The redesigned Corel Painter 12 user interface. View larger.
Corel Painter 12
Corel Painter 12 is the finest professional digital art software in the market. Internationally recognized for its RealBristle Painting system, it lets users control brush behavior, pressure and color intensity more realistically than anything else when paired with a graphics tablet such as the Wacom series.
Painter comes with hundreds of brushes and dozens of paper textures, watercolors, paints, oils, pastels and more. Customers also have the option to create their own brushes at the click of a button, and customize their workspace and color palette for the best fit.
The new Navigator panel makes it easier to maneuver your way around large canvases.
Painter supports Adobe Photoshop files and should be considered a complement to not a replacement for Photoshop. Painter has a high-performance brush engine and the most realistic digital art tools available. Of key importance, it was developed for artists by artists, with tools that look, feel and move just like the real thing, allowing Painter to deliver the most authentic digital art experience. Start changing what's possible in art!
- Concept artists
- Designers and illustrators
- Fine artists
- Professional photographers
- Students and teachers of art and design
Painter 12--Reasons to Buy
1. High-value, built-in content
Painter comes with a broad array of pre-installed paper textures and brushes, such as watercolor media, acrylic paint, oil, pastel, chalk, pencil, marker and more. Choose a brush or create your own on the spot to produce unique brushstrokes and effects never seen before!
The new Kaleidoscope Painting mode lets you create wonderful concentric patterns. View larger.
2. Exclusive to Painter! RealBristle Painting
Reproduce the movement and feeling of traditional paint on canvas with your pen and tablet! Painter's RealBristle brushes represent a major milestone for digital painting because they are designed to be as responsive as real-life brushes when used with a graphics tablet, delivering the most realistic painting experience.
3. Adobe Photoshop support
Correctly preserve colors and layers when transferring files between Photoshop and Painter. Plus, the Painter 12 workspace offers brush blending, layers, libraries, docking panels and image set-up options that will be familiar to Photoshop users.
In Mirror Painting mode, the green line represents the mirror plane, which you can display vertically, horizontally, or both at the same time. View larger.
4. Exclusive to Painter! Kaleidoscope painting (New!)
Go where traditional painting can't! This exciting new tool exists only in Painter, and allows you to create beautiful kaleidoscope effects on canvas. Use your choice of media to paint electrifying patterns and colors, and see amazing results when you add a blending tool to the mix. No other painting software in the world can produce such a 'wow' reaction!
5. Mirror painting (New!)
With Mirror painting, every stroke you make is copied onto the opposite side of your canvas. Not only does this new tool greatly increase your precision and accuracy when painting symmetrical objects, it also saves you a lot of time!
6. Exclusive to Painter! Real Watercolor (New!)
This unique wet media blends and dries more realistically than any other watercolor brush! Control wind direction for drying, and watch colors interact with the paper grain and change pigmentation in the most lifelike way. Also customize your paper texture settings to control how paint flows and pools on.
7. Exclusive to Painter! Real Wet Oil (New!)
All of the fun, none of the mess or smell! Add this solvent to your oil paints to transform their look and texture. With 12 new tools, the Real Wet Oil category offers the perfect solution for blending and painting flowing colors. As the most realistic digital oil paint on the market, this new tool helps to further close the gap between traditional and digital painting.
8. Real Dry Media
Realistic chalk, marker, pen and pencil media (within the RealBristle system) lets you control opacity, color intensity, ink deposits and shading simply by changing the pressure, speed and angle of your pen on the drawing tablet--just like in real life!
9. Smart photo-painting tools
Transform photos into paintings by hand or let the Auto-Painting palette paint a photo for you using your choice of brush and media. The SmartStroke brush technology follows lines and contours in your picture just like a real artist would.
10. Agile brush control (New!)
Change settings, such as brush size, opacity, squeeze and angle, using interactive controls that let you make rapid adjustments from one centralized location. Scalable resizing lets you preserve correct brush proportions, and you can use shortcuts to access brush settings even faster!