Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My First Webinar


I did something interesting and fun – and new, Tuesday. I took part in a 'webinar' hosted by Corel, to introduce the new Corel Painter 11. I recieved an invitation via email and decided to take the plunge and register. I must admit, I was a bit timid about it, since I have not done this type of thing before {why, I have a hard time chatting with more than one person at a time. NOT good at multi-chat though I do muddle through somehow. Usually by the rule of 'put a sock in it' and being more of an observer}

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Anyways – I took a bit of time reading all the instructions for the webinar, of course I waited to the hour before which was sort of useless... If I'd taken the time a few days before, perhaps I could have borrowed a headset from somewhere so I could enjoy the talk/listen feature. But still, it worked out great as not only was there a visual window, there was a small chat window provided where we were invited to ask questions etc.

I made sure that I clicked on the invitation link early because we were informed that the sessions were so popular that instead of the several hundred attendees expected, there were thousands! They wound up adding additional sessions to accommodate the overflow.

So, eventually it started, and it basically took care of itself. It was not anything like I thought it would be and the hour simply flew by. Robert McDonald walked us through many of the new and cool features of this new version of Painter. I won't go over all of them, but here are a few things that stood out in my mind:

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So, these were some of the items that were discussed – and here are some of the demos:

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Oh – I like!  You can now ‘shade’ with the side of your ‘pencil’ – the pen can be used in a tilt mode and will allow the medium to be expressed just as if you were shading with a real … pencil, pastel, crayon etc!

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Very cool!  You can now free transform, skew and rotate! 

I also like the feature of being able to save as png with transparent background and being able to email right from within the program.


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Hmmm…. will my Mr. assist me in my zeal for this newest version… I’ll keep you posted (literally!) 

Sooooo – inspiration is GOOD.  I fooled around for a short while and wound up with this delectable apple!  I finished it off by overlaying it with one of dear, sweet  & TALENTED  KimB’s beautiful Vintage overlays.  Enjoy!

PS – I’m hosting it at until this virus scare is over.  Let me know if you have any problems downloading – its pretty straightforward!


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  1. how COOL is all that?!!! and i LOVE the apple! Thank you so much for sharing! :)
    i have a couple of things on my blog for you! Two awards! i hope you play along! Please stop by and receive them! hehe
    Have an AWESOME evening!

  2. Sounds like a great webinar! And thank you for the wonderful apple!

  3. what a neat apple ..girl you are always learning so much ...go girl go


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  5. How fun.. I bet you really enjoyed that Webinar.

    Thank you for the wonderful apple.. I didn't have any trouble downloading it.

    I am working on getting myself going on the computer again.. I got rid of Charter cable and got QWest DSL what a difference.. I have been online all night... that is a first for over a year now. wooohooo..

  6. Sounds like you enjoyed the Webinar
    I've never been to one but the new program does sound great . I bet you won't have any trouble with Mr.Miles to get it for you. :)
    Thank you so much for the beautiful apple and the new housing site I've been worried about this virus scare also..hope you have a great day.

  7. Good Morning Barb!!
    That is some COOL paint program!!:) Thanks for letting us know about it.With your artistic NEED something like that.I sure hope Miles will share in your enthusiasm and get that program for you!! Just tell him we are all waiting to see what he does.LOL
    I LOVE your apple!Prettiest one I have seen.:) Thanks for sharing!
    P.S. I will be close to the puter most of today.:)
    Love and hugs,

  8. How beautiful! The link appears to be broken :(

  9. Morning Sweety!!!!!!!!!!
    Sounds interesting but I sure know I would have been LOST!!!!!! LOL
    TY so very much for this BEAUTIFUL apple!!!!!!!!!!!
    Oh by the way I've a new LO of Kayla up!!!!!!
    HUGE HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. The apple is gorgeous. Thank you so much and leaving you some love.

  11. You are so talented! I would never have the nerve to venture into this world...
    Great looking apple!

  12. Looks fun sis, I know you are going to make wonderful things. Love the apple.


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