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Digital Pet Painting Tutorial

Learn how to transform simple pet portraits into beautiful works of art using the powerful digital painting software, Corel Painter.

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Learn how to create beautiful pet paintings using the digital painting software, Corel Painter. I'll walk you through how to set up your preferences, palettes and color space. Painter includes an overwhelming 700+ brushes! I simplify the painting process for you by including a brush set so you can paint with the exact 8 brushes that I'm teaching with. I'll teach you what brushes to use for the background, fur and eyes.

TUTORIAL INCLUDES 5 PET PAINTINGS FROM START TO FINISH INCLUDING A CAT, DOGS AND HORSES.

6 Easy-To-Follow Videos. Learn how to create custom hand-painted backgrounds, paint short-haired pets, long-haired pets and how to hand-paint pets eyes.

  • Login 24/7
  • Receive instant access
  • Re-watch the segments as many times as you’d like
  • No previous painting experience necessary!

Downloadable Cheat Sheet - This workshop includes a custom designed awesome Cheat Sheet so you can quickly reference your painting steps and Painter quick keys.

BOTTOM LINE - If you want to learn how to transform simple pet portraits into beautiful works of art… then this workshop is for you!


Your Instructor


Arica Dorff
Arica Dorff

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR: I’m a Photographer, Teacher, Pet Painter, Hot Tea Drinker, Animal Lover, and Ukulele Player.

WHERE AM I FROM? I was born in Japan, raised in Hawaii, and moved to Las Vegas to attend the University of Nevada Las Vegas where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Shortly after college, I discovered my love for photography and opened a luxury pet & family studio.


I love teaching and naturally began offering in-person and online photography and business workshops, speaking at photography conventions, and mentoring aspiring photographers from all over the country.


WHERE DO I LIVE NOW? After 9 years as Las Vegas’ top pet photographer, I sold my business and relocated to beautiful Washington State.

WHAT KEEPS ME BUSY THESE DAYS?

  • Teaching Workshops
  • Creating Pet Paintings
  • My annual 5,000 mile Pet Photography Road Trip
  • Hanging out on my 3 acre farm
  • Cuddling with my Bloodhound, Gracie
  • Hiking & Mountain Biking with my husband

Thank you for visiting my workshop site! I look forward to being a part of your online educational journey! If you’d like to see my Pet Photography work or Pet Paintings, visit www.aricadorff.com.

Talk to you soon! - Arica


Class Curriculum


  Cheat Sheet, Brush Set, Color Wheels & Original Images
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  Video 1 Introduction to Painter
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  Video 2 Yorkie
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  Video 3 Cat
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  Video 4 Rotties
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  Video 5 Horses
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  Video 6 Goldens
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Will I have access to the entire workshop even if I choose the monthly payment plan option?
Yes! Both payment options (Monthly or One-Time Payment) gives you immediate access to the ENTIRE workshop. Login 24/7, hit pause and play, and re-watch the segments as many times as you’d like!
I've never painted organically or digitally before. Will I be able to follow along?
Absolutely! No previous painting experience is necessary! I'll walk you through how to set up your preferences in Corel Painter, what palettes to have open while you're painting, and exactly what brushes to use for the background, fur and eyes. This is a step-by-step tutorial so you'll be able to duplicate exactly what I'm teaching you!
Can I practice painting with the portraits you're teaching with?
Yes! This tutorial includes the original portraits so you can practice on the exact images I'm teaching with!
What software and hardware do I need to own to complete this tutorial and create digital paintings?
1. You'll need the software 'Corel Painter' (any recent version will do - I teach this tutorial using Corel Painter 2015). 2. I also do some retouching and cropping in Photoshop but it is not required that you have Photoshop to create beautiful digital paintings. 3. It doesn't matter if you are on a PC or MAC - I explain the quick keys for both operating systems. 4. I create my digital paintings using a Wacom Tablet which I highly recommend so your brush stokes are pressure sensitive, but it is not required that you have a Wacom Tablet and using a standard mouse is fine.
How much does software Corel Painter cost?
The price of Corel Painter varies greatly depending on where you purchase it from. You can purchase it from Corel's website www.painterartist.com with regular and student/faculty pricing available. I've also seen Painter for sale through retailers such as Amazon & Office Depot.
Can I download the training videos and watch them offline?
Yes! Under each video you have the option to download the videos to your computer. So you can watch the training videos through the workshop website OR offline anytime on your computer.
How long is this training tutorial?
This tutorial includes over 5 hours of content!

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