Digital painting programs – notably Corel’s painter – are now developed to the point that they can superbly emulate the whole gamut of conventional painting techniques. With a computer and a cheap graphics tablet, anyone can now pick up a digital brush and aspire to create amazing work. For the first time, expert author Carlyn Beccia shows how these powerful digital tools can be used to successfully emulate old master painting techniques. Each chapter showcases one great painter (the selection includes Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Sargent, Gustav Klimt, Matisse, Picasso and others) and analyses the techniques that set each one apart. These techniques are then imitated in stepby- step tutorials, allowing the reader to achieve amazingly convincing results.