Unparalleled Performance. Next Generation Art & Design Tools
New Corel Painter X--the world's most powerful Natural-Media painting and illustration software--features unique digital brushes, art materials and textures that mirror the look and feel of their traditional counterparts. Setting the standard for digital painting and illustration, the Corel Painter X digital art studio introduces new composition tools, unparalleled performance, and the all-new RealBristle painting system that models traditional brushes like never before--right down the individual bristles on the brush!
Designed for Artists, Designers, and Photographers
...and the next generation of Creative Professionals!
Commercial designers require powerful tools for their craft. That's why many of the world's foremost illustrators, automotive concept designers, industrial designers, architects, and graphic designers use Corel Painter. Corel Painter X enables commercial designers to vividly capture their creative vision and handcraft distinctive designs, illustrations, and logos for their clients.
Leading artists in the entertainment industry use Corel Painter to produce some of the world's best-known movies, comic books and video games. Professional entertainment artists can speed their production time by using Corel Painter X--leveraging their natural talents and techniques--to create astounding scenes, characters, vehicles, and textures.
In recent years, Corel Painter has sparked a new trend in the professional photography market as photographers explore the creative possibilities of turning their photographs into paintings. Corel Painter X offers photographers new revenue streams by making it easier than ever to create breathtaking, hand-painted works of art from their photographs.
Many fine artists use Corel Painter as their primary art medium. Their works appear in galleries around the world, demonstrating that digitally-created art has become an accepted medium on the world's art scene. Corel Painter X enables artists to experiment with new techniques, without investing the time and money that would ordinarily be required with analog mediums, and achieve results that emulate those of their traditional counterparts.
Educators around the world are harnessing the power and ease-of-use of Corel Painter to help enhance the learning experience and provide students with the skills they need to succeed as leading creative professionals.
Product Highlights and New Features
Corel Painter X offers a broad range of tools and features that inspire creativity, increase performance, and further extend compatibility with other industry-standard tools and applications. It delivers an impressive array of new features that provide unprecedented power to replicate traditional art media--right down to the individual bristles on the brush.
Corel Painter X has been optimized to provide artists with the fastest version of Painter--ever! Depending on system hardware, brushes perform up to 35% faster--and file opening and saving is up to two times faster!
New RealBristle Painting System
The new RealBristle Painting System heightens the responsiveness of the brush and represents a major milestone for digital painting. Artists can now faithfully replicate the sensation of the interaction between the paint, the canvas, and the brush. See it in action.
New Composition Tools
New composition tools help artists and photographers visually arrange a blank canvas prior to sketching or painting, or create an aesthetically pleasing composition from a photo using the Divine Proportion tool and the Rule of Thirds. Used throughout history by artists, designers, and architects alike, the Divine Proportion will help you compose your paintings like the masters! Similarly, professional photographers often use the Rule of Thirds to compose their photographs. See it in action.
New Workspace Manager:
Corel Painter X allows you to easily customize and back up your workspaces as well as export and share them with your friends and colleagues. See it in action.
Enhanced Photo-Painting System
It's now easier than ever for photographers to create stunning paintings from photographs! Major improvements offer greater control when Underpainting, and the new Smart Strokes technology adds more intelligence during Auto-painting. See it in action.
- The Underpainting palette includes color schemes based on various artistic styles, such as Impressionist, Classical, Modern, Watercolor, Sketchbook, and Chalk Drawing. You can also match your Underpainting's palette to that of any open image
- The Auto-Painting Palette transforms a photograph into a painting by automatically applying brushstrokes while intelligently changing stroke size and direction using new Smart stroke technology.
New Downloadable Training Videos:
Getting up and running quickly with the new training videos by Painter Master Jeremy Sutton! See it in action.
New Universal Mixer palette
For multicolor selection, the new Universal Mixer palette gives you better control over color blending between the Mixer palette and the canvas. See it in action.
Dodge and Burn Tools
Dodge and burn capabilities have been improved with the addition of two new image enhancement tools to the toolbox. Now preparing photos for paintings is easier than ever!
Enhanced Adobe Photoshop support
With improved layer grouping and combining, and enhanced support for layer merge modes, artists can more efficiently work between Corel Painter X and Adobe Photoshop.
Enhanced Wacom Support
Artists can use the entire Wacom product line--including the Cintiq 21 UX interactive pen display, the Intuos 3 pen tablet, and the Wacom 6D Art Pen.
New Printed User Guide
Full and Upgrade customers receive a color printed User Guide which provides useful reference information and fast solutions. Also includes a 16-page art gallery.
New Match Palette effect
The new Match Palette effect lets you match the color and intensity between two images. Just open an image that features your desired color scheme and use the Match Palette effect to bring the desired color scheme to the image you want to change.
Windows Vista Support
Corel Painter X is compatible with Microsoft's latest operating system--Windows Vista.
Intel-based Mac Support
With support for Universal binary specifications, Corel Painter X is optimized for use on Intel-based Mac computers.
Corel Painter's heritage is deeply rooted in the foundations of art theory and technique. Over the years, Painter developers have worked closely with artists from around the world to create the next-generation art studio. Providing an experience that is unmatched by any other software, Corel Painter has grown to become the world's most powerful painting & illustration application.
Artists, designers and photographers continue to enjoy many features that have been the cornerstones of this ground-breaking application for years. The following features let creative professionals leverage their natural talents and techniques to create original works of art, distinguishing Corel Painter from other applications.
Brushes have always been the heart and soul of Corel Painter. There are more than 30 brush categories, ranging from Crayons, Chalk, and Charcoal to Acrylics, Watercolor, Liquid Ink, Artists' Oils, and the new RealBristle. While most brush categories mirror the look and feel of traditional brushes, others offer users a one-of-a-kind creative tool.
Brushes are organized into distinct categories, each featuring a multitude of variants. The following brush categories are just a sample of those available to Corel Painter X customers.
- Artists' Oils Painting System: The Artists' Oils Painting System enables users to apply paint blends created in the Mixer palette directly onto images in the document window. Each brush dab loads the brush variant with a finite amount of oil. As the oil runs out, the brush stroke becomes fainter. Brush strokes interact with any paint already on the canvas just as they would with natural media.
- Watercolor: Watercolor brush variants produce natural-looking watercolor effects. Almost all brush variants in the Watercolor category interact with the canvas texture. For most of these variants, stylus pressure affects the width of the brush stroke. As with traditional-media watercolor brushes, greater pressure on the brush widens a stroke and less pressure narrows a stroke.
- Chalk: Chalk brush variants produce the thick, rich texture of natural chalk sticks and cover with strokes that interact with the paper grain. The opacity is linked to stylus pressure.
- Image Hose: The Image Hose behaves like a brush, but it sprays images instead of applying paint. Users can also load their own image or select from the library included in the application.
- Cloners: Painting with a cloner brush is similar to painting with any Corel Painter brush, except that cloner brush variants take their color information from a clone source, such as a pattern or another image, instead of from the Colors palette. Some cloner brush variants reproduce a source image directly.
Other cloner brush variants reproduce a source image with low opacity and soft edges, or use paper grain and specialized dabs, for particular media effects.
Brush Control palettes provide quick, easy access to all brush settings and controls. Making on-the-fly changes to brush settings and variables is as simple as dragging a sliderâ"without any disruption to workflow. For example, the Boost slider, found in the General palette of the Brush Controls, instantly enhances brush speed. Just drag the slider and see brush performance accelerate.
In the traditional art world, an artist's brush or drawing tool produces different results when applied to surfaces with different textures. Corel Painter allows users to control the texture of the canvas to achieve the results they would expect from conventional art media on a given surface. Brushes interact with paper grain, just as natural tools react with the texture of the surfaces beneath them. Textures can also be used to create special effects, such as rusted metal on an intergalactic spaceship or bark on a tree.
Corel Painter has an impressive array of animation features. The Onion Skinning feature enables users to view previous and future frames while working on the current frame. The Rotoscoping feature enables users to paint and modify a single frame of an existing movie. Animated movies can be saved as animated GIFs, QuickTime movies, or AVI movies.
Support for Industry-Standard File Formats
Corel Painter lets users open and save a variety of file formats, including Adobe Photoshop (PSD), Corel Paint Shop Pro (PSP), TIFF (CMYK & RGB), Windows Bitmap (BMP), PC Paintbrush (PCX), TARGA (TGA), GIF, JPEG, Mac PICT, QuickTime (MOV), and Video for Windows (AVI) files. Users can also save files in encapsulated PostScript (EPS) format.