Saturday, February 11, 2017

Fun with Corel Painter 2017

For years now I have sat on a baker's dozen of short stories. They feature shapeshifters, angst, and lots of erotica. Recently I started rewrites and found myself falling in love with the characters all over again.

The male werewolf protagonist is way more of a licentious bad boy, his wereleopardess girlfriend more volatile. It's a blast to explore.

Meanwhile, I have a model's photograph that suits the look of my mid '90's era rebellious hair band holdover of an aspiring rock star (whew - that was a mouthful).

I know his look wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea but I adore him. Yet I found myself wanting to toy with his image, make him appear more ethereal. But how? After a quick search I found a free month's trial of Corel Painter 2017.

It's pricey and I'm not sure I could justify spending the money. All the same, with no kickback from the company, I want to give a shout-out to Corel. The product is amazing and a live chat with customer service proved fast, friendly, and informative.

Warning: half naked man ahead. Probably NSFW, so I'll make you scroll down if you want to see...

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On the left is the lovely model au naturel. I could eat him with a spoon just as he is...


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To the right is my tweaked image. I'm just tickled this old gal progressed so far learning the software in three days, but is the blue too much like a merman? Let me know what you think (as long as you like him ~grin~).

'Nicky' was very patient as I lavished attention upon one nipple
If anyone knows this model's name I'd be very grateful (I'm not hopeful, this image is nearly a decade old).

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16 comments:

  1. I'm sure the model enjoyed every tickle! I use three free photo editors, each of which offers me something I want. I'm too mean to shell out!

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    1. Ha! I like the way you think all around. And your blog always looks amazing. I should take lessons.

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  2. Great job! Did you say you used COREL Painter? I remember Corel from the 90s...I didn't realize they still made software!

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    1. Thank you! That means a lot from someone so gifted. This is indeed the same software company. My partner recognized the name, which was new to me (I'm always behind the curve on tech).

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  3. Oooh nice! And the changes you made really notched it up. I've never used Corel.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm having fun playing.

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  4. Nice job Darla. I have not used Corel but I have Photoshop and an older program called Photo Explosion. It is fun working in there.

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    1. Ooh, I've never heard of Photo Explosion. A part of me wants to have software permanently available without the hefty price of this lovely Corel product. I may have to look that up.

      Thank you for the kind word!

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  5. Nice work. Just a little tint change is what I see. Better than I could do.

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    1. What a compliment! You amaze me with your incredible knitting projects, not to mention being an awesome substitute teacher.

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  6. You did great. I get in contact with cover people for my authors and I know how much they charge. Its awesome that you did this yourself!

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    1. Thank you so much, my dear! Your service is invaluable, by the way.

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    1. Awesome! Thank you for weighing in with a kind word. It means a lot.

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    1. I hate when I mean to reply and instead post an actual comment. ~rolls eyes~ I'm glad nobody has stated the opinion that the blue highlights on his abs, etc. are too reminiscent of a water sprite.

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