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Corel Painter X3 (PC/Mac)

by Corel
Platform : Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac OS X
37 customer reviews

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  • A complete digital art studio at your fingertips
  • easily find the perfect brush
  • realbristle painting & wacom tablet compatibility
  • cloning and smart photo-painting tools
  • exclusive to painter! universal
  • perspective guides
  • exclusive to painter! real watercolour & flow maps
  • reference image
  • adobe photoshop compatibility
  • mac painter memory manager and pc memory optimisation
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  • Platform:   Windows 8 / 7, Mac OS X
  • Media: DVD-ROM
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Platform: PC
  • Item Weight: 118 g
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  • ASIN: B00E0CHJOE
  • Release Date: 16 Aug. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 636 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

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Platform: PC

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Get inspired with Corel Painter X3. The latest in digital art software includes hundreds of brushes, paper textures and media that emulate real-world art materials. Experiment and create with watercolours, acrylics, oils, pastels, chalks, pencils, markers and more using powerful RealBristle technology that replicates traditional art techniques on your tablet. Use the new Brush Search engine to find the perfect brush and learn more about its properties. Introduce an element of creative randomness to your work with the Universal Jitter feature. Improve precision and control with new cloning and photo-painting tools. Plus, new features and Photoshop compatibility makes it easy for artists of all skill levels to learn and use Painter. It's a complete art studio at your fingertips.

A complete digital art studio at your fingertips

With Corel Painter X3, you'll gain access to hundreds of brushes, paper textures and media all of which perfectly emulate real-world art supplies. Experiment and create with watercolours, acrylics, oils, pastels, chalks, pencils, markers and more. Plus, choose from standard brushes or easily develop your own unique brushes. With Painter, you'll have access to your very own virtual studio, all without having to deal with chemical fumes, messy cleanups and costly art supplies

Easily find the perfect brush

Corel Painter X3 offers hundreds of unique brushes. Finding and selecting the perfect brush is also incredibly easy thanks to a built-in Brush Search engine. Simply type the name or properties of the brush you have in mind and Painter will find it for you. Combine terms to narrow down your search, plus use the new built-in visual preview to ensure each brush is exactly what you're looking for.

RealBristle Painting & Wacom tablet compatibility

With Corel Painter X3, you can reproduce the movement and feel of traditional media using your tablet and pen. The RealBristle system represents a major milestone for digital painting, with the ability to respond to pressure, speed, rotation, tilt and bearing—just like real-life brushes and dry media. Intuitive Multi-Touch Wacom support also allows you to pan, rotate, zoom and more, creating a realistic and immersive digital art experience.

Cloning and smart photo-painting tools

Transform photos into paintings using the powerful cloning and photo-painting tools of Corel Painter X3. Clone images 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, creating incredible photo art that will amaze your audience.

Exclusive to Painter Universal Jitter

Want to introduce an element of chance to your work? Now you can with the Universal Jitter feature available only in Corel Painter X3. Jitter simulates the random elements and "happy accidents" that can occur when using real-world art media. With Painter you can add Jitter to any brush and adjust it for Opacity, Grain, Size, Feature and Angle. It's the perfect way to add an element of randomness to your work and create more organic, natural-looking art.

Perspective Guides

Accurately draw in a one-, two- or three-point perspective using Perspective Guides in Corel Painter X3. Simply select your desired vanishing points and set your lines—your brush strokes will automatically snap to the grid while painting. You can also save presets, change the colour of your guidelines and add additional guidelines, ensuring realism and accuracy in your work.

Exclusive to Painter -Real Watercolour & Flow maps

Corel Painter X3 features exclusive technology that lets wet media blend and dry more realistically than any other digital art software on the market. The Real Watercolour tool allows you to control wind direction for drying, plus lets colours interact with the paper grain, changing pigmentation just like colours would with real-world materials. For added effect, use Flow Maps to direct how paint runs and pools on your canvas, adding incredible realism and depth to your work.

Reference Image

Corel Painter X3 offers an amazing new way to find inspiration, with the ability to open a reference image from directly within the Painter interface. Simply drop your reference image anywhere onscreen without disrupting your workflow, plus you can instantly sample reference colours. Ensure you always have the artistic inspiration you need, while avoiding the hassle of having to keep multiple reference files open on your desktop.

Adobe Photoshop compatibility

Are you a Photoshop user? No problem. With Corel Painter X3 you can easily preserve colours and layers when transferring files between Photoshop and Painter. For added speed and accuracy, you can also select and transform multiple layers at one time in Painter, just like you would in Photoshop. Plus, take advantage of third party Photoshop plug-ins on your Mac and PC to unlock even more creative options.

Mac Painter Memory Manager and PC Memory Optimisation

Whether you're a Mac user or a PC user, Corel Painter X3 offers powerful optimisation that lets you get the most out of your machine. Macs with 64-bit systems will automatically use all available memory when running Painter, while PCs with large amounts of RAM can utilise new software speed enhancements. It's the ideal way for both PC and Mac users to quickly and easily deal with large, memory-intensive tasks.

System Requirements

Windows Version

  • Windows 8 (64-bit) or Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) (with latest Service Pack)
  • Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64 or AMD Opteron
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 450 MB hard disk space for application files*
  • Mouse or tablet
  • 1280 x 800 screen resolution
  • DVD drive
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or higher

* Additional space may be required for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5

Mac OS Version:

  • Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8 (with latest revision)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 350 MB hard disk space for application files
  • Mouse or tablet
  • 1280 x 800 screen resolution
  • DVD drive
  • Safari v5 or higher

Box Contains

1 x Corel Painter X3;Install Guide

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on 28 Mar. 2014
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Although I am writing this as a Vine reviewer I should point out that I am totally new to digital painting but I have been doing Matte digital art in Adobe Photoshop for a few months. My computer runs on Windows 7 Pro and it has 16 GB RAM as well as a good 3D graphics card. Essentially I had the computer made to process very large images using the full 4-core capability of Photoshop. So I am very much a new boy on the block as far as painting is concerned. My computer runs and makes 3D images without any issues.

There have been reports of this program (X3) having a noticeable delay between brush stroke and it appearing on the page. I have not experienced anything like that. Every stroke is immediately on the page and I suspect that those experiencing any delay must be due to computer performance.

When I first started using X3 I did so via a Wacom graphics tablet. My first words were "Wow" as the paint flowed over the page. I have since followed some of the free tutorials on the Corel web site and used numerous mediums and brush sizes. My experience has been that this is the nearest thing to real painting that I have ever experienced - just without the mess. You have to be just as careful about what you do but the good thing is you can delete any mistakes, The tutorials are very good but occasionally miss one step out that has to be worked out with a bit of lateral thinking. Having said that I on my first attempt I converted a Photoshop PSD image into a painting within one hour with a result that I was really pleased with. I find the compatibility with Photoshop very useful indeed because each program has its own strengths and this feature gives you the benefit of both programs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Lindgren VINE VOICE on 19 May 2014
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Not the cheapest piece of software under the sun, but excellent value for an art package of this type.

As usual with Coral products, it's loaded up with all the facilities most people could ever want, installation is quick, and it doesn't take up excessive amounts of space on a hard disc (suggesting the code has been properly refined). Large image files appear to be handled very effectively, even on modest hardware, and the interface is quite intuitive. A massive range of virtual textures, inks, paints, brushes &c. are included, & this is as close as I've experienced to traditional physical art in a digital medium. Very little to fault here & highly recommended.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Malcolm on 31 Aug. 2013
Platform for Display: PC
Before I start my review I should mention that I'm a beta tester for Painter as well as being lucky enough to be on Corel's Painter Advisory Council. I feel very privileged to be able to play some small part in making Painter better with each version. Having said all that, I take part in these activities because I love using Painter, and not the other way round, and my review is written purely from my experience as a user.

Before I start mentioning any new features, I think it's important to note that performance and stability have been given plenty of attention, building on, and improving on Painter 12. I've always had reasonable load times with the last couple of versions of Painter. Painter 12 takes about 7 seconds from double click to being at the Welcome Screen and ready to create a new document. Painter X3 is between 5 and 6 seconds. It feels more stable too. I haven't had a single crash when using the retail version, and it's been capable of handling some fairly hefty image sizes without complaint.

On to the new features now. I'm only going to cover those most important and valuable to me as an illustrator. There are improvements and new features catering for photo-painters too, but I'm not the best person to cover these.

The standout feature for me has to be the new Perspective Tool. Previous versions of Painter has a Perspective Grid that could be turned on, off and manipulated. It catered for one-point perspective only, and was of limited usefulness. To be honest, apart from trying it out once or twice I soon dismissed it. The new Perspective Tool is a different matter entirely. It allows the user to set up one-point, two-point and three-point perspectives.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Inspector Gadget VINE VOICE on 3 April 2014
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I have dabbled in many "Paint" shop packages before, mostly by Jasc (who then became Corel) but this is leaps and bounds beyond any of those. Secretly, I still use Paint Shop Pro 7 which is now 14-years-old, but I am so used to it.

Having not used Corel's previous editions in this particular series I cannot comment on if it is worth the upgrade. But for first-time buyers and experienced digital illustrators I assure that it most certainly is. My first experiment was in turning my photographs into faux-watercolors, which worked with far greater results than anything Instagram has to offer (I did worry that many of this packages functions would be Instagram-like, but not to worry, they are not).

Video game artists, and even graphic artists creating digital backdrops for movies, be they amatuer or professional, so really get a kick out of this package's abilities. Want your movie to have a other-wordly feel? Simply shoot a high-res shot of a cloudy, fiery sunset, then make a watercolor out of it, perform a shot or scene against a green screen, and chroma key your fiery sunset watercolor into it.

Obviously talent (and a steady hand) is required to get the most out of it. I have always been fascinated by digital art found on the likes of DeviantArt. A REALLY useful tool on Painter X3 is the vanishing point tool which can snap 3D models to set perspectives, which means creating large 3D models is much easier and quicker (these can be temporally switched-off if need be), and is another great feature for video game graphic artists.
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