Archives for June 2011

June Issue of Digital Paint Magazine

Here is the June issue of the magazine. Thank-you again to all of the folks who put this together.

 

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Your Questions About Corel Painter Tutorials

Helen asks…

Where can I get good Corel Painter X tutorials?

Hi guys , I need some good tutorials about painting in corel painter like a pro .. just like the folks in cgsociety and conceptart !!! .. plz ?? I already looked in Corel website, they’re good, but I want more tutorials on Corel Painter X. Can you offer me links and such?

Timo answers:

Hi! There are lots of links to Corel Painter tutorials if you just do a Google search for them. Of course we have a ton of free things here are the magazine blog. Subscribe to the mag for sure, then check out our forum at Digital Painting Forum, look at the Digital Art Academy as well. If that doesn’t satisfy the need for good tuts here are some others that will get you started:

http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=Corel2/Products/Content&pid=1047022702185&cid=1047022737328

http://forums.cgsociety.org/archive/index.php/t-85904.html

http://www.google.com/Top/Computers/Software/Graphics/Image_Editing/Painter/FAQs,_Help,_and_Tutorials/

http://wiki.cgsociety.org/index.php/Portal:Tutorials

http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=68000

http://apps.corel.com/newsletter/paintercanvas/2006/04/index.html

http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Product/1166553885783#tabview=tab0

http://www.pixel2life.com/tutorials/corel_painter/
http://www.pixelalley.com/
http://apps.corel.com/painterx/us/community_links.html
http://www.paintermagazine.co.uk/

Also there are a number of tutorials on http://www.deviantart.com/

Your Questions About Adobe Photoshop Trial

George asks…

Who knows where can I download free trial adobe photoshop cs4?

i went to adobe.com because i want to download the trial.I click the button download but it brought me to fill up notification form.I fill up the form because i think maybe after that,the download will start,but it’s not.I really want the trial adobe photoshop cs4.

Timo answers:

I’m not sure if CS4 is still available on the Adobe website, I believe they replaced it with CS5. But to give it a shot double-check the browser that you are using – I remember having problems downloading it with whatever browser I was using at first, I think Internet Explorer worked in the end. Temporarily turn of pop-ups (that may be why the trial isn’t downloading for you). I downloaded the trial a couple weeks ago when I was on the road with my product keys but no disc from the following location:

https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=photoshop

Your Questions About How To Sell Digital Paintings

John asks…

How can I sell my digital paintings online?

I like to create digital paintings using photoshop. I am wondering if I can sell these like traditional paintings and if anyone has any advice to spare. Thanks. :0)

Timo answers:

There are a host of sites that one can sell your artistic creations from. Redbubble, Etsy, Fine Art America, Deviant Art and Ebay are just a few of the sites that an artist can look at. The challenge with selling online is getting noticed or “found”. The common perception that ones artistic endeavors will speak for themselves is not at all accurate.

To have a decent chance at all one must have their own site as well as the have a presence on some of the free sites. So buy a domain name, start a blog or put up a site (a WordPress Blog is highly recommended), spend some time learning about basic SEO then write about your art. It is a bunch of work with many new skills you will have to discover but the rewards are well worth the effort.

At Digital Art Academy we have some blogging classes and Digital Painting Forum there are many discussions in the archives about this. Additionally some of the other blogs we talk about like Barney Davey’s Art Print Issues,  Alyson Stanfields Art Biz Blog and others will have some great information about selling work online.

Be clear about what your work is. There should be no doubt in your buyers mind what they are purchasing whether it is a giclee print or a mixed media original spell out what your client is getting from you.

Your Questions About Print Embellishment

Nancy asks…

Is there a website where I can print of pics that are just outlines (similar to coloring book) 4 scrapbooking?

I just want little pics of things like a teapot, beach umbrella, etc. that I can print off and colour in myself with pencil crayons, to add to my scrapbooking pictures…kind of like a thrifty form of embellishments.

Timo answers:

There are tons of scrap booking websites – most of them offer templates to download
This is what you are looking for – a template.
Check out scrapbook.com like I said type scrap booking in your browser – check out the different sites – look under templates.
Lots and lots of basic figures – for you to download and decorate any way you like – I would print on to card stock so you have some weight to work with.

Sharon asks…

Where can I get a nice website where I can print photo book in Malaysia?

I came across a website which offer hard cover 8 x 8 book at around RM 50 which consider economic and this website have everything I want but unfortunately they do not provide shipping to Malaysia. I want something with nice background, many choices of embellishment, borders and layout and also the quality is good. Most importantly they provide shipping to Malaysia.

Timo answers:

Maybe here http://www.snapfish.com/storenewphotobooks .

Steven asks…

Where can i find background papers/accessories to download for greeting cards, instead of having to buy cd rom

Background papers, Fonts, Making your own card toppers, basically creating your own cards. How to make your own embellishments, creating designs onto paper to print off eg, Gingham templates/backgrounds. Greeting card software to download.

Timo answers:

Some card making magazines come with free backing papers and with attached free cds that have lots on them such as fonts, backing papers and royalty free images

A site I’ve used in the past …

Http://www.safelinked.info/go.php?link=freecards

Hope that helps.