Corel Painter 12 is the finest professional digital art software in the market. Internationally recognised for its RealBristle Painting system, it lets users control brush behaviour, pressure and colour intensity more realistically than anything else when paired with a graphics tablet.
Painter comes with hundreds of brushes and dozens of paper textures, watercolours, paints, oils, pastels and more. Customers also have the option to create their own brushes at the click of a button, and customise their workspace and colour 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 is possible in art.
The redesigned Corel Painter 12 user interface
Water colour settings for enhanced control
The new Navigator panel makes it easier to manoeuvre your way around large canvases
*Concept artists *Designers and illustrators *Fine artists *Professional photographers *Students and teachers of art and design
Reasons to Buy 1. High-value, built-in content
Painter comes with a broad array of pre-installed paper textures and brushes, such a watercolour media, acrylic paint, oil, pastel, chalk, pencil, market and more. Choose a brush or create your own on the spot to product unique brushstrokes and effects never seen before2. 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 colours 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 painter (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 colours, and see amazing results when you add a blending tool to the mix. No other painting software in the world can product 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 Watercolour (New)
This unique wet media blends and dries more realistically than other watercolour brush. Control wind direction for drying, and watch colours interact with the paper grain and change pigmentation in the most lifelike way. Also customise 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 colours. 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, market, pen and pencil media (within the RealBristle system) lets you control opacity, colour intensity, ink deposits and shading simply by changing the pressure, speed and angel of your pen on the drawing tablet – just like in real life.9. Transform photos into paintings by hand
Let the Auto-Painting palette paint a photo for you using your choice of brush and media. The SmartStroke brush technology following lines and contours in your pictures just like a real artist world.10. Agile brush control (New)
Change settings, such as brush size, opacity, squeeze and angel, using interactive controls that let you make rapid adjustments from one centralised location. Scalable resizing lets you preserve correct brush proportions, and you can use shortcuts to access brush settings even faster.
System Requirements Windows Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit editions), or Windows XP (32-bit edition), with the latest Service Packs installed 1 GHz processor or higher 1 GB RAM 600 MB hard disk space for application files* 1280 x 800 screen resolution Mouse or tablet DVD drive Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or higher
* Additional space may be required for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Mac Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 (with latest revision) Intel Core Duo 1 GB RAM 300 MB of HD space for application files 1280 x 800 screen resolution Mouse or tablet DVD drive