Corel Painter 12
- 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!
- Digital art software with high-performance brush engine and realistic digital-art tools
- Choose from hundreds of brushes and dozens of paper textures, watercolors, oils, pastels, and more
- Control brush behavior, pressure, and color intensity; create custom brushes with 1 click
- New navigator panel for easily maneuvering around large canvases; smart photo-painting tools
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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.
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!
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.
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!
Top customer reviews
I first tried installing the software from the CD-ROM. This installed without problems but whenever I tried to run the program, Windows would crash with the banner "Windows has stopped working". I uninstalled the program and tried to install the free 30-day trial download from the Corel site with the same result.
I tried to contact the Chat support twice and got the message "Chat cancelled - no one available".
I have installed a lot of software on my computers over the past 30 years and seldom have been so disappointed. It's time to pack up the software and return it to Amazon and hope the next version will be better. I highly recommended you try the free trial software on your computer before you buy it.
I had budgeted several days to learn a new painting program and I was not willing to give up. I searched the Internet for other painting programs and I found Corel Painter Lite. This program was released in October 2012 without fanfare. I downloaded the software from the Corel Web Site and installed on my computer without a problem. I have 15 days to try it and then it will cost $69. Yes, that isn't a misprint, $69. My first attempt at using Corel Painter Lite has been very positive. This program appears to be designed for a beginner digital painter like myself. In fact, it may meet all my needs.
I hooked up my Wacom Bamboo Splash Pen Tablet (CTL471) and Corel Painter Lite failed to load. I checked several internet help sites. One comment suggested downloading updated drivers for the WACOM graphics tablet. I did this and Corel Painter Lite is running again.
With my recent success in finding the problem with Corel Painter Lite and installing the new drivers for my graphic tablet, I decided to revisit my failed attempts to get a satisfactory installation of Painter 12. Once again I downloaded the trial version of Painter 12 and installed it on my computer. Guess what? I got a normal installation and I'm enjoying the many new things I can do to a photo using Painter 12.
I found that the Painter Lite is a basic painting program with few canvases, brushes and instructional videos. It also lacks tracing paper, cloning and auto-paint functions. If you want the maximum capability of transforming a photograph into a painting, you need Painter 12. I would have rated Painter 12 higher were it not for all the difficulty I experienced during installation.
But not everybody needs steroids, and Painter's cost does include a learning curve -- especially if you're not familiar with Photoshop or similar programs. So the best thing to do is download a test of Painter to try before you buy.
I use my version of Corel painter 12 on my iMac with a Wacom Intuos 4 medium tablet.
The interface is clear and not distracting and it feels closer to working with real media. It is easier to try new techniques with this software than with real media you can delete layers or undo which you can't do with real media.
For manga I only need one other software package Manga Studio which has everything I need for black and white manga - screen tones, word balloons and more.
With both Corel Painter 12 and Manga Studio EX4 I am able to do all of my manga and CG work without photoshop.
I love Corel Painter 12!