The PainterLab is a monthly online live interactive session for all PaintboxTV monthly and annual subscribing Premium Members. To register please email me (email@example.com) with subject line “Next PainterLab RSVP” at least 60 minutes in advance, so I know who to expect at the session. If you can’t make it in person, or you wish to review what was covered, I post the recording on PaintboxTV for members to see later.
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Special Guest: John Derry
I am super excited to announce that our special guest for PainterLab 84 on November 19th will be John Derry, a co-creator of the original Fractal Design Painter; creator of many of the Photoshop brushes; long time instructor, including on Lynda.com; and now creator of Emergence, the uniquely expressive brush system specially designed for Corel Painter. John, who I have known since the early days of Painter, will share how he uses Emergence. He’ll share with us how he plays, improvises and make things up along the way with his Emergence system. In the process we will all get a unique insight into how to use Emergence and the inspiration to dive into it ourselves!
As preparation for this session you may wish to review PainterLab 82 in which we took a first look at Emergence and you can see an example of what I created using it. I would also suggest installing it in your Painter 2020 and playing with it first so you can have some questions for John.
PainterLab is an informal monthly virtual Q & A session, open to all current PaintboxTV Premium Members, where you can get help with your technical and artistic questions, feedback and advice on projects, learn more about Painter and pick up useful tips and techniques. You need to be a current member at the time of the PainterLab – it is included in your subscription.
If you have any questions and topics you’d like me to address at the next PainterLab please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Feel free to attach images if there’s a project you’d like help with, feedback on or you wish to share some of the “homework” you’ve done since the last PainterLab. Whenever you send me attachments for a PainterLab, please start all the image file names with your first and last name, and please include in the file name the stage or version number and brief description. Also please ensure that your email subject line is “Next PainterLab”. I will endeavor to include any material and questions you send me in the next PainterLab but cannot guarantee it. I generally only show and talk about images when the creator of the images is present at the PainterLab. I encourage PaintboxTV Premium Members to take advantage of this special and valuable opportunity for real time virtual interaction which comes with your PaintboxTV subscription. I enjoy the chance to get to know you better and help you with your technical and artistic questions. This is your time to pick my brain about anything Painter or art-related. The structure is relaxed, informal and interactive. The agenda is up to you!
PainterLabs are run using the Citrix GoToMeeting system which works on any Mac, PC, iOS, Android or Windows device. You will need to download the Citrix software to join the session so please arrive a few minutes earlier the first time you attend a PainterLab. Other technical requirements are:
1. Speakers/Headset: you will need to use either speakers or a headset to listen in to the PainterLab.
2. Microphone: while a microphone is not necessary to listen in, it is useful to have one since now and then I un-mute attendees so we can have a voice conversation as part of the PainterLab. Therefore is preferred if you can arrange for a microphone to be available, which may be integrated into your computer or could be a third party microphone. Some webcams include a microphone.
3. Webcam: a webcam is not necessary for participating but if you have one that allows me as the meeting organizer to turn on webcam sharing so you can be seen, for instance, when asking a question. See Recommended Tools for my webcam recommendation if you need one.
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If You Miss the Session
PainterLab sessions are generally recorded and the recordings, or portions of them, are usually posted on PaintboxTV so you can benefit from what is covered even if you can’t make it to the session in real time. Please note that recordings are subject to technical conditions and are not guaranteed – it is always best to attend in person if you can. The recordings are minimally edited and will include all the back and forth banter and conversation – they are not intended to be substitutes for focused edited tutorials. If you prefer learning one-to-one, you are welcome to arrange for One-to-One individual training.
I look forward to hopefully seeing you at the next PainterLab!