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mchurgin
02-27-2007, 02:16 PM
Does anyone know anything about the new Corel Painter Magazine? First issue to be released in England Feb 28, 07. Will it be available here in the US at Barnes & Noble? I believe the publisher "IP" has many magazines in the photography and Photoshop sections on the rack.

How long does it take for an overseas publication to hit the shelves here in the US?

Thanks

Howard

pixlart
02-27-2007, 04:37 PM
I don't have any specifics on availablility, but it is my understanding that it will be sold in the U.S.

-john

hentsteph
02-27-2007, 05:56 PM
What is it's title and who is puplishing it?

Thanks

pixlart
02-27-2007, 06:08 PM
What is it's title and who is puplishing it?

Imagine Publishing (UK) is the publisher. The magazine is called the Corel Painter Official Magazine...although I suspect most will simply refer to it as Painter magazine.

You can read the full press release on my blog. (http://pixlart.blogspot.com/)

-john

rattsang
02-27-2007, 06:13 PM
looks interesting john, ill be checking it out :)

ive been hoping for a mag deicated to painter.... and now it's here, lets hope its good ;P

mhovland
02-27-2007, 06:16 PM
Great, there goes another $14.99 a month. Between ImagineFX and The Official Painter Magazine, I won't be able to eat lunch :)

Can't wait to get my hands on this.

phd
02-28-2007, 07:40 AM
I picked up my copy a few days ago. It's a pretty good start, introducing the various brush categories and new features of Painter X, with a number of tutorials putting the brushes and features into action. It's starting out at quite a simple level, not as advanced as some of the Imagine FX tutorials (currently my favorite magazine), but it looks to be an interesting magazine which hopefully will develop into a useful reference source. There are many Photoshop magazines that have appeared in the last year or so, so it's good to have something specifically for Painter.

Regards,

Phd.

steve_szoczei
02-28-2007, 08:16 AM
Biased opnion follows ;)

Great new magazine from Imagine Publishing ( check it out here http://www.imagine-publishing.co.uk/PainterMagazine/index.html ) which focuses on Painter, and was launched at Focus on Imaging UK earlier this week.

First issue has tutorials and info from many Painter Masters including; Andrew Jones, Wen-Xi Chen, Tim Shelbourne and others....

Very cool IMHO... to be available at Barnes + Noble in the US, Chapters/Indigo in Canada, and wider distribution in the UK...

cheers

mchurgin
02-28-2007, 02:47 PM
I picked up my copy a few days ago.

Where do you live that you picked up a copy?

phd
02-28-2007, 02:52 PM
Picked up a copy in W.H.Smiths - UK.

Phd.

Improv
02-28-2007, 05:23 PM
Thanks for the tip, Phd. I phoned up my local Indigo Books (owned by Smith's) here in Vancouver and they are special ordering the mag. for me-no extra charge, and will get it in every month and reserve a copy for me. Now that's service!

(Order time to Vancouver=3 weeks).

One happy camper here folks! :-)

Improv
02-28-2007, 06:34 PM
Imagine Publishing (UK) is the publisher. The magazine is called the Corel Painter Official Magazine...although I suspect most will simply refer to it as Painter magazine.

You can read the full press release on my blog. (http://pixlart.blogspot.com/)

-john

Sample content .pdf's here:

http://www.paintermagazine.co.uk/showpage.php?page=About%20the%20mag

acmepixel
03-01-2007, 12:43 AM
ImagineFX magazine is a much better deal. It has a crammed packed DVD every month. Not just a measley CD. Published by the same company. Focused on painting techniques with Painter and Photoshop, tutorials and examples, and Speedpainting. the dvd contains full sized, full layered files of the tutorial docs and images. It also covers concept art and painting workflows with Zbrush. In spite of the tacky buxom babes gracing a lot of the covers, it is avidly read by the pros in the industry, and boasts a formidable lineup of contributors.

So, in the meantime, it's shipping. ;-)

cnaeger
03-14-2007, 02:17 PM
Has anyone saw this magazine in the US bookstores yet?

antlab
03-25-2007, 09:33 PM
I ordered the issue n. 1 of the new Painter magazine directly online from the publisher site (I live in Italy, and it's quite difficult finding these specialised magazines directly in local stores). I am not a Painter expert, I recently also bought the Painter IX Wow Book to better learn using the program. I found the new magazine very cool, starting from the very basics, but with many examples in different fields, as brushes, general techniques, specific questions (e.g. old-style cartoon characters).
After reading the first issue I decided to subscribe for a full year, hoping these readings will increase my Painter capabilities.

Antonino

mchurgin
03-31-2007, 12:28 AM
I just picked up the first issue here in NJ at Barnes & Noble for a whopping $17.75

toastyovens
03-31-2007, 05:12 AM
A look at one of the sample "Inspirational tutorials" and it basically tells it's okay to cheat
by phototracing. As if it isn't easy enough for the computer to mix the colors for us and a device (Wacom) that substitutes for ALL the actual brushes and does all the 'dirty work' for us.

In my opinion, telling newbies to phototrace as a fundamental step is not a good thing, it encourages bad habits and will not make you a better artist and will someday turn into a kind of crutch.


I don't care how 'impressive' the end result. Once the artist put the photo ref in a different layer and clone/trace/whatever from it, that's cheating, no matter what the sequence of technique involved. And I'm not impressed by this 'pro'. A magazine that encourages newbs to be cheats and be a hack.

Nice... :)

antlab
03-31-2007, 08:37 PM
A look at one of the sample "Inspirational tutorials" and it basically tells it's okay to cheat
by phototracing. As if it isn't easy enough for the computer to mix the colors for us and a device (Wacom) that substitutes for ALL the actual brushes and does all the 'dirty work' for us.

In my opinion, telling newbies to phototrace as a fundamental step is not a good thing, it encourages bad habits and will not make you a better artist and will someday turn into a kind of crutch.


I don't care how 'impressive' the end result. Once the artist put the photo ref in a different layer and clone/trace/whatever from it, that's cheating, no matter what the sequence of technique involved. And I'm not impressed by this 'pro'. A magazine that encourages newbs to be cheats and be a hack.

Nice... :)

Hi toastyovens. I understand your point of view. Anyway, I think the question is more complex.
First of all, the tutorial you are referring to is just about the use of the "Quick clone" feature in Painter. It is a very well known and advertised characteristic of the latest versions, so you should probably protest with Corel for that :)
More seriously, I agree with you that a "serious artist" should be able to draw without cloning/tracing, but I think that we are simply in presence of some modern updates of VERY old techniques.
Actually, from the first experiments of Brunelleschi (yes, I live in Florence :D), to the famous grids of Durer, artists often used technical aids to correctly draw perspective scenes. It is also well known that many masters used some versions of "camera obscura" to reproduce very complex landscapes before the invention of modern photography.
That said, I agree with you that abuse of clone features can induce lazy people to think they can produce "art" with very little effort :)

CKPinson
04-06-2007, 09:04 PM
I've noticed that Books-A-Million and Barnes and Nobile have the best selection of CG mags- the have all of the Painter- 3D world- CS2 mags out there here in Florida

sixhundredthirtyeightways
04-07-2007, 05:48 PM
ImagineFX magazine is a much better deal. It has a crammed packed DVD every month. Not just a measley CD. Published by the same company. Focused on painting techniques with Painter and Photoshop, tutorials and examples, and Speedpainting. the dvd contains full sized, full layered files of the tutorial docs and images. It also covers concept art and painting workflows with Zbrush. In spite of the tacky buxom babes gracing a lot of the covers, it is avidly read by the pros in the industry, and boasts a formidable lineup of contributors.

So, in the meantime, it's shipping. ;-)

Imagine FX is published by Future and Painter Magazine is published by Imagine Publishing. IP are the same people that do Photoshop Creative. Future publish Computer Arts Magazine, .net and a lots of specialist magazines than in the UK.

I love Painter Magazine as it has a broader focus than ImagineFX.

I'd choose PM as I'm learning a lot more than from the issues of IFX I've picked up.

638ways

acmepixel
04-21-2007, 09:15 PM
another excellent painting resource for both newbies and pros alike, is 2dArtist magazine. $4.00 US. in downloadable hi-rez and low-rez versions. Worth every penny.

http://www.2dartistmag.com/gfxartist/

Improv
04-21-2007, 09:40 PM
I just picked up the first issue here in NJ at Barnes & Noble for a whopping $17.75

Imported mags from Europe and the UK often cost that much. Plus it's a specialty publication with limited circulation. I get a LOT more interesting info from the first two issues of CPOM than I do from say Time magazine. :-)

Xevious
04-30-2007, 05:43 PM
I dont know. That magazine is pretty damn expensive here in the US. I could see myself buying a few issues but after that...i dont know....

Improv
04-30-2007, 11:20 PM
I dont know. That magazine is pretty damn expensive here in the US. I could see myself buying a few issues but after that...i dont know....

I guess I'm used to the extra price for imported magazines. I've been buying British computer mags and digital music/recording mags for years. You have to look at the content-to me as a fairly new Painter user, the mag is very useful right now and well worth the price.

Giap
05-01-2007, 04:40 AM
I bought the second issue today at chapter bookstore (Edmonton Canada) for 19.50CAD no tax. I think that was a good deal. Moreover, I bought the newest IFX for the same price, not to bad eh?

Back to the main topic, I think Painter is a good magazine eventhough in the first issue, some artists recommended the beginer should use the clone to practice painting CGart. In the second issue, they introduce more about Painter brushes. That's a good sign for future issues. However, I hope they will put more workshop and Q&A.

antlab
05-01-2007, 11:56 AM
In the second issue, they introduce more about Painter brushes. That's a good sign for future issues. However, I hope they will put more workshop and Q&A.

I just received by mail the third issue. It includes details on Painter features, as Paper textures and Surface Control, an article about basic light and shade affect in drawing, a quite advanced tutorial on using the old "verdaccio" technique for portraits, and more.
In general, I hope that the mag will have success, because at present it is the only one specifically devoted to Painter, and it is difficult to find so much information about the program in more general CG publications.

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