $99.00  When you check out use my Coupon Code to save on that: xyco-u8s3

Later when Postworkshop Pro Edition THREE launches it’s going to be a retail price of (MORE!) $120.00!! So you want to BUY it now and get the FREE UPGRADE when it launches!

More lessons,styles and tutorials coming on this amazing software. Have fun with it and enjoy!!

 

 

10 Digital Painting Programs

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Ten Exciting Digital Painting programs or plugins. See how we are using them!


Check out the details here: http://www.pixiq.com/article/ten-digital-painting

12 FREE Styles for Postworkshop PRO Edition

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Art from Photographs with Postworkshop Pro Edition

Check our my new blog post on PIXIQ FREE styles and instructions on how to use them.  POSTWORKSHOP PRO EDITION Get a discount with Code: xyco-u8s3

Free Webinar Tonite! Discount Codes and Links

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Tonight I am doing a FREE (yes, really!) webinar at the Photography Schoolhouse. You can register for FREE! You may be wondering where I have been, well between Facebook and my blogging at Pixiq it’s been a wild ride keeping me away from my own blog. But it’s time to get back to connecting with my own blog.  Tonight’s webinar is about easy art for Portraits!

Marilyn Sholin’s  SECRET WEAPON:
Portrait Art on Steroids

Wednesday Nov. 30, 2011 at 6:00PM Pacific Time – Price = FREE

 

Give your clients art choices for their portraits that only take a few clicks and no painting experience necessary. We are talking about innovation and formulas I’ll give you that only require a few steps and from there you can experiment and create your own. This only takes a few minutes. We will be using basic Photoshop skills (even beginners can do this) and a few new filters like Nik Efex 4. You will be amazed at how fast you can do this and how these new techniques will sell. Be innovative and do something new and different from all the other photographers.

I will be showing you some simple changes with Postworkshop, Topaz Filters, Alienskin SnapArt 3, Nik Filters EFEX 4. Here are a few examples.

 

True to my word here are the DISCOUNT CODES and all the links I mention in the webinar….PLUS a few others just for good measure.

New Links and Discount Codes

Nik Software

http://bit.ly/ms_nikfilters   Discount Code: msholin

Topaz Filters

http://bit.ly/ms_topazfilters  Discount Code:  msholin

Postworkshop

http://bit.ly/ms_postworkshop  Discount Code:     xyco-u8s3

 

Alienskin Snapart3 and All Alienskin Software

http://www.alienskin.com/snapart/index.aspx

Discount Code: MSH0901

 

Lucis Art Pro 6 and Lucis Art 3 ED and Lucis Art 3 SE

http://www.lucisart.com/

Discount Code: : HIDDENIMAGE

 

Dynamic Auto Painter

http://www.mediachance.com/dap/index.html

Sorry, no discounts available

 

Think Tank Photo Equipment and Accessories

http://bit.ly/ms_thinktank

Free Gift Code: WS-513

Be sure to go to Pixiq to see more FREE LESSONS and videos!

 

 

 

London Here We Come SWPP

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

We are finally off for London,England tomorrow to give three programs at SWPP Convention at the Novotel Hotel West. To make things easy for all three classes I thought I would blog post here all great deals and discount codes that I usually hand out in classes. This will put them in one place and we don’t need to carry paperwork with us.

Discount Codes for Software

Topaz Filters:  TOPAZ Site: CLICK HERE! DISCOUNT CODE: msholin

Alienskin Software: Save 10%  http://www.alienskin.com
Alienskin Discount Code: MSH0901

Any and All NIK FILTERS

http://www.niksoftware.com

DISCOUNT CODE: MSHOLIN

LUCIS ARTS All Versions
Coolest software and you have so many choices with it!
Lucis Art3 ED http://lucisart.com/
Lucis Art3 SE http://lucisart.com/
Lucis Art Pro 6.0 http://www.lucispro.com/

Coupon Code is SAME for ALL: HIDDENIMAGE
I will post more and keep this list updated and add some other links to it but for now this gives everyone the important links and discount codes.