Recently, I posted an article about basic portrait painting with Corel Painter. The method described there involves painting right on a copy (clone) of the original photo. This is a great method for doing advanced retouching, or when you are doing a painting that needs to stay very close to the original photograph. (I use that method most often when doing commissioned Painter jobs for photography studios, for example.) But when the client wants something to look much looser, there’s a another approach that works very well, and it begins with a blank canvas. We’re talking about using Painter’s Quick Clone option. You can see this method in action, step by step, in this article I wrote recently for the Digital Photography School website. Let me know if you find it useful.