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Corel Painter X4 Training Course

Corel Corel Painter X4 Training Schedule

Training Course Synopsis

New Corel Painter X features unique digital brushes, art materials and textures that mirror the look and feel of their traditional counterparts. This class begins with an overview of the Corel Painter X interface, a review of basic tools and tips and then moves to practical sketching and painting exercises, including how to convert digital photographs to drawings, paintings, and mosaics.

Training Course Length and Time

This class is 2 days long. Class time is 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Breaks are scheduled throughout the day and lunch is typically scheduled 12-1. Students provide their own lunch.

What You Will Learn in This Training Course

  • Working with Color and Textures
  • Rotating and Flipping Images
  • Working with Layers
  • Creating Paintings from Photographs
  • Sketching and Painting
  • Creating and Saving Custom Brushes
  • Applying Effects
  • Creating Type and Shapes

Who Should Attend this Training Course

Graphic professionals who need an essential understanding of the painting and editing tools in Corel Painter X. Experienced users will also benefi t from the many tips and tricks and special exercises.


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Locations for this Training Course

We have training centers in Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Denver, San Diego and Washington DC. We also offer classes at a network of rental facilities. We offer private onsite training and instructor-led, live online training. If coming to a rental facility, please double-check the location of your class with our office to make sure you get to the right location.

Prerequisites for this Training Course

Knowledge of your operating system and basic computer navigation is required for all classes.

Goals for this Training Course

Sterling Ledet and Associates realizes the importance of education and we take pride in being able to offer you classes that are more custom fit to your needs. Call us at (877) 819-2665 if you have any special questions or e-mail us at

Lesson 1

  • Understanding the Interface
  • Using the Welcome Screen
  • Exploring the Interface
  • Customizing the Interface
  • Creating Custom Palettes
  • Creating Custom Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Creating and Opening Images
  • Saving Images

Lesson 2

  • Working with Color and Textures
  • Choosing Colors from the Color Palette
  • Mixing Colors Interactively
  • Working with Color Sets
  • Choosing Paper Textures

Lesson 3

  • Rotating and Flipping Images
  • Rotating and Flipping Images
  • Working with Layers
  • Understanding Layers
  • Creating, Duplicating, and Deleting Layers
  • Moving, Arranging, and Locking Layers
  • Naming Layers
  • Grouping, Collapsing, and Dropping Layers
  • Preserving Transparency
  • Painting with Pick Up Underlying Color

Lesson 4

  • Creating Paintings from Photographs
  • Cloning Basics
  • Auto Cloning Paintings from Photographs
  • Cloning Paintings from Photographs
  • Painting on Photographs

Lesson 5

  • Sketching
  • Sketching Basics
  • Sketching with Pencils
  • Sketching with Chalks
  • Sketching with the Scratchboard Tool

Lesson 6

  • Painting
  • Understanding Artists’ Oils
  • Painting with Artists’ Oils
  • Painting with Digital Water Color
  • Painting with Water Color
  • Painting with Liquid Ink
  • Painting with Airbrushes

Lesson 7

  • Creating and Saving Custom Brushes
  • Customizing Brushes
  • Saving Custom Brushes
  • Applying Effects
  • Using the Sketch Effect
  • Applying Surface Texture
  • Using the Woodcut Effect
  • Using KPT Effects
  • Creating Mosaics
  • Using Make Mosaic
  • Using make Tessellation

Lesson 8

  • Creating Type and Shapes
  • Understanding Bitmap and Vector Information
  • Drawing with the Shape Tools
  • Drawing with the Pen Tools
  • Working with Type
  • Working with Adobe Illustrator Files
  • Painting with Snap to Path


Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

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