Paint Like A Master By Fay Sirkis

3 hr 46 min
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Turn your digital portraits and panoramas into masterpieces that mimic the oil and watercolor styles of Great Masters like Rembrandt, Monet, and Norman Rockwell.

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How to decide what look you want for your painting.
Retouch your image using the Sandwich Technique.
Preparing the face for painting.
Customizing your table for digital painting.
What's New In Painter X
An overview of the Painter X Interface.
Learn the secrets of the Clone Brushes.
Learn to use the blenders to transform your pixels into paint strokes.
Get started creating your watercolor masterpiece.
Learn to create your own custom pallets and save them for future use.
Learn to use the custom pallets you created to create a custom workspace.
Learn to add shadows and highlights to make your painting pop.
Add details to your painting to create depth and separation.
Using the portrait hair brushes Fay shows you how to paint hair and add highlights.
Get started working on a portrait in this lesson.
Learn to paint in the style of Mary Cassatt.
Learn to paint in the style of Rembrandt.
Learn all about the new Brush category real bristle brushes.
Get started with photopainting.
Restoring Details to your painting.
Create an autopainting in the style of Renoir.
Create an autopainting in the style of Mary Cassatt.
Create an autopainting with the style of Monet.
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Fay Sirkis


Fay Sirkis is an internationally recognized portrait artist, photographer and instructor who speaks at seminars both in the U.S. and in Europe. A New York based contemporary digital artist with a background in traditional fine art Fay attended the Pratt School of Professional Studies in New York City, where she became certified in graphic...

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  1. Profile photo of nvonstaden nvonstaden

    we need more Painter X classes

  2. Profile photo of Helen Helen

    Hi, where can I find the brushes? I don’t find any download links on this page for this course nor for her Four Seasons videos.

  3. Profile photo of Meredith Hogarth Meredith Hogarth

    The course is great but I am also having trouble with the download files. I haven’t been able to install the brushes and the download does not include the customized workspace that she uses to teach. Otherwise the course is great but I wish I had her brushes to practice some of the techniques.

    1. Profile photo of Lizie Lizie

      July 17, 2014
      This is the way I installed the brushes. Unzip and open the brush file. I have a PC. Each brush has a matching JPEG. (Mary Cassatt and Mary Cassatt.JPEG) Copy both and paste into the Painter Brushes13Brushes Folder or the Painter version that you have. To get to this folder, follow this path.
      c drive>program files>corel>painter13/brushes>painter13brushes
      I tried copying and pasting the folder, but did not work for me . I had to copy and paste each brush with its jpeg file one brush at a time.
      Make sure Painter is closed and open after the copy and paste. The brushes should be at bottom of category list. Hope this helps
      VERY IMPORTANT: Do not put the brushes and jpegs in the BRUSHES folder. They go in painter13 brushes folder. Elizabeth

  4. Profile photo of orionwestfall orionwestfall

    Would like to try out the techniques in this course, but the download for the class does not include the workspace for Painter, and the brushes do not seem to import. I’m sure I’m probably doing something wrong, but I don’t know what.

  5. Profile photo of David David

    I hope to see more of Fay’s classes added to Kelby Training in the future. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  6. Profile photo of Linda King Linda King

    Fay Sirkis does beautiful work and is an excellent instructor. I am enjoying this detailed series very much, and continue to go back over previous clips as there is a lot to learn. I hope to see more of Fay’s classes added to Kelby Training in the future. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  7. Profile photo of texwill7 texwill7

    Fay’s training is just wonderful! I have all her DVD’s from you except Paint Like a Master which must be sold out, but because I keep renewing Kelby Training it is available to me anyway.

    You have made giant improvements since I first signed up in November 2009. I have not trouble connecting, finding what I want, and keeping up with all the new programs, which I watch unless I have no interest in them is rare as it seems there is always something for to learn. The instructors are awesome, especially Matt K, Corey Baker, Dave Cross, and all the photographers, which is my focus. Thanks for being there for me and everyone.

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